Zorba the Greek

  • by Nikos Kazantzakis
  • Narrated by George Guidall
  • 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A wonderful tale of a young man's coming of age, Zorba the Greek has been a classic of world literature since it was first translated into English in 1952 and made into an unforgettable movie with Anthony Quinn. Zorba, an irrepressible, earthy hedonist, sweeps his young disciple along as he wines, dines, and loves his way through a life dedicated to fulfilling his copious appetites. Zorba is irresistible in this charming audio production by veteran narrator George Guidall.

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Customer Reviews

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Genius from author & narrator. My baubolina.....

Would you listen to Zorba the Greek again? Why?

Loved George Guidall's narration. Although he initially irritated me, I quickly realised that he is an accomplished narrator who had the measure of the material.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Zorba is hilarious, infuriating, wonderful and demonic all in one. 'My baubolina'!!


What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His tone and respect of the material is perfectly pitched and masterly delivered.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It's philosophical, religious and spiritual experience with some weighty themes. I often found myself marvelling at some of the short dialogues of the narrator and rewinding sections to give myself a chance to consider what was happening.


Any additional comments?

In places the book is difficult and thought provoking. However it was a truly engaging and rewarding experience. Superb and deep, yet funny and devastatingly dramatic in parts.

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- Colintex

interesting tale!

interesting tale but quite long and slightly hard work in places.

Not sure if it would work better in a written book then audio but I got distracted quite easily. Did finish it but don't quite see what all the fuss is about! it is nicely written though
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- Mr. J. G. Henderson "Jezzy"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-07-2011
  • Publisher: Recorded Books