Audible books, wow who knew I would be so taken with reading.
The book was written in another century. The English was perfect and that almost made the book drag. It is a classic and I wanted to read it. Nicholas Nickleby was a most interesting character. His Uncle Ralph was a villain and a good one.
I love to listen to the stories that Charles Dickens wrote. I've tried to read them and find it hard to hold my attention so I decided to try listening to them. That was the key for me! I've listened to all that I can find! Nicholas Nickleby is such a likeable fellow. Anyone will enjoy this story.
The narrator is beyond excellent. What more can I say?
Hard Times, Tale of Two Cities, and so forth
His change of voice as he spoke each character made it a lot easier to follow the story. He is not just a narrator, he is an excellent actor. I can't praise him highly enough
No, it is too precious to take in one sitting. Also two long 16 hours I think
Of Dickens's many masterpieces, this is my favorite.
This book ranks up at the top. I really enjoyed the characters and the story.
I loved the end. I was so surprised I had to stop and rewind and make sure I heard correctly.
I have heard Simon Vance before and once again he was very good. One character was hard to understand but it could have been me. I learned to pay close attention when this character came up.
The ending where everything was revealed, I sat surprised, a little sad for the uncle. I was left wondering, as he did, if he would have been a different person had he known the truth. Would he have made different choices and been a better man? Or would he have continued down the path he chose, no matter?
I love Dickens and it seems silly to give this a four, but it was so long and I'm afraid, predictable, that I can't give it a five. This may be due to the fact that I didn't have a lot of time to listen and therefore it was just with me for too long. But it did seem to lack the individual characters that I could really invest my attention in, like Pip and David. It seemed "padded" to me which I haven't felt with any other Dickens. The reader was fine, but maybe a more exciting reader would have given me more of the characters. The usual Dickens humor was there and really good.
Unfortunately, the first Dickens I listened to was Great Expectations with Martin Jarvis as narrator, and so my standards were sent extremely high. This is still better than a thousand other stories and if you have more concentrated time to listen, I think you will enjoy it more wholeheartedly than I did.
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NN is just what we expect from Dickens and probably most of us have read it at some time before listening to it. Often, listening to a classic is just like spending time with an old friend, and that is the case here. Simon Vance makes the characters jump off the page. I find myself listening to his voice and being amazed by the range of characters he creates. Sometimes I purchase books that I might not have considered because he is the narrator.
the book was Dickenson fun until the end and then it just was way too cheesy for me. Watch the movie it is much better.
The Narrator, Robert Whitfield, absolutely makes this novel spring-to-life with his colorful portrayals of Dicken's characters. Accents, and timing of dialogue, which I would have never translated in my own reading, Whitfield offers to allow better understanding of author's intent, and increased enjoyment for the listener!!
I am thoroughly enjoying Charles Dickens thru audible...I will check Whitfield's other works as well!!
I was somewhat hesitant to try a Dickens novel after being forced to read one in high school. I'm so glad I bought this one. The story is highly entertaining and the narrator does a fabulous job of all the different characters' voices. Don't be put off by the initial gloominess of the story; it picks up quickly.