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Download Chatterton Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Chatterton (Unabridged), by Peter Ackroyd
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (647 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Ackroyd Narrator: James Wilby Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Poet, forger, and genius, Thomas Chatterton died in 1770, aged 18. His death was thought to be suicide: But what really happened?

Two hundred years later, Charles Wychwood and Harriet Scrope become obsessed with decoding the clues in an 18th-century manuscript. Their investigation raises some intriguing questions....

A century before, as 19th-century artist Henry Wallis paints his celebrated portrait of Chatterton lying dead in an attic room, he, too, becomes fascinated by the mystery. Then Chatterton himself steps forward, with his own story....

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dottycookie | 1/19/2014

    " Re-reading - my choice for this month's village book club "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amber | 12/16/2013

    " Ackroyd is able to pull off cleverness without pedantry, and he moves away from the Caveresque sparseness of language that's often encouraged in fiction workshops. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julia Phillips | 11/27/2013

    " Great - fantastic read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Peter | 9/5/2013

    " A diverting romp through the somewhat enigmatic tale of Thomas Chatterton, Ackroyd's novel works best when sketching characters and their interactions. Lots of fun. "

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