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Nicholas Nickleby Audiobook

Nicholas Nickleby

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Publisher's Summary

The most gorgeously theatrical of all Dickens's novels, Nicholas Nickleby follows the delightful adventures of a hearty young hero in 19th-century England. Nicholas, a gentleman's son fallen upon hard times, must set out to make his way in the world. His journey is accompanied by some of the most swaggering scoundrels and unforgettable eccentrics in Dickens's pantheon.

From the dungeon-like Yorkshire boys' boarding school run by the cruel Wackford Squeers to the high-spirited stage of Vincent Crummles' extraordinary acting troupe, Nicholas Nickleby is a triumph of the imagination, bursting with color, humor, and poignant social commentary.

Not a little Dickens: peruse our full list of Charles Dickens titles.

(P)2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.

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    Charles P. Smiley Charleston, SC 10-24-15
    Charles P. Smiley Charleston, SC 10-24-15 Member Since 2013
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    "My Favorite Dickens"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Nicholas Nickleby to be better than the print version?

    Don't know.


    What other book might you compare Nicholas Nickleby to and why?

    The other Dickens novels.


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

    Vincent Crummles. Vance's portrayal of him was magnificent and always amusing.


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

    No, way too long.


    Any additional comments?

    Of the 36 books in my Audible library, this is my favorite. Great story line and expertly narrated by Vance; I'm in awe that each of the dozens of characters was consistently performed by him. A true pleasure to listen to.

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    Amazon Customer 10-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "All Shades of Perfect !!"

    Great Narration !! Great Story !! Great Characters!! It was Perfect , I enjoyed every second and Simon Vance made this possible

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    Paul 09-05-15
    Paul 09-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Charles Dickens read read by Simon Vance?"

    The best read by the best. Enough said. Although apparently a review must have 20 words.

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    Suzanne 07-19-15
    Suzanne 07-19-15
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    "Addicted to Dickens"

    Love Simon Vance's narration with a unique voice and accent for each character. Such a great Dickens story and one with some happy and joyous characters for once. Favorite character is Newman Noggs. He is sort of a nice version of Uriah Heap from David Copperfield.
    I highly recommend this and anything by Dickens. His characters are as believable today as they were when he wrote the novels. They are clever, cunning, cruel, brilliant, charitable, honest, ridiculous, naive, and everything in between. It is not difficult to read being so old. This is light reading actually but quite a page turner! Enjoy!

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    joelandanna 07-16-15
    joelandanna 07-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful and so well read"

    I love the way Charles Dickens champions the common person of uncommon character. The narrator is perfect.

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    Shawn M Ahling 07-14-15
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    "I could not read this book"

    ...... I tried, but the old English bored me to tears. However- on a road trip I started listening and I could not stop! It was wonderful.

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    careeves 07-10-15
    careeves 07-10-15
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    "Best adaptation of this novel ever."
    What made the experience of listening to Nicholas Nickleby the most enjoyable?

    First, this is a rich and compelling story about struggle and the ultimate power of love. This is Dickens at his finest.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters are very well drawn and superbly performed.


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

    The good: Nicolas
    The bad: Ralf


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    Steve Ventura, CA, United States 05-17-15
    Steve Ventura, CA, United States 05-17-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Another Wonderful Dicken's book"
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    I love reading anything by Charles Dickens and this book did not disappoint. He and John Steinbeck are the greatest authors I have ever had the pleasure to read. Dickens is a little more upbeat than Steinbeck, but both have a remarkable ability to tell a story and develop the characters in the book.

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    callie broaddus 03-11-15
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    "Another dickens classic"

    A classic cast of Dickensian characters, and a feel good story with a few great plot twists. Brilliant writing, as always.

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    Phillip E. Norton 03-06-15
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    "Delightful Dickens"

    Enchanting in every way and deeply moving as is the case with almost any novel of Dickens. Great performance brings every character to its individual and distinctive life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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