Painting the Darkness by Robert Goddard (1989)

Produced by: Chivers Audio Books
ISBN: 0754054047
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Running time: 20 hours 42 minutes, complete and unabridged on 16 cds

Michael Kitchen ... Narrator

The Novel:
(From the cover notes)

On a mild autumn afternoon in 1882, William Trenchard sits smoking his pipe in the garden of his comfortable family home. When the creak of the garden gate heralds the arrival of an unexpected stranger, he is puzzled but not alarmed. He cannot know the destruction this man will wreak on all he holds most dear....

The Author:
(From the cover notes)

Robert Goddard was born in Hampshire, where he and his wife now live. He read History at Cambridge and worked as an educational administrator in Devon before becoming a full-time novelist.

The Reader:
(From the cover notes)

Michael Kitchen is a familiar face on television with many credits to his name, including "Kidnapped," "The Hanging Gale," "The Buccaneers," "To Play the King", and "Reckless." He has appeared at the National Theatre in "Rough Crossing" and "No Man's Land," as well as with the RSC in "The Art of Success" and "Richard II." His film credits include "Mrs. Dalloway," "Enchanted April," "The Russia House," "Out of Africa," and the James Bond films "GoldenEye" and "The World Is Not Enough."