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3.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 5 3.88 (17 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marcel Proust Narrator: Neville Jason Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2002 ISBN:
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In the second part of The Captive the fifth volume of Marcel Proust's monumental, seven volume Remembrance of Things Past, Marcel, pathologically possessive, continues to keep Albertine a virtual captive in his Paris apartment, while the Baron de Charlus, obsessed with the young violinist Charles Morel, receives an unexpected shock. A deeply perceptive study of love and jealousy. 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 Garrett Dunnington | 1/17/2014

    " Young Proust develops, eclipsing his introspection (from the first volume), seeing the larger portion of the big picture at hand. This time the subject is in relationships: just as every other volume in this series, the characters are intricately living, and the details in description do nothing to deaden the livelihood. With every page, I am reminded at how homely and gifted Marcel Proust was as a writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lemar | 1/7/2014

    " Lovely, a moment captured in amber. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maldemal | 1/7/2014

    " This is probably my favourite. Stunning, beatuiful, clever, it tells me Everything. Yes, EVERYTHING. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather Denkmire | 1/1/2014

    " I may write a longer review at another time. A quick note now just to say that I actually enjoyed this book better than Swann's Way. Some of that might be because in the first book I preferred the 1st person sections, and this was all from his perspective. I was much more able to feel the characters, get into the story. Like the first book, though, it feels to me like a combination of auto-biography (I know it isn't) and philosophy. I love being inside this person's inner world. The philosophical ideas about memory, in particular, are in line with so many things I've thought about in the last few years it's a joy to have them woven throughout the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 12/15/2013

    " letdown after Swann's Way! I'd heard it gets better and better, so i was wondering how the hell Proust could top Vol I. he didn't. the quality of the writing was still excellent. but, honestly, it dragged. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luxagraf | 12/7/2013

    " The second volume started off a little slow, but even when he's getting side tracked Proust is infinitely more interesting than 90 percent of the writers you'll ever read. Once this one takes off it's even better than the first. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kekuni Minton | 11/19/2013

    " I loved this book. Really captures the psyche of a young man entering the world of teenage love: filled with hormones, mistakes, hopes and dreams. A beautiful "gang" of girls enters the world of man/child who has barely been able to leave the home of his mother for a vacation at the ocean. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 D | 11/27/2012

    " Trouble from girls, trouble for girls, the rise of Elstir, and an introduction to the Baron. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ariadna73 | 9/15/2012

    " Proust is a master; and what I love the most is that every time I read him; I feel the urge to write. I feel that my writing improves and I feel the drive to express myself in writing. I love him for that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcin | 6/5/2012

    " so far so beautiful! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Van Der Velde | 6/4/2011

    " An exhausting, brilliant journey. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 5/27/2011

    " Marcel meets Albertine, but getting to know her better is hard cause there is always one of her female friends with her. The construction is still good and not shattered with too much details. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jayson Kennedy | 7/30/2010

    " Proust is always full of the deepest insights about our true selves, the ones we keep hidden. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 12/24/2009

    " I was still reading the archaic Moncrieff translation at this point. I can't remember the plot of the book. Oh that's right...there isn't one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline | 10/7/2009

    " "Loving sharpens discernment and our power to make distinctions. In a wood, a bird-watcher's ear will instantly pick out the chirps and warbles peculiar to different species that the uninstructed cannot tell apart. The fancier of young girls knows that human voices are even more varied...." (486) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 AC | 8/18/2009

    " This is shelved -- and so starred -- not with reference to Proust, but with reference to the Grieves translation -- which I'm now persuaded is a dead-end. I'll stick with MKE.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Noreen | 5/10/2009

    "
    It's hard to believe this is my third time through this thing (ISOLT). I swear that I am never reading it again (though I suppose I'm not the first person to say that while reading this particular volume). Thank god that "Time Regained" is just around the corner. "

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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 eight 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.