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Our Mutual Friend Audiobook

Our Mutual Friend

John Harmon, in exile for many years, discovers that by a curious quirk in his father’s will he must marry Bella Wilfer, a girl he has never met, in order to claim his inheritance. Mistakenly thought to have drowned, on his return he gains employment with the kindly Mr Boffin under the assumed name of John Rokesmith and falls in love with the flighty and mercenary Bella, who scornfully rejects him as a mere impoverished secretary.
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John Harmon, in exile for many years, discovers that by a curious quirk in his father’s will he must marry Bella Wilfer, a girl he has never met, in order to claim his inheritance. Mistakenly thought to have drowned, on his return he gains employment with the kindly Mr Boffin under the assumed name of John Rokesmith and falls in love with the flighty and mercenary Bella, who scornfully rejects him as a mere impoverished secretary. But Boffin and his wife contrive a plan to help John and show Bella the error of her ways.

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  • Miss
    12/1/15
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    "Excellent all round"
    What did you like most about Our Mutual Friend?

    Hilariously funny


    What about David Troughton’s performance did you like?

    An outstanding actor, able to switch effortlessly between characters in an unobtrusive way


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Aspy Dad
    Teignmouth, Devon, U.K.
    4/13/13
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    "Good, but not, for me, great"

    Firstly, I have to say that this is definitely one of my favourite Dickens. For most of the book at least, both the leading young women, Lizzie Hexham and Bella Wilfer, are strong characters. Unfortunately towards the end, Bella slips into a more traditional Dickens role, as per Dora and Little Nell. More normally for Dickens, he finds his most upright male characters in a wide variety of interesting places and, more specifically, offers a welcome contrast to the anti-semitism that readers have associated with his drawing of Fagin in Oliver Twist.



    The reading is very professional, faltering only, in my personal view, when Dickens uses irony to convey his discust for the character he is drawing - the reading of his introductions to Lammle and Wegg being examples.



    I have enjoyed this, but I could have been thrilled.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nadine
    Hunston, West Sussex, United Kingdom
    4/2/16
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    "Another Wonderful Story from Dickens"
    Where does Our Mutual Friend rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    when you've listened to thousands, as I have, I can only say that Dickens and Trollope always appear at the top of my list.


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

    too long for that, but nothing wrong with enjoying it for as many hours as possible in one go.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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