The Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol. I (version 2)


Read by Barbara Baker

(2.5 stars; 2 reviews)

This is the first of four volumes of a what was a new, intimate, type of biography when it was first published in 1791 and which has been annotated by numerous editors . Boswell took many notes of Johnson's conversations during the time when he knew one of England's most influential men of letters and he also gives us frequent glimpses of other famous personalities who were part of Johnson's circle in eighteenth century London. - Summary by barbara2 (33 hr 43 min)

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Section 1 43:24 Read by Barbara Baker
Section 2 44:51 Read by Barbara Baker
Section 3 34:46 Read by Barbara Baker
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Section 50 35:11 Read by Barbara Baker
Section 51 28:20 Read by Barbara Baker
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Section 54 40:49 Read by Barbara Baker
Section 55 31:13 Read by Barbara Baker
Section 56 33:50 Read by Barbara Baker
Section 57 17:52 Read by Barbara Baker
Section 58 33:03 Read by Barbara Baker
Section 59 36:02 Read by Barbara Baker
Section 60 33:00 Read by Barbara Baker
Section 61 43:20 Read by Barbara Baker
Appendix A 44:07 Read by Barbara Baker
Appendix B 14:05 Read by Barbara Baker
Appendix C 5:02 Read by Barbara Baker
Appendix D 1:23 Read by Barbara Baker
Appendix E 6:31 Read by Barbara Baker
Appendix F 7:11 Read by Barbara Baker

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(4 stars)

Barbara Baker’s delivery is flawless and the recording quality is excellent. She even reads Latin beautifully! This book is a challenging listen because of the footnotes. It takes extra mental gymnastics to follow along with the narration as the author continuously interrupts himself with asides. Set the sleep timer.