Queen Victoria


Read by R. S. Steinberg

(4.6 stars; 44 reviews)

Lytton Strachey’s first great success, and his most famous achievement, was "Eminent Victorians" (1918), a collection of four short biographies of Victorian heroes. With a dry wit, he exposed the human failings of his subjects and what he saw as the hypocrisy at the centre of Victorian morality. This work was followed in the same style by "Queen Victoria" (1921). (Summary from Wikipedia) (10 hr 20 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 34:14 Read by R. S. Steinberg
Chapter 2, part 1 42:27 Read by R. S. Steinberg
Chapter 2, part 2 25:34 Read by R. S. Steinberg
Chapter 3, part 1 28:45 Read by R. S. Steinberg
Chapter 3, part 2 35:09 Read by R. S. Steinberg
Chapter 3, part 3 28:45 Read by R. S. Steinberg
Chapter 4, part 1 26:37 Read by R. S. Steinberg
Chapter 4, part 2 37:39 Read by R. S. Steinberg
Chapter 4, part 3 37:34 Read by R. S. Steinberg
Chapter 5, part 1 20:20 Read by R. S. Steinberg
Chapter 5, part 2 31:36 Read by R. S. Steinberg
Chapter 5, part 3 18:48 Read by R. S. Steinberg
Chapter 6, part 1 32:49 Read by R. S. Steinberg
Chapter 6, part 2 31:15 Read by R. S. Steinberg
Chapter 7, part 1 26:49 Read by R. S. Steinberg
Chapter 7, part 2 18:32 Read by R. S. Steinberg
Chapter 8, part 1 23:12 Read by R. S. Steinberg
Chapter 8, part 2 34:42 Read by R. S. Steinberg
Chapter 9, part 1 25:28 Read by R. S. Steinberg
Chapter 9, part 2 31:56 Read by R. S. Steinberg
Chapter 9, part 3 20:55 Read by R. S. Steinberg
Chapter 10 7:08 Read by R. S. Steinberg

Reviews

Fascinating and well narrated


(5 stars)

Hard to believe this was written so long ago... I enjoyed this dive into the core of the woman who wore the crown for so many years and became a legend. The reader did a great job, and I will look for other readings by him. (There was one chapter that was too long for my taste, about the monuments built in Alfred's memory... but it was so minor in the overall book that I hesitate to mention it.)

A Delight!


(5 stars)

While other biographies of Queen Victoria might provide more detail and benefit from more recent scholarship, none that I’m aware of can compare to Lytton Strachey‘s in its ability to bring to life Victoria and the vivid cast of characters that passed in and out of her life. This warm and often humorous account, beautifully read, had me laughing out loud more than once. I’ll be returning to this recording again and again.

A superb book about Queen Victoria


(5 stars)

This book is a rare treat and a delight to listen to. The narrator really brings both the book and the characters to life! In the future, I'll listen again and again to this splendid book!

Queen Victoria


(4 stars)

On the whole, a good but dry review of the Victorian Age. The speaker did a good imitation of the male voices, but his representation of the queen sounded male. Still, it was free and appreciated!


(5 stars)

I thought it was good reading, he has a good voice. Very good life story of Queen Victoria. I would listen to it again


(4.5 stars)

Best reader I gave heard. A really good, engaging, well researched book.

Queen Victoria


(5 stars)

Beautifully read, thoroughly researched and very well-written - wonderful!


(5 stars)

very well read. love the book.