Faust

  • by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Narrated by Tim Habeger
  • 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Goethe's masterpiece and perhaps the greatest work in German literature, Faust has made the legendary German alchemist one of the central myths of the Western world. Here indeed is a monumental Faust, an audacious man boldly wagering with the devil, Mephistopheles, that no magic, sensuality, experience or knowledge can lead him to a moment he would wish to last forever.

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Audible Editor Reviews

The protagonist of Goethe's masterpiece has become one of the most enduring and well-known characters in Western literature. Faust, in his ambition, makes an arrangement with the devil Mephistopheles: Mephistopheles will do everything Faust desires while the alchemist lives, and in exchange, Faust will serve the devil in Hell after his death. The arrangement hinges on the catch that if Faust encounters a moment that he wishes will last forever, he will die in that moment. Narrator Tim Habeger's Faust is world-weary and cynical, and Habeger's low-key performance avoids theatrics, instead providing a solid interpretation of Goethe's work.

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A classic read out badly...

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

I don't understand how anyone would enjoy this reading. The whole dramatic effect is lost in this American drawl. Why are so many podcasts and audio books read out in an American voice? Over the top and bloody awful


What didn’t you like about Tim Habeger’s performance?

He needs to find a new career. I could do better.


What character would you cut from Faust?

What? Ridiculous. The silent priest from the scene after the epilogue.


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- Anthony Howard

In English with an American accent

No, this didn’t do it for me! The American accent and the extremely passionate reading made me think I was listening to a drunk drama student. I didn’t manage more than five minutes.
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- Dominique

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-02-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios