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    • Under the Volcano

    • A Novel
    • By: Malcolm Lowry
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 159

    On the Day of the Dead, in 1938, Geoffrey Firmin, an alcoholic and ruined man, is fatefully living out his last day, drowning himself in mescal while his former wife and half-brother look on, powerless to help him. The events of this one day unfold against a backdrop unforgettable for its evocation of a Mexico at once magical and diabolical.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent...but not for everyone

    • By Melinda on 12-07-10

    Regular price: $25.17

    • Under the Volcano

    • A Novel
    • By: Malcolm Lowry
    • Narrated by: Nick Ullett
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Beneath the twin shadows of Popocatepetl and Ixtaccihuatl in Mexico, the Consul is drunk. He staggers from bar to bar hoping to find salvation staining the bottom of the next glass. His lonely existence is disrupted when his former wife, Yvonne, returns with, Hugh, the Consul's half-brother. But the reunion turns sour when a local peasant turns up dead, beginning a series of events that will decide the Consul's fate. In the course of one day an entire life is chronicled, set against the backdrop of Europe during the Spanish Civil War.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Cratering out

    • By James C. on 04-28-09

    Regular price: $15.37

    • Under The Volcano

    • By: Malcolm Lowry
    • Narrated by: Christopher Cazenove
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    The horrors of alcoholism have never been so vividly, so comprehensively, or so sympathetically described as they are in Under the Volcano. Equally vivid is the picture of alcohol's attractions: the blessed painlessness that beckons from within the bottle. Against a backcloth, brilliantly described, of the magnificent, uncaring Mexican mountains, the Consul examines his disastrous life.

    Regular price: $13.26