• by Lawrence Durrell
  • Narrated by Jack Klaff
  • 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Set amid the corrupt glamour and multiplying intrigues of Alexandria, Egypt, in the 1930s and 1940s, the novels of Durrell's Alexandria Quartet (of which this is the first) follow the shifting alliances - sexual, cultural, and political - of a group of quite varied characters.
In Justine, an English schoolmaster and struggling writer falls in love with a beautiful and mysterious Jewish woman who is married to a wealthy Egyptian.


What the Critics Say

"[Justine] demands comparison with the very best novels of our century." (The New York Times Book Review)


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Customer Reviews

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...by the reader. The Alexandria Quartet is a fascinating series of novels, and could have been a delightful listen. But the reader is simply atrocious -- affects such mannered voices for all characters that he spoils the prose. For instance, the voice of beautiful, young Justine sounds like an eighty-year-old woman who has smoked all her life. It would be wonderful if Audible would get these books by another reader.
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- Alain "professor. like great and VERY good books, fiction and history, mainly"

Horrid Narration!

The dramatization (i.e. the narrator doing 'voices') is so extremely melodramatic ??and annoying that it distracts from the story. ??This is a great book, I cannot recommend this audio version solely because of the narration. ??I hope Audible obtains a different unabridged version of this book with a different narrator.??
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- R. Tapia "Ro"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-20-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios