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    • Nicholas Nickleby

    • The Dickens Collection: Original Audio Show
    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 36 hrs and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    When 19-year old Nicholas Nickleby is left destitute after his father's death, he appeals to his wealthy uncle to help him find work and to protect his mother and sister. But Ralph Nickleby offers little help and proves to be both hard-hearted and unscrupulous, leaving Nicholas to make his own way in the world. Nicholas' adventures take him to Yorkshire boarding school, Dotheboys Hall, and then back to London, meeting an extraordinary gallery of rogues and eccentrics along the way. Like many of Dickens' novels, Nicholas Nickleby is characterised by his outrage at cruelty and social injustice, but it is also a flamboyantly exuberant work, revealing his comic genius.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The original soap opera

    • By thereadaholic on 14-12-2018

    Non-member price: $45.57

    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    In this, perhaps Dickens' most profound and personal novel, we are invited to share in the sentimental education of Pip, the poor boy from the village forge who risks losing himself in snobbery and selfishness when he mysteriously inherits a fortune. The story moves from the bleak Kentish marshes of Pip's childhood to a thrilling climax that mingles tragedy and triumph.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Narration

    • By Monica O'Brien on 05-12-2015

    Non-member price: $55.66

    • 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 69
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    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
    • A very powerful version of a great tale

    • By mary on 02-02-2015

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 17 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Pip is an orphan, brought up in a village on the Essex marshes by his disagreeable sister and her husband Joe Gargery, the kind-hearted village blacksmith. Life is harsh and Pip has few prospects until he receives from an anonymous benefactor the chance of escaping the forge for a more promising life in London. But his expectations are fraught with difficulties as he is haunted by figures from his past such as the escaped convict Magwitch, the eccentric Miss Havisham, and her proud, beautiful ward, Estella.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved the version of this book. wonderful narrat'n

    • By Amazon Customer on 25-11-2017

    Non-member price: $35.90

    • Oliver Twist

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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
    • Excellent and easy listening

    • By Trevor on 09-11-2017

    Non-member price: $41.73

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

    • Eight BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister, Robert Lindsay, Ian Holm, and others
    • Length: 36 hrs and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By amanda on 02-10-2018

    Non-member price: $49.95

    • David Copperfield [Audible]

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
    • Length: 36 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
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      5 out of 5 stars 126
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • One writer, many characters - one reader, many voices

    • By Sophie on 25-04-2016

    Non-member price: $58.52

    • Our Mutual Friend

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 31 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    A sinister masterpiece, Our Mutual Friend was Dickens' last completed novel. It is perhaps his ultimate vision of a dark, macabre London and the corrupting power of money.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant Execution and Beautifully Written

    • By Amazon Customer on 23-12-2016

    Non-member price: $51.21

    • Oliver Twist

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Claire Walsh
    • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Named a "national institution" by George Orwell, Dickens offers his most popular tale, of the orphan who is reared in a workhouse and runs away to London. A novel of social protest, a morality tale, and a detective story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful

    • By natalie harris on 09-02-2019

    Non-member price: $1.31

    • 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 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Phenomenal Performance

    • By David Bell on 01-07-2018

    Non-member price: $62.44

    • Great Expectations

    • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
    • By: Charles Dickens, Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Matt Lucas, Howard Jacobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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    In this Audible Exclusive performance by Matt Lucas of Great Expectations, Charles Dickens demonstrates that conscience, loyalty and empathy are virtues far more valuable than intellect, wealth and social standing. First published in Dickens’ own periodical, All the Year Round, the novel was divided into nine monthly instalments, from December 1860 to August 1861. Unsurprisingly, it was an instant success and managed to sell over 100,000 copies per week. Though written at a challenging time in Dickens’ life, when the impending breakdown of his marriage loomed over him, Great Expectations proves to be one of his most optimistic, comical and romantic novels.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Now that’s how you narrate a story

    • By Chris from Oz on 30-01-2019

    Non-member price: $60.78

    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Eddie Izzard
    • Length: 20 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Widely considered to be Charles Dickens' greatest and best-loved work, Great Expectations was first published as a serial between December 1860 - August 1861 and has been in print ever since. The story of a young boy from humble origins who dares to dream of becoming a gentleman, it is one of Dickens' most enduring and widely adapted novels. In this new unabridged production, star comedian and polymath Eddie Izzard infuses the story of Pip with his trademark wit and flair, and breathes new life into some of Dickens' most memorable characters, while staying completely faithful to the novel. 

    Non-member price: $37.98

    • A Tale of Two Cities

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Jim Donaldson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      3 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • crap

    • By Anonymous User on 14-05-2018

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • 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 out of 5 stars 38
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      3 out of 5 stars 36

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Starts out well then descended into some kind of hell

    • By valshopaholic on 28-12-2017

    Non-member price: $0.00

    • 10 Masterpieces You Have to Listen Before You Die 3

    • By: Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jack London, and others
    • Narrated by: Brian Kelly, Sinead Dixon, Claire Walsh, and others
    • Length: 97 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    This Audiobook contains the following works: White Fang [Jack London ], Tess of the d'Urbervilles [Thomas Hardy], The Call of Cthulhu [H.P Lovecraft], A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court [Mark Twain], The Return of Sherlock Holmes [Arthur Conan Doyle], The strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde [Robert Louis Stevenson], Crime and Punishment [Fyodor Dostoyevsky], Wuthering Heights [Emily Brontë], A Christmas Carol [Charles Dickens], The jungle book [Rudyard Kipling].

    Non-member price: $54.96

    • Martin Chuzzlewit

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Mark MacNamara
    • Length: 31 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Martin Chuzzlewit" is Charles Dickens' comic masterpiece about which his biographer, Forster, noted that it marked a crucial phase in the author's development as he began to delve deeper into the "springs of character". Old Martin Chuzzlewit, tormented by the greed and selfishness of his family, effectively drives his grandson, young Martin, to undertake a voyage to America. It is a voyage which will have crucial consequences not only for young Martin, but also for his grandfather and his grandfather's servant, Mary Graham with whom young Martin is in love.

    Non-member price: $1.31

    • The Chimes

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4 out of 5 stars 27

    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.

    Non-member price: $21.90

    • A Tale of Two Cities

    • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
    • By: Charles Dickens, Simon Callow - introduction
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Exclusively from Audible. 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.' So begins Charles Dickens' most famous historical drama: a gripping tale of war, social injustice and the choice between darkness and light. After being unjustly imprisoned for 18 years, French doctor Manette is released from the Bastille jail in Paris and embarks upon a journey to London in the hope of finding the daughter he never met.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's been a grand few weeks

    • By Prue Raos on 16-05-2018

    Non-member price: $29.65

    • Martin Chuzzlewit

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: George Hagan
    • Length: 39 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Originally serialized between 1843-1844 the story tells of Martin, the grandson of old Martin Chuzzlewit who is rich but has become bittter due to the greed of his kin. Young Martin is initially selfish but through hard labour and the positive and cheerful influence of his servant, Tapley, becomes decent. The novel is broken up into segments by young Martin's voyage to seek his fortune in America.

    Non-member price: $22.46

    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Sinead Dixon
    • Length: 19 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    In what may be Dickens's best novel, humble, orphaned Pip is apprenticed to the dirty work of the forge but dares to dream of becoming a gentleman - and one day, under sudden and enigmatic circumstances, he finds himself in possession of "great expectations." In this gripping tale of crime and guilt, revenge and reward, the compelling characters include Magwitch, the fearful and fearsome convict; Estella, whose beauty is excelled only by her haughtiness; and the embittered Miss Havisham, an eccentric jilted bride

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it, one of the classics

    • By Anonymous User on 04-02-2019

    Non-member price: $1.31

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