The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (unabridged)

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Rudolf Erich Raspe

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Read by Peter Wickham


From travelling to the moon to fighting a 40-foot-long crocodile and riding a cannonball through the air, Baron von Munchausen’s incredible account of his own adventures has entertained readers since its initial appearance in 1785. The obvious comedy of the book, which lies in Munchausen’s boasts about his own adventures, is heightened by the calm and objective way in which he frames his narrative. The Baron appears to fully believe the death-defying episodes with which he regales his listeners.

The stories of Baron von Munchausen have loomed large in popular culture and have been the subject of several films, most notably that directed by Terry Gilliam in 1988, while many notable artists have found inspiration in the adventures.

  • Running Time: 5 h 16 m

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    Digital ISBN:978-1-78198-477-2
    Cat. no.:NA0594
    Edited by:Andrew Young, Viva Voce Audio
    Released:September 23
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