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The CliffsNotes study guide on William Golding's Lord of the Flies supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, and critical commentaries, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. This study guide was written with the assumption that you have read Lord of the Flies.

Reading a literary work doesn’t mean that you immediately grasp the major themes and devices used by the author; this study guide will help supplement your reading to be sure you get all you can from Golding's Lord of the Flies.

CliffsNotes Review tests your comprehension of the original text and reinforces learning with questions and answers, practice projects, and more. For further information on William Golding and Lord of the Flies, check out the CliffsNotes Resource Center at www.cliffsnotes.com.

©2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.; 2000 Wiley Publishing, Inc. Adaptation of original text © 2011 by Wiley Publishing, Inc.

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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book to a friend before reading "Lord of the Flies" because the insightful commentary provided in depth analysis that would otherwise be missed if one read the book alone. I read the book numerous times as a teen but my intuitions and thought were not put into words until I listened to this CliffNotes of the book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite characters are four: Ralph, Jack, Piggy, and Simon. I enjoy witnessing how they interact with one another. If I had to pick one boy with whom to identify I would pick Simon--the mystic and prophet who needs time alone to think and meditate. The other boys deem him to be strange and crazy. I feel like Simon everyday. I once painted double portrait of him and the Lord of the Flies.

What about Nick Podehl’s performance did you like?

Nick Podehl’s performance was seamless. I heard the boys and not him.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I wanted to listen to this audiobook all in one sitting. I finished it in two days.

Any additional comments?

Among the many books I read decades ago as a teen, "Lord of the Flies" reigns supreme as the book that had the greatest impact on me as a person and a writer. I still have the copy my brother gave me for Christmas 1978. Now an adult, I wanted to get more out of the book than just rereading it alone. The CliffNotes provided the means for me to understand and appreciate the book now more than I did when I was a kid. Even if you think you know the story and have read the book, I highly recommend that you enjoy the CliffNotes to get more out of the book.

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  • 04-13-13

Good for School

Hello all,



I am a 13 year old freshman. I used this audio book to help me prepare for multiple Tests and Essays for my English class. It is very informative and quite simple to follow.



I recommend this for anyone that needs a good study companion in order to learn the insides and out of the Lord of The Flies!