Paradise Lost by John Milton

From AudioFile Magazine:
If you’re in the mood for a heart-pounding morality tale, this is the book for you. This seventeenth-century classic has survived all these years for many reasons, not least of which is that it portrays Satan as a sympathetic hero. Narrator Simon Vance is equipped with a forceful British accent, which he uses to accentuate the text and bring the story to life. His subtly changes his tone and emphasis as the story moves from heaven to hell to earth, and he enables us to appreciate the story’s different personalities without providing character voices. Vance’s most effective attribute is his ability to interpret epic poetry by delivering the lines with rhythm and superb pacing. R.I.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2010

About Simon

Simon is an actor who found his way into audiobook narrating as a side-gig and seems to have made a success of it.
With some training as an actor as a child (just a couple of hours a week, but it stuck) and 15 years working inside the BBC (ending up as one of the presenters/newsreaders on BBC Radio 4 in London) he found the ideal combination for an audiobook narrator.
Found his way to California two decades ago and never left.

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One Response to Paradise Lost by John Milton

  1. Miryam December 8, 2013 at 4:29 pm #

    I recently started listening to your reading of Paradise Lost, and I have to say that you are AMAZING. It is a gorgeous reading that helps me truly appreciate the work. Thank you.

    Miryam

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