The Unvanquished

Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (126 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Set in Mississippi during the Civil War and Reconstruction, The Unvanquished focuses on the Sartoris family, who, with their code of personal responsibility and courage, stand for the best of the Old South's traditions.

As an added bonus, when you purchase our Audible Modern Vanguard production of William Faulkner's book, you'll also receive an exclusive Jim Atlas interview. This interview – where James Atlas interviews James Lee Burke about the life and work of William Faulkner – begins as soon as the audiobook ends.

This production is part of our Audible Modern Vanguard line, a collection of important works from groundbreaking authors.
©1940 William Faulkner (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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Humorous and poignant

Not as difficult as some Faulkner, The Unvanquished deals with the Civil War through the eyes of a youth who matures during and after the war and who recounts his encounters with violence. From the violence eventually a pacificist viewpoint emerges in light of the Almighty's dictum: thou shall not kill. Yet there is humor throughout the book, and you may find yourself laughing out loud. And the skill of the narrator is of the highest quality I have heard on audio. Enjoy.

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Better listened to than read.

Even though reading it is also great. Highly recommended, evocative of what it might have been like to lived in the midst of the Civil War

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Good Faulkner Intro

If you could sum up The Unvanquished in three words, what would they be?

The collection of civil war stories is not one of Faulkner's monumental contributions to American literature, but still moving and pertinent. Mr. Collins read the story as if it were the first time he had read it and did so very slowly - enunciating every. single. word. completely. Perhaps he was told to do this for an audience that would require such attention, but to the average listener it was too prosaic. He attempted to do voices - kinda, but again it was his first reading of the collection.

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It’s ok

I had to read this book for a school assignment and found it difficult to get through. The reading is strange and hard to keep up with, but Faulkner does have some interesting themes within the story. I will say the narrator spoke at an incredibly slow speed so I felt the need to speed it up a bit, but it wasn’t terrible. Overall it was average, but strange.

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