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I didn't find the accents difficult to understand and the acting is extraordinarily good for an audio book. The challenge with this dramatization is that it sounds like the soundtrack to a television version: it's often difficult to figure out where we are and who's there. It's from BBC Radio 4 but seems as though it was minimally reedited from a TV version. If you know the story already, this is a very fun experience. If you don't, you may be lost.
It is a great adaptation of a classic story. Perhaps the best one I have heard!
It compares to some of the other great BBC adaptations that I have heard...I like the radio play elements of this.
I have not heard this company do an adaptation of a book before. There were some great performances by great actors
I did react to the dramatic/suspenseful moments. They made me react in a strong way. Loved driving in the city and being surprised by the events
"A classic production"
An hugely accessible and atmospheric production of Charles Dickens' classic story. Touching, absorbing, full of pathos and in places genuinely creepy, the story is been beautifully adapted and acted throughout.
"If you want the bones of the story listen to this"
This is an excellent dramatisition but it is abridged a little too far for me. Sometimes I felt dragged rather than led through the story but if you want an introduction to the story it is an wonderful performance.
"AN EXCELLENT RADIO FULL CAST PRODUCTION"
One of the best radio productions of Bleak House.
Professional cast who bring out the warmth and intense characters in this book so much, you feel you are there with them as they experience this tragedy. You can almost feel and smell the acrid atmosphere of the old foggy smelly Victorian London only Dickens is master.
The book is long and involved which the directors, producers and writers have lovingly adapted to ensure we have as much of the basics of the story of which I think is quite excellent.
"An accomplished happy ending"
the plot, characters, child hangers all very rich and the reader will least respect of what is to come.
"A great abridged, dramatised version"
Bleak House is actually we quite a long book and filled with numerous minor characters. This is a great way of listening to the story in an abridged version
Getting the sense of the squalor
The dramatic music
When Jim dies
The dramatisation was excellent, a gripping and complex tale with great performances and atmospheric soundscore and music.
If you can't face reading the entire novel! LONG! This is the answer - great performances by an able cast.
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