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.
Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls: An Audio Melodrama in Three Despicable Acts (Dramatized) | [Yuri Rasovsky]

Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls: An Audio Melodrama in Three Despicable Acts (Dramatized)

Here is the 18th-century classic about the "demon barber" of Fleet Street, London, who cuts the throats of his customers and disposes of the bodies in a most unusual way. He carries them through underground tunnels to the bakery of one Mrs. Lovett a few blocks away, where they supply the stuffing for her meat pies, the favorite mid-day repast of the lawyers who work nearby and get their shaves from Sweeney Todd.
Regular Price:$13.96
  • 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

According to legend, Sweeney Todd had his barber shop at number 186 Fleet Street, next door to St. Dunstan's Church, just a few blocks away from the Royal Courts of Justice. On this site, they say, he robbed and murdered more than 150 customers. To dispose of their remains, he carried them through underground tunnels to the bakery of one Mrs. Lovett a few blocks away, where they supplied the stuffing for her meat pies, the favorite mid-day repast of the lawyers who worked nearby and got their shaves from Sweeney Todd. The man you lunched with yesterday could be your lunch today!

The story first appeared in 1846 as a best-selling "penny dreadful", a sensational thriller published in installments. Before the final chapters even had a chance to hit the stands, the first stage version was packing them in at the Royal Britannia Saloon. Since then, there have been numerous stage and literary versions of the story.

This script has been specially commissioned by Blackstone Audio, Inc., based on the original sources of the tale.

The movie based on this classic will be released on December 21, 2007. It will be directed by Tim Burton and will star Johnny Depp.

  • Audie Award Winner, Original Work, 2008
  • Audie Award Winner, Audio Drama, 2008
  • Audie Award Winner, Achievement in Production, 2008

©2007 Yuri Rasovsky; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.7 (51 )
5 star
 (15)
4 star
 (19)
3 star
 (9)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (4)
Overall
3.8 (13 )
5 star
 (6)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.3 (14 )
5 star
 (10)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    richard clayton 12-19-07 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    38
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    46
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Very Entertaining"

    I was happily surprised and thoroughly entertained with this title.

    Good stuff.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Katherine Michaels 10-16-12 Listener Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    19
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    130
    15
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Earns its Audies"

    Rasovski's adaptation easily earns its 3 Audie awards. The cast - including Martin Jarvis, W. Morgan Sheppard, and Rosalind Ayres - is superb. The same is true of each musical performance from by Tony Barrand and John Roberts between scenes. I always enjoy the Halloween season, and this macabre story definitely got me in the holiday spirit.

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