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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859) was first published anonymously in 1821 in the London Magazine and was published in book form a year later. A revised edition was published in 1846. It is an account by the author of his addiction to laudanum and the effects it had on his life. This recording presents an abridged version of the 1856 edition.
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- Virginia Waldron
What did you love best about Confessions of an English Opium-Eater?
Flawless narration of an interesting account. The ending seems faulty as though the whole story had not finished. Very odd.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Confessions of an English Opium-Eater?
The narrative of his difficulties as a young man were very sad.
What does Roy Macready bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
He brought the book to life. A brilliant performance.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Any additional comments?
I think someone should check to see if the whole book has been downloaded. Awful ending as though it is incomplete.
3 people found this helpful
- G. Brayton
Great Read Terrible Production
The narrator gives an incredible performance. His reading of a difficult text it’s really quite Inspired.
unfortunately the recording and overall production of this read is hands-down one of the worst I’ve heard. Poor audio quality and sloppy editing. It’s too bad because, as I mentioned, Roy McCready gives an amazing read. He really is one of the greatest.
1 person found this helpful
- Stewart Cassidy
Old books rediscovered
I saw that an actor from Feat the Walking Dead tv series read this book as part of his building his character.
Always on the look out for books I have never heard of I gave this a try.
As a fan of Dickens I enjoyed the over elaborate descriptions of the world within this book.
Sadly there is a part which is repeated and spoiled, slightly, the enjoyment of the book.
Not as story driven as Dickens but it does cast a light on a bye gone world.