Casanova

  • by Giacomo Casanova
  • Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch
  • 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The first part of the Memoirs of Giacomo Casanova, a special film tie-in version. The film, starring Heath Ledger as Casanova with Jeremy Irons and Sienna Miller, will be released in UK February 2006.

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What the Critics Say

"During Casanova's long life (1725 - 98) he was involved in high politics in both church and state all over Europe and in Russia. This volume goes some way to explaining his character. His father died when he was seven, leaving six children, but his irresistibly attractive mother won fame as an actress, persuading peers and prelates alike to ensure Giacomo's wellbeing. Casanova presents himself as an attractive rogue, susceptible rather than calculating, and bemused by his numerous and frequently farcical sexual encounters." Christina Hardyment, The Times

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Customer Reviews

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Bored me very quickly!

Even though the lovely Benedict Cumberbatch is narrating this, the story is so repetitive and boring..I get it, Cassanova had lots of sex. Not man, woman or beast was safe near him! Even Mr Cumberbatch's narration could not make me stay with this story until the end. Avoid
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- Redwing

Soft, Rich and Sensual

Would you consider the audio edition of Casanova to be better than the print version?

Yes


What does Benedict Cumberbatch bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He reads it with a soft, deep, sensual voice and with such passion. An amazing performance


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes


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- Brenda

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-02-2006
  • Publisher: CSA Word