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Download Sodom and Gomorrah: Remembrance of Things Past - Volume 4 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,498 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marcel Proust Narrator: Neville Jason Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN:
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Remembrance of Things Past is one of the monuments of 20th century literature. Neville Jason's widely praised 39 CD abridged version has rightly become an audiobook landmark and now, upon numerous requests, he is recording the whole work unabridged which, when complete, will run for some 140 hours.

Sodom and Gomorrah is the fourth of seven volumes. Accidentally witnessing an encounter between the Baron de Charlus and the tailor Jupien, the narrator's eyes are opened to a world hidden from him until now; he suspects that Albertine is attracted to her own sex.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben Dutton | 2/8/2014

    " My reading slowed right down in this volume, but there is still so much to enjoy here, and it is head and shoulders above so much else. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jcardenas | 1/28/2014

    " Highly sophisticated gossipy intrigue peppered with supersubtle perspicacity. Proust's highly convoluted syntax can be a challenge, but it's all part of his baroque, fin-de-siecle vision of the slowly unfolding nature of memory and perception. Not for the faint of heart and mind. Oh, yeah. You should probably read volumes 1-3 first. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jesse | 1/24/2014

    " Hellz yeah! The usual elements stay the same -- long descriptions of socialite life, moments of profound beauty, stalkery passive-aggression -- but here Proust adds a new aspect that keeps the pages turning: the promise of hot gay/lesbian sex! w00t! *blows air horn* Or, if not hot, then at least fleetingly hinted at, and displayed under transparent jargon. Hooray for repressed titillation. On top of that, John Sturrock's translations of Proust's little transcendent realizations via smells, varieties of light, etc., might be my favorite so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 1/19/2014

    " Getting the other volumes of this book here is about as obnoxious as finding them in real life... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Polizzi | 1/6/2014

    " The most challenging of the volumes to date. Like the devotion to place name etymologies, it is compelling, edifying and at times utterly arid-- to the point where the writing effectively closes itself off and turns into a deepening game within terminal realism-- artifacts that remain still and distant to this reader at the conclusion, but which may no doubt be made vibrant over the next volumes as their significance and relevance are revealed. The stage is at all times being set and struck simultaneously, the cast is ever-growing and one simply must let go of the idea that elements will be resolved according to the standard clock-- how much I wanted a synthesis of Swann in this volume and how frustrated I was to be introduced to yet further salons and their politics in assiduous detail. It is Proust's great talent to bring detail to the page, but it is his capacity to synthesize and reflect upon that detail and show each fragment of its significance that is his genius. The weft of the character, doubt counterpointed and foiled against those objects of earlier volumes are all well exploited in this volume to play with the opacity of Albertine's true nature, Proust's insecurities and love's capacity to enslave and humiliate even the most sparkling of intellects. Curious to see how the example of M. de Charlus will unfold in the ensuing pages, he stands now as a kind of inside-outsider, reflexively imperious and impressively ravaged by the clockwork of gossip playing against his high pedigree and intellect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanessa Baish | 9/29/2013

    " no, i actually started reading this this summer (2010). so far, so very delicious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaclyn | 9/24/2013

    " Falling in love with Baron de Charlus. What a rich character! So bitchy and suave. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bennett | 9/22/2013

    " The worst of the lot. But fragrant! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colin | 8/3/2013

    " I still think I like Time Regained more, and possibly Swan's Way, but I do love this too, more than words can say. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Salvatore | 7/18/2013

    " So far, my least favorite of the series, and my interest waned and waxed depending on the situation at hand in the novel. Though Brichot's etymology lessons have are highlights of the series. Moments of brilliance and moments of boredom are replete here; too bad the latter take away from the former. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles Matthews | 1/14/2013

    " I found the prose in this volume clumsier than in the first three. I don't know if that's the fault of the translator, though I suspect it is. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Neville Jason is an award–winning narrator, as well as a television and stage actor. He has earned seven AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He is a former member of the Old Vic Company, the English Stage Company, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the Birmingham Repertory Company. While training at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, he was awarded the diction prize by Sir John Gielgud.