Death in Venice

  • by Thomas Mann
  • Narrated by Peter Batchelor
  • 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A stunningly beautiful youth and the city of Venice set the stage for Thomas Mann’s introspective examination of erotic love and philosophical wisdom.


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Customer Reviews

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Subtle and poetic scopophilia of a youth

Where does Death in Venice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?


Who was your favorite character and why?

Tadzio. All credit due to the author's description of the youth which plays with your imagination and helps you paint every subtle action, every emotion of the character. I have seen the film before this and it complements the visual.

Have you listened to any of Peter Batchelor’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have not. I have to admit that Peter's narration although good, was also quite quiet that I had to raise the volume above the recommended volume level.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I wouldn't want to. This book is powerfully descriptive as the author paints you the scene, the background and the small details. It's a book that you would have to listen again and again to gain more understanding of what the author wanted to convey.

Any additional comments?

Other than the voice being quiet and that some paragraphs can be quite daunting in their description when you cannot connect with it. This does well to narrate and complement the visuals that one can see through the film.

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- Culwen


A melancholic allegorical study into the unavoidable human dangers of love and compulsion set in the backdrop of Venice during a cholera epidemic. Sombre, descriptive and moving.
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- David Bristow Music

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-12-2011
  • Publisher: Trout Lake Media