The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Volume 1, 1660-1663

  • by Samuel Pepys
  • Narrated by Kenneth Branagh
  • 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Samuel Pepys' classic diaries, brought to life by Kenneth Branagh. Pepys' Diary is one of the most celebrated journals of all time. Such is the wit and style of Pepys' writing that listeners to this selection from the early years of the diary will gain not only a unique view of 17th century London life but also a vivid picture of Pepys the man as he strives to establish himself in his career and in society.


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Much Lost in the Abridgement

Branagh's reading is delightful but it doesn't make up for the yawning gaps in Pepy's life that are so obvious in this abridged version.
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- David


I heard Kenneth Branagh's reading some years ago and was delighted to see this on Audible. The charm and fascination of Pepys is that his world is brought to life and his foibles are unintentionally exposed. Kenneth Branagh brings the old boy to life. He gives him the depth he deserves as a human being. It is all here - his ambition, greed, adultery, incisiveness, huge administrative ability and vanity. It is a portal into a vanished world.
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- William

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-04-2009
  • Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited