Headlong Hall (dramatic reading)


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(2.7 stars; 3 reviews)

Headlong Hall is the first novel by Thomas Love Peacock, published in 1815 (dated 1816). As in his later novel Crotchet Castle, Peacock assembles a group of eccentrics, each with a single monomaniacal obsession, and derives humor and social satire from their various interactions and conversations. The setting is the country estate of Squire Harry Headlong Ap-Rhaiader, Esq. in Wales. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Cast

Narrator: Timothy Ferguson

Mr. Escot: John Fricker

Mr. Foster: Mike Pelton

Mr. Jenkison: Leonard Wilson

Reverend Doctor Gaster & Mr. Chromatic: ToddHW

Mr. Milestone: TriciaG

Harry Headlong, Esquire & Old Squire: Algy Pug

Mr. MacLaurel: Delmar H. Dolbier

Mr. Cranium, Mr. Panscope, Graziosa Chromatic, Mr. Nightshade: Amy Gramour

The Sexton: Martin Geeson

Miss Brindle-mew: Ruth Golding

Cephalis & Tenorina Chromatic: Liberty Stump

Mr. Gall & Mr. Treacle: hoardac

Sir Patrick O'Prism: DublinGothic

Miss Philomela Poppyseed: Bev J. Stevens

Caprioletta: Amanda Friday

Audio edited by: Amy Gramour (3 hr 24 min)

Chapters

Preface 5:40 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 1 9:15 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 2 11:37 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 3 8:07 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 4 11:06 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 5 27:22 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 6 14:27 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 7 16:51 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 8 9:25 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 9 12:06 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 10 7:43 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 11 8:24 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 12 9:48 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 13 27:55 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 14 18:01 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 15 6:56 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews


(3 stars)

I just couldn't get interested in this book. The volunteers do a great job as always, this just isn't my type of humor. I made it through chapter 5 and found it very boring. But if this is your type of humor you will probably enjoy because cast is excellent in their readings.