No Name by Wilkie Collins, Read by Nicholas Boulton and Cast
An Ensemble Cast’s Take on an Enduring Classic
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Have you listened to a Victorian novel lately? Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss the joy of this ensemble narration of Wilkie Collins’s classic No Name. The talented Nicholas Boulton is the primary narrator, and his ability to mimic the elite and humble and capture their cadence and tone is unrivaled. His subtle inflections shape this long but satisfying performance. The stalwart cast transports listeners to 1840s London and the countryside. The novel is filled with unforgettable characters, and like his friend Dickens, Collins writes in torrents of descriptive prose and crafts a clever plot.
Support for our podcast comes from Oasis Audio, publisher of Frankenstein, a breathtaking Audie-nominated full-cast performance of the stage adaptation by A.S. Peterson.