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Brideshead Revisited

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Evelyn Waugh

Narrated By: Jeremy Irons

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: December 2012

Duration: 11 hours 36 minutes

Summary:

The wellsprings of desire and the impediments to love come brilliantly into focus in Evelyn Waugh's masterpiece-a novel that immerses us in the glittering and seductive world of English aristocracy in the waning days of the empire.

Through the story of Charles Ryder's entanglement with the Flytes, a great Catholic family, Evelyn Waugh charts the passing of the privileged world he knew in his own youth and vividly recalls the sensuous pleasures denied him by wartime austerities. At once romantic, sensuous, comic, and somber, Brideshead Revisited transcends Waugh's early satiric explorations and reveals him to be an elegiac, lyrical novelist of the utmost feeling and lucidity.

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  • Amy Wall

    The narrator was perfect for this book. He nailed all the characters and had such a pleasing ring to his voice. I cannot fathom how he came up with all the accents and intonations. I plan to search for other novels that he has narrated. The book is a classic with so much rich detail. Such a melancholy theme. I loved it but be sure to be ready for a deep moving novel, not a joy ride.