Our Mutual Friend

  • by Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by David Timson
  • 36 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A mysterious boatman on the Thames, a drowned heir, a dustman and his wife, and a host of other Dickens characters populate this novel of relationships between the classes, money, greed, and love. The 58 characters are presented with remarkable clarity by David Timson.

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What the Critics Say

"With a cast of characters that covers the whole spectrum of London life, Dickens weaves a tapestry of tales that are by turn funny, moving and tragic." (School Library Journal)
"The fact that Dickens is always thought of as a caricaturist, although he was constantly trying to be something else, is perhaps the surest mark of his genius." (George Orwell)

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excellent reading

David Timson is a gifted narrator with a seemingly endless repertoire of characterful voices which do the novel full justice. Our Mutual Friend was not favourably reviewed when it was first published but this reading is hugely enjoyable and places many of the characters among Dickens's most memorable.
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- Lisa

Brilliant reading of OMF

Our Mutual Friend is darkly satiric, has superb descriptions of London and reeks of the river. Plus, Bella Wilfer must be just about unique in the Charles Dickens' female stable in having some complexity to her character.

This is the first audiobook that I have heard narrated by the talented David Timson. He appears to have an endless fund of character-laden voices to draw upon which is perfect for Dickens' novels. I am enjoying this immensely and would recommend this particular reading to anyone who is a Charles Dickens fan.
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- Louise

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-05-2007
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks