Sketches by Boz
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  • 1
    Sketches by Boz: Volume 1 | Charles Dickens

    Sketches by Boz: Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (12)

    Charles Dickens started his literary career as a journalist reporting for ‘The Morning Chronicle,’ a profession which encouraged his observing eye. This collection of essays and short stories was first published in that journal and anticipates, and frequently demonstrates, the genius that was to come.

    Simply Fascinating

    Beautifully read. This reading transports the listener to another place and time. I have listened to this repeatedly. I love it. The narrator is wonde..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 11 2011 by Virginia Waldron ()
  • 2
    Sketches by Boz: Volume 2 | Charles Dickens

    Sketches by Boz: Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    The ‘sketches’ in this... volume are more the substance and length of short stories illustrating the development of the tools of the Masters trade: farce, parody, irony, black humour and wonderful one liners which unerringly hit the mark. The ensuing narrative, however, brings the listener bumpily back to earth with a reminder of the mean and often tragic lives that were being endured in the busy, uncaring metropolis.

    Early stories

    The narration is absolutely wonderful. All the stories are brilliantly written of course, and the characters are wonderful. I enjoyed some terrifica..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 19 2014 by Linda (PITTSBURGH, PA, United States)
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    Sketches by Boz: Volume 3 | Charles Dickens

    Sketches by Boz: Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Queen Victoria... and Prince Albert were married in 1840. Dickens uses this event as an ingenious ploy to salute and promote domestic felicity, advising young ladies upon several examples of the different types of male available as partners. There follows a section describing various married couples from whom the young ladies could possibly learn a lesson. The author then entertains with a tale of Nicholas Tulrumble, newly appointed Mayor of Mudfog, with ideas above his station.

    Thoroughly Enjoyable

    The narrator is superb. The sketches themselves are delightfully absorbing. I enjoyed this enormously and would recommend it to any fans of Charles Di..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 20 2011 by Virginia Waldron ()