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Nicholas Nickleby

Narrated by: Sinead Dixon
Length: 35 hrs and 6 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

"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. Nicholas's many adventures give Dickens the freedom to follow the eccentricities of a vivid gallery of characters, exploring themes of class, love, and self-awareness with exuberant comedy and biting satire.

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Captivating and Enjoyable in Every Respect

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.

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Wonderful Old Author

I could hardly put it down. Not knowing the story, each page was a suspense. It would have been hard for me to pronounce the English words. The narrator was outstanding.

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Out a buck fifty?

Audiobook and Whispersync book not properly linked - purchased and returned Whispersync book for refund twice in effort to overcome issues - unable at this point to return this and a second audiobook.

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Great performance of an absorbing story

If you like Dickens, there's much to love in this well performed reading of one of Dickens' less well-known stories, full of Dickensian characters and situations and circumstances.

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a favorite

I have listened to the entire book before, and I will again. I love this book and the reader does very well with it.

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  • Beth Parker
  • 02-19-19

Sinead Dixon is always great! not one of his best

The storyline is the only thing letting this one down...after listening to the majority of Dickens's works, all read by the same person, this one just doesn't grab you as much as Little Dorrit or Great Expectations for exanple