The actor Julian Sands is the narrator of a new audio book of Golding’s 1957 novel Pincher Martin. Sands has had a varied and hugely successful career, and is perhaps best known for roles in A Room with a View (1985), Arachnophobia (1990), 24 (2006) and Dexter (2013). Pincher Martin tells the story of a sailor lost at sea, struggling to survive on a lone rock in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. In this audio version, Sands conveys Pincher’s panic, viciousness and eventual madness with conviction and passion. Listen to an excerpt below.