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The Sufferings of Young Werther

A New Translation
Narrated by: Daniel May
Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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“Stanley Corngold’s translation is a triumph. This is a glorious achievement, a Werther for the ages.” (Christopher Prendergast)

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Why robotic narration of "acclaimed translation"?

I was relatively excited to happen upon this "acclaimed new translation" of Goethe by Stanley Corngold. While I'm not a big fan of Goethe or the espistolary overwrought outpourings of the suicidal Young Werther and am not familiar with the work of Stanley Corngold, the publisher and others I respect seem to believe this is a worthy translation to render the Goethe novel more accessible to the unfamiliar.

So, why is it that the publisher hires an audible director and narrator/actor who make Werther sound like a computer program in the initial stages of conquering Earth?

Just awful. A near-travesty for Corngold and for audible listeners.

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Masterful narration!!

Absolutely beautiful!!
The narration truly gives life to the story which is lovely and tragic. Incredible haunting.

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