• by Lawrence Durrell
  • Narrated by Jack Klaff
  • 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In Balthazar, the second volume in Durrell’s Alexandria Quartet, the story and the characters come more clearly into focus. Darley, the reflective Englishman, receives from Balthazar, the pathologist, a mass of notes which attempt to explain what really happened between the tempestuous Justine, her husband Nessim, Clea the artist, and Pursewarden the writer.
As an added bonus, when you purchase our Audible Modern Vanguard production of Lawrence Durrell's book, you'll also receive an exclusive Jim Atlas interview. This interview – where James Atlas interviews Daniel Mendelsohn about the life and work of Lawrence Durrell – begins as soon as the audiobook ends.


What the Critics Say

"Lawrence Durrell's Justine was certainly one of the finest novels of the last ten years. If anything, Balthazar is more convincing…. Durrell is moving up, onto the highest levels of the novelist's art." (The Nation)


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Customer Reviews

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Good listening

A fascinating story, made easier by being read, as it was hard to read oneself in cold blood. The narrator has a very good way of differentiating between the characters and bringing them to some sort of life.
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- p m wootton-davies

Listen to sample!

Found the reader's voice took the pleasure out of this book, have read before and looked forward to listening, very disappointed.
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- Amy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-10-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios