Loved it! Start a free 30-day trial today and get your first audiobook … Hide other formats and editions. Interesting read, and much better than the movie. So a rather grudging 4 stars from me, probably 3.5 rounded up. It rambled on incessantly until I wanted to scream "get to the point!". By: Steven Millhauser, Narrated by: to light the buried connection his three characters share, capturing in each But I have to admit the author largely pulls it off, although (interestingly) I liked and believed the Virginia Woolf character’s story most. In A Wild Swan and Other Tales, the people and the talismans of lands far, far away - the mythic figures of our childhoods and the source of so much of our wonder - are transformed by Michael Cunningham into stories of sublime revelation. Clarissa Dalloway. By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible’s Conditions of Use. Reading this I feel as if I was expected to admire and revere its wordy cleverness. I read it at a comfortable pace to feel the ups and downs (usually downs) of each character. ", " This is one of those books the critics love but the audience hates because of its snobbery. Examples: The audio begins with a breathy, musing Virginia: "Hmm. Let us recommend your next great audiobook! The Hours: A Novel audiobook written by Michael Cunningham. Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours. This might be another way to begin, certainly; with Clarissa going on an errand on a day in June, instead of soldiers marching off to lay the wreath in Whitehall. If you enjoy this story, read the book! A.C.S. $14.95 a month after 30 days. A beautiful, beguiling 23-year-old with a history of drug problems, he is wayward, at loose ends, looking for direction. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet and iOS and Android devices. Ron McLarty, By: Based on Virginia Woolf's "Mrs. Dalloway," this book by Michael Cunningham takes the barest outline of that British classic and twists it. Found it hard to follow who was speaking to what character and why they were. This version loses so much of the cerebral nature of the book that it could at best be called an adaptation, and I would go so far as to call it "inspired by" the modern-classic novel THE HOURS. George Plimpton, With a spacious loft and lively friends, they are admirable urbanites with every reason, it seems, to be happy. Lili Taylor, What? It's fine, but not a revelatory text. The Hours: A BBC Radio 4 Full-cast Dramatisation Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. I haven't seen the film and have a read a little of Virginia Woolf so was looking forward to an interesting read. Mrs. Dalloway said … something. Peter Firth, By: A BBC radio adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Michael Cunningham, inspired by Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway. It is 1923. Read it. Even the tragic end was kinda this dreamy state where nobody really mourned or anything. The writing style is beautiful to behold and the storyline captivating. Ron Silver, Narrated by: We'll send you an email as soon as it is available! And twists it again. Jhumpa Lahiri. ©2013 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd, The Virginia Woolf BBC Radio Drama Collection, The John Cheever Audio Collection (Unabridged Stories), By: Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Mrs. Dalloway. Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors. In 1990s New York, Clarissa goes to buy flowers for a party, mirroring the start of the fictional Mrs Dalloway’s day. Cunningham honors both Mrs. Dalloway and its creator with $14.95 a month after 30 days. 6209 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., Ste 303 • St. Peters, MO, 63304. If this author had gone on any longer about the damned cake I would have screamed. Reviewed in the United States on June 22, 2019, Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2015. ", " I enjoyed this book very much. Winner of the Pulitzer prize, the Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction, and nominated for 9 Academy Awards, The Hours is now available on Unabridged CD. Reviewed in the United States on September 12, 2019. By: By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible’s Conditions of Use. Hours is that it somehow manages to be both artful and sincere, striking ", " Slow - how did this win a pulitzer. It almost felt like there was this fog over the book. The nine stories in this stunning debut collection unerringly chart the emotional journeys of characters seeking love beyond the barriers of nations and generations. Stream or download thousands of included titles. ", " Michael Cunningham has really captured Virgina Woolf's style in this book. Winner of the Gold Award for Best Drama in the New York Festivals Radio Awards 2018. Richard Russo. Virginia Woolf dreadful snob of a woman. By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's. Check out this great listen on Audible.com. To the Lighthouse is Virginia Woolf’s arresting analysis of domestic family life, centering on the Ramseys and their visits to the Isle of Skye in Scotland in the early 1900s. The Hours by Michael Cunningham Unabridged CD Audiobook Audio CD – January 1, 2003 by Michael Cunningham (Author) Cunningham has created something original, a trio of richly interwoven tales...his most mature and masterful work. This renewed my insight of the drama and themes played out long after making a deeper impression on me. I might start there. Needless to say I disliked this book wholeheartedly. In the spring of 1974, Calliope Stephanides, a student at a girls' school in Grosse Pointe, finds herself drawn to a chain-smoking, strawberry-blonde classmate with a gift for acting. That about sums it up. Matilda Novak, By: To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. I never liked her after reading that she was against (along with several of her Bloomsbury Set pals) free education for the masses. Just when it seemed that it was no longer permissible to pay respect to Interesting read, and much better than the movie. Cancel anytime. Thanks for your interest! Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 23, 2019. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Switch between reading the Kindle book & listening to the Audible narration with, Get the Audible audiobook for the reduced price of $7.49 after you. As each couple struggles with their own tragedies and challenges, they know their father is judging them in light of the weighty inheritance that hovers within their reach. Robert Olen Butler. For the Swede is not allowed to stay forever blissful living out life in rural Old Rimrock in his 170 year-old stone farmhouse with his pretty wife (his college sweetheart and Miss New Jersey of 1949) and his lively albeit precocious daughter, the apple of his eye ... that is until she grows up to become a revolutionary terrorist. An old man lies dying. impression is that of a delicate, triumphant glance, an acknowledgement of And that was just in the first five chapters . By: It's so beautiful. This was positively reviewed on the radio recently so thought I'd give it a try. I would never have chosen to read it if it hadn't been a book club book not my type of book at all. novel…A concise, brilliant rendering of three eras.”, “Brilliant…It’s the Brilliant. That about sums it up. Reviewed in the United States on October 17, 2017. Tim O'Brien, Narrated by: I'd seen the movie and loved it, but this was very hard to read. At the turn of the century, he rises from the shadows of his father’s shop in New York City to become a powerful entrepreneur and builder of hotels. It is a suburb of London. A poisoned apple and a monkey's paw with the power to change fate; a girl whose extraordinarily long hair causes catastrophe; a man with one human arm and one swan's wing; and a house deep in the forest, constructed of gumdrops and gingerbread, vanilla frosting and boiled sugar. the illuminating and transforming moment.”, “[The Hours] is both a clever tribute to And I was intrigued by the format. ", " I loved this book--love the way it weaves in and out of time. By: Hmm. ", " Destined to be one of my favorite books. Michael Cunningham (Author), Fenella Woolgar (Narrator), full cast (Narrator), Rosamund Pike (Narrator), Teresa Gallagher (Narrator), BBC Digital Audio (Publisher) & 3 more. Cancel anytime. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. This renewed my insight of the drama and themes played out long after making a deeper impression on me. However… "UNABRIDGED?" This is a skillfully wrought Martin Dressler, son of an immigrant cigar maker, believes he can achieve anything if he works hard enough. Michael Cunningham is the author of the novels A Home at the End of the World, Flesh and Blood, The Hours (winner of the Pen/Faulkner Award and the Pulitzer Prize), Specimen Days, and By Nightfall, as well as the nonfiction book, Land’s End: A Walk in Provincetown. We pick great audiobooks for you. She felt we might use it wrongly if we were all educated like the upper classes. NO. There was a problem loading your book clubs. By the end of the novel, the stories have intertwined, and finally come together in an act of subtle and haunting grace, demonstrating Michael Cunningham's deep empathy for his characters as well as the extraordinary resonance of his language. Making a cake with her young son turned into arty drama! The working classes, meanwhile, continue to eke out whatever meager promise isn’t already boarded up.
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