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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (73,950 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Virginia Woolf Narrator: Phyllida Law Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN:
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The events of the story occupy a single June day in Central London as wealthy and fashionable society hostess Clarissa Dalloway is preparing for a party she is to give that evening. Through Mrs Dalloway's thoughts and memories, and the voices of others who have touched on her life and will attend her party, Virginia Woolf shows her genius as a writer who is both accessible and popular.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie | 2/18/2014

    " yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes! (me, a good reviewer) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca Gee | 2/16/2014

    " The 200-odd pages of consciousness may sound a little intimidating and, after reading 'To The Lighthouse', I thought I would never appreciate Woolf. However 'Mrs Dalloway' is beautifully written, with hints of character backgrounds that set the imagination wild. The thought processes are intelligent and witty, if horrifically dark at times. A very good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Haws | 2/12/2014

    " It's hard to carry a whole narrative with stream-of-consciousness. In fairness, SofC was probably more interesting in 1925. It did, however, get me in the mood for some BBC drawing room dramas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Salvatore | 2/10/2014

    " Always lovely to spend the birthday with Ms Woolf and Mrs Dalloway. This one truly gets better with every read. I'd write more but Rumplemeyer's men are coming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin | 2/8/2014

    " thank the gods! i finally f-ing finished it! while i wouldn't say it was *well* worth the effort, i am very glad to have finally gotten through it, and it was very good after all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 BeeQuiet | 2/2/2014

    " A classic example of the stream of consciousness style of writing. We learn more through the silences, the sections when Dalloway thinks that surely she should be happy...so why isn't she? That tell us more than what is spoken directly. Modern society and the demands on 'successful' women is the focus of this piece, with its frivolities hiding the ache resting beneath. A real work of art. Not my type of content really, but the poetic nature of the prose carried me along and made it wonderful to read in its own way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cory | 1/23/2014

    " I think Woolf is just not my thing? I got what she was doing, I just didn't love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danica Page (One Page at a Time) | 1/18/2014

    " I love Virginia Woolf's writing style and this book was no exception. Beautifully crafted. Definitely one I'm glad I read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 d. jean | 1/16/2014

    " Chose to read "Mrs. Dalloway" because of my interest in this stream-of-consciousness writing style - While I enjoyed the book, I was a little disappointed in the storyline, only because I thought it was written from an introspective narrative of the main character, and instead, found it was more an overall third person omnipotent view, relating the individual introspective narrative of several characters. All-in-all it was wonderful writing, and the way Virginia Woolf connected one character's thought stream to the next, without losing continuity was really extraordinary. The complex, prosaic structure in the writing was very enjoyable as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginny | 1/14/2014

    " Woolf's stream of consciousness writing is quite different. I found it easy to follow and interesting to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 1/12/2014

    " lovely book on a certain segment of post ww1 society "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Afafia | 12/24/2013

    " I was really looking forward to reading this when I did, and I really really wanted to love it. I didn't. I was more dissapointed in myself for not loving it, I mean it's a classic! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dotty Dye | 12/12/2013

    " I can't get away from comparing this with Mme Bovary and wish to read them side by side soon. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jason | 12/8/2013

    " O... M... G... is this painfully boring "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linde | 12/1/2013

    " Mrs Dalloway will always be special. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James Campbell | 11/21/2013

    " The first time I was so aware of style; Woolf's semi-colons were so adeptly placed and her rhythm so perfect, reading this felt like floating down a warm, gentle river at twilight. The excellently structured and tragic story simply made it all the better. A true classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erica | 9/21/2013

    " Mrs. Dalloway is one of my favorite novels. Love the experience of time and place in post WWI London. Beautiful and lyrical. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 O | 8/10/2013

    " Can't say the book spoke to me. I wouldn't call it poignant or heartfelt or a page turner. I'd say its brilliance lies in how unapologetic it is. Worth the read just for its style and flow. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lms7214 | 5/31/2013

    " so hard to read with "...complex, incisive and idiosyncratic sentences..." but should try again....maybe "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanine | 5/2/2013

    " Brilliant, obviously. "Absorbing, mysterious, of infinite richness, this life." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Morgan Rogers | 3/18/2013

    " Worst most beautiful writing ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 2/3/2013

    " Nearly a perfect novel. Annie Proulx's The Shipping News is the only book that comes as close to having a perfect last sentence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrealang | 11/15/2012

    " hard to read at first "

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About the Narrator

Phyllida Law, a Scottish actress, has appeared in Monarch of the Glen and Waking the Dead. Born in 1932, she is also the mother of actresses Emma Thompson and Sophie Thompson.