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    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Eddie Izzard
    • Length: 20 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Widely considered to be Charles Dickens' greatest and best-loved work, Great Expectations was first published as a serial between December 1860 - August 1861 and has been in print ever since. The story of a young boy from humble origins who dares to dream of becoming a gentleman, it is one of Dickens' most enduring and widely adapted novels. In this new unabridged production, star comedian and polymath Eddie Izzard infuses the story of Pip with his trademark wit and flair, and breathes new life into some of Dickens' most memorable characters, while staying completely faithful to the novel.

    Regular price: £24.99

    • 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 28
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      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Complex story brought to life by a talented reader

    • By K. J. Noyes on 29-04-18

    Regular price: £39.99

    • 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 57
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    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

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

    • Eight BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Miriam Margolyes, and others
    • Length: 36 hrs and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    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: An Audible Christmas Gift

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,684
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,420
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,419

    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

    • David Copperfield [Audible]

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
    • Length: 36 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 397
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      5 out of 5 stars 376
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 372

    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 2,999
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,660
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,663

    '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 Early Years

    • Seven BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Anna Massey, Bill Nighy, and others
    • Length: 35 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Captivating radio dramatisations of seven of Charles Dickens' most famous novels. Charles Dickens is one of the most renowned authors of all time, and this first digital volume of the dramatised canon of his work includes seven of his most popular novels.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful recording ruined by poor indexing

    • By Patricia on 27-03-18

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 838
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      5 out of 5 stars 650
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 643

    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

    • 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 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Oliver Twist

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
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      5 out of 5 stars 155
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    A workhouse orphan, Oliver experiences the terror and brutality of the criminal underworld. His companions, a thief, a whore, a pickpocket, and a fence, are destined for gruesome ends, but Oliver emerges unscathed from the darkness of the underworld.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A classic story read to perfection

    • By Ken Hill on 07-10-11

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Bleak House

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett, Teresa Gallagher
    • Length: 35 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 431
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 318
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 315

    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
    • The Ultimate Dickens Audiobook

    • By nero5 on 17-01-12

    Regular price: £45.99

    • The Pickwick Papers

    • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Rory Kinnear
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    When Samuel Pickwick decides to establish and preside over a travelling society, he unknowingly brings together three of the oddest men in all of London; Tracy Tupman, the loveless self-professed ‘ladies’ man, Augustus Snodgrass, the poet who’s never put pen to paper, and Nathaniel Winkle, the endlessly clumsy sportsman.  Introductions made and plans established, the ‘Pickwickians’ set off in search of new adventures outside of the confines of the city. Along with a host of other colourful Dickensian characters such as Mr Pickwick’s love-struck landlady, Mrs Bardell, and his trusty sidekick, Sam Weller. 

    Regular price: £39.99

    • Hard Times

    • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
    • By: Charles Dickens, Jeremy Paxman
    • Narrated by: Bertie Carvel, Jeremy Paxman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    '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
    • exceptionally well told.

    • By BKK on 27-05-18

    Regular price: £39.99

    • The Old Curiosity Shop

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 22 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
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      5 out of 5 stars 163
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 162

    Provoking an unprecedented outpouring of public grief when it was first published, it follows the story of Little Nell and her feckless grandfather. Forced to leave their magical shop of curiosities in London, they are pursued across the English countryside by the grotesquely evil dwarf Quilp. They escape - but at what cost?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good old Charlie!

    • By Moominmamma on 17-08-13

    Regular price: £35.49

    • 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 746
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 562
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 568

    '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

    • 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 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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
    • Dickens at his very best !

    • By adam200982 on 10-06-18

    Regular price: £39.99

    • Our Mutual Friend

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 36 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
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      5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179

    A mysterious boatman on the Thames, a drowned heir, a dustman and his wife, and a host of other Dickens characters populate this novel of relationships between the classes, money, greed, and love. The 58 characters are presented with remarkable clarity by David Timson.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent reading

    • By Lisa on 13-06-08

    Regular price: £100.49

    • Nicholas Nickleby

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 34 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
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      5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177

    One of Dickens' early works, Nicholas Nickleby combines comedy and tragedy in a tale of triumph over adversity that is interspersed with Dickens' moving condemnation of society's mistreatment of children and the cruelty of the educational system. Young Nickleby struggles to seek his fortune in Victorian England, yet succeeds despite social injustice, in a story that mirrors Dickens' own rise from poverty to great success.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Old warhorse fighting fit

    • By Brian on 06-09-09

    Regular price: £29.99

    • A Tale of Two Cities

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Jim Donaldson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      3 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    With well over 200 million copies sold, this novel ranks among the most famous works in the history of fictional literature. It depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same time period.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • classic that is wonderful to listen to

    • By Katherine Elford on 11-03-17

    Regular price: £1.39

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