The Flood


Read by R. S. Steinberg

(4.6 stars; 44 reviews)

A well-to-do French farm family is destroyed by a flood. The story, thrilling to the very end, is told from the point of view of the family's 70-year-old patriarch. The story speaks of the helplessness of mankind in the face of the forces of nature. (Summary by Karen Merline)

(0 hr 51 min)

Chapters

Section 1 30:07 Read by R. S. Steinberg
Section 2 21:34 Read by R. S. Steinberg

Reviews

A Beautiful Sad Story

(5 stars)

This story is one of the most powerful and tragic yet beautiful and lovely stories I have ever heard. It is very well written and is read here by my ABSOLUTE favorite LibriVox Volunteer narrator. Take the time to listen for sure.

The Flood

(5 stars)

Of course, Emile Zola, not much more can be said. This small work, impacting and poignant like some of his major ones, grips the mind and soul until the end. The reader, R. S. Steinberg conveyed the pathos of the narrative to perfection. This is one of those offerings from LibriVox which are extraordinary in quality in every way. Five stars seem measly in comparison. I wish to be able to give ten. Thanks.

Thank you! Very good reader!

(5 stars)

Realistic story about the power of Nature and the transience of the conditions of live. All is changing constantly, the good things and the bad ones... All is flowing like a quiet river and, sometimes, it becomes a violent flood.

wow

(5 stars)

This story has an honesty I was unprepared for and an happy of that fact. The recording is good all around.

Moving

(5 stars)

Very well read short story. Reminds one of how fleeting life is.

(5 stars)

Wow. Tragedy is right. Don't listen to this if you're already depressed!

The Flood

(5 stars)

(Oxford UP, 2008). [STB, 12-02-2009, 951]

PRETTY GOOD

(3.5 stars)

Life is but a vapor.