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  • Bleak House

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Hugh Dickson
  • Length: 37 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242

The case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce has ground its way through the courts for generations. At its heart are Ada Clare and Richard Carstone, who find love - and terrible loss - through their involvement in the endless battle. Meanwhile, her friend Esther Summeson, who believes she is an orphan, gradually discovers the truth of her identity. The court case throws out a web ensnaring all who come near it, including Lady Dedlock, the menacing lawyer Tulkingham, detective Bucket and tragic little waif Jo.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story that stands the test of time beautifully read

  • By Deborah on 12-31-09

Variable sound level

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-10

From screaming lines to whispers. Volume leveling would have worked wonders to help the listener through the book. Good book and reader was good at acting each part but could not understand some words due to volume levels. I have the enhanced audio version so quality was highest.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • David Copperfield

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 33 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,077
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,568
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,575

Based in part on Dickens's own life, it is the story of a young man's journey from an unhappy and impoverished childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist. Among its gloriously vivid cast of characters, he e.ncounters his tyrannical stepfather, Mr. Murdstone; his formidable aunt, Betsey Trotwood; the eternally humble yet treacherous Uriah Heep; the frivolous, enchanting Dora; and one of literature's great comic creations, the magnificently impecunious Mr. Micawber.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Amazing

  • By Justin on 11-05-10

Great classic story narrated perfectly

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-10

Excellent story, excellent narrator. Charles Dickens' story brought to life.

17 of 17 people found this review helpful