Sylvie and Bruno (Dramatic Reading)


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(4 stars; 2 reviews)

Sylvie and Bruno, first published in 1889, and its 1893 second volume Sylvie and Bruno Concluded form the last novel by Lewis Carroll published during his lifetime. Both volumes were illustrated by Harry Furniss.

The novel has two main plots; one set in the real world at the time the book was published (the Victorian era), the other in the fantasy world of Fairyland. While the latter plot is a fairy tale with many nonsense elements and poems, similar to Carroll's Alice books, the story set in Victorian Britain is a social novel, with its characters discussing various concepts and aspects of religion, society, philosophy and morality. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Cast list:
Narrator: VanOs12 & lezer
Man 1: Algy Pug
Chancellor: Elizabby
Crowd (1): gloriana
Crowd (2): eggs4ears
Crowd (3): Kristingj
Crowd (4): etel13
Bruno/Urchin (1): francesb
Bruno/Urchin (2): ChyAnne
Voice 1: LibbyG
Voice 2: Algy Pug
Man 2: unreadpages
Sub-Warden/Vice-Warden: English Andrew
Man in Livery: AlanW
Warden/Beggar:BrianL
Sylvie/Lame Child: JoFriday21
The Professor (1): Ernst Pattynama
The Professor (2): bart
Guard: Algy Pug
Arthur: Ben Lindsey-Clark
My Lady 1 - Lady Muriel: treble768 & TriciaG
My Lady 2 - Sub-Warden's Wife: CaprishaPage
Uggug: Lucy_k_p
Station-Master: Algy Pug
Gardener: LenXZ1
Footman: unreadpages
Music-Master: eggs4ears
Baron: AlanW
Earl: Peter Why
Tailor: Algy Pug
The Other Professor: Rowland
Sentinel: unreadpages
Dachshund: Lucy_k_p
Dog-King: AlanW
Head Growler: eggs4ears
Young Lady: LibbyG
Chorus (1): gloriana
Chorus (2): eggs4ears
Chorus (3): Kristingj
Peasant: Algy Pug
Eric Lindon: jessieyun0404 & Peter Why
Servant: etel13
Housekeeper: etel13
Mother: etel13
Woman 1: CaprishaPage
Woman 2: gloriana
Woman 3: Kristingj
Dolly: Lucy_k_p
Girl 1: Lucy_k_p
Girl 2: LibbyG
Girl 3: etel13
Father: unreadpages
Frogs eggs4ears
Book coordinator: Algy Pug
Text preparation: Ernst Pattynama
Proof Listener: Algy Pug & Linny
Audio editors: (1) Ernst Pattynama
(2) carteki
(3) BrianL
(4) Rapunzelina (7 hr 2 min)

Chapters

Preface 23:32 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 1 14:16 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 2 13:54 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 3 14:02 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 4 12:52 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 5 17:31 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 6 14:24 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 7 13:12 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 8 12:23 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 9 14:54 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 10 14:05 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 11 12:02 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 12 15:36 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 13 17:50 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 14 21:08 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 15 15:32 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 16 12:31 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 17 21:03 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 18 17:42 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 19 17:18 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 20 17:30 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 21 20:38 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 22 22:01 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 23 16:28 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 24 20:55 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Chapter 25 14:53 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

(5 stars)

Very interesting story. I was surprised by the ending. Well worth a listen.

(3 stars)

The book was slightly boring despite the wonderful dramatic reading