Casanova Audiobook | Giacomo Casanova | Audible.com
We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Casanova | [Giacomo Casanova]

Casanova

The first part of the Memoirs of Giacomo Casanova, a special film tie-in version. The film, starring Heath Ledger as Casanova with Jeremy Irons and Sienna Miller, will be released in UK February 2006.
Regular Price:$14.68
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

The first part of the Memoirs of Giacomo Casanova, a special film tie-in version. The film, starring Heath Ledger as Casanova with Jeremy Irons and Sienna Miller, will be released in UK February 2006.

© & (P)2006 CSA Telltapes Ltd.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (108 )
5 star
 (53)
4 star
 (31)
3 star
 (16)
2 star
 (7)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
3.8 (78 )
5 star
 (21)
4 star
 (30)
3 star
 (21)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (2)
Story
4.8 (83 )
5 star
 (69)
4 star
 (8)
3 star
 (6)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    sarah MINNEAPOLIS, MN, United States 07-13-11
    sarah MINNEAPOLIS, MN, United States 07-13-11 Member Since 2011

    OperaGeek

    HELPFUL VOTES
    24
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "SIGH"

    I could listen to BC read ANYTHING---the ceral box, a help wanted sign, vows. You name it. Beautifully read and acted. Truly amazing

    24 of 24 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Siobhan Rathgar, Ireland 03-05-12
    Siobhan Rathgar, Ireland 03-05-12 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    27
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    21
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Abridged?! No!"

    I broke my rule and bought an abridged book, because Benedict Cumberbatch was the narrator... and now I need to go and find the rest of this book... I wonder if Benedict Cumberbatch would narrate them...?

    Just buy this book, enjoy the experience of Casanova's words and experiences read by Benedict Cumberbatch... "sigh"

    But be prepared for the 5 hours to end far too quickly...

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Candice Rocky Mount, NC, United States 03-04-12
    Candice Rocky Mount, NC, United States 03-04-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    23
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A voice that makes the room tremble."
    What made the experience of listening to Casanova the most enjoyable?

    Let's be honest, if you are a fan of Ben, part of the allure is his voice. Does it really matter what he is reading? But the combination of the floral language and Ben's voice is perfect.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Casanova?

    I am a wordsmiths at heart and poetic language is my weakness.


    What about Benedict Cumberbatch’s performance did you like?

    Ummm.....everything.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. This is my soaking in a warm bubble bath audio book. It is a sensual delight to the ears.


    Any additional comments?

    Just allow yourself the pleasure of drifting into the story and his voice. You will not regret it. Do not use while driving.
    And of course it is not the compleat memoirs. Just enjoy the experience.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Virginia Fallston, MD, United States 07-25-11
    Virginia Fallston, MD, United States 07-25-11 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Abridged, ending on a cliffhanger"

    I compromised my usual position on abridged volumes because of the reader -- only to find once it ended that I wanted to read the complete memoirs. I've made it up to 1744, with 53 years and thousands of pages to go, and it's all fascinating. Wish Benedict Cumberbatch could have read the whole thing, but he has other gigs.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  •  
    James Brown NYC, USA 07-12-13
    James Brown NYC, USA 07-12-13

    JB

    HELPFUL VOTES
    14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    19
    14
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Interesting... Not wanting it to stop."

    I found this book written in a sought of conversation format. Format without chapters or sections. It was as if you were sitting face to face with Casanova while he while telling you how his "wildest" exhibitions begin. Very interesting. I look forward to reading and studying more on this great seductionist...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Meaghan Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada 07-09-13
    Meaghan Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada 07-09-13 Member Since 2012

    History student with VERY eclectic tastes. Too busy to actually sit down and read most of the time so audiobooks have saved my sanity.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    19
    11
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Ben can read to me all day..."

    Benedict Cumberbatch narrates and is wonderful! He should read everything. I don't think I need to say anything more about that.

    As for the story: Casanova's memoirs are fascinating. Whether he actually did all the things he said he did is pretty irrelevant. His memoirs are a great window into 18th century society. For history buffs this is a must read. Also, it is nowhere near as explicit as people seem to think.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Elizabeth winter Park, FL, United States 07-18-12
    Elizabeth winter Park, FL, United States 07-18-12 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    232
    12
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "One of the worst books I ever finished"
    Has Casanova turned you off from other books in this genre?

    yes


    Have you listened to any of Benedict Cumberbatch’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    It was the first book I had heard him narrate. loved his performance, its the only reason the book didn't get an over all score of 1. I would love to hear him narrate again


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    only Benedict Cumberbatch


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kate San Diego, CA, USA 12-09-13
    Kate San Diego, CA, USA 12-09-13 Member Since 2005
    HELPFUL VOTES
    52
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    78
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Boooooooooring"
    What disappointed you about Casanova?

    Ok- I am a Cumberbatch fan, so I gave this a go. Least salacious book evar. You may like it, but if you are looking for a total turn on, this is not it.


    What was most disappointing about Giacomo Casanova’s story?

    Total lack of descriptive detail.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The time he tapped two virgins and was still totally unsexy about it.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Cumberbatch is a good narrator.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Books and Cats North Georgia 09-26-13
    Books and Cats North Georgia 09-26-13 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    21
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Beautiful performance. Okay story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The narrator-Mr Cumberbatch delivers a commanding and first rate performance of a mediocre book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Giacomo himself


    Have you listened to any of Benedict Cumberbatch’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my first listen of one of BC's audio perforances


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-9 of 9 results
Sort by:
  • Rebecca
    10/30/12
    Overall
    "Who better to read this!"

    This collaboration between story and narrator is perfect. Benedict Cumberbatch makes this wonderful figure seem almost believable and likeable! A fun download.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Brenda
    TROWBRIDGE, United Kingdom
    7/5/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Soft, Rich and Sensual"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Casanova to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    What does Benedict Cumberbatch bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    He reads it with a soft, deep, sensual voice and with such passion. An amazing performance


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Scarletine
    Uk
    2/25/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Bored me very quickly!"

    Even though the lovely Benedict Cumberbatch is narrating this, the story is so repetitive and boring..I get it, Cassanova had lots of sex. Not man, woman or beast was safe near him! Even Mr Cumberbatch's narration could not make me stay with this story until the end. Avoid

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-3 of 3 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.