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Nicholas Nickleby
    
    
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        Charles Dickens
    
    


    
    
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        Sinead Dixon
    
    


    
    Length: 35 hrs and 6 mins
    25 ratings
    Overall 4.7
  • Nicholas Nickleby

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Sinead Dixon
  • Length: 35 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22

"The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby" is closely modelled on the 18h-century novels that Charles Dickens loved as a child, such as "Robinson Crusoe", in which the fortunes of a hero shape the plot. The likeable young Nicholas, left penniless on the death of his father, sets off in search of better prospects. His meandering route to happiness includes work as a teacher at Dotheboys Hall, where the brutal Wackford Squeers ill-treats his impoverished pupils, and a spell as an actor with the absurdly melodramatic Crummles troupe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating and Enjoyable in Every Respect

  • By Anne Claybrook on 01-14-19

Captivating and Enjoyable in Every Respect

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-14-19

I have listened to numerous audible recordings of Dickens's books. Nicholas Nickleby is one of my favorites, and of all of the versions of this book that I've heard, this version is my favorite. Sinead Dixon (heard on this recording) is brilliant and my favorite narrator.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Evidence Not Seen

  • A Woman's Miraculous Faith in the Jungles of World War II
  • By: Darlene Deibler Rose
  • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 369

Newlywed American missionary Darlene Deibler Rose survived four years in a notorious Japanese prison camp set deep in the jungles of New Guinea. Thinking she was never to see her husband again, Darlene Rose was forced to sign a false confession and face the executioner's sword, only to be miraculously spared.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid faith in tumultuous times

  • By Red Eagle's Legacy on 07-01-15

Heartwarming and Heartbreaking

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-22-18

I have laughed out loud, cried, and been moved beyond words as I've listened to this amazing story of God's provision and one woman's faithful journey as a missionary to Indonesia and then as a prisoner of war during WWII. I heartily recommend this recording. Thank you to Ms. Raver for an excellent performance.

  • Holiday in Death

  • In Death, Book 7
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,913
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,356

No one likes to be alone during the holidays. For New York's most posh dating service, Personally Yours, it is the season to bring lonely hearts together. But Lt. Eve Dallas, on the trail of a ritualistic serial killer, has made a disturbing discovery: all of the victims have been traced to Personally Yours.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By Sylvia on 10-14-09

Plenty of Naughty and Nice to go around

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-12

Lt. Eve Dallas has already lost her holiday cheer--she simply has no idea what to buy her gorgeous, richer-than-Croesus husband, Roarke. What is a woman to buy the man who has absolute everything? However, this problem pales in comparison when bodies begin showing up around the city and apparently--Santa is the killer! Can Eve find the serial killer before everyone's holiday spirit suffers a permanent set-back?

After the intensity of the previous "In Death" installment, this volume is an enjoyable, slightly more light-heated episode in the lives of Eve and Roarke and their close friends, as is fitting with the holiday theme. The murder mystery remains as intriguing as ever, but more attention falls to Eve's relationships--particularly her dance with Roarke as they develop a rhythm as husband and wife, and her blossoming friendships with Peabody and Nadine.

An enjoyable story and a thorough pleasure to listen to as Susan Ericksen continues on as narrator in this series.