Peter R. Mitchell (editor), This is a look into the minds and hearts of people as they deal with a crisis. A timeless triumph. The person who had asked me to select my top five novels had found out that he no longer felt the same way about many of his favorite novels he had read as a young adult. I'm reading this a second time, about 60 years after my first. Interesting history and insights into human behavior but a tedious and labored read at best. Some "scenes" are memorable and may add to the reader: how do people behave and react? An icon used to represent a menu that can be toggled by interacting with this icon. Gregory Rabassa - translator, Narrated by: The entire town of … John Milton, Narrated by: Who did the translation and when makes an enormous difference in what we are reading! and others. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. By: Shortly after, an outbreak of the bubonic plague erupts and envelops the human population. The Plague by Albert Camus, Translated by Robin Buss , Introduction by Tony Judt (Free Download), The townspeople of Oran are in the grip of a deadly plague, which condemns its victims to a swift and horrifying death. A major new collection from "arguably the most important intellectual alive" ( The New York Times). Thought provoking and a study of human nature this is a novel that is on par with the Stranger in my opinion. Umberto Eco, Most of the island's inhabitants are oblivious to these changes, while those few imbued with the power to recall the lost objects live in fear of the draconian Memory Police, who are committed to ensuring that what has disappeared remains forgotten. Albert Camus. Now, in Understanding Power, Peter Mitchell and John Schoeffel have assembled the best of Chomsky's recent talks on the past, present, and future of the politics of power. Listen to The Plague by Albert Camus,James Jenner with a free trial.\nListen to unlimited* audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Since Amazon doesn't give me an opportunity to comment on the problems with the Kindle version, I have to do so here. Thus, Meursault will cross over into complete knowledge regarding life, the globe, and also his location in it. I had held that opinion about the book since I read it nearly forty years ago. By: Some people think Camus is difficult to get into. William Faulkner. Yoko Ogawa, Ok so the story is a classic but the narrators mouth sounds drove me mad - couldn't finish it. However, it has its moments if the reader can "hang in there" long enough to find them. William Faulkner, Narrated by: Firdous Bamji, By: and others. Cancel anytime. John Milton. And eventually the plague dies down, goes back into hibernation, and the city is reopened. But somehow I wasn't able to connect with it. Classic and fascinating work, but spoiled by jarring mis-pronunciations of French names. A young man, blessed with loving parents and a safe home in a world where want and neglect abound, leaves this haven in search of himself. the tone of the plaque is somewhat surreal and fable-like on its own. This book is a gripping tale, that does not let up, and has you gasping throughout. Gabriel García Márquez, Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. Influenced by works such as Don Juan and the novels of Kafka, these essays begin with a meditation on suicide; the question of living or not living in a universe devoid of order or meaning. In this case it is Stuart Gilbert, done in 1947 just as it was released in French. and others. I have not read a Camus book since I read the "Stranger" over thirty years ago. Edoardo Ballerini, By: Joachim Neugroschel - translator, Narrated by: L'auteur est un inconnu de 28 ans qui allait non seulement modifier l'histoire de la littérature française, mais aussi celle de la philosophie du XXe siècle avec la formulation du sentiment de l'absurdité du destin humain. The Plague, is a novel by Albert Camus, published in 1947, that tells the story of a plague sweeping the French Algerian city of Oran.It asks a number of questions relating to the nature of destiny, and the human condition. When an industrial accident unleashes an "airborne toxic event", a lethal black chemical cloud floats over the Gladneys' lives. Robin Bloodworth, By: Really timeless themes that still resonate today. Grover Gardner, By: The translation is in very idiomatic American english. If the prose were not so well written, I would have grown bored of the entire story - I did, in fact, get bored and distracted on occasion, but I was pulled back in when the author moved on to another character or another day's events. Camus utilizes this brief, straightforward tale in order to expose depths that are anything however straightforward. Cannot believe that other listeners are more concerned with the accent/pronunciation than the content and message. It is a look at humanity at its darkest and most terrifying of times when death, is at your footstep and its presence is everywhere. He is intensely unsentimental. I’m listening to this one again while my current town (Seattle) is shut down due to coronavirus. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Psychological Fiction (Audible Books & Originals), Classic Literature (Audible Books & Originals), Psychological Thrillers (Audible Books & Originals), © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Listen to "The Plague Translated by Stuart Gilbert" by Albert Camus available from Rakuten Kobo. One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize-winning career. Albert Camus, Narrated by: The plots goes around and around a plague that suddenly ravages the city. The Plague, is a novel by Albert Camus, published in 1947, that tells the story of a plague sweeping the French Algerian city of Oran.It asks a number of questions relating to the nature of destiny, and the human condition. Start a free 30-day trial today and get your first audiobook free. Reviewed in the United States on August 29, 2017. But Nabokov's masterpiece owes its stature not to the controversy its material aroused but to its author's use of that material to tell a love story that is shocking in its beauty and tenderness. It is also about how any plague spreads, be it viral, bacterial, or ideological. By: Worth a read at any time! Read this first 30 odd years ago and circumstances have made me want to revisit again now. By: In short, you have to keep changing pages because there is so little text on each page. There are a number of key characters in the story, and their viewpoints are effectively represented, but there's no real conflict. Beautifully narrated. By: When a young woman who is struggling to maintain her career as a novelist discovers that her editor is in danger from the Memory Police, she concocts a plan to hide him beneath her floorboards. Shortly after, an outbreak of the bubonic plague erupts and envelops the human population. Any sense of time and place were lost. Noam Chomsky, Cancel anytime. The book does not flow as intended. A vicious 15-year-old droog is the central character of this 1963 classic, a frightening fable about good and evil, and the meaning of human freedom. Paul Strathern, Narrated by: His delivery was good, with acceptable variations of intonation, emotion and tone. Against the background of an age that saw the rebirth of ancient and classical learning, Paul Strathern explores the intensely dramatic rise and fall of the Medici family in Florence as well as the Italian Renaissance, which they did so much to sponsor and encourage. I would read again only selected passages, the ones I appreciated, but would avoid to read the book entirely again and therefore I do not recommend it. Albert Camus', ©1947 Librairie Gallimard (P)2006 Recorded Books, The Plague by Albert Camus- Summary & Analysis, By: Rich and brilliant, it is a chronicle of life, death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. The author makes detailed descriptions of the environment, mood and characters. Sean Barrett, There's a philosophical point to be made here, but I didn't find the story compelling enough to connect the dots. Tom Hollander, By: Cancel online anytime. The Plague is considered an existentialist classic, despite Camus' objection to the label. Please try again. Maybe if you are American you wouldnt notice it, but for me it really jarred. $14.95/month after 30 days. If someone puts themselves out as a reader of (translated) French literature, I would expect them, as a minimum, to research and practice the pronunciation of names in French, which are usually exempt from translation; they are pronounced in the original French. It has been one of my favorites for decades. Listen Free to Plague: Translated by Stuart Gilbert audiobook by Albert Camus with a 30 Day Free Trial! The Plague: Translated by Stuart Gilbert audiobook written by Albert Camus. So beware: the actual novel via Kindle is not the same as the sample. He reads with an urgency and sense of bewilderment verging on wonder that matches the theme, and conveys more intimate, inner moments - of which there are many - with tenderness. John Lee, By: Jason Zenobia, Narrated by: It is about loyalty and friendship. But there is also a 2002 version by Robin Buss edited by Tony Judt -- so please, help us out here! Camus pulls no punches when it comes to describing the night train transporting bodies for mass burial, or characters fighting for their lives. Camus writes with a sparse but pungent style. Download or stream The Plague: Translated by Stuart Gilbert by Albert Camus. By: Reviewed in the United States on July 17, 2014. In the small coastal city of Oran, Algeria, rats begin rising up from the filth only to die as bloody heaps in the streets. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. Brilliant. I found James Jenner's narration extremely moving. Noam Chomsky is universally accepted as one of the preeminent public intellectuals of the modern era. Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. When asked to list my top five novels, I included The Plague. The characters in the book, ranging from doctors to vacationers to fugitives, all help to show the effects the plague has on a populace. Although its differences, there are so many parallels with the current events. From the emergence of the rats as the early signal of what is to come and the somewhat inside nature of the initial response, Camus could have been writing about the current Vivid 19 outbreak. Stream or download thousands of included titles. Speak, Memory, first published in 1951 as Conclusive Evidence and then assiduously revised in 1966, is an elegant and rich evocation of Nabokov’s life and times, even as it offers incisive insights into his major works, including Lolita, Pnin, Despair, The Gift, The Real Life of Sebastian Knight, and The Luhzin Defense. I'm just asking that Audible narrators of French translations make a damn' effort when it comes to names and other words that are not subject to translation. Umberto Eco, $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Kurt Vonnegut. Ups and downs, but boredom won eventually. The message of the novel was not lost on me. Vladimir Nabokov. One of the most influential works of this century, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays is a crucial exposition of existentialist thought. Fear, isolation and claustrophobia follow as they are forced into quarantine. A book that is almost 80 years old and yet speaks to us clearly in these strange times that are Covid lock downs. In the small coastal city of Oran, Algeria, rats begin rising up from the filth, only to die as bloody heaps in the streets. His tools are the logic of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, the empirical insights of Roger Bacon-- all sharpened to a glistening edge by his wry humor and ferocious curiosity. Derek Perkins, By: Texte intégral lu par Albert Camus en Avril 1954 en accord avec Gallimard et l'Institut national de l'Audiovisuel. I recommend this book to everyone. Also, perhaps more fundementally, the story is quite dull. William Weaver - translator, Narrated by: Shortly after, an outbreak of the bubonic plague erupts and envelops the human population. This is not action, horror, mystery, or suspense. Some of his characters sound like they would feel at home in a Dashiell Hammett story. Yoko Ogawa, Shared by:lipurly Written by Albert Camus Read by BBC,Full-Cast Format: M4A Bitrate: 320 Kbps Dramatization The Plague was adapted from the globally renowned novel La Peste by Albert Camus, and directed for radio by Neil Bartlett, based on his 2017 Arcola Theatre production and script. The COVID-19 pandemic is a great time to make this choice, as difficult as that choice may be. Don DeLillo, Narrated by: $14.95 a month after 30 days. In the small coastal city of Oran, Algeria, rats begin rising up from the filth only to die as bloody heaps in the streets. By one of the most profoundly influential thinkers of our century, The Rebel is a classic essay on revolution. Sold and delivered by Audible, an Amazon company. It is clear that Camus studied a lot of history to write this book and it is amazing how accurately it describes the responses we have to it today. Get 50% off this audiobook at the AudiobooksNow online audio book store and download or stream it right to your computer, smartphone or tablet. You will get an email reminder before your trial ends. For Albert Camus, the urge to revolt is one of the "essential dimensions" of human nature, manifested in man's timeless Promethean struggle against the conditions of his existence, as well as the popular uprisings against established orders throughout history. In the small coastal city of Oran, Algeria, rats begin rising up from the filth only to die as bloody heaps in the streets. Shortly after, an outbreak of the bubonic plague erupts and envelops the human population. It is about plague itself, a topic of great interest in the Ebola, West Nile, and SARS era. It just didn't work for me. When books are free this is unfortunate but understandable. By: Try Google Play Audiobooks today! Epidemics deal will so much tragedy, yet Camus points out no matter how dismal it may seem, there is always more to admire in humans rather than despise. A haunting tale of human resilience in the face of unrelieved horror, Camus' novel about a bubonic plague ravaging the people of a North African coastal town is a classic of twentieth-century literature It works on so many levels. This is on my short list of all time favorite books. On an unnamed island off an unnamed coast, objects are disappearing: first hats, then ribbons, birds, roses - until things become much more serious. Though completely British myself, I loved the accent of this narration and ignored the mispronunciations. Please try again. La peste [The Plague] Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Albert Camus (Author), Carlos Di Blasi (Narrator), Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial (Publisher) & 0 more 4.3 out of 5 stars 1,945 ratings But I give the book only two stars because so much of the description was unnecessary, turning the book tiresome to read. An extraordinary work of literature, simply extraordinary. *** That said, I will warn you that this is not a story about a plague, it is a story about people reacting to a plague. For example, there are huge spaces between each paragraph and sentences that just break off so you have to read sentences vertically. I enjoyed spending almost 11 hours in his company. By: There was a problem loading your book clubs. By: Hello Select your address Kindle Store Hello, Sign in. I kept losing the plot all the time, not an easy listen. Scott Anderson, Narrated by: The cover of existential classic The Plague by Albert Camus. A great read and reflection of many of the behaviours apparentl in the current Vivid crisis. First published in 1929, Faulkner created his "heart's darling", the beautiful and tragic Caddy Compson, whose story Faulkner told through separate monologues by her three brothers: the idiot Benjy, the neurotic suicidal Quentin, and the monstrous Jason. Elegantly styled, Camus' profoundly disturbing novel of a Parisian lawyer's confessions is a searing study of modern amorality. Narrated by James Jenner. Shortly after, an outbreak of the bubonic plague erupts and envelops the human population. By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's. 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