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  • Little Dorrit

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
  • Length: 35 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

William Dorrit has been a resident of the Marshalsea debtors prison for so many years that he has gained the nickname "The Father of the Marshalsea". However, his suffering is eased by his close bond with youngest daughter Amy, or "Little Dorrit". The dashing Arthur Clennam, returning to London after many years in China, enters their lives and the Dorrits' fortunes begin to rise and fall. A biting satirical work on the shortcomings of 19th century government and society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • little dorrit, narrated by Anton Lesser

  • By Amazon Customer on 20-06-09

Excellant Audiobook

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-05-09

Anton Lesser reads this book beautifully. Because Dickens novels are filled with so many varied characters it is crucial to have it narrated well or you get 'lost' whilst listening. He breathed life into them all and made it such an enjoyable experience. Well worth the money.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • A Tale of Two Cities

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 805
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624

'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times'; so the recording begins and ends with some of Dickens's best-known words, and between those lines is every Briton's view of the worst excesses of the French Revolution. Set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution, the audiobook tells the story of a French doctor who is imprisoned for 18 years in the Bastille in Paris. Upon his release, he moves to London with his daughter, Lucie, whom he had never met.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of books, the best of readers

  • By Mr David Newton on 17-11-07

a Tale of Two Cities

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-09

Having just finished listening to this I felt moved to write a review! I thought this was absolutely superb. Beautifully read by Martin Jarvis, he brought the characters alive and as you listened you felt they were there beside you. I can't recommend this too highly enough

13 of 13 people found this review helpful