A Dickens short written specifically for Christmas, "The Cricket on the Hearth" beautifully combines Dickens' masterful critique of social ills with a typically captivating narrative. In the Peerybingle family house, a cricket constantly chips, and acts as their guardian angel. Then, one day, a mysterious, elderly stranger takes lodge with the family. Complete and unabridged, this is a must-buy for Christmas, and will bring to your family the festive cheer and seasonal warmth only Dickens could provide.
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Gerald Dickens, great, great grandson of Charles Dickens, reads this traditional Christmas tale, in which Ebenezer Scrooge is taught the true meaning of Christmas by a series of ghostly visitors. Published in 1843, A Christmas Carol has become as much a part of Christmas as trees and stockings, plum pudding and mistletoe, enjoyed by children and adults alike. This audiobook includes a special feature, as family member Gerald Dickens recounts his understanding of this classic story.
On New Year’s Eve, Trotty becomes disheartened with life and feels that the working classes are wicked by nature after so many report of crime and mortality. His daughter, Meg, announces her plans to marry her fiancé on New Year's Day, something that Trotty is not particularly happy about. After meeting Will and his niece Lilian, the group return to Trotty's house. During the night, Trotty feels the church bells are calling him, so heads to the tower and climbs up to the bell chamber.
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Charles Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby performed by his great-great-grandson Gerald Dickens. A tale that brings to life the adventures of Nicholas Nickleby as he meets the wicked Wackfors Squeers, the theatrical Crumbles, and the cheerful Cheerybyle Brothers (to name a few). Complete and unabridged.
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Gerald Dickens, great, great grandson of Charles Dickens, reads this traditional tale.Oliver Twist is the second novel by English author Charles Dickens. The time honoured story is about the orphan Oliver Twist, who escapes from a workhouse and travels to London where he meets the renowned Artful Dodger, leader of a gang of juvenile pickpockets. Oliver is led to the lair of their elderly criminal trainer Fagin, naively unaware of their unlawful activities.
Charles Dickens' The Old Curiosity Shop performed by his Great Great Grandson Gerald Dickens. A tale about Little Nell, a young girl who lives in the Old Curosity Shop, London with her grandfather. Through not wanting her to die in poverty as her parents did. Nell's grandfather gambles what little money they have left and the tale takes on an even darker turn.
Charles Dickens' most notorious reading from the classic Oliver Twist is performed by his Great Great Grandson Gerald Dickens. Causing ladies in the audience to faint and Dickens himself to collapse, Nancy and Sikes always shocked the audience. The drama and the passion of Nancy's murder are still as powerful and chilling as it was in Charles Dickens' time.
This short collection of readings from Charles Dickens pulls together stories from various parts of his life as well as from the novels themselves.
Charles Dickens' first novel, The Pickwick Papers, is here performed by his great, great grandson Gerald Dickens. The members of the Pickwick Club travel throughout the English countryside by coach and report back on their findings to the other members. The novel includes many memorable characters involved in numerous comical misadventures.
Gerald Dickens, the great great grandson of Charles Dickens, reads one of his more unusual novels, Doctor Marigold. First introduced in 1865, The Adventures of Doctor Marigold pulls the audience into the story until they become part of this gentleman's life.
Gerald Dickens, great, great grandson of Charles Dickens, performs his one man adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby.
The story follows the tale of Nicholas Nickleby as he meets the iniquitous wackford Squeers, the delightful Mrs Nickleby, the Crummles, the Mantalinis, the Kenwigs and many more!
This comic triumph is a great way to enjoy this entertaining story in under an hour!