Tristram Shandy

Tristram Shandy

Audiobook CD - 2009 | Unabridged.
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Laurence Sterne's most famous novel is a biting satire of literary conventions and contemporary eighteenth-century values. Renowned for its parody of established narrative techniques, Tristram Shandy is commonly regarded as the forerunner of avant-garde fiction. Tristram's characteristic digressions on a whole range of unlikely subjects (including battle strategy and noses!) are endlessly surprising and make this one of Britain's greatest comic achievements. A cast of strange characters populate this strangest of novels: gentle Uncle Toby, sarcastic Walter and of course, the pompous, garrulous Tristram himself. This edition is read by Anton Lesser in a tour de force performance.
Publisher: Franklin, TN : Naxos Audiobooks, p2009.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9789626349670
9626349670
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 15 sound discs (19 hr., 2 min., 18 sec.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Lesser, Anton

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Oct 18, 2017

Tristram Shandy is a tale of rakish what passes for adventure. I've seen numerous interpretations on film, and found all pretty self indulgent past sense. Same here.
Samuel Pepys diaries suffer the same over innuendo.
Anton Lesser is a fine actor, notable in many roles, completely defining a few. His Thomas More in Wolf Hall, not in the shade to Paul Scofield's Oscar winning portrayal in Man of All Seasons.
Yet here his delivery is somewhat "one note" and a bit falsetto, and in the fashion of many "talking books" lately, rather over hasty. Annoying and not engaging.

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