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Within a Budding Grove is the second book of the seven-volume In Search of Lost Time / Rememberances. For audiobook purposes, it is divided into two parts, this being the first. As with this entire series, it is beautifully narrated by Neville Jason. This particular section covers, amongst others, social interaction with the Marquis de Norpois, infatuation with the actress Berma, discussion of the author Bergotte, social difficulties relating to Odette, now married to Swann, and a growing relationship between the narrator and their pretty redheaded daughter, Gilberte. Proust is an unhurried author, who delights in ordinary events, and this book is no exception. If you like really wonderful writing, a relaxed pace, and are after a break from a diet of thrillers, you will really like this.
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It took me nearly a year to listen to the first book. I loved the leisurely pace of the narrator and his ability to convey the real thoughts behind the characters. I also loved the way he used slightly different voices to bring alive each character.
But the narrator of this second book in the series is terrible! He's rushing through the book. Rather than being transported to another time, I feel like I"m running to catch a bus. Such a disservice to this story to change narrators like that. I'm very disappointed.
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