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3.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 5 3.56 (18 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marcel Proust Narrator: James Wilby, Jonathan Firth, Harriet Walter, Imogen Stubbs, Corin Redgrave Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN:
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A BBC Radio six-part dramatisation of Marcel Proust's groundbreaking series of novels, tracing the extraordinary story of the author's own life. Starring James Wilby and Jonathan Firth, and with a distinguished cast including Harriet Walter, Imogen Stubbs, and Corin Redgrave, this rich, multi-layered adaptation brings out all the variety and subtlety of Proust's magnificent masterpiece.

Featuring a fictional version of himself - 'Marcel' - and a host of friends, acquaintances, and lovers, In Search of Lost Time is Proust's search for the key to the mysteries of memory, time, and consciousness. As he recalls his childhood days, the sad affair of Charles Swann and Odette de Crecy, his transition to manhood, the tortures of love and the ravages of war, he realises that the simplest of discoveries can lead to astonishing possibilities. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 2/11/2014

    " (9/10) More Proust! This volume focuses rather heavily on high society, full of long dinner party sequences that can sometimes approach the interminal (much like Proust's paragraphs). I do find these parties the weaker part of Proust, but they still have his characteristic wit and gift of human observations, all funelled through a loathsome narrator. The eloquence of the narrator is somewhat deceitful, and his pithy observations about humankind are set up in such a way that it takes you a while to start questioning whether he isn't just projecting his own screwed-up psychosexuality onto the world. The highlights, for me, are the descriptions of the narrator and his friends in love. Our unnamed protagonist goes through a couple more idealized women, whereas his friend Saint-Loup has arather amusing relationship with an ex-prostitute. Fun times in turn-of-the-century Paris. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darran Mclaughlin | 1/5/2014

    " In this volume I feel like the introductions are over and i've arrived at the core of the novel. I'm now hooked and any spare time I have I pull my book out and start reading. Proust's style becomes addictive once you are accustomed to it. His style is nowhere near as hard as that of Joyce, Woolf or Faulkner and I would say that 'In Search Of Lost Time's is much easier to read than a lot of people think it's going to be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aubrey | 11/15/2013

    " I love Proust's writing, but halfway through this installment, I realized it was affecting how I was thinking in social situations and I don't think it was in the healthiest way. I'll return to this soon, but for now, I need to read something without all the layers of obsession. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Spencer | 11/8/2013

    " Slogging through "In Search of Lost Time", just finishing volume 3. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Steve Love | 10/1/2013

    " The least enjoyable of the series so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginny Pennekamp | 9/26/2013

    " I'm loving this one more than Book 2. Lots of chatting. Some great Baron de Charlus. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jordan | 8/6/2013

    " Party scenes wanted me to put a pencil in my eyeball, but he still hits me with the love bits. Main chracter is becoming quite the conniver. Sick ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 GONZA | 2/28/2013

    " Questo l'ho veramente sofferto! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Daniel | 4/30/2011

    " This was interesting, but not my thing. I enjoy and prefer novels. This was more the result of a writing workshop exercise turned manuscript. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua | 4/29/2011

    " Slowly, slowly sinking into the astonishingly sensual memory-world of Proust. At forty, I think I'm finally old enough to appreciate it. Reading the Moncrief but I'd like to check out the Lydia Davis translation as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 4/18/2011

    " That famous description of the madeleine pretty much sums it up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Riodelmartians | 4/11/2011

    " Got the through this one. Five more to go. A magical time machine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ke | 4/10/2011

    " There were many interesting descriptions that may be perceived as cliche now.

    Some parts bored me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lemar | 3/24/2011

    " This is a book whose ideas can transcend translation. that said the translation by Lydia Davis is a thing of beauty. This is the first of the books that comprise In Search Of Lost Time and I strongly encourage readers to go chronologically through as the payoff is well worth the effort. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendy | 3/20/2011

    " Omg, I hated reading this. I could tell you why, like a real book review, but I can't even deal. I'm just glad I'm finally done. Freedom!!!!
    Book dish: madeleine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan | 3/13/2011

    " Fabulous translation, but why isnt her translation of Madame Bovary also listed online? Get it if you can. [OK, now added] "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Pwilczewski | 3/6/2011

    " Another book that I didn't actually finish reading, there were parts that were brilliant but I found the pace insufferable and the themes uninteresting - sorry Proust. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sally Anne | 3/6/2011

    " It is amazing. Which is not to say that I always liked it. "

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Author Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust (1871–1922) was a French novelist, essayist, and critic, best known as the author of Remembrance of Things Past, a monumental work of fiction published in seven parts from 1913 to 1927.