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Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Ghost & Thriller Collection: The Trial for Murder, Hunted Down, Going into Society, The Lamplighter, The Queer Client, The Signal-Man, & To Be Read at Dusk | [Charles Dickens]

Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Ghost & Thriller Collection: The Trial for Murder, Hunted Down, Going into Society, The Lamplighter, The Queer Client, The Signal-Man, & To Be Read at Dusk

Seven of Charles Dickens' best ghost and thriller stories, which have been widely read and beloved worldwide. This collection celebrates the 200th anniversary of his birth. These stories provide a wonderful introduction Dickens before embarking upon his long novels; after these stories, listening to his longer novels becomes even more of a pleasure. Perfect for students and teachers seeking an understanding and appreciation of Dickens, without the time to engage with his long novels.
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Seven of Charles Dickens' best ghost and thriller stories, which have been widely read and beloved worldwide. This collection celebrates the 200th anniversary of his birth. These stories provide a wonderful introduction Dickens before embarking upon his long novels; after these stories, listening to his longer novels becomes even more of a pleasure. Perfect for students and teachers seeking an understanding and appreciation of Dickens, without the time to engage with his long novels.

Public Domain (P)2012 Deaver Brown

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    KM New York, New York, United States 11-17-12
    KM New York, New York, United States 11-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Really awful performance."
    Would you try another book from Charles Dickens and/or Deaver Brown?

    Charles Dickens-yes.
    Deaver Brown-no


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not sure


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Continually announcing the chapter and section in a loud grating voice


    What character would you cut from Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Ghost & Thriller Collection?

    n/a


    Any additional comments?

    I'm sorry I wasted a credit on this.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Anne WELLS, MAINE, United States 07-02-12
    Anne WELLS, MAINE, United States 07-02-12
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    What disappointed you about Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Ghost & Thriller Collection?

    The stories were mildly interesting but the narrator had and abrasive voice that did not go with the stories and his reading was stilted.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I wouldn't even think of changing Charles Dickins.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Deaver Brown?

    No idea.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Risa United States 05-23-12
    Risa United States 05-23-12 Member Since 2012
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    Would you try another book from Charles Dickens and/or Deaver Brown?

    not Deaver Brown


    If you’ve listened to books by Charles Dickens before, how does this one compare?

    i have not


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Deaver Brown?

    i have not listen to many so i have not idea


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment because of the narrator.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Virginia GLADEWATER, TX, United States 01-24-14
    Virginia GLADEWATER, TX, United States 01-24-14 Member Since 2010

    Addicted to Dickens, Charles Dickens. I've listened to all his novels at least twice. Our Mutual Friend and Little Dorrit are my favorite.

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    "Love Charles Dicken, did not like narrator"
    What disappointed you about Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Ghost & Thriller Collection?

    The narrator. I will have to find another version of these stories so I can listen to them again. I just could enjoy the stories because of the narrator.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Deaver Brown?

    Anton Lesser or Sean Barrett or David Timson or Simon Vance or Simon Prebble.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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