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Bleak House (Dramatised) | [Charles Dickens]

Bleak House (Dramatised)

Michael Kitchen stars as John Jarndyce in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Dickens' classic tale of London and the law.
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Publisher's Summary

Michael Kitchen stars as John Jarndyce in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Dickens' classic tale of London and the law.

© and (P)1999, 2006 BBC Audiobooks LTD

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    Martin New York, NY, USA 05-16-10
    Martin New York, NY, USA 05-16-10
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    "Unusual radio dramatization"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Hal Doral, FL, USA 08-02-07
    Hal Doral, FL, USA 08-02-07
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    "British speaking"

    This might be just right for the English, but hard to understand for an American.

    I had to give up, I suspect Dickens is better raw.

    1 of 12 people found this review helpful
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  • Emma
    Huntingdon, United Kingdom
    4/10/11
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    "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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Avril Little
    7/23/15
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    "A great abridged, dramatised version"
    What did you like most about Bleak House (Dramatised)?

    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


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bleak House (Dramatised)?

    Getting the sense of the squalor


    What does Full Cast bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The dramatic music


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Jim dies


    Any additional comments?

    Great book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • paula
    7/18/15
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    "Fantastic production"

    The dramatisation was excellent, a gripping and complex tale with great performances and atmospheric soundscore and music.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • gordon
    RADLETT, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "Well dramatised"

    If you can't face reading the entire novel! LONG! This is the answer - great performances by an able cast.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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