Martin Chuzzlewit

  • by Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by Frederick Davidson
  • 35 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Wealthy and old, Martin Chuzzlewit, Sr. is surrounded by greedy relatives hoping to obtain a portion of his estate upon his death. Of his two descendants, born and bred in the same heritage of selfishness, one, Martin Jr., has the good fortune to transform, while the other, Jonas, does not and receives a fatal penalty.

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What the Critics Say

"Davidson's fully voiced reading is marvelous and adds a great deal to the as-if spoken prose style in which it is written." (KLIATT)

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Customer Reviews

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Excellent Story - Shame About The Narration!

I'm afraid I disagree with the critic's review of Frederick Davidson's narration.

Please take the time to listen to a sample of this audiobook before downloading.

Davidson sounds like a bad Kenneth Williams impersonator or, when reading Martin's part, a rather startled Dalek!
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- Keith

Wit as never before Chuzzled

Yes, Fred Davidson's voice is a little surprising at first. He settles down by the second part, however, and so far as OLD Martin Chuzzlewit's voice is concerned, Dickens described it as similar to the creaking of the pub-sign, and therefore here it is bravely dramatized. There is a clarity to the reading which is very refreshing and as I listened to this whilst driving I found myself frequently driving slower to prolong the enjoyment. So, RoSPA, how about that for an idea: story-telling in cars reduces speeds and therefore accidents?!
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- Alec

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-05-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.