Prix : 2,68 €

Détails de l'abonnement : Détails de l'abonnement :
  • Gratuit pendant 30 jours, avec un titre au choix offert.
  • 9,95 € par mois pour le livre audio de votre choix, quel que soit le prix.
  • Vous n'aimez pas un titre ? Échangez-le.
  • Résiliez à tout moment, vos livres audio vous appartiennent.
ou
Dans le panier

Description

A stunningly beautiful youth and the city of Venice set the stage for Thomas Mann’s introspective examination of erotic love and philosophical wisdom.

Public Domain (P)2011 Trout Lake Media

Ce que les membres d'Audible en pensent

Notations

Global

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 étoiles
    0
  • 4 étoiles
    0
  • 3 étoiles
    0
  • 2 étoiles
    1
  • 1 étoile
    0

Performance

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • 5 étoiles
    0
  • 4 étoiles
    0
  • 3 étoiles
    0
  • 2 étoiles
    0
  • 1 étoile
    1

Histoire

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 étoiles
    1
  • 4 étoiles
    0
  • 3 étoiles
    0
  • 2 étoiles
    0
  • 1 étoile
    0
Trier par :
  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

The terrible narration ruins the book

Souhaiteriez-vous essayer un autre livre de Thomas Mann ou lu par Peter Batchelor ?

I enormously enjoyed the Buddenbrooks by Thoman Mann, read by David Rintoul, and was hoping for a similar experience. Unfortunately, the narrator here is just terrible. It is one continuous monotonous mumble.

Quelle a été votre réaction à l'écoute de ce livre ? Enervement, tristesse, déception ?

It was such a disappointment to see this amazing story of passion and vulnerability damaged by the reading.

Trier par :
  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Erez
  • 19/03/2012

A problem with the narration

The book itself is well worthy of the name "classic". It is deep, intelligent and moving, and the most impressive thing about it, to me, was the apparent ease with which the author portrays such a complex protagonist and such deep feelings. However, I was only able to reach these conclusions after reading a print version of the book, since in the audiobook I could only barely follow the story.

The problem with the narrator is very simple: his voice is just too deep. He's not an untalented narrator, in that his pronunciation is very clear and he reads without any errors (I think I detected a hint of accent -- South African, perhaps?). However, he reads at such a low pitch that it is very hard to decipher what he's saying. Most of the time it sounds like someone grumbling to himself in another room. This would be a perfect voice for some sort of "mountain-man" in an animated film, but constantly straining to understand the narrator is not what you want in an audiobook.

5 sur 5 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Bobby J Jones
  • 04/12/2015

You Get What You Pay For

I bought this version of Death in Venice because it was really inexpensive, and the sample seemed decent enough. After I started it, I found the narration to be excruciatingly awful, and after about an hour of listening in the car, I made up my mind that this audio book had to go! The narrator has a deep, muffled, and throaty voice that simply croaked. He sounds like a heavy smoker whose respiratory system is about to give out at any moment. I decided to call it a loss and to download and listen to the more expensive version. The story itself is great.

4 sur 5 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Chantal Thomas
  • 21/08/2015

Shatteringly beautiful

An aching requiem for love and reason set amidst the swelling sicknesses of Europe before the Great War.

I did eventually come to like the narrator very much- found his tone a bit monotonous at first, but perhaps in the end this was the right artistic choice considering the tone of the book.

All in all, great.

1 sur 1 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jaded Buddha
  • 21/08/2013

This is great. Now where is Magic Mountain?

Fantastic story, of course. Narrator's performance was acceptable to me.

Now please make an audio book of Magic Mountain ASAP!

1 sur 1 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • E. R. Øyre
  • 10/02/2018

This book changed my life.

Where do I even begin.
The story is haunting, both disturbing and beautiful. Although the plot drags on pretty slowly, it will suck you in. It will suck you into a shocking, beautiful vision of a scary, paedofiliac psycosis. And still it is all pure. There are no crimes commited, no thaughts omitted, and it is all descriptions of thoughts that both makes you sympathize with, and despice the book's main character, Herr von Aschenbach. The work hasen't left my mind since the days i first listened to is, read it, and studied it, always coming back to the book I learned to recognize as a masterpiece. Give it a try, and study it, if not, you are missing out on some great lectures on the suprising ways of the human mind.

  • Global
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Cathy
  • 04/05/2014

Started out well but quickly deteriorated

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The narrator had a good voice for listening to. His pace was fine in the first chapter or two. Then it was as if he was told to pick up the pace because he started reading so fast and blurring his words together it was unpleasant to listen to any longer. I was really getting into the story too. What a drag!

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator should have continued in the same pace he used at the beginning of the book.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment.