Summary

Held to be Dickens' finest novel, containing one of the most vast, complex and engaging arrays of minor characters and sub-plots in his entire canon. Memorable characters include the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn, the friendly, but depressive John Jarndyce, and the childish and disingenuous Harold Skimpole, as well as the likeable but imprudent Richard Carstone. A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th-century English legal system. This novel set the standard for modern day legal thrillers.
Public Domain (P)2013 Trout Lake Media
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1 out of 5 stars
By Daniela Crouch on 27-10-16

terrible performance

really cannot recommend this recording, very poor performance, it's one monotonous drawl, completely emotionless and could have been done better by a computer

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1 out of 5 stars
By xxxx on 06-01-17

Dowloaded audio files but none were playable

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

dowloaded 4 large audio files but none were playable on Audible or Windows Media. Can I have my money back?

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4 out of 5 stars
By Bret G. Rider on 24-05-15

Better example of Dickens' art than many others better known...

This is only my third Audible book and while Mr Batchelor has a fine voice his personalizing of the characters was not an addition to the story. Many times it actually detracted fro the story. His voice of Messieurs Smallweed and Vols verged on the annoying and while both characters are annoying I think Mr Dickens words aline served the purpose. I will not avoid books read by Mr Batchelor but I won't be searching them out either. As to the story, there is a reason it is a classic. Dickens weaves a great plot with enough subplots to keep the listeners' interest. The story line is revealed enough at the right time so as to not injury the overall story but also not scarcely so much so as the listeners' intelligence is insulted. That the story was originally produced in serial from it must do as it does. Worthy of a third book and moving on to Evelyn Waugh next.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 01-01-17

issues with recording

the beginning of chapter 13 plays twice and I think the end is cut off

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