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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,510 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Flo Gibson Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2006 ISBN:
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Barnaby, a kind, half-witted young man, joins the Gordon rioters to proudly carry their banner. He, his murderous father, the hangman Dennis, and the mapcap Hugh are arrested and condemned to death. There are vivid and gruesome scenes of pillage, battles, and executions, as well as myriad characters who are grim, romantic, or humorous. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeri | 2/17/2014

    " Interesting historical fiction about the 1780 Gordon Riots. Not Dickens' best historical fiction, but mildly amusing with some memorable characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lincoln | 2/15/2014

    " (Book on tape: Blackstone Audiobooks edition.) I loved it. I love Dickens, the way he writes. It was 21 hours or so, but I never lost interest. It centers on an episode of history that I knew nothing about -- the Gordon Riots in England in 1780. What a great way to teach history! But it's not just history, it's about characters, and I love the way Dickens makes me get to know them and to care about them. I look forward to my next Dickens novel. Everybody should try him! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 2/13/2014

    " Not one of my favorite Dickens' novels but I finished it. Has some very funny parts. Like the titular character, the love story is a bit "simple." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ayu Palar | 2/3/2014

    " It's too draggy I can't finish it. Will leave it for a while. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lili | 1/22/2014

    " A little slow at times but still a good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexander | 1/10/2014

    " What fun. Simon Tappertit was a hoot, as was the family he worked for. Some of the initial promise didn't quite hold up, both in characters and plot, I'd say. Barnaby was saved, but it was rather anti-climactic; Tappertit, Grip, and Scragg were each wonderful when they first came in, but, like Tappertit's legs, didn't get displayed to best advantage later on. But on the whole I enjoyed it very much. The Gordon Riots were remarkable-- glad to be introduced to them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 1/10/2014

    " Some very enjoyable plot lines, but the title character didn't thrill me. Good overall, but probably wouldn't read this one again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Shilstone | 12/22/2013

    " Not Carnaby Fudge. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Keith Rose | 12/21/2013

    " interesting picture of gordon riots, with dickens usual grotesques "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Handora | 12/13/2013

    " I actually wasn't able to finish the whole book even though I love Dickens's books. It was very slow reading after a fast paced novel. I will try again in the future. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Reeser | 3/27/2013

    " This is my favorite of all the Dickens books. I don't know why, but I read it in 9th grade, and it haunted me like no other book of its kind. I have reread it two times since, and I still feel this way. And it amazes me that no one ever mentions this book when talking about Dickens. That baffles me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bcoghill Coghill | 10/25/2012

    " Dickens creates such marvelous characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Douglas | 8/3/2012

    " Fantastic story! My wife and I read this together and absolutely loved it. Charles Dickens has got to be the best author to capture the true nature of man in all of his goodness or in his depravity. Barnaby and Grip make a great duo. This is a must-read for Dickens fans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misha Crews | 7/9/2012

    " I enjoyed this book very much. I didn't fall in love with it as much as with some of Dickens' other books, but like all his work it was full of tragedy, comedy and colorful characters. Definitely recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 1/25/2012

    " A re-read of this one. I love Dickens. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 1/16/2012

    " So full of humor and wit. I'm reading it again and enjoying it more than the first time. How did Dickens gain such a wonderful command of the language to paint such detailed pictures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina Gimlin | 9/27/2011

    " This was my last Dickens novel to read and I was sort of sad to let it go. It stands as strong as any of them. On to the Christmas stories, travel essays, and starting back again with Oliver Twist and Great Expectations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 8/28/2011

    " It is taking me absolutely forever to read this book because I keep finding these little gems to marvel at and underline and make notes about. It's just full of humor and wryness and I can't get enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 4/17/2011

    " I had never even heard of this book, but loving Dickens the way I do, I thought I'd better give it a try. I'm so glad I did. It really is worth the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 astrangerhere | 3/4/2011

    " I should learn my lesson and read this one chapter at a time, like his readers did. Will try it with the next book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Albert | 2/1/2011

    " Not terribly interesting. Hard to feel anything for the protagonists. Dickens was a master but not every book is a gem. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 1/1/2011

    " There has never been a riot committed to paper like Dickens manages here - the riots of '80! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darrenl | 12/10/2010

    " A sometimes overlooked Dickens classic. The description of the Gordon riots is a remarkable piece of writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanne | 11/19/2010

    " Discovered an episode of English history of which I was ignorant, interesting story which kept me reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorie | 9/5/2010

    " Excellent and timely. Dickens was a great storyteller. "

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Author Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens (1812–1870) was born in Landport, Portsmouth, England, the second of eight children in a family continually plagued by debt. A legacy brought release from the nightmare of debtors’ prison and child labor and afforded him a few years of formal schooling. He worked as an attorney’s clerk and newspaper reporter until his early writings brought him the amazing success that was to be his for the remainder of his life. He was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature’s most iconic characters.