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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,895 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Gerald Dickens Publisher: Create Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2010 ISBN:
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Gerald Dickens, great, great grandson of Charles Dickens, performs his one man adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby.

The story follows the tale of Nicholas Nickleby as he meets the iniquitous wackford Squeers, the delightful Mrs Nickleby, the Crummles, the Mantalinis, the Kenwigs and many more!

This comic triumph is a great way to enjoy this entertaining story in under an hour!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalia | 2/4/2014

    " Giving a Dickens novel three stars! Brilliant prose, but falls apart in many ways, especially after the introduction of the creepy, smiley twin brothers. A couple of amazing scenes make it worth reading: well, all the theater scenes, a hilarious tea scene at Dotheboys School, the death of a certain character in a duel, a certain character's suicide. Still, doesn't rise to the level of the previous Pickwick Papers. Having said that, Dickens was only twenty-six years old when he wrote this novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pratibha D.H. | 1/24/2014

    " Another favourite Dicken's novel of mine! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danelle | 1/8/2014

    " Pg. 8 Some London houses have a melancholy little plot of ground behind them, usually fenced in by four high whitewashed walls, and frowned upon by stacks of chimneys: in which there withers on, from year to year, a crippled tree, that makes a show of putting forth a few leaves late in autumn when other trees shed theirs, and, drooping in the effort, lingers on, all crackled and smoke-dried, till the following season, when it repeats the same process, and perhaps if the weather be particularly genial, even tempts some rheumatic sparrow to chirrup in its branches. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luke Harris | 11/14/2013

    " Not quite as great as Oliver Twist, but great nonetheless. According to many reviews and synopses of this book, the character of Nicholas Nickleby was (or is) rather unpopular due to his pride and arrogance. But frankly, I enjoyed reading a believable personality. Many of Dickens' characters are either flawlessly good, or completely bad. Nicholas isn't flawless, but he is definitely respectable, and I appreciated his angry outbursts are realistic, especially given the circumstances. It is hard to believe that anyone, surrounded by such vile characters as Ralph and Sir Mulberry could constrain themselves at all times. A great return to form after reading The Pickwick papers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aimee | 10/9/2013

    " best dickens i've read since bleak house. still trying to read all of them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel (Sfogs) | 8/1/2013

    " I REALLY loved this story!!! My first ever read of Dickens was a complete success! The characters were so well developed! I loved Smike, Mr and Mrs Browdie etc, and Mrs Nickleby was a real laugh! The only problem with such a long book, is that when it finishes you really miss it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystal Beutler | 6/2/2013

    " This is a hard read but so with it. Loved the characters and the twists of fate. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clay | 12/8/2012

    " Currently listening to this Tantor Media recording. Narrator Simon Vance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teri Cooper | 9/18/2012

    " Riotously funny novel set on the streets of 19th century London. I was living in London when I read it 20 years ago and it really brought the history of that wonderful city to life. A joy to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darlene | 8/30/2012

    " Another that I have read a couple times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Todd | 3/29/2012

    " Dickens is timeless. The same issues he highlights are with us yet today. Whether it is the Biscuit corporation or Enron the lessons are the same. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 3/15/2012

    " I saw the disney movie of this and enjoyed the story but the book was very long and drawn out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 2/1/2012

    " Ranks right up there with David Copperfield which had been my favorite Dickens' tome until I finished Nickleby. Both have similarities, and yet differences but they now rank as co-favorites among Dickens' works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 1/25/2012

    " Don't know whether I like this book as well as the RSC 8.5 hour live theater version, but I know I've read it several times in any event! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela Duea | 12/10/2011

    " Not his best work, but still funny and heart-rending in places. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Al Martin | 11/10/2011

    " Slow to get into it but it turned out to be very compelling. Really enjoyed it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charity U | 7/3/2011

    " Quite honestly, I don't know what to say, except that it was a huge book. Phew! I finished it though, and am greatly proud of myself. I didn't love the story. Didn't hate it either, though. I'm glad I read it if only so I can say I did! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yasmeen | 6/5/2011

    " i read it about two years ago. i remember parts of the story and i remember enjoying it so much. very interseting but no clear purpose or advantage that you take of this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frank | 5/16/2011

    " Funny,witty, entertaining, and a scathing satire on the English education system. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 4/13/2011

    " Read it when i was really young, remember enjoying it but cant remember enough to rate it
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 3/16/2011

    " “…for if the scene were acted over again, I could take no other part than I have taken; and whatever consequences may accrue to myself from it, I shall never regret doing as I have—never, if I starve or beg in consequence.” "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 3/2/2011

    " Loved the humor and the characters! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Braden | 3/1/2011

    " Another amazing work of genius from Dickens, with the usual mind-boggling web of plots and subplots, hilariously different characters, and more than the regular dose of Dickens' complex sarcasm. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caryn | 2/13/2011

    " This one truly deserves the 5 stars!

    This is the tale of Nicholas Nickelby with his mother and sister in early London and surrouding areas. It tells of their struggles after their dad passing away, and their happinesses, as well. "

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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.