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Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls: An Audio Melodrama in Three Despicable Acts

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An Audio Melodrama in Three Despicable Acts

The insidious Fleet Street barber slit his first throat in an 1846 "penny dreadful," one of those gaudy serialized novels that gleefully offered thrills and gore to sensation-hungry Victorians. Titled The String of Pearls, it told of Sweeney Todd, whose shop stood next to St. Dunstan's Church just a few blocks from the Royal Cour

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Audio CD, 1 page
Published September 1st 2007 by Blackstone Audiobooks
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Kate
Dec 05, 2016 Kate rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, fiction
This was produced as an audio play and it’s a good thing it was short. It’s definitely a penny dreadful; and it’s pretty much what you’d expect from a penny dreadful, but for someone who was introduced first to Todd by Sondheim and then Johnny Depp, this didn’t recommend itself to me. Todd is not a sympathetic character; none of the characters are sympathetic; the production values are fine; and the cast is talented; but I wasn’t in love with the writing, and I wasn’t in love with the story.
Kat
Oct 07, 2012 Kat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
Based on the original Sweeney Todd penny dreadfuls, Rasovski's adaptation easily earns its 3 Audie awards. The cast is superb, as is each musical performance from by Tony Barrand and John Roberts between scenes. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and this macabre story definitely got me in the holiday spirit.
Kathleen
weird...
Haley Mathiot
It was good, but I liked the musical that WCU put on better.
Virna
Apr 20, 2015 Virna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this was nice.
Adonna
Oct 10, 2010 Adonna rated it liked it
I listened to this one and found it entertaining, but it was predictable and ended a little too perfectly. Though, what do you expect from a penny dreadful after all?
Kathryn
Mar 04, 2011 Kathryn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I recommend listening to this audio book. The actors really are great. It is clear to 'see' what is going on through the voice acting and sound effects.

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