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.
“One of the most significant works of the nineteenth century.” (Lionel Trilling)
Compelling, fluent, beautiful.
Nicholas Nickelby. Both have characterisations that are descriptively magnificent and story lines that 'race' along in a linguistically serpentine adventure.
William Dorrit ( little Dorrit's father).
Funny .......but yes if the truth must be known I have taken to extra long walks just to listen.
Charles Dickens is my penchant at the moment. Simon Vance has made the journey just that much more colorful.
Simon Vance interpreted each of the characters, bringing mood, tone and light to this narrative.
Depends if they like Dickens..if yes then for sure
many other Dickens
he's wonderful, especially with the classics.I try to find books that he "reads"
not at the moment
I would not listen to this book again because it was too long. But I loved listening to it the first time.
All of the interwoven characters and their stories.
I loved them all, but Flora was divine.
No I did not.
Just a very well performed book, a delight to listen to.
One of my favorite Dickens pieces. Let yourself get used to the camber of the conversation, then it is a very hilarious and touchingly awful story. Reader is not Him Dale, but he is pretty amazing.
The performance was excellent. This is not my favorite of Dickens books, but that is like saying that strawberry is not my favorite ice cream flavor. I still totally love strawberry ice cream just as I still totally loved this book.
"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!
Yes, this is an intriguing story with lots of wonderful characters.
Dickens has extend the innocence and evil to the utmost, making both even more intriguing than ever.
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.
Little Dorrit - innocence and courage.
The combination of Dickens wonderful characters and Simon Vance's narration make this one of the best versions of this intriguing tale.
"Brilliant, thoroughly enjoyable"
I am a relative newcomer to Dickens and not the sharpest tool in the bookshed, so I surprised myself that I stayed with the plot so closely, rarely getting lost - the excellent, clear, sensitive narration helped here I am sure. My internal backdrop to the story was the BBC dramatisation which I remember quite well, and I suspect that helped too!
A great listen, very memorable.
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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