Parade's End - Part 4: The Last Post
- Narrated by: John Telfer
- Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-08-12
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
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By Roderic on 24-07-15
Claustrophobic, intense yet rewarding
This was hard and sometimes frustrating to listen to as it is almost entirely a set of internal monologues. These deliver the plot in random parcels rather than carrying it along. This fourth book in the tetralogy hardly features Christopher Tietjens, the main character of the previous three books.
The book presents the social and historical dissonance of the Tietjens brothers. The internal monologue of Mark Tietjens, who is rendered mute and immobile either by a stroke or an unwillingness to accept the nature of post-war England, represents an almost autistic view of England in the 1920s.
The tone of the book is plaintive and it is full of both pain and insight, though the later must be mined with some effort.
Do not even think of reading Last Post if you have not read the other three books.
By john on 15-07-15
Another Telfer masterpiece
What did you like most about Parade's End - Part 4: The Last Post?
John Telfer makes a complex piece of writing so easy to follow. Just try reading out loud one of the conversations from this book to appreciate what is involved. The range of accents is very wide.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
If you can sit for 36 hours (the complete tetralogy)
Any additional comments?
puts Ford up with the best writers of his generation