Little Dorrit is Amy, born in debtor's prison, the youngest child of debtor William Dorrit, an inmate of the Marshalsea. The two are befriended by a man whose wife hires Little Dorrit as a seamstress. When William Dorrit inherits a fortune, he escapes the Marshalsea. The family, assuming a station befitting their wealth, travel to Italy.
Public Domain (P)1998 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"One of the most significant works of the nineteenth century." (Lionel Trilling)
"Why do we never tire of Dickens? Isn't it because of his characters and their crazy worlds? Science fiction was never so strange! Reader Robert Whitfield catches this zaniness and infects us with it...Whitfield, with a unique voice and vision for each character, casts Dickens' spell of mystery and intrigue. Dickens fans should not miss this almost perfect performance of his most mature work." (AudioFile)
Yet another Dickens classic! I thoroughly loved the story of Little Dorrit! It's long, yes and very descriptive, but it's so wonderfully brought to life by Simon Vance's excellent narration and characterisation that I just melted into their world and was happily carried along with the tale. I shall certainly look for other stories read by him as he certainly brought the magic of Little Dorrit to life - enjoy!
Yes, this is an intriguing story with lots of wonderful characters.
Dickens has extend the innocence and evil to the utmost, making both even more intriguing than ever.
What a master story teller, and what a beautiful tone of voice. I love his subtle, almost gentle, dramatisation. This man could read horror stories to children at bedtime and generate only wonder and awe.
Little Dorrit - innocence and courage.
The combination of Dickens wonderful characters and Simon Vance's narration make this one of the best versions of this intriguing tale.
I am a relative newcomer to Dickens and not the sharpest tool in the bookshed, so I surprised myself that I stayed with the plot so closely, rarely getting lost - the excellent, clear, sensitive narration helped here I am sure. My internal backdrop to the story was the BBC dramatisation which I remember quite well, and I suspect that helped too!
A great listen, very memorable.
It is soppy, idealistic, poetic, emotional and of course has a happy ending after torturing have of England. Most of it needlessly self inflicted by notions of honourable rectitude. It is Dickens and I loved it.
Compelling, fluent, beautiful.
Nicholas Nickelby. Both have characterisations that are descriptively magnificent and story lines that 'race' along in a linguistically serpentine adventure.
William Dorrit ( little Dorrit's father).
Funny .......but yes if the truth must be known I have taken to extra long walks just to listen.
Charles Dickens is my penchant at the moment. Simon Vance has made the journey just that much more colorful.
Simon Vance interpreted each of the characters, bringing mood, tone and light to this narrative.
"mushy old story, well read"
Depends if they like Dickens..if yes then for sure
many other Dickens
he's wonderful, especially with the classics.I try to find books that he "reads"
not at the moment
"One of my favorite Dickens stories."
I love this story, its a true classic with amazing characters, wont be my last time getting lost in this great tale.
"Style and Class"
I am a great Charles Dickens fan and I have read most of his books several times but I had not gotten around to Little Dorrit. When I purchased this Audible (Blackstone Audiobook) I was very pleased to see it was being read by Simon Vance. The book was charming and Vance with his usual style and class, brings the characters to life. This is a thoroughly pleasurable listen.
"Love all Dickens Books"
Wonderful and even better the second time. Now listening to All his books for the second time and even better the second time.
I would not listen to this book again because it was too long. But I loved listening to it the first time.
All of the interwoven characters and their stories.
I loved them all, but Flora was divine.
No I did not.
Just a very well performed book, a delight to listen to.
"listening to this book in ny"
who can help you find a great book to read will lead you to treasure
"Dickens' female characters"
I so prefer Anthony Trollope female characters! I find Dickens prefers his ladies to look down and keep quiet.
Another classic. I have read at least ten Dickens and this is a top 5 in my book.
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