The Mystery of Edwin Drood

  • by Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by George Hagan
  • 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is the final novel by Charles Dickens, unfinished at the time of his death.
Written in 1890, the story is a murder mystery in which Edwin Drood is supposedly murdered. The novel investigates the characters in a distinctly Dickensian manner from the suspicious and tormented Jasper to the Reverend Crisparkle to Princess Puffer, the enigmatic Datchery and finally the gravedigger and his obnoxious but perceptive boy assistant. But who is the murderer? We will never know....
Charles Dickens (1812 - 9 June 1870) is arguably the greatest novelist England ever produced. His innate comic genius and shrewd depictions of Victorian life - along with his memorable characters - have made him beloved by readers the world over.
Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.


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Rich, colourful and full of suspense.

Beware of disappointments as this is Dickens's last unfinished novel and such a shame. You do actually know 'who did it' as the plot begins to close in on the culprit. You do not however get to see him put bang to rights or find out what happens to all the characters in the end.

That said this is a lively and colourful novel with Dickens's typically larger that life characters. These are ably brought to life by George Hagan whose characterisations are well honed. He is not afraid of the female voice and he does it very well. He is in fact one of the best narrators I have heard, so good I could'nt wait to get back to the story after a break.

I particularly liked the character Grewgious a socially inept gentleman but never the less incredibly shrewd and absolutely devoted to his ward Miss Rosa Bud.

I write this in December and what better time to listen to some stories from Dickens.
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- Annie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-01-2009
  • Publisher: RNIB