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    • Dombey and Son

    • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
    • By: Charles Dickens, John Mullan - introduction
    • Narrated by: Owen Teale, John Mullan - introduction
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: £39.99

    • 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 60
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 56
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      5 out of 5 stars 56

    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

    • 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 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping stuff but where is the index?

    • By Chris C. on 15-03-18

    Regular price: £31.99

    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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

    • 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 2,769
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,499
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      4 out of 5 stars 2,498

    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

    • 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 77
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      5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    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

    • 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 3,015
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,674
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,678

    '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

    • 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

    • 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

    • David Copperfield [Audible]

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
    • Length: 36 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 427
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      5 out of 5 stars 402
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 398

    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

    • 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
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 13

    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 858
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      5 out of 5 stars 668
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 661

    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

    • Hard Times

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 365
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      5 out of 5 stars 277
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 275

    Despite the title, Dickens's portrayal of early industrial society is less relentlessly grim than that in novels by contemporaries such as Elizabeth Gaskell or Charles Kingsley. Hard Times weaves the tale of Thomas Gradgrind, a hard-headed politician who raises his children Louisa and Tom without love and to have no empathy, their lives completely devoid of beauty, culture, or imagination. Only after a series of crises does their father realise that the manner in which he raised his children has ruined their lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic book - wonderfully read

    • By Lipsticklula on 21-07-06

    Regular price: £19.99

    • 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 441
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      5 out of 5 stars 328
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 325

    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

    • Oliver Twist

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Named a "national institution" by George Orwell, Dickens offers his most popular tale, of the orphan who is reared in a workhouse and runs away to London. A novel of social protest, a morality tale, and a detective story.

    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 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    '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
    • A good story beautifully read

    • By Anonymous User on 27-07-18

    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 765
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 580
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 586

    '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

    • A Christmas Carol

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 260
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      5 out of 5 stars 222
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      5 out of 5 stars 222

    "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: £10.89

    • 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 200
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167

    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

    • Little Dorrit

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 35 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 123
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    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

    Regular price: £40.39

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