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    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 544
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 382
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375

    As Pip unravels the truth behind his own "great expectations" in his quest to become a gentleman, the mysteries of the past and the convolutions of fate through a series of thrilling adventures serve to steer him toward maturity and his most important discovery of all - the truth about himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This Dickens guy has promise

    • By Ed on 06-30-11

    Regular price: $31.49

    • David Copperfield [Audible]

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
    • Length: 36 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,839
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,721
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,705

    Between his work on the 2014 Audible Audiobook of the Year, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel, and his performance of Classic Love Poems, narrator Richard Armitage (The Hobbit, Hannibal) has quickly become a listener favorite. Now, in this defining performance of Charles Dickens' classic David Copperfield, Armitage lends his unique voice and interpretation, truly inhabiting each character and bringing real energy to the life of one of Dickens' most famous characters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A PERFECT narration of an English classic!

    • By Wayne on 09-03-17

    Regular price: $39.95

    • A Tale of Two Cities [Tantor]

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,924
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,374
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,427

    A Tale of Two Cities is one of Charles Dickens's most exciting novels. Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, it tells the story of a family threatened by the terrible events of the past. Doctor Manette was wrongly imprisoned in the Bastille for 18 years without trial by the aristocratic authorities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • it's the singer not the song*

    • By Maynard on 11-09-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Old Curiosity Shop

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 22 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238

    Provoking an unprecedented outpouring of public grief when it was first published, it follows the story of Little Nell and her feckless grandfather. Forced to leave their magical shop of curiosities in London, they are pursued across the English countryside by the grotesquely evil dwarf Quilp. They escape - but at what cost?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding Narration

    • By Ro on 12-10-09

    Regular price: $37.80

    • Oliver Twist

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 660
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 497
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 501

    After escaping from the dark and dismal workhouse where he was born, Oliver finds himself on the mean streets of Victorian-era London and is unwittingly recruited into a scabrous gang of scheming urchins. In this band of petty thieves, Oliver encounters the extraordinary and vibrant characters who have captured audiences' imaginations for more than 150 years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing narration!

    • By Karen on 12-11-08

    Regular price: $25.19

    • Our Mutual Friend

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 36 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 801
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 523
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 517

    A mysterious boatman on the Thames, a drowned heir, a dustman and his wife, and a host of other Dickens characters populate this novel of relationships between the classes, money, greed, and love. The 58 characters are presented with remarkable clarity by David Timson.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Masterpiece

    • By A. Millard on 11-13-07

    Regular price: $107.09

    • The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 30 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it much more than expected!

    • By Blue Ridge Book Lover on 05-29-12

    Regular price: $45.49

    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,522
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,284
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,287

    One of the most revered works in English literature, Great Expectations traces the coming of age of a young orphan, Pip, from a boy of shallow aspirations into a man of maturity. From the chilling opening confrontation with an escaped convict to the grand but eerily disheveled estate of bitter old Miss Havisham, all is not what it seems in Dickens’ dark tale of false illusions and thwarted desire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Performance of a classic!

    • By Steven on 08-18-13

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Martin Chuzzlewit

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 33 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190

    The Chuzzlewits are a family divided by money and selfishness; even young Martin, the eponymous hero, is arrogant and self-centred. He offends his grandfather by falling in love with the latter’s ward, Mary, and sets out to make his own fortune in life, travelling as far as America - which produces from Dickens a savage satire on a new world tainted with the vices of the old. Martin’s nature slowly changes through his bitter experience of life and his enduring love for Mary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's worth the wait

    • By Deborah on 04-18-11

    Regular price: $46.20

    • A Tale of Two Cities

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Jim Donaldson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 286
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 256

    With well over 200 million copies sold, this novel ranks among the most famous works in the history of fictional literature. It depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same time period.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Audio Chapters 41 and 42

    • By Sab-E on 09-23-15

    Regular price: $1.39

    • Gather ‘Round the Sound

    • Holiday Stories from Beloved Authors and Great Performers Across the Globe
    • By: Paulo Coelho, Yvonne Morrison, Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Angele Masters, Daniel Frances Berenson, Magda Szubanski, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4,824
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4,243
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4,236

    2017 has been a monumental year for Audible, having just celebrated our 20th anniversary, a milestone that would have never been possible without our wonderful and loyal listeners. One of our major commitments is bringing new and diverse audio experiences to our members, so this year, as our gift to you, we pulled together a collection that reflects a little bit of everything we’ve been up to recently.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Holidays

    • By ZOE R on 12-12-17

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Oliver Twist

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 479
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 435
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 436

    Born to an unmarried woman who dies after giving birth, orphan Oliver Twist seems destined to slog through a dismal life in the workhouse. A rebellious cry for more gets Oliver banished, and ultimately lands him on the dismal streets of London. The young outcast finds refuge with Fagin and his band of thieves before fate intervenes and puts Oliver in the hands of a kindly benefactor. It is likely that Dickens's own early youth as a child labourer contributed to the story's development.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent narration!

    • By Alfredo on 08-19-13

    Regular price: $3.49

    • Great Expectations [Classic Tales Edition]

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    A heartless convict. The devil's fairy godmother. A beautiful girl with eyes of stone. A spectral benefactor. These and many others shape the fortunes of young Pip, as he is transformed from a blacksmith's apprentice to a young gentleman with great expectations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great performance of a great text

    • By Josh Diamond on 10-18-16

    Regular price: $7.69

    • A Christmas Carol: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Tim Curry
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,075
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,601
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,577

    A Signature Performance: Tim Curry rescues Charles Dickens from the jaws of Disney with his one-of-a-kind performance of the treasured classic. Our listeners loved this version so much that it inspired our whole line of Signature Classics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful!!!

    • By Alia on 12-11-09

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Chimes

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
    • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6,714
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6,026
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6,022

    A haunting tale set on New Year's Eve, The Chimes tells the story of a poor porter named Trotty Veck who has become disheartened by the state of the world, until he is shown a series of fantastical visions that convince him of the good of humanity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Version of "The Chimes" on Audible!

    • By Gillian on 12-14-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Bleak House

    • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 43 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    This Audible Exclusive performance features a unique introduction written and narrated by Miriam Margolyes. Recognised as one of Dickens' most accomplished titles, Bleak House has impressed critics and audiences alike since it was first published in 1852. The novel boasts one of the most intelligent and engaging plots in all of English literature and is sure to engage the listener's imagination as it transports us back in time to the seedy, grimy and hazardous streets of Victorian London.

    Regular price: $42.63

    • Hard Times

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 145

    One of Dicken’s best works appraising English society. Highlights the social and economic pressures of the times. A masterwork.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gradgrind and M'Choakumchild

    • By David on 03-11-17

    Regular price: $1.39

    • The Pickwick Papers

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 29 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 107

    The Pickwick Club sends Mr. Pickwick and a group of friends to travel across England and to report back on the interesting things they find. In the course of their travels, they repeatedly encounter the friendly but disreputable Mr. Jingle, who becomes a continual source of trouble for all who know him. Pickwick himself is the victim of a number of misunderstandings that bring him both embarrassment and problems with the law.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A true classic! Dicken's characters come alive.

    • By d op on 08-11-14

    Regular price: $2.79

    • Bleak House

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett, Teresa Gallagher
    • Length: 35 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 765
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 690
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 689

    A complex plot of love and inheritance is set against the English legal system of the mid-19th century. As the case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce drags on, it becomes an obsession to everyone involved. And the issue on an inheritance ultimately becomes a question of murder.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ordinary Lives; Extraordinary Circumstances

    • By Wendy Lohse on 10-01-12

    Regular price: $48.99

    • The Charles Dickens BBC Radio Drama Collection: The Later Years

    • Eight BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Miriam Margolyes, and others
    • Length: 36 hrs and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Enthralling radio dramatisations of eight of Charles Dickens' much-loved novels. Charles Dickens is one of the most renowned authors of all time, and this second digital volume of the dramatised canon of his work includes eight of his classic novels. This collection includes the epic masterpiece David Copperfield, described by Dickens as his 'favourite child'; suspenseful mystery Bleak House; Dickens' most openly political novel, Hard Times; and Little Dorrit.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • lacks book titles but still good

    • By John W Kennington on 03-13-18

    Regular price: $34.10

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