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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,901 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Martin Jarvis Publisher: The Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Dickens' exuberant novel charts the rise of its young hero Nicholas Nickleby, who progresses from an impoverished youngster gladly accepting his uncle's offer of help, to an assured businessman capable of thwarting villainous plans. The book unfolds in a series of vivid scenes, starting with Nicholas accompanying the vicious schoolmaster, Wackford Squeers, north to the grim Dotheboys Hall. Later, Nicholas tries his fortune on the stage before the action returns to London, and to a most unexpected revelation.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jason | 1/29/2014

    " It's hard to bitch about Dickens novels because they're Dickens novels and they're just such refreshing reads: his prose is like honey on golden toast. That said, Nickleby has some issues, mostly its length, that made me anxious to get the goddamn thing over with. It is overlong: nearly 800 pages! and stuffed with any number of minor, insignificant characters that could've been neatly sliced off the story. The story itself is pretty neat with a nice twist at the end and a pretty dark way of dealing with the fate of Ralph Nickleby, the evil uncle (sort of a proto-Stooge, who doesn't fare as well as that haunted madman did, tho'). Nickleby and his sister are the main heroes, the pivot of the plot and are both so gregarious, obsessive, and violent, yes violent! that they really stand out from Dickens' other creations. Worth the slog, overall. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laura Planton | 1/26/2014

    " Nicholas Nickleby is a wonderful story with great characters ie Wackford Squeers, Smike, Ralph Nickleby, Ray and Charles Cheeryble and of course Tim Linkenwater and Newman Noggs. Challenging to figure out in the narrative what was important to the story and what was Dicken's embellishment . Well worth the time to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kim | 1/25/2014

    " my second favorite Dickens book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Laura Whitcomb | 1/22/2014

    " The writing style is verbose, but in the best way. Lovely and funny and sad and unforgettable. "

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