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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

Narrated by: Roy Macready
Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
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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.

Public Domain (P)2017 Spiders' House Audio/Roy Macready

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  • 30-03-17

Abrupt Ending....

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?

Very moving.

Any additional comments?

I think someone should check to see if the whole book has been downloaded. Awful ending as though it is incomplete.

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