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Publisher's Summary

Bleak House is the ninth novel by Charles Dickens

Published in twenty monthly installments between March 1852 and September 1853. It is held to be one of Dickens's finest novels. A complex plot, it challenges the reader to make connections--between the fashionable and the outcast, the beautiful and the ugly, the powerful and the victims. Nowhere in Dickens's later novels is his attack on an uncaring society more imaginatively embodied, but nowhere either is the mixture of comedy and angry satire more deftly managed.

Charles Dickens (1812 - 9 June 1870) is arguably the greatest novelist England ever produced.

Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.

(P)2009 RNIB

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  • Saitama
  • 04-05-16

Too hard to listen to

I bought this version because it was first by rating. Too late I realized few people had rated it. I had to return the book because the echoes and skips were too annoying. The story has me intrigued, however, so I am searching for another version.

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  • Nicholas
  • 03-15-10

A Sad Old Reading

An awful, patronising, reading both for the reader and poor Charles Dickens. I didn't finish it.

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  • Ken
  • 05-11-14

Oh Dear..

What would have made Bleak House better?

This could have been better by being about 90% shorter.... why use 10 words when 163 will do...?

What could Charles Dickens have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Got to the point....!!!

Would you be willing to try another one of Maurice Turner’s performances?

Yes, he showed great character by sticking with it!

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

BOREDOM AND CONFUSION...!

Any additional comments?

In general, I have a lot of time for the works of Charles Dickens - but this one used up far too much of my life and gave nothing in return.