Those of you who like audiobooks but have had to make do with abridged versions of Samuel Pepys’ diary will be pleased to hear about a new release from Naxos of the entire diary. Quite an undertaking!
Buried in a long blog post that’s currently on the front page of the Naxos Blog is confirmation of the source of the text:
Leighton Pugh has read The Diary of Samuel Pepys in the complete authoritative Latham and Matthews version – it comes out next year in three volumes (some 90 CDs). A major undertaking!
Amazon.com also lists Volume III, due out on 30 April 2015, so presumably Volume II will also be released early next year.
If you have a listen, do come back here to post your thoughts… does Pugh sound like Pepys to you?