Celebrated Crimes, Vol. 4: Part 2: Urbain Grandier (version 2)


Read by John Van Stan

(4.7 stars; 8 reviews)

This is the dramatic story of Urbain Grandier, a catholic priest, who had a reputation to rival that of Casanova, which ultimately led to his destruction. He was accused of witchcraft after a series of accusations from nuns of a nearby convent, who claimed that Grandier has sent several demons upon them. The case is very well documented, and the original documents of the alleged pact, written in backwards Latin and signed by all participating demons, are still preserved. The case continues to inspire art and sciences, leading to assessments of the events in light of modern sociology, psychology, and legal sciences. Alexandre Dumas' version of the events is presented here. - Summary by Carolin (3 hr 22 min)

Chapters

Chapter I 26:21 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter II 8:42 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter III 21:09 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter IV 8:25 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter V 16:24 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter VI 11:12 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter VII 19:01 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter VIII 11:03 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter IX 40:35 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter X 11:48 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter XI 18:04 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter XII 9:48 Read by John Van Stan

Reviews

gregory.a.. clewell

(5 stars)

longtime librivox listener. i never leave these reviews (i should leave some more). i really liked this reader tho. he read at a brisk yet understandable pace with great enunciation. i hope he does lots of reading for librivox!!