Simon Vance is a master narrator, and a highly suitable choice for this lively history of a dining club composed of eighteenth-century London's most celebrated figures, including Samuel Johnson, James Boswell, David Garrick, Edward Gibbon, Joshua Reynolds--yes, all of them men. Their gatherings were a composite portrait of the arts and letters of their time, their individual histories, and the diversity of these figures' backgrounds and accents. Boswell, a landed Scot, is the most frequently quoted. A faithfully rendered Scottish accent is a feature some listeners may take pleasure in; others, not so much. Nonetheless, the narrative is rich, insightful, often quite bawdy, and performed with perfect expression, grace, and understanding. D.A.W. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2019]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2019
CD ISBN 9781982664329 $39.95 Thirteen CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781982664336 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781982664343 $24.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2019
CD ISBN 9781982664312 $118.00 Thirteen CDs
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