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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Sean Barrett Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN:
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The Chuzzlewits are a family divided by money and selfishness; even young Martin, the eponymous hero, is arrogant and self-centered. He offends his grandfather by falling in love with the latter's ward, Mary, and sets out to make his own fortune in life, traveling as far as America - which produces from Dickens a savage satire on a new world tainted with the vices of the old. Martin's nature slowly changes through his bitter experience of life and his enduring love for Mary.

Martin Chuzzlewit is one of Dickens' most humorous and satirical novels, and it contains two great comic creations: the hypocrite Pecksniff and the drunken nurse Sarah Gamp.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pete | 5/14/2011

    " Great book. Dickens' language takes a little getting used to but it's well worth the effort. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 3/28/2011

    " Dickens always gets five stars in my head, but for some reason I did not like the female character at all in this one. But of course the story was masterfully delivered. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lword | 3/11/2011

    " I enjoyed it. Full of Dickens great characters, great story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellie | 1/2/2011

    " All right-I'm weird. I don't know why, I just really liked this one. Loved Martin.
    Ellie NYC "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo | 12/30/2010

    " Dickens draws on his own experiences of travel in the USA, and his descriptions of politics there still seems quite relevant today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 12/26/2010

    " I read this when I was a teenager and my grandmother sent us the set from England.
    I read it twice again at university. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jerome | 11/27/2010

    " I liked the story, but found the book to be difficult to read due to the rather long winded descriptions and antiquated language used. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 11/6/2010

    " A good read: interesting and humorous, with Dickens's finely drawn characters, as usual. Perhaps a little too long. Five stars ***** for anyone not in any rush. Three stars *** for anyone in a hurry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 9/28/2010

    " Loved it and am very proud to have finished my goal of reading (at least once) all Dickens novels. "

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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

Sean Barrett has won numerous Earphones Awards and two prestigious Audie Awards for his audiobook narrations. He started acting professionally at the age of twelve and has since appeared on television and in film in Minder, Brush Strokes, War and Peace, Sons and Lovers, and Return to Oz. His stage credits include performing in the West End with Noël Coward in his Suite in Three Keys. He has worked extensively on BBC Radio and has also narrated several television series, including People’s Century and Crash.