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This audio book is advertised as unabridged, and true it is the unabridged recording of Part I of George Madison Priest's excellent translation of Goethe's classic story, but where is Part II? I feel that calling this an unabridged version is very misleading - in fact I feel cheated out of hearing the centuries long controversial redemption of Goethe's Faust at the end of Part II. Hope Audible corrects this and publishes Part II - unabridged.
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What did you love best about Faust?
This is such a deep, architectonic work for Western civilzation -- and at the same time filled with wonderful humor. Goethe was a master.
What didn’t you like about Tim Habeger’s performance?
It was laborious and monotonic. I can understand that there would be difficulties dealing with the poem's meter and rhyme, but frequently I had the sense that he hadn't practiced and was just reading it through for the first time -- strange, misplaced pauses, inadequate differentiation of mood and tone. The reading did nothing to illuminate the text -- quite the opposite.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
No, this didn’t do it for me! The American accent and the extremely passionate reading made me think I was listening to a drunk drama student. I didn’t manage more than five minutes.