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Publisher's Summary

A hilarious Dickens story, with his masterly story-within-a-story format, about a sideshow and the various characters who inhabit it - especially a dwarf who seeks to gain property and go into society. He gets the money by winning a lottery and does enter into society, with hilarious and sad results. A rollicking good time, "Going into Society" is reminiscent of O'Henry and Mark Twain, too. One of Dickens' best humorous stories. Read by an American voice, per listener request.

Public Domain (P)2012 Deaver Brown

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awful reader

What disappointed you about Going into Society?

uggg... had to turn this off after less than a minute. Recording is not professional at all. So hard on the ears.

Has Going into Society turned you off from other books in this genre?

no.

What didn’t you like about Deaver Brown’s performance?

awful.

Any additional comments?

not worth the $1.95. would rather just read the short story myself.

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I did not enjoy this narrator.

He may be fine for Mark Twain or some other American writer but really should leave the works of Mr Dickens alone.

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  • Melissa
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Brilliant

What did you like most about Going into Society?

Beautifully written. Anything by Dickens is always worth listening to. Well read and not too long to get through in one sitting

What was one of the most memorable moments of Going into Society?

All. Only 32 minutes long

Which character – as performed by Deaver Brown – was your favourite?

None

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

No