As I Lay Dying

  • by William Faulkner
  • Narrated by Marc Cashman, Robertson Dean, Lina Patel, Lorna Raver
  • 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An Oprah Winfrey Book Club Selection.At the heart of this 1930 novel is the Bundren family's bizarre journey to Jefferson to bury Addie, their wife and mother. Faulkner lets each family member, including Addie, and others along the way tell their private responses to Addie's life.

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What the Critics Say

"For range of effect, philosophical weight, originality of style, variety of characterization, humor, and tragic intensity, [Faulkner's works] are without equal in our time and country." (Robert Penn Warren)

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A stream of voices in the dry wilderness?.

The key to this book is the disparate voices of the same family that find their way to us across the divide of time, location, culture and context. A book that is a struggle from the start - 15 different narrators in 59 chapters - but a journey that becomes easier as we are helped with the burden of unfamiliar language and strange circumstances by a great narration team. The Stream of consciousness technique was refined from its European source by Faulkner and we see its full glory here - on the trail to Jefferson, Mississippi. Not Agamemnon to Odysseus as the title suggests, but a dirt poor family in the throes of their own sad Odyssey.
Great stuff ? a really difficult book well delivered ? it?s what makes Audible so valuable.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-08-2005
  • Publisher: Random House Audio