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Bleak House (Dramatised) Radio/TV Program

Bleak House (Dramatised)

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Publisher's Summary

Michael Kitchen stars as John Jarndyce in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Dickens' classic tale of London and the law.

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    Amazon Customer England 10/04/2011
    Amazon Customer England 10/04/2011 Member Since 2007
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    "A classic production"

    An hugely accessible and atmospheric production of Charles Dickens' classic story. Touching, absorbing, full of pathos and in places genuinely creepy, the story is been beautifully adapted and acted throughout.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Aapjebaapje 23/04/2017
    Aapjebaapje 23/04/2017 Member Since 2017

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    "If you want the bones of the story listen to this"

    This is an excellent dramatisition but it is abridged a little too far for me. Sometimes I felt dragged rather than led through the story but if you want an introduction to the story it is an wonderful performance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Highlight 21/12/2016
    Highlight 21/12/2016 Member Since 2017

    Just L❤️ve My Audiobooks Listening 24/7 🦋🌹🦋🌹🦋🌹🦋🌹🦋🌹🦋🌹🦋🌹 My Favourite : Full Cast Drama. Or A Good Flowing Historic Read

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    "AN EXCELLENT RADIO FULL CAST PRODUCTION"

    One of the best radio productions of Bleak House.

    Professional cast who bring out the warmth and intense characters in this book so much, you feel you are there with them as they experience this tragedy. You can almost feel and smell the acrid atmosphere of the old foggy smelly Victorian London only Dickens is master.

    The book is long and involved which the directors, producers and writers have lovingly adapted to ensure we have as much of the basics of the story of which I think is quite excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alev Haddadieh United Kingdom 12/12/2016
    Alev Haddadieh United Kingdom 12/12/2016 Member Since 2016

    Let's Make it Happen!

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    "An accomplished happy ending"

    the plot, characters, child hangers all very rich and the reader will least respect of what is to come.

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    Avril Little 23/07/2015
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    "A great abridged, dramatised version"
    What did you like most about Bleak House (Dramatised)?

    Bleak House is actually we quite a long book and filled with numerous minor characters. This is a great way of listening to the story in an abridged version


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bleak House (Dramatised)?

    Getting the sense of the squalor


    What does Full Cast bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The dramatic music


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Jim dies


    Any additional comments?

    Great book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    paula 18/07/2015
    paula 18/07/2015 Member Since 2017
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    "Fantastic production"

    The dramatisation was excellent, a gripping and complex tale with great performances and atmospheric soundscore and music.

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    gordon RADLETT, United Kingdom 07/04/2013
    gordon RADLETT, United Kingdom 07/04/2013
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    "Well dramatised"

    If you can't face reading the entire novel! LONG! This is the answer - great performances by an able cast.

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  • Martin
    New York, NY, USA
    16/05/10
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    "Unusual radio dramatization"

    I didn't find the accents difficult to understand and the acting is extraordinarily good for an audio book. The challenge with this dramatization is that it sounds like the soundtrack to a television version: it's often difficult to figure out where we are and who's there. It's from BBC Radio 4 but seems as though it was minimally reedited from a TV version. If you know the story already, this is a very fun experience. If you don't, you may be lost.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Barnaby Shepherd
    Los Angeles, CA 90038 United States
    27/01/16
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    "A Bleak Full House"
    Where does Bleak House (Dramatised) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is a great adaptation of a classic story. Perhaps the best one I have heard!


    What other book might you compare Bleak House (Dramatised) to and why?

    It compares to some of the other great BBC adaptations that I have heard...I like the radio play elements of this.


    Have you listened to any of Full Cast’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not heard this company do an adaptation of a book before. There were some great performances by great actors


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I did react to the dramatic/suspenseful moments. They made me react in a strong way. Loved driving in the city and being surprised by the events


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hal
    Doral, FL, USA
    02/08/07
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    "British speaking"

    This might be just right for the English, but hard to understand for an American.

    I had to give up, I suspect Dickens is better raw.

    1 of 12 people found this review helpful

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