Death in Venice


Read by Lee Smalley

(4.4 stars; 17 reviews)

Thomas Mann, author of Death in Venice (German: Der Tod in Venedig) was a winner of the Nobel Prize for literature. The main character in this novella is Gustav von Aschenbach, a famous author in his early 50s who was widowed at an early age. In poor health, he visits Venice and becomes increasingly obsessed by the sight of a stunningly beautiful lad of 14. This book has been acclaimed a masterpiece and in 1971 was adapted as a film starring Dirk Bogarde. (Summary by Lee Smalley) (3 hr 16 min)

Chapters

Chapter I 14:39 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter II 18:41 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter III, Part 1 23:38 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter III, Part 2 23:33 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter III, Part 3 21:27 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter IV, Part 1 17:08 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter IV, Part 2 14:20 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter V, Part 1 21:43 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter V, Part 2 22:06 Read by Lee Smalley
Chapter V, Part 3 18:48 Read by Lee Smalley

Reviews


(2.5 stars)

Read accurately but monotonic, good for bedtime reading if sleep rather than extended listening is your aim

good book well read


(5 stars)

good book well read