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.
Chapter 52 - I Assist At an Explosion. In which a dramatic encounter happens in the offices of Wickfield and Heep involving many of the main protagonists and resulting in a satsifactory conclusion, especially for one of the families involved.
Chapter 38 - A Dissolution of Partnership. In which the truth finally comes out to Mr Spenlow, and David has to face the music. Unfortunately, a further event then conspires to change David's world completely.
Chapter 36 - Enthusiasm. In which David renews a couple of old acqaintances firstly in his quest to secure a better living and secondly in encountering some old friends for whom something has 'turned up'.
Chapter 29 - I Visit Steerforth At His Home, Again. In which David experiences a strange inquisition and wonders with his interrogator just what is his erstwhile schoolfriend has been doing with his time.
Chapter 28 - Mr Micawber's Gauntlet. In which an evening of reunion expands beyond the expected. You can listen to more of my readings at https://librivox.org/reader/7408. Included are The Count of Monte Cristo and the canon of Sherlock Holmes stories by Conan Doyle.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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......!
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 email@example.com or comment on my blog at verysmallrocks.io. Thanks for listening.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
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
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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.
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.