The Phantom of the Opera (version 3 dramatic reading)


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(4.6 stars; 67 reviews)

Over the years, strange things have been happening at the Paris Opéra House. The new owners, M. Moncharmin and M. Richard don't know what to do about the mysterious "Opera Ghost" demanding money, nor the tragic death of the chief scene-shifter. Now the young Soprano, Christine Daae, has been kidnapped and her lover, the Vicomte de Chagny, is going mad. The opera house is falling to pieces. Could this all be the work of the mysterious Phantom of the Opera? (Summary by Charlotte Duckett)

Cast:
Narrator/Jammes: Libby Gohn
General D--: Jason Mills
Sorelli: Grace
Meg Giry: Eden Rea-Hedrick
A little ballerina: Lyn Silva
Joseph Buquet/Erik, the Phantom of the Opera/Gabriel: ToddHW
Mrs. Jammes/Mme. Maniera/Young Christine/A friend of Carlotta's: Scheherazade
M. Moncharmin: Chris Marcellus
Philippe, the Comte de Chagny: Lani Small
Mercier: John Trevithick
Raoul, the Vicomte de Chagny: mb
The doctor/Daddy Daae/The valet/Remy/Darius: Wupperhippo
Christine Daae: Charlotte Duckett
A workman: Ernst Pattynama
M. Debienne: Elizabeth Klett
M. Poligny/Servant: Ric F
M. Richard: Oxenhandler
M. Mifroid: Chuck Williamson
M. Maniera/Doorkeeper/Young Raoul/Lachenel: Nathanial W.C. Higgins
Mme. Giry: Amanda Friday
Fonta: Alan Mapstone
Carlotta: CaprishaPage
Landlady: April Gonzales
Stage Manager: David Lawrence
Mme. Valerius: Arielle Lipshaw
The Persian: Algy Pug

Audio edited by: Charlotte Duckett

(8 hr 44 min)

Chapters

Prologue 12:57 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Is It The Ghost? 18:15 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The New Margarita 19:07 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Mysterious Reason 15:12 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Box Five 27:41 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Enchanted Violin 33:01 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
A Visit to Box Five 5:54 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Faust and What Followed 27:18 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Mysterious Brougham 15:46 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
At The Masked Ball 20:09 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Forget the Name of the Man's Voice 9:53 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Above the Trap-Doors 15:03 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Apollo's Lyre 39:53 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
A Master-Stroke of the Trap-Door Lover 20:47 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Singular Attitude of a Safety-Pin 11:54 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Christine! Christine! 8:22 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Mme. Giry's Astounding Revelations 22:06 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Safety Pin Again 12:41 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Commissary, The Viscount and the Persian 11:49 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Viscount and the Persian 12:13 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
In the Cellars of the Opera 30:09 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Interesting and Instructive Vicissitudes of a Persian in the Cellars of the Ope… 26:59 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
In the Torture Chamber 13:30 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Tortures Begin 13:10 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
''Barrels! ... Barrels! ... Any Barrels to Sell?'' 23:48 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Scorpion or the Grasshopper: Which? 16:38 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The End of the Ghost's Love Story 21:14 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Epilogue 19:09 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

Absolutely outstanding

(5 stars)

There is no doubt that this novel is amazing in itself,but this audiobook is the best choice for it.The way its done is absolutely amazing. I just loved it. Anyone wanting to read the book,should just listen to this,that would be a much better experience. :) Salute to all readers and editors and anyone else involved.

Opera Ghost

(4 stars)

The readers did a very good job. Dramatic readings can be hit or miss, but all the readers we easy to understand. The book itself is good and interesting. This is a rare occasion where I like the movie and play significantly better. Not just for the music, but they way the story is overall better, in my opinion. Though I feel they should have done more to make the phantom more grotesque like they describe him. Won't go much more into that, but it's definitely worth a listen for those curious about the source of the musical masterpiece

Amazing book, great recording

(4.5 stars)

The cast was overall wonderful! Only a few issues. The man who voiced Erik also played a couple other characters, and to differentiate between the voices, he did a rather distracting "accent" for Erik where he just constantly rolled all his Rs. Otherwise he was very good. I particularly enjoyed tbe man who voiced Raoul, because he put so much emotion into his performance. I did laugh a bit when in the torture chamber, Raoul said a part of what was supposed to be Christine's dialogue.

very enjoyable

(4 stars)

It's a silly horror story in essence but a very enjoyable one. The voice acting took a bit time to get used to but don't give up on it too fast! I ended up liking most readers, they fit their characters well. Also the dialogue gets quite hilarious sometimes which i did not expect. I laughed aloud at some parts, especially at Raoul's clueless uselessness. The reader of the phantom has good comic timing as well. I'm glad I listened!

Excellent Reading

(4 stars)

The readers performed extraordinarily well. I give this version a four star rating rather than five only because the story itself is not as entertaining as I imagined it might be. I am certain it was quite sensational during the period it was written. For today’s audience it may lack its original ability to maintain shock and suspense. However, it is still entertaining overall. Especially due to the work of the readers.

VERY well read, a classic

(5 stars)

ALL of the readers did a fantastic job! The audio quality was perfect. What a well done audio performance. One of my favorite plays/movies. of course the book is more detailed and so explained many of the unknown little things the movie leaves out. a classic novel that must be read by all.

fantastic

(5 stars)

This was very well done. It's psychologically very interesting. The play doesn't come close to it really, but once having read this, it makes much more sense. Besides, Weber totally ripped off Pink Floyd's echoes but it's a great riff. I digress... this is wonderful and I highly recommend it!

very good

(4 stars)

very good book and bravo to the casted readers! it is a book of mystery and inttrigue and romance. every chapter will have u wondering whats going to happen next. and theres a movie too!