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Famous Literature Fractured

Each answer is a famous novel or book, whose title has been 'fractured' into like-sounding syllables.
Solve each one by speaking the clues out loud, faster and faster, until you 'hear' the answer!
Quiz by kiwirage
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Last updated: January 10, 2016
First submittedAugust 10, 2015
Times taken5,854
Rating3.87
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Fractured Title
Answer
Bray venue whirled
Brave New World
Dick hat Turin their eye
The Catcher in the Rye
At hail lift ooze it ease
A Tale of Two Cities
Nigh in tea neigh tee fore
Nineteen Eighty-Four
Weather why old think Tsar
Where the Wild Things Are
Up reef fist tree oft I'm
A Brief History of Time
Lid allows under prayer re
Little House on the Prairie
Raw bins and cruise sew
Robinson Crusoe
One's house in din
won knights
One Thousand and
One Nights
Fractured Title
Answer
Day injure wrestle yay songs
Dangerous Liaisons
Zeal comb missed
The Alchemist
Lawyer dove deaf lies
Lord of the Flies
Sill oughta how is if hive
Slaughterhouse-Five
Ease Stevie din
East of Eden
Did a finch eke ode
The Da Vinci Code
Them mole tease if elk in
The Maltese Falcon
Owl choir it under west
tin for runt
All Quiet on the
Western Front
Diss cigar little Etta
The Scarlet Letter
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level 77
Aug 10, 2015
That's one crazy accent you have.
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level 62
Aug 10, 2015
Several accents are represented, including but not limited to Jamaican, Irish and French.
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level 73
Sep 25, 2015
I would say that "Lawyer Dove Deaf Lies" is my favorite Irish novel.
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level 61
Oct 1, 2019
I read "zeal comb missed", with a french accent hahaha. (dont think any of the others came across as a specific accent to me, speech impediment maybe, haha)
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level 78
Aug 10, 2015
Brilliant stuff - keep them coming! (although it's taking me ages to figure them out)
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level 76
Aug 12, 2015
Really enjoy these, although I could use more time. Never heard of The Alchemist.
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level 83
Sep 24, 2015
Likewise, I've real all here except that one and Dangerous Liasons (and Maltese Falcon, but I've seen that movie...), but those 2 I hadn't heard of.
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level 72
Oct 6, 2015
The Alchemist is a fantastic read - in fact everything I've read by Paulo Coelho reveals a guy with one amazing mind.
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level 67
Jan 5, 2016
Well I read it a thousand times but I couldn't guess it from that clue if my life depended on it! A bit of stretch, really.
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level 70
Jan 6, 2016
Right!
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level 61
Oct 1, 2019
It was one of those books that were "in" for a while, like eat pray love, or the celestine prophecy (though that may have been only here and not world wide). you would hear other people talk about it and have you read it yet. That doesnt happen with too many books. only other I can really think about is davinci code.

(And not meaning in conversation about literature, when people discuss good books, but just as an everyday comments, like you really must try this new capuchno, or better comparison I guess, movies that are being played in the cinema)Things that became a sort of hype (and would make people that usually dont read want to see what all the fuss is about, if everybody keeps mentioning it)

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level 82
Sep 24, 2015
Would love to have more time. I need to read them aloud several times to get any idea of what they might sound like, pretty sure I could've gotten a couple more if time.
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level 76
Sep 25, 2015
Agreed.
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level 75
Dec 1, 2015
Great quiz. More time please.
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level ∞
Dec 25, 2015
Interesting that this quiz has a rating of only 2 stars. Personally, I think it's a great quiz! But I've noticed that ratings tend to correlate inversely with difficulty. Which is why we are making an effort to have more short, easy quizzes on the site.
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level 62
Jan 3, 2016
Yeah, I've suspected for a while that if people find a quiz difficult or don't do well on it, they 'take revenge' by giving it a low rating. And of course everyone enjoys different kinds of quizzes. But I hope the element of fun in these fractured quizzes comes across. I think when you wrote the comment, the rating was 2.08; it's now 2.57, so it's improving - go, little quiz, go!
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level 70
Jan 3, 2016
Personally, I got 100% on the first try and gave it 3/5 because I thought some of the "accents" strained credulity. I've given 5/5 to quizzes I've done very poorly on; my philosophy is "it's not a bad quiz just because I'M bad AT it".
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level 72
Jan 6, 2016
thoroughly enjoyed this. pretty much every quiz, you know the answer, or you dont. with this you should be able to get 100% with enough slurred rambling and lost ego. one of my favourites
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level 61
Oct 1, 2019
I think there are definetely people that rate quizzes down when they have done badly. No matter how childish and immature that is. Another part of it is ( in which case the fault still lies with the quiztaker and not the quiz or quizmaker) when they misunderstand the concept and in their mind the quiz is flawed, while in fact it isnt, just something slightly different than they expected.

This quiz is a gray area, in my opinion, it is a given and obvious these clues are gonna be exact and perfect. But I guess that is somehow what some expect? In comparison, in quizzes that are supposedly about homophones and clues are given for words that really dont sound alike to most people, I can find that annoying and frustrating, cause in that case you DO expect them to be a near perfect fit, pretty close atleast. But still no reason to downvote imo (usually, unless they are sooo far off, and have many bad clues, that you cant call most even homophones)

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level 61
Oct 1, 2019
@ayjayh If you see the thought behind the quiz it is exactly what it claims to be. Nowhere is it stated that it sound exactly alike, just that if you say it fast enough you will hear something that resembles a title. Enough to pick them out. (and even more when you look at them quietly afterwards and lay your emphasis a little different)>

It does exactly what it claims. And no it is not easy, but that is the fun, it hasnt claimed anywhere that they were obvious. (btw as I write thise the rating is 4 ! so either it has got many upvotes since, or the rating has been reset and gotten more reasonable array of votes)(edit, 4 was rounded, actual number is 3.87)

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level 76
Jan 5, 2016
Wait! You can rate quizzes?!?
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level 61
Oct 1, 2019
That is what the stars are, never noticed them? (and why some have more or half stars? and well, you can sort the quizzes on the rating they got amongst other things ( though that might be a newer feature, not sure)
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level 76
Jan 5, 2016
On a more serious note, I think the lower rating is likely due to the lack of adequate time to get a good score. It IS fun to work through the more challenging quizzes, but frustrating to only get to a comparatively low portion of a quiz when time runs out.
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level 67
Jan 5, 2016
Very true ... five minutes would have been nice, might give those stars a little push!
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level 62
Jan 5, 2016
An extra minute would make this one more manageable, I agree. Submitted the change, and it will show soon.
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level 66
Jan 7, 2016
Yep, I was struggling through these having a pretty good time and then I was out of time with 7 answers left. I hadn't even looked at 6 of them.
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level 70
Oct 14, 2018
I really enjoyed it - actually the only one I've ever bothered to rate. I hope it was as much fun to write as it was to take. Thank you.
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level 61
Oct 1, 2019
I wanted to say time was fine for me, I only missed 2 if you count the one I had allready typed in but mistyped. And either read 0 of these or 1 (not sure about davinci) But then I saw that was before that 1 minute extra was added.

I think the time now is good enough, but yea with a minute less it would ve been quite demanding.

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level 71
Jul 4, 2017
D'oh! I really like the long, hard ones. (QUIZZES, you perverts). I wish I could give this many 5s.
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level 68
Jan 5, 2016
i usually forget to rate the quiz. My bad! I do consciously not rate quizzes with bad spelling or answers or that only the quiz-creator knows what they were thinking as they are very frustrating.
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level 61
Oct 1, 2019
But, if I read you correctly should that be a reason to rate them> There are two reasons to rate a quiz ( besides if you allways rate them) if they are very bad, or very good.
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level 46
Jan 5, 2016
This is really tough! Though, as commented, in an Irish accent it becomes much easier :
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level 47
Jan 5, 2016
Loved it!! on the last second I figured out Slaughterhouse 5 but was too late to type it. Ended with 16/18. Never heard of All Quiet on the Western Front.
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level 67
Jan 8, 2016
I am amazed that you got 16/18 but have never heard of 'All Quiet on the Western Front' one of the greatest books dealing with WW1....... Good fun quiz.
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level 61
Oct 1, 2019
to be honest I only heard about it because I came across it on this site several times now the last few weeks.
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level 73
Sep 29, 2019
Read All Quiet On The Western Front right now. Almost 4 years later. The most direct and candid war book written.
Hitler liked it so much he had it tossed in the famous book fires and had the author's sister beheaded. They sent the executioner's bill to him in the U.S. where he had escaped.
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level 69
Jan 6, 2016
Very enjoyable - got them all first time with nearly a minute to spare,
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level 43
Jan 6, 2016
Very self-aware putting a Stephen Hawking book in there considering these pronunciations sound *very* much like his computer speaking voice.
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level 54
Feb 6, 2016
17/18 first try, and I hadn't heard of a large number of them before! Hard quiz that I surprised myself with how well I did.
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level 58
Jul 11, 2016
I only got a little over half, but that was fun
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level 65
Jan 13, 2017
There is a party game called Mad Gab that uses this concept. It's pretty fun.
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level 49
Jun 5, 2017
That is HARD!
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level 62
Feb 14, 2018
Wow! Super-creative! Kudos, Kiwirage!
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level 71
Aug 6, 2018
When saying "Up reef fist tree oft I'm" aloud, I think I sounded much like the book's author.
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level 61
Oct 1, 2019
I actually got dangerous liaisons ! just couldnt spell it correctly in time.. (ended up with liaisions when timer reached 0) only others I missed were, where the wild things are and slaughterhousefive.

I literally havent read any of these though, (besides maybe davinci code, not sure, I did see the movie though. Didnt see any movie adaptations of any of the others either btw).

So, not too bad :) though it was quite tough !! harder than another quiz of this type.