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    • Under the Volcano

    • A Novel
    • By: Malcolm Lowry
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 173

    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 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Leo McKern is Horace Rumpole! Here he reads about the life and trials of the eccentric barrister, famous for his inestimable knowledge of blood stains, blood groups, and forgery by typewriter. Witty and cynical as ever, Horace Rumpole will once again delight listeners with his irreverent behavior and legal triumphs. Will he and his longtime client Percy Timson both be forced to retire, one to sunny climes, the other to jail? 

    Regular price: $9.80