Listen to the mesmerizing tale of a noble Southern family teetering on the edge of both personal and financial collapse - a story so powerful that it has earned its place among the greatest works of the twentieth century. William Faulkner's masterpiece, The Sound and the Fury, unravels the Compson family's tragic journey, introducing us to a cast of unforgettable characters. We meet the rebellious and captivating Caddy, the enigmatic manchild Benjy, the tormented and neurotic Quentin, the brutal and cynical Jason, and the wise and resilient Dilsey, their devoted black servant.
Through the lens of these characters, Faulkner lays bare the fragmented and tortured lives shaped by the weight of history and the burdens of legacy. As their voices intertwine and their actions reverberate, the true essence of Faulkner's genius takes shape. Prepare yourself to be captivated by his spellbinding prose as you delve into this timeless tale.
But let us not forget the wisdom that Faulkner imparts, for as he says, "I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire... I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all of your breath trying to conquer it. Because no battle is ever won," he pronounces, "they are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory is but an illusion sought after by philosophers and fools."
Narrated by the talented Grover Gardner, this audiobook invites you to immerse yourself in Faulkner's haunting world, as the tale unravels across 8 hours and 54 minutes of sheer brilliance. However, be forewarned, this audiobook has received a rating of 2.7 out of 5, indicating that it may not be for everyone. Only those with a true appreciation for Faulkner's intricate storytelling should embark on this extraordinary journey.