March 2, 2013
Audiobook: Madame Bovary
read by : Donada Peters
So, thought I'd listen to the classics this year. And, since I've never read Madame Bovary, I figured why not listen to it? I admit that I had no idea what it was about going in, and also that the back blurb was singularly unhelpful.
That said, even though Donada Peters sounds vaguely like Judy Dench, I found myself highly -- HIGHLY -- bored with listening to this one. After a while, Peters voice began to grate on me, and I just bailed. Nothing -- not a single thing -- about the story was drawing me in. Not the characters, not the writing, and definitely not the narration.
So, that leaves me with this: was it the translation? Was it the audiobook? There has to be a reason this is considered a classic. Should I give it another try?