Orlando Furioso


Read by Thomas A. Copeland

(4.2 stars; 6 reviews)

Charlemagne's nephew Orlando (AKA Roland) is driven insane by the infidelity of his beloved Angelica. Angelica's relationship with him and others loosely unifies multiple story lines to produce a rich tapestry of romance, fictionalized history, and pure fantasy. This romance-epic is a sequel to the less distinguished and unfinished romance Orlando Innamorato, by Mattteo Maria Boiardo. (Summary by Thomas A. Copeland) (28 hr 25 min)

Chapters

01 - Book 1 33:52 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
02 - Book 2 30:55 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
03 - Book 3 27:13 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
04 - Book 4 23:49 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
05 - Book 5 38:44 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
06 - Book 6 35:26 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
07 - Book 7 29:58 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
08 - Book 8 34:40 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
09 - Book 9 34:26 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
10 - Book 10 40:24 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
11 - Book 11 27:28 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
12 - Book 12 28:30 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
13 - Book 13 27:47 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
14 - Book 14 47:04 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
15 - Book 15 36:21 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
16 - Book 16 27:21 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
17 - Book 17 36:06 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
18 - Book 18 38:24 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
19 - Book 19 30:25 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
20 - Book 20 40:27 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
21 - Book 21 29:57 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
22 - Book 22 31:18 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
23 - Book 23 43:59 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
24 - Book 24 39:07 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
25 - Book 25 32:01 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
26 - Book 26 39:58 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
27 - Book 27 44:37 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
28 - Book 28 39:19 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
29 - Book 29 28:39 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
30 - Book 30 36:04 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
31 - Book 31 35:47 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
32 - Book 32 41:23 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
33 - Book 33 48:21 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
34 - Book 34 39:38 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
35 - Book 35 31:16 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
36 - Book 36 34:56 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
37 - Book 37 42:26 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
38 - Book 38 38:03 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
39 - Book 39 36:13 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
40 - Book 40 32:30 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
41 - Book 41 37:57 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
42 - Book 42 34:18 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
43a - Book 43, Pt. 1 28:08 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
43b - Book 43, Pt. 2 52:36 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
44 - Book 44 40:18 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
45 - Book 45 46:46 Read by Thomas A. Copeland
46 - Book 46 50:06 Read by Thomas A. Copeland

Reviews

400 Years Before Barsoom


(5 stars)

Edgar Rice Burroughs' exhilarating blend of adventure, fantasy, romance, and satire is still going strong after 100 years, and the same can be said for this even richer, more scintillating, sensuous, intricate, and hilarious counterpart from 400 years before that. It would be wonderful to have an audio book of Barbara Reynolds' magisterial verse translation of Ariosto performed by some superbly accomplished British narrator (say Anton Lesser), but to have this LibriVox version of Sir John Harington's translation is pretty darn wonderful in itself. Harington wrote only a few decades after Ariosto, in that astonishing efflorescence of English poetry that also produced Shakespeare, while Thomas A. Copeland has recorded for LibriVox not only several works by Harington's contemporaries but several of Burroughs' Barsoomian tales. There are more lapses in sound quality than in some of Copeland's other recordings, but like Harington (another dedicated and gifted amateur) he has outdone himself here. A treasure!