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Alide Kohlhaas
The Seniors Review, December 2014

Not everyone likes Virginia Woolf. I have ambivalent feelings, but I have read most of her work. Jacob’s Room, however, was unfamiliar to me until Naxos released it as an audiobook. As I listened to Juliet Stevenson I found myself mesmerized by this 1922 tale set at the eve of the Great War. Jacob Flanders is only a contact point between many people that roam through this novel. Had I read the book I might not have liked it as well, so perhaps Woolf’s book was meant to be acted by a gifted performer. © 2014 The Seniors Review

Beth Gutcheon
AudioFile, July 2014

Juliet Stevenson is a perfect actor for the challenge. Her voice is lovely, her diction clean and precise, and she is so sensitive to nuance, to the rhythm of Woolf’s sentences, that she communicates her own excitement at Woolf’s achievement in a way that delights and even instructs. There is much beauty here, owing equally to Woolf’s art and Stevenson’s, and the ending is indelibly moving. © 2014 AudioFile Read complete review

Midwest Book Review, April 2014

Jacob’s Room is the unabridged audiobook adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s classic novel about the life of a young man in the shadow of the Great War (World War I). Written in a dynamic style that captures the chaos of interactions between the many people connected to Jacob’s life, Jacob’s Room is both about the travails of the individual, and the drastic transformation of his entire world. As captivating today as it was during its first publication almost a century ago (in 1922), Jacob’s Room is an choice addition to public and college library literary audiobook collections. © 2014 Midwest Book Review

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