The first reviewer is right. I prefer a real Brit to narrate Dickens, but there's nothing wrong in having an American do the honors, if they can do it properly. Unfortunately, this American narrator is just not good enough. His diction is clipped, but also unnecessarily forceful; it sounds like the particular monotone of an old Movie trailer voice-over actor from the forties and fifties. This doesn't segue well into the regional accents of Britain.
The overall sound quality is a bit rough as well. You can tell this is cassette recording, in the sometimes tinny, far-away sound.
It's really too bad, because this is a fun book, maybe not as dramatic and important as later Dickens(and even more episodic), but still funny and astute.
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