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Greg T. Beatty
AudioFile, June 2004

Listening to Proust may be the ideal way to experience this great French writer. His prose is exquisite, but so careful in its variation that it benefits greatly from Neville Jason's narration. Jason performs the text, more than reading it, and his marked changes in tone, pace, and breath make this a pleasure to listen to. Jason also emphasizes the humor of the text, playing up each speaker's verbal tics. Proust's story focuses on desire and art. The desire is examined through character thought and action, the art through the precision of the prose, and through the snippets of period music that are occasionally carefully interwoven with it.



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. © 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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