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Little Dorrit Audiobook

Little Dorrit

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Publisher's Summary

Little Dorrit is Amy, born in debtor’s prison, the youngest child of debtor William Dorrit, an inmate of the Marshalsea. The two are befriended by a man whose wife hires Little Dorrit as a seamstress. When William Dorrit inherits a fortune, he escapes the Marshalsea. The family, assuming a station befitting their wealth, travel to Italy.

Public Domain (P)1998 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“One of the most significant works of the nineteenth century.” (Lionel Trilling)

What Members Say

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    eva Sydney, Australia 09-17-12
    eva Sydney, Australia 09-17-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Gripping"
    If you could sum up Little Dorrit in three words, what would they be?

    Compelling, fluent, beautiful.


    What other book might you compare Little Dorrit to and why?

    Nicholas Nickelby. Both have characterisations that are descriptively magnificent and story lines that 'race' along in a linguistically serpentine adventure.


    Which character – as performed by Simon Vance – was your favorite?

    William Dorrit ( little Dorrit's father).


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Funny .......but yes if the truth must be known I have taken to extra long walks just to listen.


    Any additional comments?

    Charles Dickens is my penchant at the moment. Simon Vance has made the journey just that much more colorful.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 10-03-12
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    "Delightfully interpreted."
    What made the experience of listening to Little Dorrit the most enjoyable?

    Simon Vance interpreted each of the characters, bringing mood, tone and light to this narrative.


    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    maija 03-11-13
    maija 03-11-13
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    "mushy old story, well read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Depends if they like Dickens..if yes then for sure


    What other book might you compare Little Dorrit to and why?

    many other Dickens


    Have you listened to any of Simon Vance’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    he's wonderful, especially with the classics.I try to find books that he "reads"


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no...never do


    Any additional comments?

    not at the moment

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 10-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "One of my favorite Dickens stories."

    I love this story, its a true classic with amazing characters, wont be my last time getting lost in this great tale.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lori K. Waite Rockwall, Texas 09-29-16
    Lori K. Waite Rockwall, Texas 09-29-16 Member Since 2013

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    "Style and Class"

    I am a great Charles Dickens fan and I have read most of his books several times but I had not gotten around to Little Dorrit. When I purchased this Audible (Blackstone Audiobook) I was very pleased to see it was being read by Simon Vance. The book was charming and Vance with his usual style and class, brings the characters to life. This is a thoroughly pleasurable listen.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    mimi 04-28-15
    mimi 04-28-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Love all Dickens Books"

    Wonderful and even better the second time. Now listening to All his books for the second time and even better the second time.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ellen Manti, UT, United States 11-03-14
    Ellen Manti, UT, United States 11-03-14
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    "Fantastic Narrator!!!"
    Would you listen to Little Dorrit again? Why?

    I would not listen to this book again because it was too long. But I loved listening to it the first time.


    What did you like best about this story?

    All of the interwoven characters and their stories.


    Which character – as performed by Simon Vance – was your favorite?

    I loved them all, but Flora was divine.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No I did not.


    Any additional comments?

    Just a very well performed book, a delight to listen to.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Claudia Antelo 12-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "listening to this book in ny"

    who can help you find a great book to read will lead you to treasure

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Madeleine Prince George, BC, Canada 05-04-16
    Madeleine Prince George, BC, Canada 05-04-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Dickens' female characters"

    I so prefer Anthony Trollope female characters! I find Dickens prefers his ladies to look down and keep quiet.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Neil San Francisco, CA, United States 03-25-16
    Neil San Francisco, CA, United States 03-25-16
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    "Thoroughly Emjoyed"

    Another classic. I have read at least ten Dickens and this is a top 5 in my book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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