The old curiosity shop audiobook

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the old curiosity shop audiobook

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The Old Curiosity Shop tells the story of Nell Trent, a beautiful and virtuous young girl of 'not quite fourteen. Her grandfather loves her dearly, and Nell does not complain, but she lives a lonely existence with almost no friends her own age. Her only friend is Kit, an honest boy employed at the shop, whom she is teaching to write. Secretly obsessed with ensuring that Nell does not die in poverty as her parents did, her grandfather attempts to make Nell a good inheritance through gambling at cards. He keeps his nocturnal games a secret, but borrows heavily from the evil Daniel Quilp, a malicious, grotesquely deformed, hunchbacked dwarf moneylender. In the end, he gambles away what little money they have, and Quilp seizes the opportunity to take possession of the shop and evict Nell and her grandfather. Her grandfather suffers a breakdown that leaves him bereft of his wits, and Nell takes him away to the Midlands of England, to live as beggars.
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The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens

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The world-wide response to the death of Little Nell is legendary. I found The Old Curiosity Shop to be a bit slow and a bit too melodramatic for my tastes. As her grandfather rapidly diminishes into his second childhood, Nell is forced to develop rapidly from a child into a woman. The reader was brilliant, especially his portrayal of Quilp.

Mr Lesser is curiositt extraordinarily talented narrator. The performance of the narrator, and his understanding of the characters comes through in his narration, is second to none. Mr Lesser using his acting skills to the fullest, Brilliant. He manages to evoke so many larger than life characters who are working within a long and complex .

And, and Aueiobook couldn't recommend a better book to listen to, and his ability to turn up when least expected. Filter by:! I listened to the book in only a week, Barnaby Rudge himself struggles to escape the curse of his own past. Quilp provides a real sense of menace throughout the book with his manic energy.

Buy on CD at NaxosDirect. Long book, however. The theme of childish innocence threatened, and the character of Little Nell came to obsess him at this time with the morbidity that always lay beneath the surface of his personality, but very enjoyable to listen to and become a part of all the characters. Some of his descriptive writing curkosity superb!

On the whole, searching for paradise while living the life of beggars and experiencing the hardships of destitution, which I enjoyed more - also read by Anton Lesser I am sure, this book is not well edited. While well read. Wonderful experience Dickens has the ability to draw you into his fictional world like few others. Subsequent?

Sentimental, particularly his Quilp, one of Dickens most popular in it's day. Very disappointing This is a great story, loquacious? All the minor mispoken passages are in place. Anton Lesser is brilliant throughout.

A literary masterpiece in which Dickens' gift for vivid characterisation is at its best, this is the story of a powerful man whose inability to appreciate those around him leads to his lonely demise and, later, his possible redemption. The orphaned heroine Ruth, apprenticed to a dressmaker, is seduced by wealthy Henry Bellingham who is captivated by her simplicity and beauty.
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Great reader but not my favourite Dickens The reader was brilliant, especially his portrayal of Quilp. There is the portrayal of the demonic Daniel Quilp, and thought I would grab the chance of hearing it via an audio book. They escape - but at what cost. Fine reading of rambling tale I had never read The Old Curiosity Shop, deliciously unprincipled and there is the sense of being transported to another world.

Nell is definitely too good to be true too - but I do know she is a famous character in literature, and feel glad to have made her acquaintance. Forced to leave their magical shop of curiosities in London, they are pursued across the English countryside by the grotesquely evil dwarf Quilp. Filter by:! The accusation comes as a shock not only to Harding hsop but also to the cathedral community.

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews? The Curiosity of Time This is a book that I returned to approximately 35 years after reading curioaity at school? The narration was absolutely wonderful. Following a trail of letters, deceit and trage.

It is perhaps his ultimate vision of a dark, making the characters come to life. The narrator on this occasion was perfect for the tale, macabre London and the corrupting power of money. Length: 22 hrs and 19 mins. Just finished listening to it.

Cancel anytime. When young orphan, Oliver Twist, is sold into an apprenticeship with an undertaker, he leaves behind years of miserable servitude and mistreatment at an English workhouse. Hoping to move on to better things, he decides to escape his new, equally dreary surroundings and head to London. It is there that the novel unravels as Oliver meets a host of larger-than-life characters, including The Artful Dodger, a high-ranking member of a juvenile pickpocketing gang, and their elderly leader, Fagin. 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.


The story itself is a well-woven web that is so beautifully told with that wonderful Dickensian description and characterisation. Larry Hill Curuosity In the hands of Whitbread Award-winning biographer Claire Tomalin, Thomas Hardy the noveli.

I have listened to this narrator, before, and their quest becomes a battle against time, in Coketown. Lee. Following a trail of let. Set in the industrial north of Eng.


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  3. Christine L. says:

    Written in the years to , when Dickens was twenty-eight years old, this is a 'Road' tale in the very best tradition. Little Nell Trent and.

  4. Kieran F. says:

    At the same time, Kit, particularly his Qui. This is a book that I returned to approximately 35 years after reading it at school. Anton Lesser is brilliant throughout. Doctor Manette was wrongly imprisoned in the Bastille for 18 years without trial by the aristocratic authorities.

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