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    • Justine

    • The Alexandria Quartet
    • By: Lawrence Durrell
    • Narrated by: Jack Klaff
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    Set amid the corrupt glamour and multiplying intrigues of Alexandria, Egypt, in the 1930s and 1940s, the novels of Durrell's Alexandria Quartet (of which this is the first) follow the shifting alliances - sexual, cultural and political - of a group of quite varied characters. In Justine, an English schoolmaster and struggling writer falls in love with a beautiful and mysterious Jewish woman who is married to a wealthy Egyptian.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent/ with fine narration

    • By Alan on 03-31-11

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Justine

    • The Alexandria Quartet
    • By: Lawrence Durrell
    • Narrated by: Jack Klaff
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    Set amid the corrupt glamour and multiplying intrigues of Alexandria, Egypt, in the 1930s and 1940s, the novels of Durrell's Alexandria Quartet (of which this is the first) follow the shifting alliances - sexual, cultural and political - of a group of quite varied characters. In Justine, an English schoolmaster and struggling writer falls in love with a beautiful and mysterious Jewish woman who is married to a wealthy Egyptian.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Justine, The Alexandria Quartet

    • By DreamEye on 12-19-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Mountolive

    • The Alexandria Quartet
    • By: Lawrence Durrell
    • Narrated by: Jack Klaff
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Beginning with the affair of a young David Mountolive with the mother of Nessim and Narouz, this novel recounts his development and career as a diplomat, and finally places the materials previously seen in Justine and Balthazar in a different context.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • horrible narration

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-15-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Clea

    • The Alexandria Quartet
    • By: Lawrence Durrell
    • Narrated by: Jack Klaff
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    In the final volume of the Alexandria Quartet, Darley returns to an Alexandria now caught by war fever. The conflagration has its effect on his circle - on Nessim and Justine, Balthazar and Clea, Mountolive and Pombal.

    • The Alexandria Quartet
    • By: Lawrence Durrell
    • Narrated by: Jack Klaff
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 10-20-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 51 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Balthazar

    • The Alexandria Quartet
    • By: Lawrence Durrell
    • Narrated by: Jack Klaff
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    In Balthazar, the second volume in Durrell's Alexandria Quartet, the story and the characters come more clearly into focus. Darley, the reflective Englishman, receives from Balthazar, the pathologist, a mass of notes which attempt to explain what really happened between the tempestuous Justine, her husband Nessim, Clea the artist, and Pursewarden the writer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life is short, art long

    • By Darwin8u on 05-21-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Bitter Lemons of Cyprus

    • By: Lawrence Durrell
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Lawrence Durrell's evocative memoir of living in Cyprus, just before the Greek/Turkish partition. This is a touching and atmospheric account of a place, now changed, where the two races lived side by side.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting listening

    • By Peggyo on 05-28-13

    Regular price: $13.34

    • Mountolive

    • By: Lawrence Durrell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    In Mountolive, the third volume in Durrell's The Alexandria Quartet, the events surrounding the interwoven community of Nessim, Justine, Narouz, Pursewarden, and the other major characters are given a very different perspective. The intrigues and complex relationships are seen through the political prism of a world plunging toward war.

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Justine

    • By: Lawrence Durrell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Justine is the first volume in The Alexandria Quartet, four interlinked novels set in the sensuous, hot environment of Alexandria just before the Second World War. Within this polyglot setting of richly idiosyncratic characters is Justine, wild and intense, wife to the wealthy business man Nessim, a mari complaisant.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Crime to Abridge

    • By Lawrence on 08-12-04

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Balthazar

    • By: Lawrence Durrell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    In this second volume in Durrell's Alexandria Quartet, Darley, the reflective Englishman, receives from Balthazar, the pathologist, a mass of notes which attempts to explain what really happened between the tempestuous Justine, her husband Nessim, Clea the artist, and Pursewarden the writer.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • balthazar

    • By mtparis on 10-10-03

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Pope Joan

    • By: Lawrence Durrell
    • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Pope Joan traces the remarkable history of a young woman who, according to tradition, travelled across Europe in the ninth century disguised as a monk, acquired great learning and ruled over Christendom for two years as Pope John VIII before dying in childbirth. On the books first publication in Athens in 1886, it created a sensation; it was banned and its author excommunicated. The work became nevertheless soon established itself securely in Greek literature.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Clea

    • By: Lawrence Durrell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    In Clea, the concluding part of The Alexandria Quartet, Darley returns to Alexandria now caught by war-fever. The conflagration has its effect on his circle - on Nessim and Justine, Balthazar and Clea, Mountolive and Pombal - but a clarity of purpose emerges as the story moves toward its cadence.

    Regular price: $16.09