- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 6 hours and 35 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Listening Library
- Audible.com Release Date: October 3, 2003
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0000E69E3
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Lord of the Flies Audiobook – Unabridged
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I'm not saying it's a bad book. Seeing the kids attempt to rebuild society was enjoyable, and the last 20 pages or so were fantastic. But Golding has a lot of tics that make reading this book annoying at times. For one, his characters repeat dialogue over and over again. It seems intentional, meant to prove a point about people, but it doesn't make it less annoying. The main character also has an annoying habit of forgetting what he was going to say in the middle of speaking.
All in all, I say the Lord of the Flies is a good book, just not a great one.
Lots of school children find themselves stranded on a deserted island and, in the absence of adults, quickly elect a chief, delegate jobs and make some rules in order to keep them all alive until they are rescued. But, as with human society everywhere, the lack of basic needs and the addition of fear turns this fledgling society on its head, and the children aren't children any longer. The ending came very abruptly, and mercifully so - it was like waking up from a disturbing dream.
The Lord of the Flies didn't give me the same rush as 1984 did, but I didn't expect it to. The book teaches you that there is no such thing as a good or bad person, or even childhood innocence. It blurs the lines between play-fighting and real fighting. Very thought-provoking.