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Little Dorrit | [Charles Dickens]

Little Dorrit

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.
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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)

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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.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Red Deer, AB, Canada 10-03-12
    Barbara Red Deer, AB, Canada 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.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    maija Ottawa, ON, Canada 03-11-13
    maija Ottawa, ON, Canada 03-11-13 Member Since 2012
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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 3 people found this review helpful
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  • Rachael
    Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
    12/24/12
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    "Wonderful story, brilliantly narrated"

    Yet another Dickens classic! I thoroughly loved the story of Little Dorrit! It's long, yes and very descriptive, but it's so wonderfully brought to life by Simon Vance's excellent narration and characterisation that I just melted into their world and was happily carried along with the tale. I shall certainly look for other stories read by him as he certainly brought the magic of Little Dorrit to life - enjoy!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jeff
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    7/9/13
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    "Magical Dickens"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, this is an intriguing story with lots of wonderful characters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Dickens has extend the innocence and evil to the utmost, making both even more intriguing than ever.


    What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

    What a master story teller, and what a beautiful tone of voice. I love his subtle, almost gentle, dramatisation. This man could read horror stories to children at bedtime and generate only wonder and awe.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Little Dorrit - innocence and courage.


    Any additional comments?

    The combination of Dickens wonderful characters and Simon Vance's narration make this one of the best versions of this intriguing tale.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen
    Hitchin, United Kingdom
    11/3/13
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    "It's Dickens"

    It is soppy, idealistic, poetic, emotional and of course has a happy ending after torturing have of England. Most of it needlessly self inflicted by notions of honourable rectitude. It is Dickens and I loved it.

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