Little Dorrit

  • by Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • 31 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Little Dorrit is Amy, born in debtor's prison, the youngest child of debtor William Dorrit, an inmate of the Marshalsea. The two are befriended by a man whose wife hires Little Dorrit as a seamstress. When William Dorrit inherits a fortune, he escapes the Marshalsea. The family, assuming a station befitting their wealth, travel to Italy.

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What the Critics Say

"One of the most significant works of the nineteenth century." (Lionel Trilling)
"Why do we never tire of Dickens? Isn't it because of his characters and their crazy worlds? Science fiction was never so strange! Reader Robert Whitfield catches this zaniness and infects us with it...Whitfield, with a unique voice and vision for each character, casts Dickens' spell of mystery and intrigue. Dickens fans should not miss this almost perfect performance of his most mature work." (AudioFile)

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Wonderful story, brilliantly narrated

Yet another Dickens classic! I thoroughly loved the story of Little Dorrit! It's long, yes and very descriptive, but it's so wonderfully brought to life by Simon Vance's excellent narration and characterisation that I just melted into their world and was happily carried along with the tale. I shall certainly look for other stories read by him as he certainly brought the magic of Little Dorrit to life - enjoy!
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- Rachael

Magical Dickens

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, this is an intriguing story with lots of wonderful characters.


What did you like best about this story?

Dickens has extend the innocence and evil to the utmost, making both even more intriguing than ever.


What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

What a master story teller, and what a beautiful tone of voice. I love his subtle, almost gentle, dramatisation. This man could read horror stories to children at bedtime and generate only wonder and awe.


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Little Dorrit - innocence and courage.


Any additional comments?

The combination of Dickens wonderful characters and Simon Vance's narration make this one of the best versions of this intriguing tale.

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- Jeff

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-05-2012
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.