Dombey and Son

  • by Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by David Timson
  • 39 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dombey and Son is vintage Dickens and explores the classic themes of betrayal, cruelty and deceit. Dombey's dysfunctional relationships are painted against a backdrop of social unrest in industrialized London, which is populated by a host of fascinating and memorable secondary characters. The complete and unabridged novel is brought spectacularly to life by veteran reader David Timson.
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Excellent Range of Voices

This is the first review which I have submitted to Audible, but I felt that I had to comment on the excellence of the narration. Each character's voice is distinctive and appropriate and the narrative sections are paced beautifully. Dickens wrote rather better books than "Dombey and Son" and the last few chapters are weak, but for David Timson's reading of it fully merits the four stars.
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- Peter

Outstanding!

I had reached 67 years on this planet without reading this book, despite Charles Dickens being one of my favourite authors. Thank heavens I rectified that error by listening to this outstanding narration. Even at nearly 40 hours it still came to an end too soon.
The relationship between mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, uncles and nephews, husbands and wives, brothers and sisters, friends and acquaintances......it's all there!
If he were alive today I suspect Dickens would have made a great therapist.
Every character came alive but Captain Cuttle was my favourite, possibly because David Timson literally became him! Wonderful.
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- Norah

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-06-2011
  • Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks