• Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Ghost & Thriller Collection

  • The Trial for Murder, Hunted Down, Going into Society, The Lamplighter, The Queer Client, The Signal-Man, & To Be Read at Dusk
  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-04-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simply Media
  • 2 out of 5 stars (1 rating)

Regular price: £6.79

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Summary

Seven of Charles Dickens' best ghost and thriller stories, which have been widely read and beloved worldwide. This collection celebrates the 200th anniversary of his birth. These stories provide a wonderful introduction Dickens before embarking upon his long novels; after these stories, listening to his longer novels becomes even more of a pleasure. Perfect for students and teachers seeking an understanding and appreciation of Dickens, without the time to engage with his long novels.

Public Domain (P)2012 Deaver Brown

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  • KM
  • 17-11-12

Really awful performance.

Would you try another book from Charles Dickens and/or Deaver Brown?

Charles Dickens-yes.
Deaver Brown-no

What do you think your next listen will be?

Not sure

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Continually announcing the chapter and section in a loud grating voice

What character would you cut from Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Ghost & Thriller Collection?

n/a

Any additional comments?

I'm sorry I wasted a credit on this.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Anne
  • 02-07-12

Don't bother

What disappointed you about Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Ghost & Thriller Collection?

The stories were mildly interesting but the narrator had and abrasive voice that did not go with the stories and his reading was stilted.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I wouldn't even think of changing Charles Dickins.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Deaver Brown?

No idea.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Risa
  • 23-05-12

horrible narrator

Would you try another book from Charles Dickens and/or Deaver Brown?

not Deaver Brown

If you’ve listened to books by Charles Dickens before, how does this one compare?

i have not

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Deaver Brown?

i have not listen to many so i have not idea

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment because of the narrator.

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  • C.P.G.
  • 03-09-14

Insult to My Ears

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I can't imagine anybody enjoying this book as read by Deaver Brown.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The narration was so awful, the audio quality so bad, I couldn't get past the first chapter.

Would you be willing to try another one of Deaver Brown’s performances?

NO!

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Ghost & Thriller Collection?

I would remove the book from Audible, hire a new, talented narrator, and re-record the book.

Any additional comments?

Deaver's enunciation and pronunciation are so bad, it's an insult to my ears and to my intelligence. He mispronounces and cuts off the endings of words, stumbles while reading as if he gets tongue-tied and slurs his words. On top of that, the recording quality is awful. There is constant distortion from overmodulation whenever Deaver raises his voice just the slightest. This is amateur hour and Audible shouldn't even offer it for sale, let alone charge for it!

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  • Virginia
  • 24-01-14

Love Charles Dicken, did not like narrator

What disappointed you about Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Ghost & Thriller Collection?

The narrator. I will have to find another version of these stories so I can listen to them again. I just could enjoy the stories because of the narrator.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Deaver Brown?

Anton Lesser or Sean Barrett or David Timson or Simon Vance or Simon Prebble.

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  • hugh hungerford
  • 22-02-17

American accent

Beware british readers if you can't stand the idea of one of our finest novelists being read aloud with a very strong American accent. I just couldn't listen to this version.

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  • Warren
  • 16-12-15

Don't buy! Narration is terrible!

Would you try another book from Charles Dickens and/or Deaver Brown?

Charles Dickens yes - Deaver Brown - never

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Couldn't understand the narration.

How could the performance have been better?

Simon Vance

What character would you cut from Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Ghost & Thriller Collection?

Never finished the book due to the poor narration