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Brideshead Revisited: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!

The wellsprings of desire and the impediments to love come brilliantly into focus in Evelyn Waugh's masterpiece - an audiobook that immerses us in the glittering and seductive world of English aristocracy in the waning days of the empire.

Through the story of Charles Ryder's entanglement with the Flytes, a great Catholic family, Evelyn Waugh charts the passing of the privileged world he knew in his own youth and vividly recalls the sensuous pleasures denied him by wartime austerities. At once romantic, sensuous, comic, and somber, Brideshead Revisited transcends Waugh's early satiric explorations and reveals him to be an elegiac, lyrical novelist of the utmost feeling and lucidity.

Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.

©2012 Evelyn Waugh (P)2020 Little, Brown & Company

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Annoying music damages a great novel

This is a terrific novel that is beautifully read by Jeremy Irons, who played the narrator and main character in the Masterpiece Theater series. But why the producers added distracting and unnecessary music I have no idea. If I had known this great work was marred by second rate abstract tinkling piano sound and worse I wouldn’t have bought it.

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A love letter to a dead age.

Through Waugh’s genius prose becomes poetry. Irons is the perfect narrator. I was thoroughly enchanted.

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