A Fable

  • by William Faulkner
  • Narrated by Kevin Pariseau
  • 20 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An allegorical story of World War I set in the trenches in France and dealing ostensibly with a mutiny in a French regiment.
As an added bonus, when you purchase our Audible Modern Vanguard production of William Faulkner's book, you'll also receive an exclusive Jim Atlas interview. This interview – where James Atlas interviews James Lee Burke about the life and work of William Faulkner – begins as soon as the audiobook ends.


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Customer Reviews

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Admittedly, I am a huge Faulkner fan; though, Southern Literature is not my area of study, I have read most of Faulkner's novels. This was one of the gaps in his canon for me. What you have here is Faulkner at his best and his worst. You have moments when the plot and style come together to form a cohesive narrative. But you have plotting that takes turns where none are needed, becoming a book that is mainly potential. To bring the Great War into novel form was the life-long pursuit of Faulkner, which could be noted in his false claims to participation in the war. But the addition of a Chirst-like character onto the narrative leaves the novel moving in different and competing directions.
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- William M Storm "An academic who listens to novels on runs and commutes to campus."

Definitely Not Impressed w/ the Audiobook

Would you try another book from William Faulkner and/or Kevin Pariseau?

I would read another book of William Faulkner, but I probably won't listen to another book read by Kevin Pariseau

Would you be willing to try another book from William Faulkner? Why or why not?

Yes. I have read a couple of books by Faulkner and am open to reading more books by him.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Although the narrator spoke clearly, I found his reading excruciating slow and boring and not helpful to the understanding of the novel. There were long pauses in places where pauses should not be. It was quite distracting. So much so that I stopped the recording and read the book.

Do you think A Fable needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No. Even though I'm not a fan of Faulkner, I think he completed the story even if it was verbose

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- brokenspiners

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-07-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios