If you enjoyed Jeremy Northam’s excellent George Orwell audiobooks Down and Out in Paris and London and Homage to Catalonia, you’ll be delighted to hear he has recently recorded The Road to Wigan Pier.
If ‘peerless prose’ could apply to one writer alone, I’d accord it to Orwell – The Guardian
From the CSA Word website:
Audible’s ‘LISTEN OF THE WEEK’ - for 12th March
The Road to Wigan Pier is a graphic and biting polemic, peculiarly suited to the medium of spoken word. It charts Orwell’s observations of working-class life during the 1930s in the industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire. His critical portraits of the harsh mining conditions and of social inequality, poverty and rising unemployment continue to carry a fierce political relevance, and would inform his major works of fiction, including Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm.
It is available as a 6 CD set, or as a download (the download is available for UK Audible users only) and is 7 hrs and 37 mins in length. You can hear a sample here.
We’ll be posting a review, so watch out for that.