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  • The Sound and the Fury

  • By: William Faulkner
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 836
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 838

First published in 1929, Faulkner created his "heart's darling", the beautiful and tragic Caddy Compson, whose story Faulkner told through separate monologues by her three brothers: the idiot Benjy, the neurotic suicidal Quentin, and the monstrous Jason.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect!

  • By Bryan on 12-07-05

Perfect!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-05

This book was tremendous, and it was very well read. The story of the decline and fall of the Compson family is dramatic, heart-breaking, and written in such a way that when the blows fall and the book finally ends, it seems as though a portion of the listener's world has ended with it. THe reading is done so well that the voice never seems to come between the words and the listener, but rather to become part of the story, enriching it further. If you haven't read this book, or you haven't read it in a long time, go ahead and get this one, because you'll find so many things in it you've either forgotten or never noticed were there.

26 of 26 people found this review helpful

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  • Atlas Shrugged , Volume 1

  • By: Ayn Rand
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand's magnum opus, which launched an ideology and a movement. With the publication of this work in 1957, Rand gained an instant following and became a phenomenon. Atlas Shrugged emerged as a premier moral apologia for capitalism, a defense that had an electrifying effect on millions of readers (and now listeners) who have never heard capitalism defended in other than technical terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent listen, despite its length.

  • By Brett on 01-28-03

Long, Dull, and Empty of Value

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-05

This heavy-handed ode to fascism is dreadfully dull to listen to and even worse if one happens to be paying attention to the poorly-written prose. Ms. Rand's premise is that some people are, quite simply, better than others, and should be allowed to rise as high as their "talent" takes them regardless of who and how many they step on to get there. Ms. Rand has been reviled by legions of serious philosophical thinks for the weakness of her so-called school of thought, "objectivism," and its basic lack of coherence. If you must waste your time with Ms. Rand and her garbage about the superior and the inferior, at least do it with her shorter propaganda pamphlet, Anthem.

3 of 25 people found this review helpful