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3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 3.50 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: David Timson Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN:
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Dombey and Son is vintage Dickens and explores the classic themes of betrayal, cruelty, and deceit. The novel follows the fortunes of Dombey, a businessman par excellence, who craves a son to inherit his enterprises. His family, and especially his daughter, the sweet and good-natured Florence, bear the brunt of his frustrations. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ana | 4/25/2011

    " A classic. Good from the beginning to the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helene | 3/3/2011

    " Long - with some sometimes unnecessarily detailed descriptive passages. A Dickens soap opera classic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine | 2/2/2011

    " This is not one of my big favorites of Dickens, but I do remember that when I read it as a teenager, I was definitely in tears along with Florence Dombey at the novel's end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 1/24/2011

    " Like it a lot...not as much as "Little Dorrit" but more than the "lesser" novels such as "Our Mutual Friend;" almost (but not quite) feminist. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shari | 1/7/2011

    " I gave up on this one after 8 chapters, it started out dull and never captured my interest at all. Glad it was free on Kindle! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William Herschel | 12/25/2010

    " Admittedly, this novel is far from perfect. But when a book totals up to 1,000 pages the brilliant moments stick in your mind most of all, and Dombey and Son certainly isn't without those. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 12/16/2010

    " I read this at uni but remembered practically nothing of it. I suppose I have to say it was better than I remembered! It's certainly slow but if you don't mind wallowing in a book for quite a while it has its moments. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerome | 11/27/2010

    " I liked this much better than Martin Chuzzlewit, which I found was hard to follow. "

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About the Author
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.

About the Narrator

David Timson is an actor, voice actor, and playwright. He is best known for his narration of The Complete Sherlock Holmes audiobook, in which he voices all 125 characters in the Holmes novels and short stories. His narrations have earned eight AudioFile Earphones Award.