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Yuri Rasovsky
AudioFile, February 2001

Neville Jason strives for clarity and succeeds with distinction. Proust spent more than a decade cloistered in his sickbed, writing his massive, autobiographical novel, or rather, series of novels, In Search of Lost Time [Naxos AudioBooks: Swann's Way NA305312, Swann in Love NA305612, Within a Budding Grove Part I NA308812, Part II NA310612, The Guermantes Way Part I NA311612, Part II NA314112, Sodom and Gomorrah Part I NA316112, Part II NA316712, The Captive Part I NA319012, Part II NA320312, The Fugitive NA321112, Time Regained NA322012, RELATED TITLE - JASON The Life and Work of Marcel Proust NA325212]. In this volume, published posthumously in 1923, our hero Marcel remembers his obsessive affair with Albertine, whom he sequesters in his Paris flat. Naxos is publishing the entire oeuvre narrated by the indefatigable Neville Jason. No one could undertake such a job thoroughly without decades of preparation. Judging by this, the actor has put in plenty of time, even abridging the text himself. As reader he has a fine voice and excellent technique. He strives for clarity—not an easy job considering some of the author's page-long sentences—and succeeds with distinction. If the resonances at times elude him—well, they elude a lot of people. What he has achieved is well worth hearing. And he deserves plaudits for the sheer chutzpah of taking this job on. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award.



AudioFile

PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 1: Swann`s Way: Part I (Abridged) NA305312
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 1: Swann`s Way: Parts II and III (Abridged) NA305612
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 2: Within a Budding Grove: Part I (Abridged) NA308812
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 2: Within a Budding Grove: Part II (Abridged) NA310612
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 3: Guermantes Way (The): Part I (Abridged) NA311612
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 3: Guermantes Way (The): Part II (Abridged) NA314112
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 4: Sodom and Gomorrah (Cities of the Plain): Part I (Abridged) NA316112
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 4: Sodom and Gomorrah (Cities of the Plain): Part II (Abridged) NA316712
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 5: Captive (The): Part I (Abridged) NA319012
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 5: Captive (The): Part II (Abridged) NA320312
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 6: Fugitive (The) (Abridged) NA321112
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 7: Time Regained (Abridged) NA322012

Jason is a master when it comes to characterizing the multitude of voices. © 2012 AudioFile



The Boston Globe

PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 1: Swann`s Way: Part I (Abridged) NA305312
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 1: Swann`s Way: Parts II and III (Abridged) NA305612
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 2: Within a Budding Grove: Part I (Abridged) NA308812
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 2: Within a Budding Grove: Part II (Abridged) NA310612
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 3: Guermantes Way (The): Part I (Abridged) NA311612
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 3: Guermantes Way (The): Part II (Abridged) NA314112
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 4: Sodom and Gomorrah (Cities of the Plain): Part I (Abridged) NA316112
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 4: Sodom and Gomorrah (Cities of the Plain): Part II (Abridged) NA316712
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 5: Captive (The): Part I (Abridged) NA319012
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 5: Captive (The): Part II (Abridged) NA320312
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 6: Fugitive (The) (Abridged) NA321112
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 7: Time Regained (Abridged) NA322012

Jason is alert to every social distinction and to the passions that surge beneath the surface of polite conversation. © The Boston Globe



The Good Book Guide

PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 1: Swann`s Way: Part I (Abridged) NA305312
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 1: Swann`s Way: Parts II and III (Abridged) NA305612
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 2: Within a Budding Grove: Part I (Abridged) NA308812
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 2: Within a Budding Grove: Part II (Abridged) NA310612
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 3: Guermantes Way (The): Part I (Abridged) NA311612
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 3: Guermantes Way (The): Part II (Abridged) NA314112
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 4: Sodom and Gomorrah (Cities of the Plain): Part I (Abridged) NA316112
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 4: Sodom and Gomorrah (Cities of the Plain): Part II (Abridged) NA316712
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 5: Captive (The): Part I (Abridged) NA319012
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 5: Captive (The): Part II (Abridged) NA320312
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 6: Fugitive (The) (Abridged) NA321112
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 7: Time Regained (Abridged) NA322012

Jason, reading with acute understanding, controls the flow of lengthy intricate sentences with great skill. © The Good Book Guide



Literary Review

PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 1: Swann`s Way: Part I (Abridged) NA305312
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 1: Swann`s Way: Parts II and III (Abridged) NA305612
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 2: Within a Budding Grove: Part I (Abridged) NA308812
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 2: Within a Budding Grove: Part II (Abridged) NA310612
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 3: Guermantes Way (The): Part I (Abridged) NA311612
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 3: Guermantes Way (The): Part II (Abridged) NA314112
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 4: Sodom and Gomorrah (Cities of the Plain): Part I (Abridged) NA316112
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 4: Sodom and Gomorrah (Cities of the Plain): Part II (Abridged) NA316712
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 5: Captive (The): Part I (Abridged) NA319012
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 5: Captive (The): Part II (Abridged) NA320312
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 6: Fugitive (The) (Abridged) NA321112
PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 7: Time Regained (Abridged) NA322012

[Neville Jason’s] range of voices and accents makes each character unforgettable. © Literary Review






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