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Lord of the Flies

By: William Golding
Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
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A plane crashes on a desert island, and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assembles on the beach and waits to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys’ delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance.

©1954 William Golding (P)2012 Faber Audio

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Old memories

Read this when I was a kid. It was good to read it again.

The narration reminded me of old radio broadcasts.
Still a great listen.

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Spellbinding reminder of human fragility

A perfectly constructed psychological thriller reminding us of human and animal connection- outstanding and insightful

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whats the hype?

goes no where, shithouse book don't waste your time, everyone ever "have you read lord of the flys"? yes and it's terrible

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Disturbing tragedy

The book somehow gives me an indescribable heavy feeling towards the human nature of mankind.

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GOOD LOVE IT SO EMERSED

I think the story would have been better if the boys started to eat each other.

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2nd Best book for School Assignment

My essay was about the loss of innocence among the boys. Through imagery, symbolism and characterisation. Your welcome

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Enjoyable.

I remember this book from over 40 years ago. A little too much ‘describing the scene’ in parts. But this does not deter from the story.
Great narrative, loved the voice used for Piggy.

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a stark dark classic

classic novel azan current insight into what would probably happen if you did this.

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Sensational reading

I absolutely loved this story and the narration was perfect. I found it very hard to read due to the terror of the situation however; it took me many a month to complete as I had to keep putting it down to digest what was happening. A must read for anyone who loves to consume books.

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Never again

I wish I listened to my wife… very much over complicated the story with some twisted words

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