LISTENER

Sandy

Riverhead, NY, USA
  • 2
  • reviews
  • 2
  • helpful votes
  • 2
  • ratings
  • The Guermantes Way, Part 2

  • By: Marcel Proust
  • Narrated by: Neville Jason
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

The Guermantes Way, Part 2, the third volume of Marcel Proust's monumental, seven volume Remembrance of Things Past, continues the story of Marcel's entry into the highest circles of French aristocracy. Having renewed his acquaintance with the enchanting Albertine, who now submits to his amorous advances, Marcel finds himself pursued by the predatory Baron de Charlus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Albertine, Charlus and the hissy fit

  • By Marius on 03-24-10

For listening pleasure, not for Proust study

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-06

This is an unabridged version of The Guermantes Way, Part 2, and therefore not nearly compleate. This is a good story, but this audiobook will not help those who are studying Proust. I planed on using this audiobook to save me the time of reading it for one of my college classes. The unabridged version does not go indepth into the philosophical themes that Proust is famous for. It is however adequate if you are looking for an interesting story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Time Regained

  • By: Marcel Proust
  • Narrated by: Neville Jason
  • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Lost in the blacked-out streets of Paris during the First World War, Marcel stumbles into a brothel and accidentally witnesses a shocking scene involving the Baron de Charlus. Later, at a reception given by the Prince de Guermantes, his meditations on the passage of time lead to his determination to embark on his life's work at last. Time Regained is the twelfth and final part of Marcel Proust's Remembrance of Things Past cycle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's Proust, for goodness sake

  • By Tom on 12-17-09

For listening pleasure, not for Proust study

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-06

This is an unabridged version of Time Regained, and therefore not nearly compleate. This is a good story, but this audiobook will not help those who are studying Proust. I planed on using this audiobook to save me the time of reading it for one of my college classes. The unabridged version does not go indepth into the philosophical themes that Proust is famous for. It is however adequate if you are looking for an interesting story.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful