Swann's Way


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(4.2 stars; 48 reviews)

Swann's Way is the first book in the seven-volume work In Search of Lost Time, or Remembrance of Things Past, by Marcel Proust. It is a novel written in the form of an autobiography. Proust's most prominent work, it is popularly known for its length and the notion of involuntary memory, the most famous example being the "episode of the Madeleine." (Summary from Wikipedia) (24 hr 17 min)

Chapters

Overture, Part 1 36:42 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Overture, Part 2 49:33 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Overture, Part 3 35:07 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Overture, Part 4 38:50 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Combray, Part 1 47:02 Read by Andrew Coleman
Combray, Part 2 47:41 Read by Andrew Coleman
Combray, Part 3 49:22 Read by Andrew Coleman
Combray, Part 4 45:21 Read by Andrew Coleman
Combray, Part 5 41:49 Read by Andrew Coleman
Combray, Part 6 48:25 Read by Andrew Coleman
Combray, Part 7 48:54 Read by Andrew Coleman
Combray, Part 8 44:51 Read by Andrew Coleman
Combray, Part 9 35:41 Read by Andrew Coleman
Combray, Part 10 38:06 Read by Andrew Coleman
Swann in Love, Part 1 53:30 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Swann in Love, Part 2 56:28 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Swann in Love, Part 3 50:34 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Swann in Love, Part 4 55:08 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Swann in Love, Part 5 57:06 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Swann in Love, Part 6 52:28 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Swann in Love, Part 7 54:18 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Swann in Love, Part 8 57:18 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Swann in Love, Part 9 54:10 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Swann in Love, Part 10 59:54 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Swann in Love, Part 11 58:42 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Swann in Love, Part 12 54:50 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Swann in Love, Part 13 49:23 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Place-Names: The Name, Part 1 45:32 Read by Andrew Coleman
Place-Names: The Name, Part 2 42:58 Read by Andrew Coleman
Place-Names: The Name, Part 3 47:23 Read by Andrew Coleman

Reviews

Listen and be richly rewarded!


(5 stars)

If you are like me and find reading Scott Moncrieff's Proust quite a challenging experience: endless sentences, little or no paragraphing, hardly a chapter division in sight - then you will find this audiobook a richly rewarding experience. Neither Andrew Coleman or the late Denny Sayers possesses a conventional audiobook voice (Oxbridge, received English) but what both offer is intelligence, sensitivity and, most important of all, an understanding of how Proust's unique narrating voice must be subtly paced, layered with the right pauses, to be properly understood and appreciated. The joy of this top quality Librivox recording is that in this way Proust and his world come vividly alive.


(5 stars)

Tried to read this a few times without success. Discovered this audiobook and sat back and relaxed into this spoken word version. Well done. Very enjoyable


(1 stars)

Ramblings, tedious minute descriptions of lying in bed. Devoid of focused thought. Less focused than an episode of the three stooges.


(5 stars)

Beautiful book for all times. Touching my inner core and exciting it.


(2 stars)

Severely marred by the reader's speech impediment, and his poor French pronunciation.