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In Search of Lost Time (Dramatized) Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample In Search of Lost Time (Dramatized), by Marcel Proust
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,924 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:
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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 Review by 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 Review by 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 Review by 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 Review by Spencer | 11/8/2013

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

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About the Author
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.