Naxos Audiobooks produces quite a few abridged novels. I’m not a fan of that. But I am a fan about pretty much everything else they do – including the fact that they pick excellent narrators and research their subject, books, extremely well.
Take for example these AMAZING essays that Naxos has commissioned. All come from a book called:
A Universe of Books: Readings in World Literature by Peter Whitfield
They are both highly informative and brilliantly written. Have a listen for yourself…
Bram Stoker’s Dracula |MP3|
Dante’s Divine Comedy |MP3|
Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe |MP3|
Homer’s Odyssey |MP3|
James Boswell’s The Life of Samuel Johnson |MP3|
The rest of the essays, on books (not yet) under discussion here on SFFaudio.com, can be found HERE.
Posted by Jesse Willis