Jeremy Northam has established himself as one of the most sought after and skilled audiobook performers, garnering excellent reviews for his intelligent interpretations of novels including Brideshead Revisited and Our Man in Havana.
I’m delighted to be able to tell you that Jeremy has, yet again, been spending time in a recording studio on behalf of CSA Word audiobooks. He’s just completed an unabridged reading of Homage to Catalonia, George Orwell’s account of his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, first published in 1938.
Homage to Catalonia recounts the truth of the situation as Orwell, a political journalist as well as a novelist, saw and experienced it.
His descriptions of the fighting between factions nominally on the same side and his unflinching observations made the book unpopular on publication, but today its honesty and Orwell’s undoubted skill as a writer make it invaluable as an accurate document of the time, so much so that it has been used in Catalan schools.
It will, of course, be considerably enhanced by Mr Northam’s perceptive and skilled interpretation.
This is the second George Orwell book Jeremy has recorded for CSA Word. The other is his wonderful reading of Down and Out in Paris and London, of which more very soon.
Homage to Catalonia will be published by CSA Word in May this year. It’s already available to pre-order at Amazon UK: http://tiny.cc/fg4oa.