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To the Lighthouse is Virginia Woolf’s arresting analysis of domestic family life, centering on the Ramseys and their visits to the Isle of Skye in Scotland in the early 1900s. Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge, Eyes Wide Shut), who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Woolf in the film adaptation of Michael Cunningham’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Hours, brings the impressionistic prose of this classic to vibrant life.
Split into three parts, the story observes Mrs. Ramsay, Mr. Ramsey, and their children at their vacation house on the Isle of Skye. While the novel follows seemingly trivial events between the family members, the plot takes a backseat to philosophical introspection, which gave the novel its fame as an icon of modernist literature. The Ramseys' quest to recapture meaning creates a powerful allegory of man’s impermanent battle with the tangible world.
©1927 Virginia Woolf (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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By Susan on 07-23-12

Nicole Kidman does a fantastic reading

If you could sum up To the Lighthouse in three words, what would they be?

Absolutely crazy wonderful

Who was your favorite character and why?

Each of the characters were important in their own way, but I think that William Banks was my favorite.

Which character – as performed by Nicole Kidman – was your favorite?

Nicole performed the Omnipotent narrator in such a way that she made me believe that she sould actually see into the minds of the characters.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It would have been impossible to sit and listen to this in just one sitting. It is a story that I could take in the information for about forty-five minutes, then sit quietly and process all that had happened.

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By R. H OAKLEY on 06-12-16

Wonderful combination of text and narrator

To the Lighthouse is one of Virginia Wolf's best novels, which is to say it is one of the great novels of the 20th Century. Nicole Kidman's narration catches the complexity and intelligence of Wolf's novel, without showy excesses. This is a remarkable audio book.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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