Dance to the Music of Time
Books in series4
UNABRIDGED
(4.1 based on 66 ratings)
  • 1

    A Dance to the Music of Time: First Movement

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Anthony Powell
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (24)

    Anthony Powell's universally acclaimed epic encompasses a four-volume panorama of twentieth century London. Hailed by Time as "brilliant literary comedy as well as a brilliant sketch of the times," A Dance to the Music of Time opens just after World War I. Amid the fever of the 1920s and the first chill of the 1930s, Nick Jenkins and his friends confront sex, society, business, and art.

    James says: "A Modern (but Subtle) Masterpiece."
    A Modern (but Subtle) Masterpiece.

    I love this series, although not everyone will. There is not much action. In fact, the author's genius lies in making small events interesting and com..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 21 2010 by James (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
  • 2

    A Dance to the Music of Time: Second Movement

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Anthony Powell
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Anthony Powell's universally acclaimed epic encompasses a four-volume panorama of twentieth century London. Hailed by Time as "brilliant literary comedy as well as a brilliant sketch of the times," A Dance to the Music of Time opens just after World War I. Amid the fever of the 1920s and the first chill of the 1930s, Nick Jenkins and his friends confront sex, society, business, and art.

    connie says: "not just for nostalgic posh Brits!"
    not just for nostalgic posh Brits!

    Unfortunately we can't hyperlink in these reviews, but even Ian Rankin testifies to the enjoyableness of this series. When replying to a question som..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 28 2011 by connie (Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada)
  • 3

    A Dance to the Music of Time: Third Movement

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Anthony Powell
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Anthony Powell's universally acclaimed epic encompasses a four-volume panorama of twentieth century London. Hailed by Time as "brilliant literary comedy as well as a brilliant sketch of the times," A Dance to the Music of Time opens just after World War I. Amid the fever of the 1920s and the first chill of the 1930s, Nick Jenkins and his friends confront sex, society, business, and art.

    L. Allis says: "Every two years"
    Every two years

    So far, for me, I prefer my trusty old print copies. But I have decided to collect the audio version as well, and it is splendid in its own way. But ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 22 2013 by L. Allis (Pennsylvania, USA)
  • 4

    A Dance to the Music of Time: Fourth Movement

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Anthony Powell
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Anthony Powell's universally acclaimed epic encompasses a four-volume panorama of twentieth century London. Hailed by Time as "brilliant literary comedy as well as a brilliant sketch of the times," A Dance to the Music of Time opens just after World War I. Amid the fever of the 1920s and the first chill of the 1930s, Nick Jenkins and his friends confront sex, society, business, and art.

    Marilyn says: "Desolate when it ended"
    Desolate when it ended

    This is the fourth and final part, and the whole series is hugely enjoyable. I found I was making excuses to go for a walk to the shops to get back t..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 11 2012 by Marilyn (London, United Kingdom)