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    • Nicholas Nickleby

    • The Dickens Collection: Original Audio Show
    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 36 hrs and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    When 19-year old Nicholas Nickleby is left destitute after his father's death, he appeals to his wealthy uncle to help him find work and to protect his mother and sister. But Ralph Nickleby offers little help and proves to be both hard-hearted and unscrupulous, leaving Nicholas to make his own way in the world. Nicholas' adventures take him to Yorkshire boarding school, Dotheboys Hall, and then back to London, meeting an extraordinary gallery of rogues and eccentrics along the way. Like many of Dickens' novels, Nicholas Nickleby is characterised by his outrage at cruelty and social injustice, but it is also a flamboyantly exuberant work, revealing his comic genius.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An epic melodrama and a wonder of character acting

    • By Adam on 31-10-18

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Oliver Twist

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Pryce
    • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    When young orphan, Oliver Twist, is sold into an apprenticeship with an undertaker, he leaves behind years of miserable servitude and mistreatment at an English workhouse. Hoping to move on to better things, he decides to escape his new, equally dreary surroundings and head to London. It is there that the novel unravels as Oliver meets a host of larger-than-life characters, including The Artful Dodger, a high-ranking member of a juvenile pickpocketing gang, and their elderly leader, Fagin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Expertly narrated

    • By Mikey on 22-04-19

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 17 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 970
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 768
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 762

    Pip is an orphan, brought up in a village on the Essex marshes by his disagreeable sister and her husband Joe Gargery, the kind-hearted village blacksmith. Life is harsh and Pip has few prospects until he receives from an anonymous benefactor the chance of escaping the forge for a more promising life in London. But his expectations are fraught with difficulties as he is haunted by figures from his past such as the escaped convict Magwitch, the eccentric Miss Havisham, and her proud, beautiful ward, Estella.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • surpassed my expectations

    • By Anonymous User on 21-12-09

    Regular price: £22.99

    • A Tale of Two Cities

    • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
    • By: Charles Dickens, Simon Callow - introduction
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226

    Exclusively from Audible. 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.' So begins Charles Dickens' most famous historical drama: a gripping tale of war, social injustice and the choice between darkness and light. After being unjustly imprisoned for 18 years, French doctor Manette is released from the Bastille jail in Paris and embarks upon a journey to London in the hope of finding the daughter he never met.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A classic story, by a master storyteller

    • By Phil Culmer on 07-03-18

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Timeless Tales for Kids

    • By: E. Nesbit, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll, and others
    • Narrated by: Alistair McGowan, Olivia Colman, Bill Nighy, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Timeless Tales for Kids is an enchanting compilation of children's classic stories read by an all-star cast. Olivia Colman reads E. Nesbit's classic novel The Railway Children, a masterpiece in children's fiction wonderfully evoking a bygone age, packed with fun, excitement and adventure. Bill Nighy reads a much-loved children's classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which continues to delight young and old with its enchanting tale of witches, flying monkeys and magical shoes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fab

    • By Andy McHugh on 27-03-19

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Bleak House

    • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 43 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229

    This Audible Exclusive performance features a unique introduction written and narrated by Miriam Margolyes. Recognised as one of Dickens' most accomplished titles, Bleak House has impressed critics and audiences alike since it was first published in 1852. The novel boasts one of the most intelligent and engaging plots in all of English literature and is sure to engage the listener's imagination as it transports us back in time to the seedy, grimy and hazardous streets of Victorian London.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • genius

    • By uk person on 13-05-18

    Regular price: £39.99

    • 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 824
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 635
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 640

    '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

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Horror Classics Collection

    • By: Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Daniel Duffy, Josh Ryan, Luke Cardy, and others
    • Length: 23 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    This book contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names: The Mysterious Mansion [Honoré de Balzac], The Tomb of Heiri [Arthur Christopher Benson], Chickamauga [Ambrose Bierce], An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge [Ambrose Bierce], The Death of Halpin Frayser [Ambrose Bierce], A Halloween Wraith [William Black], The Goblin's Collection [Algernon Blackwood], The Wood of the Dead [Algernon Blackwood], Let Loose [Mary Cholmondeley], The Horror of the Heights [Arthur Conan Doyle], The Lift [Arthur Conan Doyle].

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sounds like a collection of librivox recordings

    • By Helen Burgess on 07-03-19

    Regular price: £0.89

    • David Copperfield [Audible]

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
    • Length: 36 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 576
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 547
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 540

    Between his work on the 2014 Audible Audiobook of the Year, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel, and his performance of Classic Love Poems, narrator Richard Armitage ( The Hobbit, Hannibal) has quickly become a listener favorite. Now, in this defining performance of Charles Dickens' classic David Copperfield, Armitage lends his unique voice and interpretation, truly inhabiting each character and bringing real energy to the life of one of Dickens' most famous characters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brought me back to Dickens

    • By JD on 21-02-16

    Regular price: £37.49

    • A Christmas Carol

    • By: Charles Dickens, R. D. Carstairs - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi, Kenneth Cranham, Miriam Margolyes, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,424
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,049
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,053

    'If I had my way, every idiot who goes around with Merry Christmas on his lips, would be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. Merry Christmas? Bah humbug!' Charles Dickens’ ghostly tale of sour and stingy miser Ebenezer Scrooge has captivated readers, listeners and audiences for over 150 years. This Christmas, Audible Studios brings this story to life in an audio drama featuring an all-star cast.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • THANK YOU 🎄🤶🏻🎄& Merry Christmas

    • By Highlight on 14-12-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Charles Dickens BBC Radio Drama Collection: The Later Years

    • Eight BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister, Robert Lindsay, Ian Holm, and others
    • Length: 36 hrs and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Enthralling radio dramatisations of eight of Charles Dickens' much-loved novels. Charles Dickens is one of the most renowned authors of all time, and this second digital volume of the dramatised canon of his work includes eight of his classic novels. This collection includes the epic masterpiece David Copperfield, described by Dickens as his 'favourite child'; suspenseful mystery Bleak House; Dickens' most openly political novel, Hard Times; and Little Dorrit.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great audiobook, needs an index!

    • By S Choudry on 18-04-18

    Regular price: £31.99

    • Ghostly Tales

    • Audible Christmas Gift 2017
    • By: Charles Dickens, E. F. Benson, J. H. Riddell, and others
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow, Sally Phillips, John Banks, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,148
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,842
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,838

    The days are getting colder, the nights are getting longer, and as Christmas approaches the time is high for some ghostly tales. As an exclusive gift for Audible members, settle down, snuggle up and listen to four chilling ghost stories, read by Simon Callow. Four great stories, one master storyteller - what could be simpler than that?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • really well read

    • By Amazon Customer on 20-12-17

    Regular price: £5.99

    • Great Expectations

    • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
    • By: Charles Dickens, Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Matt Lucas, Howard Jacobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    In this Audible Exclusive performance by Matt Lucas of Great Expectations, Charles Dickens demonstrates that conscience, loyalty and empathy are virtues far more valuable than intellect, wealth and social standing. First published in Dickens’ own periodical, All the Year Round, the novel was divided into nine monthly instalments, from December 1860 to August 1861. Unsurprisingly, it was an instant success and managed to sell over 100,000 copies per week. Though written at a challenging time in Dickens’ life, when the impending breakdown of his marriage loomed over him, Great Expectations proves to be one of his most optimistic, comical and romantic novels.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderfully enveloped in Dickensian description

    • By Mikey on 19-07-18

    Regular price: £39.99

    • Dombey and Son

    • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
    • By: Charles Dickens, John Mullan - introduction
    • Narrated by: Owen Teale, John Mullan - introduction
    • Length: 41 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Audible presents an original dramatisation of Charles Dickens' Dombey and Son, first published as Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son: Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation. A literary masterpiece in which Dickens' gift for vivid characterisation is at its best, this is the story of a powerful man whose inability to appreciate those around him leads to his lonely demise and, later, his possible redemption.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dickens is Dickens; Owen Teale is brilliant

    • By Carla on 28-09-18

    Regular price: £39.99

    • Our Mutual Friend

    • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
    • By: Charles Dickens, Lucinda Hawksley - introduction
    • Narrated by: Meera Syal, Lucinda Hawksley - introduction
    • Length: 34 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Full of both satire and social analysis, Our Mutual Friend looks at what could happen in Victorian England when a fortune passes to a working-class couple. The audiobook will enchant the listener with its larger-than-life characters, its poignant depiction of social injustice and the singular seed of hope with which Dickens hints at the possibility of a better tomorrow.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Our mutual friend

    • By Mrs Judith C Schott on 01-05-18

    Regular price: £39.99

    • A Christmas Carol

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 382
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 332
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 330

    "Every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding," says Ebenezer Scrooge. Mean old Scrooge despises Christmas until Christmas Eve, when a haunted voice from the past changes his life: overnight! Many know this story but few have experienced the true marvel of the tale.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tried several versions - this was the best

    • By Monkypeaky on 02-10-15

    Regular price: £13.79

    • Bleak House

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett, Teresa Gallagher
    • Length: 35 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 477
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 363
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 360

    A complex plot of love and inheritance is set against the English legal system of the mid-19th century. As the case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce drags on, it becomes an obsession to everyone involved. And the issue on an inheritance ultimately becomes a question of murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the finest versions of any Dickens novels

    • By Crocker on 27-01-12

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Martin Chuzzlewit

    • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
    • By: Charles Dickens, William Boyd - introduction
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, William Boyd - introduction
    • Length: 41 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Deeply distressed at thought of his singularly money-minded family circling around his inevitable death bed, when Old Martin Chuzzlewit comes across a young and kindly orphan girl, he immediately decides to take her into his employment. Offering her a comfortable living in exchange for her care and protection, Martin rests easy in the knowledge that her comfort will last only as long as he does; upon his death, Mary the orphan will find herself on the cold and dirty streets from whence she came. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Book - Worth Persevering

    • By Head Coach on 26-12-18

    Regular price: £39.99

    • Bleak House

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Stacy Newman
    • Length: 38 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    "Bleak House" is a novel by Charles Dickens, published in 20 monthly installments between March 1852 and September 1853. It is held to be one of Dickens's finest novels, containing one of the most vast, complex and engaging arrays of minor characters and sub-plots in his entire canon. At the novel's core is long-running litigation in England's Court of Chancery, Jarndyce v Jarndyce, which has far-reaching consequences for all involved. The litigation, which already has taken many years and consumed between £60,000 and £70,000 in court costs, is emblematic of the failure of Chancery.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • Hard Times

    • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
    • By: Charles Dickens, Jeremy Paxman
    • Narrated by: Bertie Carvel, Jeremy Paxman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    'Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life.' So says Thomas Gradgrind, a wealthy, utilitarian school board superintendent. Father to Tom and Louisa, he shapes the minds of all the young children, including his own, with the exception of only one: the circus-born Sissy Jupe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dickens brought to life.

    • By Mark Larson on 25-11-18

    Regular price: £39.99

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