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The Old Curiosity Shop
    
    
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        Charles Dickens
    
    


    
    
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        Sinead Dixon
    
    


    
    Length: 23 hrs and 39 mins
    47 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • The Old Curiosity Shop

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Sinead Dixon
  • Length: 23 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Dickens's Little Nell became one of his best-known heroines when "The Old Curiosity Shop" was first published in 1841. Virtuous and stoic, Nell takes care of her grandfather in his gloomy shop until his gambling debts force the pair of them to flee London. They are hunted by the grotesque and villainous moneylender Quilp and Nell's own worthless brother, Fred, who wrongly believes that their grandfather has a hidden fortune. Through a kaleidoscopic round of people and events, Nell and her grandfather eventually reach a safe refuge, although neither of them is destined to enjoy it for long.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a very good read!

  • By Julie Rae Loving on 01-11-19

like Radio Theatre!

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

Reviewed: 03-23-19

This narrator is a master! She makes the characters and scenes come alive.
Her cadence perfect, scene descrition, and character impersonations, play suit back in the old days of Dickens books.
as I know Dickens stories the settings of time and place, colorful characters, and his obvious faith, read this story riveting!

  • Barnaby Rudge

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Stacy Newman
  • Length: 28 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Set against the backdrop of the Gordon Riots of 1780, "Barnaby Rudge" is a story of mystery and suspense which begins with an unsolved double murder and goes on to involve conspiracy, blackmail, abduction and retribution. Through the course of the novel fathers and sons become opposed, apprentices plot against their masters and Protestants clash with Catholics on the streets. And, as London erupts into riot, Barnaby Rudge himself struggles to escape the curse of his own past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a Dickens that is almost unknown.

  • By Julie Rae Loving on 12-21-18

Fantastic!<br />

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

Reviewed: 03-14-19

Of course Charles Dickens is beloved author, but the narrator in this audio makes the story Truly Come Alive!
Her skill is phenomenal~ because of the Integrity of the narrator's of the Dickens books I have bought several and I'm loving all of them, but particularly with this narrator~

  • Oliver Twist

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257

Named a "national institution" by George Orwell, Dickens offers his most popular tale, of the orphan who is reared in a workhouse and runs away to London. A novel of social protest, a morality tale, and a detective story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • narrator

  • By Jim B. on 09-13-18

CAPTIVATING!

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

Reviewed: 03-03-19

In these hurried, chaotic days, most never pause long enough to visit what life was like in bygone days. To appreciate those slower times, when love of God , and His effect on those lives lived well, even in great adversity, enabling them to persevere, with faith, hope, and love.
And the terrible lot of those bereft of any means, in times without social agencies that might have helped them, and faith in God, sustained them.
Dickens is such a master in his prose of those times because, not only did he live them, but acquainted himself with all. The bad and the good, the destitute and fortunate. He is known to have spent time in the infamouese 'Five Points' in New York.
His consumate descriptions of lives lived in those days, leaves the reader or 'listener,' convinced that these souls were real, and places one in simpler times.
invariably, in each of his books I reach the point where I cannot put it down and must finish.