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Cakes and Ale

Lu par : James Saxon
Durée : 6 h et 29 min
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When Cakes and Ale was first published in 1930 it roused a storm of controversy, since many people imagined they recognised portraits of literary figures now no more. It is the novel for which Maugham wished to be remembered.

©2009 W. Somerset Maugham (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • RueRue
  • 22/04/2016

Delightful

I consider Maugham to be under appreciated. His prose is lovely, and this story is witty and poignant, with ineresting characters. The narration is sublime. RIP James Saxon.

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  • RealityBuff
  • 27/01/2016

Well crafted novel read very well

What made the experience of listening to Cakes and Ale the most enjoyable?

The delivery was very good and the story was compelling.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Cakes and Ale?

The scene where the narrator, as a boy, loses his virginity was written in a most humble and a-typical way. The events were described from a distance of 40 years or so, with near total objectivity and frankness.

Which character – as performed by James Saxon – was your favorite?

You will never forget Rosie Driffield, and the author never forgot the woman who inspired her.

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  • Matthew
  • 12/11/2015

A bit mercenary with Hugh Walpole

A bit mercenary with Hugh Walpole... Don't have to use a sledge hammer to point out character flaws.

In spite of myself I liked the story so well I could hardly stop listening. The narrator is excellent, 90 out of 100.

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  • edteach3r
  • 06/01/2016

A classic worth reading

I enjoyed this insight into a society so surreal. Although the novel took a while to get into, the narration is delightful and entertaining.

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  • John S.
  • 20/10/2019

Couldn't finish it

Halfway through I realized I was forcing myself to read this; so, I stopped.

Audio narration is very good, but I found the story, such that it was, boring. Whatever others like about it is lost on me. Perhaps one has to have an academic background in literature to "get" the satire here? If you're plugging along, hoping it gets better, highly unlikely.

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  • kiki
  • 15/04/2017

One of Maugham's lighter and lesser novels

I love Somerset Maugham. This isn't his best but is still good and the performance is very convincing.

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  • Sebastian Gruson
  • 15/04/2016

Entertaining!

An entertaining tale about the freedom of spirit and the dichotomy of reality and perception , masterfully narrated.