Barnaby Rudge

  • by Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by George Hagan
  • 29 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of Eighty (commonly known as Barnaby Rudge) is an historical novel by the author Charles Dickens. Published between 1840 and 1841, it is Dickens' first attempt at an historical novel, his only other being A Tale of Two Cities. Full of classic Dickensian characters, the plot is based on the "no-popery" or Gordon riots of 1780 seen through the eyes of the good-hearted idiot Barnaby Rudge.Charles Dickens (1812 - 9 June 1870) is arguably the greatest novelist England ever produced. Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.

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poorly read

I enjoyed the story but was disappointed in the reading of it, the narrator was full of stumbles and mistakes - and corrections. His voice was beautiful and mellifluous - I felt that the book being so long tested the narrator's ability.
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- mollyeyre

Very poorly narrated!

What would have made Barnaby Rudge better?

While the book itself is what you'd expect from Charlie Dickens, unfortunately the narration will drive you mad ... it's clearly not edited, and the mistakes the reader makes come frequently. I tried several times to listen, but have given up.


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- Bandywords "(0:3"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-07-2009
  • Publisher: RNIB