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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,001 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henrik Ibsen Narrator: Flo Gibson Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN:
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Haunting memories of the sins of the father and Oswald's heredity are the moving themes of this drama.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tajma | 1/31/2014

    " My least favorite Ibsen play but it's still Ibsen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne Kathrine | 1/27/2014

    " A little masterpiece! A tight structure with many references to Oedipus... It's about art and incest - two very interesting subjects, I think! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bogdan Liviu | 1/27/2014

    " As always, the sins of the father visit the son. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 1/23/2014

    " It's hard to imagine the kind of effect a play like this had on its audiences when it was first performed. The subjects dealt with are still the stuff of sidelong glances and judgmental gossip to this day, and Ibsen's sometimes annoying (to this modern reader, anyway) habit of never allowing his characters to come out and say anything clearly seems to me a testimony to the degree to which he was breaking taboos even by writing "Ghosts." But for all its Victorian stuffiness of expression and circumlocution, this is still a powerful and fascinating play to experience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chandler | 1/11/2014

    " Not as good as A Doll's House, but a pretty good play in its own right. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 SmarterLilac | 1/11/2014

    " Spare and dark. Genius. I love this play. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 1/2/2014

    " Ibsen knows people- he is a real people person "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 12/28/2013

    " It was a really good play. A little melodramatic in parts, but you can see what Ibsen was doing. Very enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellee | 12/18/2013

    " Again, Ibsen is great at building up a sense of dread for the outcome of the play. In this case, though, it seemed kind of forced. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daphne Ryan | 12/15/2013

    " I loved the discussions of morality and the use of irony. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Russell | 12/6/2013

    " Interesting ideas. Character's were very real and very annoying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heleen | 12/1/2013

    " Just reading this was unsatisfactory, need to see this on stage - asap. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Philsy Denofrio | 11/21/2013

    " A psychological play which steals you as you read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sylvia | 11/21/2013

    " IBSEN! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lena Vanelslander | 4/8/2013

    " Haunting, excellent, what more can a reader want? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 3/4/2013

    " Much better than 'A Doll's House', dealing with some of the same themes in a more complex and morally ambiguous way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Francesco | 2/21/2013

    " ...Bourgois drama "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha Newman | 8/12/2012

    " I would love to see this play produced. It has some potentially interesting visuals, and a good production could really bring out things I didn't see in the text. I don't even remember the exact details of the text but I remember the feeling of it, which may be more important in actuality. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shuruq | 7/11/2012

    " a three act play about morals, past mistakes, guilt and freedom. I enjoyed Ibsen's other play Hedda Gabler way more than Ghosts, but still the play is quite interesting "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bruce | 7/9/2012

    " A dated understanding of the inheritability of sexual transmitted diseases, but nonetheless an outstanding presentation of the intricacies of human relationships. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Tintner | 1/19/2012

    " important and timeless. A tough family drama. really really enjoyed it. in a bit of an Ibsen phase at the moment. loving it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mohammed Galal | 1/15/2012

    " Ibsen s themes in most of the plays I read by him so far are recurrent.He tackles them,however,from different perspectives!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 10/30/2011

    " I thought too much was forced into such a short play. Too many topics with so few characters. Oh, and the end, terrible. So forced and overly dramatic. ugh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heleen | 3/18/2011

    " Just reading this was unsatisfactory, need to see this on stage - asap. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 2/17/2011

    " Excellently written, dark, controversial at time and now drama about all kinds of unpleasantries that affect peoples lives from 'dissipated lives' to euthanasia and using morphine to commit suicide cos of VD. I will explore Ibsens Ouvre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellee | 1/27/2011

    " Again, Ibsen is great at building up a sense of dread for the outcome of the play. In this case, though, it seemed kind of forced. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne Kathrine | 7/21/2010

    " A little masterpiece! A tight structure with many references to Oedipus... It's about art and incest - two very interesting subjects, I think! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lena | 5/25/2010

    " Haunting, excellent, what more can a reader want? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MommaLaura | 1/6/2010

    " The sins of the father destroy a young man's life. The pain from the boy's mother will break your heart. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alex | 10/7/2009

    " "Strigoii" ... interesanta ... dar nu foarte! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mahima | 10/4/2009

    " Yes I know it's a quite famous play of Ibsen but i gave it three starts probably coz I found it a bit terse. Maybe when I read it again I'll be able to appreciate it more! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Timon | 9/17/2009

    " This is definitely a darker piece. Digs into VD, incest, and whatnot. Takes some real fortitude to get through. "

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About the Author
Author Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Ibsen (1828–1906) was a major nineteenth-century Norwegian playwright, theater director, and poet. He is often referred to as “the father of prose drama” and is one of the founders of modernism in the theater. His major works include Brand, Peer Gynt, An Enemy of the People, Emperor and Galilean, A Doll’s House, Ghosts, The Wild Duck, and The Master Builder. Several of his plays were considered scandalous to many of his era, when European theater was required to model strict mores of family life and propriety. Ibsen’s work examined the realities that lay behind many façades, revealing much that was disquieting to many contemporaries. It utilized a critical eye and free inquiry into the conditions of life and issues of morality.