Edwin Drood (unabridged)
Through a mist of decay and opium, Dickens weaves a tale of murder and mystery in this, his last novel. Set in the fictional cathedral town of Cloisterham, John Jasper, the choir-master, takes an obsessive interest in his nephew Edwin Drood and his fianc?e Rosa Bud. But when young Edwin disappears on Christmas Eve, has Jasper killed him? Alas, we’ll never know as Dickens died before completing the novel. It is an intriguing, enigmatic and also richly comic story, showing that Dickens was at the peak of his powers to the very end.
Audiobook Details:Author: Charles Dickens
Read by: David Timson
Audiobook Type: unabridged
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Running time (hh:mm:ss): 10:32:01
Download size: 154 MB
About the Reader
David Timson has made over 1,000 broadcasts for BBC Radio Drama. For Naxos AudioBooks he wrote The History of the Theatre, which won an award for most original production from the Spoken Word Publishers Association in 2001. He has also directed for Naxos AudioBooks four Shakespeare plays, including King Richard III (with Kenneth Branagh), which won Best Drama Award from the SWPA in 2001. In 2002 he won the Audio of the Year Award for his reading of A Study in Scarlet. He also reads The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes I, II, III, IV, V, and VI and The Return of Sherlock Holmes I, II, and III, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Sign of Four, The Valley of Fear, and The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes.
Reviews for this Audiobook:
The Mystery of Edwin Drood is the unabridged audiobook adaptation of Charles Dickens' final novel, read by veteran BBC Radio Drama performer and theater director David Timson. In the fictional cathedral town of Cloisterham, John Jasper becomes unhealthily obsessed with his nephew Edwin Drood and Drood's fiancee Rosa Bud. Then Edwin disappears on Christmas Eve - did Jasper murder him? Or someone else? Or is he truly dead? The listener is left to speculate upon the answers, since Dickens unfortunately passed away before completing his epic mystery. Yet the characters, setting, and portrait of the light and dark sides of the human condition are resoundingly clear in this classic work, evidence that Dickens was a true literary master right to the end of his life. Highly recommended, especially for public library audiobook collections.
Library Bookwatch, Midwest Book Review