Summary

Originally serialized between 1843-1844, Dickens' story tells of Martin, the grandson of old Martin Chuzzlewit, who is rich but has become bittter due to the greed of his kin. Young Martin is initially selfish but through hard labour and the positive and cheerful influence of his servant, Tapley, becomes decent. The novel is broken up into segments by young Martin's voyage to seek his fortune in America. This allowed the author to satirically portray the US.
Charles Dickens (1812 - 9 June 1870) is arguably the greatest novelist England ever produced.
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1 out of 5 stars
By J. A. Mulligan on 24-05-17

Pretty tough to get through

It's really difficult to listen to this version, as the narration is littered with mistakes, on virtually every page. The narrator speaks clearly, but I'm very much unused to listening to audio books with so many stumbles and slips, which often cause me to lose focus. Surely these errors should have been dealt with at the editing stage? Also, as a previous reviewer noted, you can even hear the pages being turned! Almost everything else I've bought from Audible has been top quality in every way, so this is a disappointment.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Davidson on 16-01-16

Not the best narration

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I had to stop listening to this because the narration was getting in the way of the story. The narrator regularly stumbles over words and corrects himself, the voice characterization isn't consistent from chapter to chapter, and you can hear the narrator turning the page of the script. Not the best.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Karrie on 23-04-12

Simply Excellent!

I am a huge fan of Charles Dickens and have read many of his works before listening to the audio version. I was very pleased with this recording because it opened up the characters to me in an entirely new way. George Hagan does an excellent job of portraying both the depth and comical nature of the characters.

This has actually been a repeat listen for me and I highly recommend it!

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1 out of 5 stars
By Mary on 25-11-09

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As an avid admirer of all things Dickens, I was very sorry to have purchased this particular copy of his book Martin Chuzzlewit. I can only assume the 5 stars given to it by others is due entirely to the actual novel itself and not the presentation of it. However the recording is so poor (audible page turning at regular intervals) ect. that I was unable to continue listening to it past the first section. George Hagan does an average job of creating voices, but I have had many more readers who make Dickens really come alive. I am going to listen to this book again, as I love Dickens, but not this edition of it.

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