Lord of the Flies by William Golding audiobook

Lord of the Flies

By William Golding
Read by William Golding

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6.58 Hours Unabridged
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William Golding's classic novel of primitive savagery and survival is one of the most vividly realized and riveting works in modern fiction. The tale begins after a plane wreck deposits a group of English school boys, aged six to twelve on an isolated tropical island. Their struggle to survive and impose order quickly evolves from a battle against nature into a battle against their own primitive instincts. Golding's portrayal of the collapse of social order into chaos draws the fine line between innocence and savagery.

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Summary

Summary

One of Time Magazine's Best 100 English-Language Novels from 1923–2005

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

William Golding's classic novel of primitive savagery and survival is one of the most vividly realized and riveting works in modern fiction. The tale begins after a plane wreck deposits a group of English school boys, aged six to twelve on an isolated tropical island. Their struggle to survive and impose order quickly evolves from a battle against nature into a battle against their own primitive instincts. Golding's portrayal of the collapse of social order into chaos draws the fine line between innocence and savagery.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“I finished the last half of Lord of the Flies in a single afternoon, my eyes wide, my heart pounding, not thinking, just inhaling….My rule of thumb as a writer and reader—largely formed by Lord of the Flies—is: feel it first, think about it later.” Stephen King, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“This brilliant work is a frightening parody on man’s return to that state of darkness from which it took him thousands of years to emerge. Fully to succeed, a fantasy must approach very close to reality. Lord of the Flies does. It must also be superbly written. It is.” New York Times Book Review
Lord of the Flies gives the reader a lucid and chillingly objective mirror to our modern society. William Golding’s narration is as impartial as his work, yet his grumbly, grandfatherly voice, complete with mid-sentence sniffs and swallows, is intimate…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: William Golding

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 6.58
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English