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CLEA The Alexandria Quartet, Book 4

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Nicholas Boulton

Classics • 10 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1960

With this audiobook, narrator Nicholas Boulton completes Durrell's Alexandria Quartet. His thrilling new performance isn't merely respectful of this classic work; these characters come to life, as does the environment of WWII-era Alexandria, "the capital of memory." Darley, a key figure throughout the series, ruminates on time, sex, and literature as he and Clea continue their relationship. While the first three titles focus on several perspectives of the same characters, this audiobook focuses on the passage of time. Characters ruminate on the loss of youthful beauty, age, and mortality. Listeners may find themselves adrift if they start here. Regardless, Boulton finds the humor, pathos, and tragedy in these characters in a performance that feels effortless. S.P.C. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2021]

Trade Ed. • Naxos AudioBooks • 2021

DD ISBN 9781781983898 $29.00

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