This magisterial collection of short works by Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner reminds listeners of his ability to compress his epic vision into narratives as hard and wounding as bullets. Among the 42 selections in this audiobook are such classics as "A Bear Hunt", "A Rose for Emily", "Two Soldiers", and "The Brooch".More
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Completely Useless as an Audio Book
- Chris Reich "Business Physicist and Astronomer"
Too Bad So Sad
Nothing disappoints me about Faulkner's stories.
The production of this collection, however, is unfortunate. There's no index, no distinction between the 6 sections you download (that is, you can't choose one section over another) and the stories run back to back with no gaps so you have to be paying very close attention to the timer to find '0' between stories.
I found it frustrating. With a hard copy of a collection, the reader can choose which story they start with, etc. Not so with this collection for the listener.If all you need/want is background on while you do other things, I suppose 35 hours of Faulkner is as good as it can get.
But, if you want a collection you can relish and return to favourites from, and discover new narrators from, you'll have to listen to the whole 35 hours, bookmark each story, and write your own notes on Titles, Narrators, length, etc. That's a lot of work...that shouldn't be required.
I really wish Audible would do Signature Performance of Faulkner's most familiar short stories (Barn Burning, A Rose for Emily, etc.) narrated by the same (Southern) celebrity.