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Death in Venice by Thomas Mann

Death in Venice

by Thomas Mann

Product Details

Unabridged Edition
Running Time
3 Hrs. 8 Min.
User Rating
  3.6  Stars Based on 17 ratings
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LearnOutLoud.com is pleased to present this audio version of Thomas Mann's psychologically probing 1912 novella, Death in Venice. In this story, Mann introduces us to Gustav Achenbach, a well respected man of letters, whose strict dedication to his craft has led him to the kind of solitary loneliness reserved for great thinkers. After deciding to take a vacation in order to reduce his stress, he finds his way to Venice and makes a discovery there that awakens a passion within himself that he'd suppressed his entire life. Death in Venice is an indelible portrait of what happens when the passions of life collide with the intellect.

Translated from the German 1912 edition by Martin C. Doege. This translation can be accessed at: http://mdoege.github.io/Death_in_Venice/.

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Recording marred by poor sound quality
Reviewer ykennedy
 November 15, 2010
I bought and downloaded this audio book from this site because it was cheap. Unfortunately, in this case, I got what I paid for. The narrator doesn't seem to have much lung capacity, so his voice drifts down to NOTHING at the end of each sentence. Sometimes you only hear the stressed syllables of words. I had to turn the bass way down and the treble way up, and the volume up-up-up and still could not make out half of it. It was terrible and annoying. Do not buy this audiobook.

Reviewer hyllus
 March 24, 2009
Listening to this title leaves one feeling a bit uneasy. Even the mere mention of pedophilia raises eyebrows. However, I would like to believe that Achenbach's fantasies may have more to do with a yearning for eternal youth rather than an obstruction of social mores.

Death in Venice
Reviewer cerna.hannah
 February 17, 2009

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  • Published: 1912
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: D029849
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