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In Search of Lost Time (Dramatized)

Written by: Marcel Proust
Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
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A BBC Radio six-part dramatisation of Marcel Proust's groundbreaking series of novels, tracing the extraordinary story of the author's own life. Starring James Wilby and Jonathan Firth, and with a distinguished cast including Harriet Walter, Imogen Stubbs, and Corin Redgrave, this rich, multi-layered adaptation brings out all the variety and subtlety of Proust's magnificent masterpiece.

Featuring a fictional version of himself - 'Marcel' - and a host of friends, acquaintances, and lovers, In Search of Lost Time is Proust's search for the key to the mysteries of memory, time, and consciousness. As he recalls his childhood days, the sad affair of Charles Swann and Odette de Crecy, his transition to manhood, the tortures of love and the ravages of war, he realises that the simplest of discoveries can lead to astonishing possibilities.

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Intriguing and captivating.

The story, almost biography like, was a look at what man doesn't know when he is young and soon realizes when he is old. Intriguing.

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  • Wendy
  • 2014-05-06

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If you could sum up In Search of Lost Time (Dramatized) in three words, what would they be?

Entertaining, well-performed & enjoyable.

What other book might you compare In Search of Lost Time (Dramatized) to and why?

There is nothing like In search of lost time!

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

Very well read and he helped to set the scene perfectly.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

no extreme reaction

Any additional comments?

It was a delightful way of getting an overview of the very log story despite the fact that I have listened to a 33 CD version also.

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  • 2010-12-11

Absolutely First Class Drama!

Any adaption of literature is not really easy. This drama has reached an excellent height to make this complex novel understandable and compelling. Very sensitive, profound voice of narrator and all outstanding actors. Thanks for BBC and fiction factory produced such beautiful work!

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  • Bornin62
  • 2016-08-03

Stunning

I now cannot wait to buy each of the books separately and hear all 3000 words.

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  • javier sierra
  • 2018-05-14

This audiobook became my permanent companion

Proust made me retrieve moments of my past. Perhaps forgotten or unobserved before. He helped me find key answers of myself.

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  • Gareth G.
  • 2016-05-16

Amazing - Proust makes his life story so alive

Amazing - Proust makes his life story so alive

a must read for everybody who asks themselves what goes on in other peoples' minds

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-08-04

A masterpiece

One of those books which leaves you stunned, silent. A book which inspired insight and honesty in self introspection. A book which forced me to face myself and the world in their terrible, wonderful complexity. I wish it were the full book, yet the dramatization has its own poignancy.

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  • Serge Mosovich
  • 2015-07-04

How much I enjoy listening to this adatation

loved it!! do you have such equally excellent radio !adaptations? is there a BBC audio catalogue?
serge@sergemosovichmd. com

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  • Deidrich Knickerbocker
  • 2018-08-16

worth it

This performance is fantastic. perfect for listening to on lengthy bus rides in Guatemala!
It is safe to say that I would not have gotten around to reading In Search of Lost Time, and without this BBC performance I would've missed this experience all together. Somehow Proust's often-insufferable narrator dispenses minute parcels of wisdom betwixt vivid memories and those little wisdom nuggets are, at times, astonishing.

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  • Lydia G. Scarlett
  • 2018-07-08

More, please!

The acting, music and story were so beautiful. I wish it didn't have to end.

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  • aaron
  • 2016-06-10

Yes, this is how it is.

A beautiful portrait of time, with some colorful characters and quite a bit of less-than-admirable behavior. Made me want to read the actual books, certainly.

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