Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Introduction to Naxos Audiobooks [unknown] read by Anton Lesser 3:54
2 Emma Jane Austen read by Juliet Stevenson 2:30
3 Great Expectations Charles Dickens read by Anton Lesser 3:16
4 Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky read by Michael Sheen 3:10
5 The Portrait of a Lady Henry James read by Elizabeth McGovern 2:14
6 Fanny Hill John Cleland read by Emma Fielding 3:19
7 Ulysses James Joyce read by Jim Norton with Marcella Riordan 2:55
8 Finnegan's Wake James Joyce read by Jim Norton with Marcella Riordan 1:47
9 Swann in Love Marcel Proust read by Neville Jason 3:29
10 Youth and Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad read by Brian Cox 1:42
11 The Wagtail and the Baby Thomas Hardy read by Simon Russell Beale 1:11
12 Whale Nation Heathcote Williams 2:13
13 Suicide in the Trenches Siegfried Sassoon read by Michael Sheen 1:01
14 Ode Horace read by Paul Jesson 1:40
15 If Rudyard Kipling read by Michael Caine 2:22
16 The History of Classical Music Richard Fawkes read by Robert Powell 3:02
17 The Life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Perry Keenlyside read by Nigel Anthony & Paul Rhys 2:51
18 Description of a 17th Century Christmas Thomas Love Peacock read by John Moffatt 2:01
19 Speech Dismissing the Rump Parliament Oliver Cromwell performed by Norman Rodway 2:44
20 The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Edward Gibbon read by Philip Madoc 1:59
21 Matthew 8, Verses 1-17 [unknown] read by Hugh Dickinson 2:42
22 Kisa Gotami From the Middle Way Jinananda read by David Timson & Anton Lesser 2:54
23 Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare read by Michael Sheen & Kate Beckinsale 2:35
24 Lady Windermere's Fan Oscar Wilde performed by Emma Fielding, Michael Sheen & Juliet Stevenson 2:04
25 Pinocchio Carlo Collodi read by John Sessions 1:48
26 Anne of Green Gables Lucy Maud Montgomery read by Liza Ross 2:46
27 The Adventures of Odysseus Benedict Flynn read by Benjamin Soames 2:12
28 The Happy Prince Oscar Wilde read by Anton Lesser 5:11

Credits

CD 1

spoken vocals:
Nigel Anthony (track 17)
Kate Beckinsale (track 23)
Michael Caine (British actor) (track 15)
Brian Cox (British Actor) (track 10)
Hugh Dickinson (track 21)
Emma Fielding (tracks 6, 24)
Neville Jason (actor) (track 9)
Paul Jesson (track 14)
John Moffat (track 18)
Anton Lesser (tracks 1, 3, 22, 28)
Philip Madoc (track 20)
Elizabeth McGovern (track 5)
Michael Sheen (tracks 4, 13, 23–24)
Jim Norton (Irish actor) (track 7)
Robert Powell (actor) (track 16)
Paul Rhys (track 17)
Marcella Riordan (tracks 7–8)
Norman Rodway (Irish actor) (track 19)
Liza Ross (actor and voice artist) (track 26)
Simon Russell Beale (track 11)
John Sessions (track 25)
Benjamin Soames (track 27)
Juliet Stevenson (tracks 2, 24)
David Timson (track 22)
Heathcote Williams (track 12)
writer:
Jane Austen (English novelist) (track 2)
Oliver Cromwell (track 19)
Charles Dickens (English novelist) (track 3)
James Joyce (Irish writer) (tracks 7–8)
Perry Keenlyside (track 17)
Rudyard Kipling (track 15)
William Shakespeare (English poet and playwright) (track 23)
Oscar Wilde (track 28)
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (track 21)
is the basis for:
Roméo et Juliette (track 23)
The Light of the World (1873 original 41/42 movement score) (track 21)
West Side Story (track 23)
later translated versions:
Der glückliche Prinz (unknown translation) (track 28)
Romeo und Julia (Thomas Brasch translation) (track 23)
part of:
The Happy Prince and Other Tales (fairy tales) (track 28)
partial recording of:
Emma (novel) (track 2)
Finnegans Wake (track 8)
Great Expectations (novel) (track 3)
Romeo and Juliet (track 23)
The Bible (English catch-all version) (track 21)
The Happy Prince (fairy tale) (track 28)
Ulysses (1922 novel) (track 7)
parts:
recording of:
If (track 15)

Release

spoken vocals:Anton Lesser