- Audio CD
- Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division (15 April 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0712305165
- ISBN-13: 978-0712305167
- Package Dimensions: 13.7 x 12.2 x 1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 930,940 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Writers: Historic Recordings from the British Library Sound Archive (The spoken Word) Audio CD – Audiobook, 15 Apr 2003
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Top Customer Reviews
Few of the writers have outstanding voices, but it is fascinating to be able to hear what they sounded like. Standouts are the high, piping voices of Chesterton and Wells; James Joyce's glorious flow in "Anna Livia Plurabelle"; Tolkien reading the One Ring inscription in Elvish; Wodehouse speaking as an internee in France during WWII, for which he was most unfairly vilified by the British press; Noel Coward and Gertie Lawrence in the balcony scene from Private Lives ("You're looking very lovely in this damned moonlight, Amanda").
This is one CD in a series of historic Spoken Word issues. The others (Poets, Children's Writers) are also well worth getting.
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I gave this is a gift to someone who is an enthusiast of both James Joyce and Cole Porter. If you know someone who has a love of any or all of these authors I think they would enjoy this cd as a unique item in their collection.