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Sanctuary

Lu par : Stephen Hoye
Durée : 9 h et 15 min
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A powerful novel examining the nature of evil, informed by the works of T. S. Eliot and Freud, mythology, local lore, and hard-boiled detective fiction, Sanctuary is the dark, at times brutal, story of the kidnapping of Mississippi debutante Temple Drake. She introduces her own form of venality into the Memphis underworld where she is being held.
©1958 William Faulkner (P)2005 Random House, Inc.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Very Jones
  • 02/11/2015

Loved the reader!

Where does Sanctuary rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

A memorable listening experience. I found myself rewinding and listening repeatedly to passages. The prose is so rich that with each re-listen, more details emerge.

What other book might you compare Sanctuary to and why?

I have also listened to and loved Absalom, Absalom!, The Sound and the Fury, and Light in August. I preferred Sanctuary to Light in August, but do not consider Sanctuary as brilliant as Absalom or Sound.

What does Stephen Hoye bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I must disagree with fellow readers who did not like Hoye's interpretations of the book's many Southern dialects. Hoye's voice sounds very similar to Faulkner's own inflections as heard in his Nobel speech. I also thought Hoye brought realism and authenticity to the range of voices in the novel which span the social classes--from the Memphis Madam, Miss Reba, to Horace Benbow's gentrified drawl, to the hillbilly twang of the bootleggers

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  • Global
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  • Dana
  • 20/10/2010

disappointment

This is another good book really poorly narrated. The half-enervated singsong of the narrator's voice seems intended to reflect the music of Faulkner's prose, but the effect is like singing Emily Dickinson's poems to the tune of The Yellow Rose of Texas - it just doesn't match the emotional tenor of the content. How do you square singsong with a text filled with words like "vicious" in the first half-hour? The effect is stilted and so distant from the actual content of the text that listening is a process of battling to filter out the narrator's voice. I gave up. This is the second $14.95 I've wasted on unlistenable narration in the last few months.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • W Perry Hall
  • 27/04/2014

Temple Drake and Faulkner's seediest novel

A tale revolving around Faulkner's second favorite female character, Temple Drake (after, of course, Caddy Compson), an Ole Miss co-ed cutie thrown into the devil's pit by circumstances. This book is not for the weak of will. It's the only Faulkner novel, I think, that describes in Faulknerese masturB, and centers on rape and murder. Faulkner claims it was a "potboiler" written solely for profit. There is evidence otherwise, though it's not nearly on par with his 3 most famous, "The Sound and the Fury," "Absalom, Absalom!" and As I Lay Dying."

It's a better place to start on Faulkner than the 3 above. I started with The Sound and the Fury 25 years ago, tried twice and quit. If you haven't read it, and you don't have to read it as part of a lit class, you will need a companion book. Believe me. In my own personal Southern Renaissance, I came back with a fury in the past couple of years and have nearly finished them all.

In any case, you might start with this or "Light in August" (which is more accessible and, in my opinion, as outstanding as all but The Sound and the Fury) and go from there. I'll say 4.5 stars, and round up.

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  • Global
    1 out of 5 stars
  • B. Leddy
  • 31/01/2011

Poorly narrated

Audible needs to have Joe Barrett re-perform Sanctuary, Absalom and Sound and the Fury. The narration here was ineffective.

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  • Global
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Maya
  • 29/07/2010

Disappointing

This narrator is absolutely destroying my love of William Faulkner.
He is possibly the worst narrator I have come across so far.
I am giving this one star because someone needs to tell this guy not to perform any female characters or characters he thinks are slow-witted.
I will be avoiding this narrator at all costs.

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Abstraction
  • 09/04/2010

Painful

Not Faulkner's best by a long shot, but the book is better than the narrator allows it to be. The effect is similar to that of having a mosquito at your ear while you are trying to sleep. . . .

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Matt
  • 31/03/2019

Deceptively brilliant.

I feel like its narrative structure inspired Pulp Fiction. I found the first third of the book a little slow. and annoying. During the second third I started to think "This is pretty good and there is a lot more going on under the surface than first meets the eye. In the midst of the last third it hits you in the face that this book is not only brilliantly constructed, but very innovative narratively considering when it was first published. Its a dark, mean, deep and amazing novel. I loved it and recommended it highly.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Allen Mahan
  • 23/07/2018

Sanctuary

Took me 3 weeks--read alone leisurely w novel shall reread again. Love Faulkner. Xo Xo

  • Global
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  • MrkS
  • 28/03/2018

Not for everyone

Faulkner's way with words is not for everyone, and the coarse sexual abuse is graphic even by todays standard; and easy to imagine the controversy cause by the corncob in the 1930's. This isn't my favorite Faulkner story and not one I'd recommend to anyone but a serious reader of Faulkner.

  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
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  • In2Everything
  • 23/02/2017

i was listened to the whole thing but was bored ..

... all the way through. uninteresting story, not great narraration. i was looking forward to my first Faulkner experience, but I still have no idea what he wanted me to think about or experience through this story.