Brideshead Revisited

  • by Evelyn Waugh
  • Narrated by Jeremy Northam
  • 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The inspiration for a major film releasing 2008 starring Emma Thompson and Michael Gambon. A study of faith and disillusionment in a glamorous upper-class world, Waugh’s most famous novel is partly autobiographical and is a gripping multi-character-study.

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Evelyn Waugh read by a truly great actor...

Jeremy Northam (played Sir Thomas More in Showtime's The Tudors) is the perfect choice to read any English tale, especially someone of Waugh's stature. I give this 3 stars because it is abridged and there is a significantly disturbing musical soundtrack between chapters that is thrice as loud as Northam's reading. It actually hurt my ears.

This is the most famous work from one of last century's best English authors. Waugh, a Roman Catholic convert, was a contemporary and certainly influenced and was influenced by Chesteron, Ronald Knox, Graham Greene and TS Eliot. Known for his wit and ruthless honesty, he reviewed and admired the works of the great American writers Flannery O'Conner, Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton.

Like many classics, the characters are well developed and I found myself lost in Brideshead. I struggle often to find meaning in this type of novel, but I blame this on my lack of effort in education. However, I believe listening to classics adds even more to the experience and is essential when I cannot make myself read such a novel.
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- Charles Atkinson "Dept Q, Harry Hole... where are you?"

The audio isn't put together right.

Then enhanced audio isn't consistently in stereo, and the sections seem out of order. The not enhanced works fine, but the sections still jump around. It is really confusing.
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- Alexandra

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-05-2008
  • Publisher: CSA Word