The Moon and Sixpence


Read by Termin Dyan

(4.7 stars; 68 reviews)

This Maugham novel is based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin. The story is told by the narrator as he gradually comes to know the main character Charles Strickland, a middle aged stock broker. We follow Strickland from the point where he abruptly abandons his wife and children to become an artist, through his life in Paris and Marseille to Tahiti where he eventually dies of leprosy (Summary by Andy Minter) (7 hr 51 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 14:00 Read by Termin Dyan
Chapters 2 & 3 12:40 Read by Termin Dyan
Chapters 4,5 & 6 17:59 Read by Termin Dyan
Chapters 7,8 & 9 19:58 Read by Termin Dyan
Chapters 10,11 & 12 32:22 Read by Termin Dyan
Chapters 13,14 & 15 25:13 Read by Termin Dyan
Chapters 16,17 & 18 12:36 Read by Termin Dyan
Chapters 19,20 & 21 29:48 Read by Termin Dyan
Chapters 22,23 & 24 21:13 Read by Termin Dyan
Chapters 25,26 & 27 21:28 Read by Termin Dyan
Chapters 28,29 & 30 26:49 Read by Termin Dyan
Chapters 31,32 & 33 15:08 Read by Termin Dyan
Chapters 34,35 & 36 14:56 Read by Termin Dyan
Chapters 37,38 & 39 22:35 Read by Termin Dyan
Chapters 40,41 & 42 31:56 Read by Termin Dyan
Chapters 43,44 & 45 22:37 Read by Termin Dyan
Chapters 46,47 & 48 35:49 Read by Termin Dyan
Chapters 49,50 & 51 25:29 Read by Termin Dyan
Chapters 52,53 & 54 22:31 Read by Termin Dyan
Chapters 55 & 56 23:29 Read by Termin Dyan
Chapters 57 & 58 22:25 Read by Termin Dyan

Reviews

fascinating


(5 stars)

This may seem a stretch, but for me this, was reminiscent of Hesse's treatment of the tragic artist and also somewhat similiar in feel to Conrad's works. I, of course, say that to pay high complement to this book. It was very engaging and really fun to listen to. He reader's voices are just great. Really, his kids hit the jackpot and so did we with this and so many other great books by Mr Termin :) Thank you heartily!

Fascinating subject read by a great voice actor


(5 stars)

This reader is a wonderful actor who brings these characters very much to life. Great accents of various kinds. The story is engaging, but wanders into deep philosophical meanderings which leave the plot hanging. Still, I was always eager to hear the next chapter. Part of that may be that I'm a big Gaugin fan and have studied his truly unusual and baffling life. This helped answer some questions for me.

Moon and Sixpence


(5 stars)

An excellent, well paced reading of a brilliant book that asks hard questions: What do you make of a completely self absorbed genius? Was his work worth more than the "small" lives he ruined? The final line is one of the best conceived in English literature. Thoroughly recommended! Thank you, Andy. TheBookwom (Manchester, UK)


(5 stars)

what brilliant narration! Even the most trivial of the people like shopkeepers etc have been brought to complete character by the reader in such a way as if he is complementing the story! Thoroughly enjoying the book solely because a talented volunteer took out time to read amd record this in pure perfection.

Simply Wonderful


(5 stars)

This book was a joy to listen to. I read it in college years ago and I continue to enjoy it. The narrator does a terrific job in presenting this story and I found myself beginning to think of him as Maugham. He really does an outstanding job on this classic.

Excellent!


(4 stars)

I didn't know much about Gauguin - and I'm not sure how close this story comes to reality - but it was very interesting and enjoyable to listen to. The reader (Termin Dyan) is Andy Minter - one of Librivox's best. Andy's other recordings can be found <a href="http://librivox.org/newcatalog/search_advanced.php?title=&author=&cat=&genre=&status=all&type=&language=&date=&reader=minter&bc=&mc=&action=Search" rel="nofollow">here</a>

What could be more matching than a British accent for a British author


(5 stars)

The description of the reflections and observations of the protagonist are most interesting. Some parts could be listened to again and again (chap 43-45) The accent makes me feel like I'm watching a proper theatrical play.

Fascinating and well read


(5 stars)

Termin Dyan (Andy Minter spelled backwards) is one of Libvrivox's best readers, and he exhibits his expertise yet again in "The Moon and Sixpence," which W. Somerset Maugham loosely based on the life of artist Paul Gauguin. Compelling book read by a master.