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The Beast in the Jungle

Narrated by: Kris Dyer
Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
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Bachelor John Marcher is haunted by the premonition that something terrible lies in store for him, like a "beast in the jungle" lying in wait. So he spends his life in idleness, unable to carry out his dreams or desires, while his friend May Bartram, curious to see how this spectacular fate will manifest, helps watch out for the arrival of the beast. The two develop a strong platonic relationship, stoked by this mystery, and gradually, the best years of their lives roll by, unfulfilled - lost to John's dread and fear of the unknown. Written soon after The Wings of the Dove, The Beast in the Jungle is a haunting story of crippling obsession and a life unlived.

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  • 16-06-20

Excellent narration and affordable price

I'd recommend this to anyone studying Henry James. It isn't one of my own favorite stories, but I think the author considered it to be one of his best.