The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova Vol. 1


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This is the first of five volumes. - Giacomo Casanova (1725 in Venice – 1798 in Dux, Bohemia, now Duchcov, Czech Republic) was a famous Venetian adventurer, writer, and womanizer. He used charm, guile, threats, intimidation, and aggression, when necessary, to conquer women, sometimes leaving behind children or debt. In his autobiography Histoire de ma vie (Story of My Life), regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th century, he mentions 122 women with whom he had sex.

Although he is often associated with Don Juan because both seduced many women, Casanova is in fact very different from his fictitious counterpart. While Don Juan is a legend, Casanova is a historical character. (Summary from Wikipedia)

(24 hr 55 min)

Chapters

Casanova at Dux 53:55 Read by icyjumbo (1964-2010)
Translator's Preface 6:09 Read by Melody Martinez
Author's Preface 41:37 Read by Ashwin Jain
Episode 1: Childhood. Chapter 1 27:14 Read by Lizzie Driver
Episode 1: Childhood. Chapter 2 58:54 Read by Luigina
Episode 1: Childhood. Chapter 3 part 1 22:21 Read by Jc Guan
Episode 1: Childhood. Chapter 3 part 2 24:18 Read by Anna Simon
Episode 1: Childhood. Chapter 4 part 1 46:46 Read by Luigina
Episode 1: Childhood. Chapter 4 part 2 46:16 Read by Luigina
Episode 1: Childhood. Chapter 5 part 1 31:42 Read by Luigina
Episode 1: Childhood. Chapter 5 part 2 31:12 Read by Luigina
Episode 1: Childhood. Chapter 6 51:15 Read by Luigina
Episode 1: Childhood. Chapter 7 part 1 26:49 Read by MichelleHarris
Episode 1: Childhood. Chapter 7 part 2 27:25 Read by MichelleHarris
Episode 2: Cleric in Naples. Chapter 8 part 1 35:54 Read by Jc Guan
Episode 2: Cleric in Naples. Chapter 8 part 2 34:47 Read by Jc Guan
Episode 2: Cleric in Naples. Chapter 8 part 3 31:45 Read by Jc Guan
Episode 2: Cleric in Naples. Chapter 9 part 1 29:16 Read by Stephanie Dupal-Demartin
Episode 2: Cleric in Naples. Chapter 9 part 2 47:20 Read by Stephanie Dupal-Demartin
Episode 2: Cleric in Naples. Chapter 10 part 1 25:21 Read by Anna Simon
Episode 2: Cleric in Naples. Chapter 10 part 2 26:27 Read by Anna Simon
Episode 2: Cleric in Naples. Chapter 10 part 3 23:52 Read by Anna Simon
Episode 2: Cleric in Naples. Chapter 11 49:27 Read by Reynard T. Fox
Episode 2: Cleric in Naples. Chapter 12 42:17 Read by Tonia
Episode 3: Military Career. Chapter 13 34:58 Read by MichelleHarris
Episode 3: Military Career. Chapter 14 part 1 1:02:09 Read by ontheroad
Episode 3: Military Career. Chapter 14 part 2 52:15 Read by ontheroad
Episode 3: Military Career. Chapter 14 part 3 32:55 Read by ontheroad
Episode 3: Military Career. Chapter 15 part 1 24:27 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Episode 3: Military Career. Chapter 15 part 2 21:32 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Episode 3: Military Career. Chapter 15 part 3 24:12 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Episode 3: Military Career. Chapter 15 part 4 19:38 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Episode 4: Return to Venice. Chapter 16 39:54 Read by MichelleHarris
Episode 4: Return to Venice. Chapter 17 39:21 Read by ontheroad
Episode 4: Return to Venice. Chapter 18 part 1 31:45 Read by VOICEGUY
Episode 4: Return to Venice. Chapter 18 part 2 47:16 Read by rasputin
Episode 4: Return to Venice. Chapter 19 part 1 30:51 Read by ontheroad
Episode 4: Return to Venice. Chapter 19 part 2 29:54 Read by ontheroad
Episode 5: Milan and Mantua. Chapter 20 part 1 29:40 Read by Anna Simon
Episode 5: Milan and Mantua. Chapter 20 part 2 27:06 Read by Anna Simon
Episode 5: Milan and Mantua. Chapter 21 37:53 Read by Gilles Lehoux
Episode 5: Milan and Mantua. Chapter 22 34:19 Read by Anna Simon
Episode 5: Milan and Mantua. Chapter 23 37:52 Read by ontheroad

Reviews

wonderful writer

(4 stars)

very surprised at how easy it was to follow a story written in the 1700s. the writer did a wonderful job. an amazing look into the life & times. horrible morals, but not horrible details - coated w PG13 descriptions. funny stories of escape con jobs & cheats.

It was better than Katz...

(5 stars)

I would read this again and again.