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by | Read by Tim Pigott-Smith

Classics • 3 hrs. • Abridged • © 1955

Time has made Nobelist Golding's first novel about marooned schoolboys a classic. As such, it deserves more than an abridgment, however deftly accomplished. Nonetheless, you could hardly find a better reading than this one by Emmy winner Pigott-Smith. He possesses a fine sense of the book's structure, characterizations and drama, which he communicates in a slight London accent. The trouble is that at the tape's current length, the story sounds more like an exotic adventure than a morality tale of human bestiality unleashed from civilization's confines. Y.R. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/MAR 99]



Retail pak • Penguin Audiobooks • 1996

CS ISBN 0140864164 $16.95 • Two cassettes

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