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Opera Vox Audiobooks

By David Clarke
Acclaimed librivox narrator David Clarke brings the classics to life in these serialised readings. Opera (Classic) Vox (Voice). Subscribe to ensure you do not miss out on each chapter of the current book. Recommendations for future works will be considered. Thanks for listening.
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Chapter 13 - David Copperfield

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Chapter 27 - David Copperfield
Chapter 27 - Tommy Traddles.  In which, no surprises, David re-acquaints himself with his old school friend but is surprised when he comes across some other old friends most unexpectedly.
24:10
April 19, 2021
Chapter 26 - David Copperfield
Chapter 26 - I Fall Into Captivity - In which David meets and is overwhelmed by a new character in our story.  An old protagonist also makes an appearance who is perhaps a little less welcome.
39:23
April 15, 2021
Chapter 25 - David Copperfield
Chapter 25 - Good and Bad Angels - In which David meets up with Agnes, who tries to warn him of an unhelpful association and he encounters a couple of characters from his past.
51:42
April 10, 2021
Chapter 24 - David Copperfield
Chapter 24 - My First Dissipation - In which David finds himself in unusual circumstances, some of which he has difficulty remembering.
21:44
April 8, 2021
Chapter 23 - David Copperfield
Chapter 23 - I Corroborate Mr. Dick and Choose A Profession - In which David is reunited with his aunt and begins his professional life with a new choice.
36:17
April 3, 2021
Chapter 22 - David Copperfield
Chapter 22 - Some Old Scenes and Some New People - In which David and Steerforth spend their remaining time in Yarmouth with old friends and a startling new character
55:32
March 28, 2021
Chapter 21 - David Copperfield
Chapter 21 - Little Emly.  In which David and Steerforth venture back to David's birthplace and his old childhood connections are renewed.
50:27
March 24, 2021
Chapter 20 - David Copperfield
Chapter 20 - Steerforth's Home.  In which David meets Steerforth's mother and companion and renews his friendship with his school hero.
23:00
March 21, 2021
Chapter 19 - David Copperfield
Chapter 19 - I Look About Me and Make A Discovery.  In which David sets off on further travels now he has completed his school days and meets with friends old and new.
41:02
March 17, 2021
Chapter 18 - David Copperfield
Chapter 18 - A Retrospect.  In which David takes a break from the traditional narrative to give a retrospective look at the years up to his gaining the age of 17.  Amorous adventures dominate the proceedings.
20:06
March 14, 2021
Chapter 17 - David Copperfield
Chapter 17 - Somebody Turns Up.  David describes his new life and the happy circumstance he finds himself in.  The visits from his family and friends with a surprise encounter with an old friend.
44:44
March 11, 2021
Chapter 16 - David Copperfield
Chapter 16 - I Am A New Boy In More Senses Than One.  David is witness to the relationships around him in his new situation at Mr Wickfields and the departure of John Maldon.  His past difficulties fade into the distance.
53:01
March 7, 2021
Chapter 15 - David Copperfield
Chapter 15 - I Make Another Beginning.  In which David once again moves in to new unchartered waters and meets some new faces.
23:47
March 3, 2021
Chapter 14 - David Copperfield
Chapter 14 - My Aunt Makes Up Her Mind About Me.  In which David hears with much trepidation of the visit of the Murdstones and realizes his future is in the balance.
38:58
February 28, 2021
Chapter 13 - David Copperfield
Chapter 13 - The Sequel of My Resolution - David makes his way down to Dover whilst shedding clothes for the sake of his impecunious state.
49:27
February 25, 2021
Chapter 12 - David Copperfield
Chapter 12 - Liking Life On My Own Account No Better, I Form A Great Resolution.  Good news for the Micawbers means David has to re-assess what he must do next and he makes a big decision about his future.
23:02
February 22, 2021
Chapter 11 - David Copperfield
Chapter 11 - I Begin Life on My Own Account, And Don't Like It!  After an unprecedented weather experience here in Texas, I have finally managed to get this next chapter out.  David is now in London and weathering himself his changed circumstances.  Though not all is bleak!
40:08
February 19, 2021
Chapter 10 - David Copperfield
Chapter 10 - I Become Neglected and Am Provided For.  David once again finds himself back at his childhood home but in changed circumstances.  This has many repercussions for his future.
48:50
February 14, 2021
Chapter 9 - David Copperfield
Chapter 9 - I Have a Memorable Birthday.  David receives some unexpected news on his birthday, requiring a trip back to his home and new circumstances awaiting him there.
28:42
February 10, 2021
Chapter 8 - David Copperfield
Chapter 8 - My Holidays, Especially One Happy Afternoon.  David returns home and despite his forebodings, is able to reconnect with those he loves at least for a short time.
36:10
February 7, 2021
Chapter 7 - David Copperfield
Chapter 7 - My "First Half" at Salem House.  David has his first full term at the new school with a surprise event before returning home.
45:16
February 3, 2021
Chapter 6 - David Copperfield
Chapter 6 - I Enlarge My Circle of Acquaintance.  David settles in after the school term begins and he meets those who normally inhabit this new world in term time.  Enter the notorious J Steerforth.
18:41
February 1, 2021
Chapter 5 - David Copperfield
Chapter 5 - I Am Sent Away from Home.  David leaves his mother and Peggotty for new pastures, but his journey into the unknown is not without trepidation.
44:14
January 30, 2021
Chapter 4 - David Copperfield
Chapter 4 - I Fall Into Disgrace.  Back at home after returning with Peggotty, David is confronted by new developments and a new character on the scene.
46:25
January 27, 2021
Chapter 3 - David Copperfield
Chapter 3 - I Have A Change.  David and Peggotty are off on their travels to visit Peggotty's relations in Yarmouth.  This proves to open up new avenues of interest.
36:52
January 26, 2021
Chapter 2 - David Copperfield
Chapter 2 - I Observe.  I have provided a brief explanation of the unusual term 'Caul' in Chapter 2 preceding this next chapter. The early observations of David's life and the unwelcome changes served by the arrival of his mother's new male friend Mr. Murdstone.
36:43
January 23, 2021
Chapter 1 - David Copperfield
Chapter 1 - I Am Born.  The beginning of the life of our protagonist appropriately with his birth, which he faithfully recollects despite his young age!
28:14
January 21, 2021
Season 2 - Opera Vox Audiooks
Season 2 - Introduction to my next classic fiction narration.  After soliciting feedback on the shortlist of books that I had prepared to read, I can now reveal the result of that feedback and announce the new season......!
03:19
January 19, 2021
Epilog and The Paris Opera - The Phantom of the Opera
Epilog - some of the outstanding mysteries explained and a brief history of Erik's life.  This is followed by a historical account of the real Paris Opera included with the original book.  I will now take a short break while finalising the choice of my next classic fiction narration along with some preparation.  Please make sure you subscribe to your favorite podcast platform so you will know when this begins.  And if you want to make any suggestions, you can email me at david@verysmallrocks.io or comment on my blog at verysmallrocks.io.  Thanks for listening.
32:39
January 13, 2021
Chapters 25 & 26 - The Phantom of the Opera
Chapter 25 - The Scorpion or the Grasshopper: Which? - Decision time for Christine and the fate of our protagonists hangs in the balance. Chapter 26 - The End of the Ghost's Love Story - No spoilers as we reach the denouement!
37:55
January 12, 2021
Chapter 24 - The Phantom of the Opera
Chapter 24 - Barrels!...Barrels!...Any Barrels to Sell?  The Persian continues his narrative as he and Raoul navigate the Forest and the Desert of the Torture Chamber.
24:29
January 9, 2021
Chapters 22 & 23 - The Phantom of the Opera
Chapter 22 - In the Torture Chamber and Chapter 23 - The Tortures Begin.  The account of the Persian continues,  We become more acquainted with the man behind the mask as Raoul and the Persian listen in the room next to where Christine is held.
30:43
January 7, 2021
Chapter 21 - The Phantom of the Opera
Chapter 21 - Interesting and Instructive Vicissitudes of a Persian in the Cellars of the Opera - THE PERSIANS NARRATIVE.  The mysterious Persian takes up the story as more is explained and revealed about the Ghost, Angel of Music or perhaps we should say 'Erik'.  For updates and access to my blog - www.verysmallrocks.io - Thanks for listening!
31:54
January 5, 2021
Chapter 20 - The Phantom of the Opera
Chapter 20 - In The Cellars of the Opera.  Descending into the cellars Raoul and the Persian experience some strange encounters.  There are some author's notes at the end of the chapter which help cast light on some of the less obvious mentions in the chapter.  Enjoy!
34:49
January 4, 2021
Chapter 19 - The Phantom of the Opera
Chapter 19 - The Viscount and the Persian.  The mysterious Persian and his servant Darius make an appearance in the story.
13:56
January 3, 2021
Chapters 17 & 18 - The Phantom of the Opera
Chapter 17 - The Safety Pin Again where all is explained as regards the mysterious involvement of a Safety Pin.  Chapter 18 - The Commissary, The Viscount and the Persian.  The Commissary of Police becomes involved in the case of the missing Prima Donna and the twenty thousand francs.
26:44
January 1, 2021
Chapter 16 - The Phantom of the Opera
Chapter 16 - Madame Giry's Astounding Revelations as to Her Personal Relations with the Opera Ghost.  In which more revelations as to the managers dealings with the Ghost are revealed.  To stay in touch, make comments or catch up on my blog I can be found here Very Small Rocks
25:02
December 31, 2020
Chapters 14 & 15 - The Phantom of the Opera
I hope you are enjoying this intriguing story as it unfolds.  Much confusion and speculation on all sides follows the strange disappearance at the Opera.  Raoul despairs at the latest developments.
22:05
December 30, 2020
Chapter 13 - The Phantom of the Opera
Chapter 13 A Master-Stroke of the Trap-Door Lover.  Whilst Christine and Raoul plan their flight, the influence of the shadowy Erik continues to grow and impact their plans.
22:31
December 29, 2020
Chapter 12 - The Phantom of the Opera
Apollo's Lyre.  In which much is revealed by Christine to Raoul about the nature of the Opera Ghost, the Angel of Music and various happenings during Christine's absence.
47:04
December 28, 2020
Chapters 10 & 11 - The Phantom of the Opera
The spectre of the Angel of Music continues to haunt the relationship between Christine and Raoul.  Moments of happiness continue to be overshadowed by his mysterious presence.
29:14
December 27, 2020
Chapters 8 & 9 - The Phantom of the Opera
Rauoul continues to pursue his childhood love; soliciting advice from Mamma Valerius and and accepting an unexpected invitation to a masked ball.
39:30
December 26, 2020
Chapters 6 & 7 - The Phantom of the Opera
The influence of the Ghost begins to have an effect on the 2 Opera managers as his warnings to them are borne out in the latest performance to devastating effect
34:31
December 23, 2020
Chapter 5 - The Phantom of the Opera
In which we discover something of the history of Christine and Raoul and the mysterious Angel of Music.
35:04
December 22, 2020
Chapter 4 - The Phantom of the Opera
Chapter 4 - Box Five.   The new Opera managers, Richard and Montcharmin begin to understand that the Opera Ghost may not be, after all, a joke played on them by the outgoing managers.
27:55
December 21, 2020
Chapters 2 & 3 - The Phantom of the Opera
Chapter 2 The New Margarita,  Chapter 3 The Mysterious Reason.   The story continues with new revelations concerning the Opera Ghost.  Some characters left bemused and others unable to take the idea of a Ghost seriously.  For further information visit http://www.verysmallrocks.io.  Also listen to my version of Count of Monte Cristo and the Sherlock Holmes at https://librivox.org/reader/7408 Thanks for listening
38:11
December 19, 2020
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
Prologue and Chapter 1 After receiving feedback from many of you with your suggestions on which great classics you would like me to tackle, I made a decision to begin this journey with The Phantom of the Opera.  Set in Paris and originally serialized, just as I intend to do with the audiobook, it was published in the early 20th Century.  It has since been made famous by the 1925 Lon Chaney film and the Musical written by Andrew Lloyd-Webber in 1986.  I hope you enjoy my first Opera Vox Audiobook.
31:55
December 17, 2020
Opera Vox Trailer
Welcome to Opera Vox Audiobooks.  This first episode is my introduction to the podcast dedicated to audiobook recordings of the classics.  3 Times weekly serializations of books by great authors from the past.  I am currently seeking input from my listeners before embarking on my first recording.  Let me know if you have any favorites you would like to be included as the podcast progresses.  I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoy bringing these works of literature to life through my narration.  Subscribe to stay in touch and thanks for listening.
05:00
December 15, 2020