The Good Soldier (Version 2)


Read by Peter Dann

(4.1 stars; 10 reviews)

First published in 1915, The Good Soldier might be characterised as a melodrama of English upper class infidelities, cut into little pieces, then retold out of sequence by a narrator who occasionally appears to be half asleep. That is not wholly wrong, yet many have seen in this novel's beguiling voice, innovative narrative technique, and acute depiction of erotic repression a literary masterpiece. In 2015, the BBC ranked The Good Soldier 13th on its list of the 100 greatest British novels. (Summary by Peter Dann) (7 hr 35 min)

Chapters

Part 1 Section 1 18:00 Read by Peter Dann
Part 1 Section 2 16:07 Read by Peter Dann
Part 1 Section 3 25:49 Read by Peter Dann
Part 1 Section 4 22:36 Read by Peter Dann
Part 1 Section 5 39:24 Read by Peter Dann
Part 1 Section 6 15:19 Read by Peter Dann
Part 2 Section 1 36:19 Read by Peter Dann
Part 2 Section 2 9:00 Read by Peter Dann
Part 3 Section 1 35:44 Read by Peter Dann
Part 3 Section 2 20:09 Read by Peter Dann
Part 3 Section 3 30:16 Read by Peter Dann
Part 3 Section 4 24:35 Read by Peter Dann
Part 3 Section 5 30:35 Read by Peter Dann
Part 4 Section 1 22:54 Read by Peter Dann
Part 4 Section 2 35:59 Read by Peter Dann
Part 4 Section 3 20:05 Read by Peter Dann
Part 4 Section 4 9:10 Read by Peter Dann
Part 4 Section 5 19:17 Read by Peter Dann
Part 4 Section 6 24:02 Read by Peter Dann

Reviews

Exceptional


(5 stars)

How anyone could find this boring is beyond me. The narrator draws us into a story of seemingly normal but dysfunctional characters. The ' choppy ' narrative technique works like flashbacks in a film, giving further information that wasn't initially evident. Definitely a masterpiece. I shall listen again. The reader has a lovely calm but expressive voice.

good reader wasted on this book


(2.5 stars)

Boring story about boring people.

Engaging


(4 stars)

Excellent reader. Grim but engaging story.