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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.
"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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