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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,922 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Anna Massey, Sophie Thompson, Ken Campbell, Tom Baker, Alex Jennings Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Left penniless by the death of his father, 19-year-old Nicholas Nickleby seeks help, along with his mother and sister, from Uncle Ralph Nickleby. The hard-hearted money lender takes an instant dislike to his nephew and gets rid of the boy by securing him a teaching position at Dotheboys Hall, where the evil Wackford Squeers presides. Horrified by the barbarity he sees there, Nicholas defies Squeers and is forced to flee. He is joined by Smike, who has been treated cruelly by Squeers, and the two become great friends.

Nicholas joins a travelling theatre troupe and enjoys great success, but with his mother and sister depending on him for their survival, he must find a way to make a decent living. His adventures are numerous and include some of Dickens' most comic characters.

Starring Anna Massey, Sophie Thompson, Ken Campbell, and Tom Baker, with Alex Jennings as the voice of Dickens.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jill | 1/24/2014

    " Hmmmm...a trifle too tidy and predictable for me. Lots of fun characters, as usual, but I get irritated with the comprehensive and rapid state with which Dickens wraps up everything - with perfect justice, character by character. Not his best work, but definitely worth a read. Another thing I confess I loathe is when couples fall madly in love at first sight (a.k.a. based on appearance only) and it soon develops into a perfect relationship, each party turning out to be a perfectly wonderful person of upstanding character and perfectly suited to one another besides. A bit much for me to swallow without rolling my eyes and gagging. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jody | 1/9/2014

    " Wonderfully surprising for Dickens. It was his typically great writing but with a good ending. So much easier to read than his usual fare of pessimism, hard knocks, and people looking the other way while bad things happen. Yay! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ann | 1/8/2014

    " Excellent reader! Funny and sad and somehow the serial form suits an audio book presentation. I cried at the end. Everyone who's written great characters and rich plots since Dickens owes a debt to him. ( J.K. Rowling comes to mind.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Win Zaw | 1/7/2014

    " It's the thickest book I've ever read. When I finished reading it, I felt I have accomplihsed something great. "

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