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  • Demian

  • The Story of Emil Sinclair's Youth
  • By: Hermann Hesse
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

Here is the dramatic story of young, docile Emil Sinclair's descent - led by precocious schoolmate Max Demian - into a secret and dangerous world of petty crime and revolt against convention and eventual awakening to selfhood.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Demian

  • By Debra on 12-08-08

Demian

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-08

We listened to Demian on a long car journey. It is a very dense, complex piece of writing...but we greatly enjoyed it! We still have a few chapters left, and we tried to listen to it on the hifi at home but it's the type of story that works best in the car - just you in the pod with the narrator! It would make a good companion on a long flight, for example. The introduction, giving biographical information about Hesse, was also useful. I'd remembered him from school (Siddhartha) but didn't know much about his life. The story of Demian is interesting, because the path it's going to follow isn't obvious. The imagery and characterisations are well-drawn, I think - certainly I have pictures in my head as the narrator relates the story (I hasten to add that I am the passenger in the car!). In short, it's worth investing the time in Demian.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

Gift of the Magi
    
    
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        O. Henry
    
    


    
    
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        Wesley Mann
    
    


    
    Length: 14 mins
    375 ratings
    Overall 3.8
  • Gift of the Magi

  • By: O. Henry
  • Narrated by: Wesley Mann
  • Length: 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 375
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 114

Jim and Della Dillingham Young are a couple very much in love. But they can barely afford their one-room apartment. What sacrifices will they make to buy each other the perfect Christmas gifts?

  • out of 5 stars
  • Gift of the Magi (Unabridged)

  • By Debra on 12-08-08

Gift of the Magi (Unabridged)

Overall
out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-08

A lovely little story, nicely narrated.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful