Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Ian Kelly's Casanova

  • Par Ian Kelly
  • Lu par Benedict Cumberbatch
  • 1 h 7 min
  • Radio / TV Program

Résumé de l'éditeur

Benedict Cumberbatch reads Ian Kelly’s biography of one of the most beguiling and controversial individuals of any age.
In this fascinating biography of the notorious libertine, Ian Kelly draws on documents by Casanova, his friends, and his lovers (male and female) in order to bring fresh insights to the man’s life and world. The sights and smells of 18th-century Europe are brought keenly to life, as are the colourful incidents of Casanova’s life.
As a young cleric, he embarked upon a scandalous affair with a married woman, fleeing eventually to Constantinople. He created a stir at the French court of King Louis XV, began intrigues in London that led him to a soaking in the Thames, and sought to meet Catherine the Great at a ball in St Petersburg.
His own memoirs ensured his lasting fame and changed the way we think and write about ourselves and about sex.
Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Star Trek Into Darkness) is the reader of this abridged edition, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

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The voice says it all

The voice of Benedict Cumberbatch is absolutely mesmerising but the story in itself is a bit dull, considering it's mainly a long list of places and names. If you are interested in Casanova's life you'd better check his autobiography and enjoy the full recital of his adventures, preferably read by the same narrator.
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  • Date de publication : 21-05-2015
  • Éditeur : BBC Worldwide Ltd