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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (9,431 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Paul Scofield Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN:
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Murder, a bitter love triangle and a mysterious inheritance. In the last of Dickens's completed novels, the power of money ultimately motivates both character and action.

One night Hexam, who makes his living pulling bodies from the Thames, pulls out a body bearing the identification of John Harmon, heir to the fortune of a 'dust-collector'.

In fact, Harmon has swapped clothes and identities with a sailor, John Rokesmith. 'Rokesmith' gets a job as secretary to Noddy Boffin and falls in love with Bella Wilfer. However Bella is intent on marrying money until events cause her to change her mind 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 Stacey Starley | 2/20/2014

    " Really enjoyed this book, though a labor of love. With the nearly 1,000 pages this is a recommendation for a narrow group but if you are in for a hearty read this is for you. It was nice understanding that this was written as a monthly piece so it's sort of like when you take a tv show season dvd and watch it all at once. There is so much going on but they all play an important part to the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 2/4/2014

    " Rereading an old favorite by by favorite author! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ally | 1/29/2014

    " I enjoyed the ending of this book and Dickens is a pretty hilarious writer! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendra | 1/25/2014

    " One of my favorite Dickens books. I reread this book in 2003 and 2010. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Walker | 1/21/2014

    " "But there is no animal so sure to get laden with it, as the Ass who sees nothing written on the face of the earth and sky but the three letters L. S. D ..." Now, don't get excited - Dickens is talking about pounds, shillings and pence and the evils of money! I heard this book on 28 CDs and I think it is a good way to get through Dickens because the actor who read this did such a great job in playing all the characters and brought out all the humour and suspence of the dialogue. This was apparently written as a monthly serial but the modern reader/listener will still scream out for a good editor. Some of it is so long winded and tedious. One of the storylines, too, with its severe testing of a virtuous woman is also severely testing of a modern woman's patience. One wonders why Mrs Rokesmith didn't immediately sue for divorce after the merry dance she was led on. Having said that, there are some wonderful scenes in this and great dialogue so it's worth making the effort to immerse yourself in the cares and joys of Dickensian England for a (fairly long) while. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natalie | 1/20/2014

    " Yup I still don't like Dickens. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MeiLin Miranda | 1/16/2014

    " An often savagely funny observation of Victorian double standards, this sprawling novel (I believe his last) has little of his sentimentality and much of his humor, edged with bitterness. I loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget | 12/10/2013

    " I love Dickens. I really do. Also uncommonly good is the 1998 miniseries based on this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 11/22/2013

    " This one left me wondering why more people don't talk about this book. Wonderful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 11/6/2013

    " Excessively long. Interesting story but dragged on and tied up too neatly at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 11/1/2013

    " Not my favorite Dickens but brilliant character development and descriptions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cason | 4/28/2013

    " I am torn between this book and "Bleak House" as my favorite Dickens novel. Dickens's sense of humor seems to be especially sharp in this novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 3/19/2013

    " Book club pick for may "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 2/17/2013

    " This is my favorite book by Charles Dickens "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mandy | 11/24/2012

    " I would pay Dicken's cash money to have a few less "friends" in this novel. I can't keep track of 50 major characters! I know, I know. You're not supposed to diss Dickens, but there, I did it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janette Wright | 11/14/2012

    " As one of Dickens' greatest fans I have to say this was FAR from his best work. Too long, too many characters, and lacked his usual insightful wit. The first Dickens I would not recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin C. | 5/8/2012

    " Charles Dickens, as always :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 1/21/2012

    " I love Dickens. Not sure this is his best but still worth a read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 12/15/2011

    " Melodie started reading this and recommended it. Maybe it's a good place for me to try out Dickens. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele | 9/10/2011

    " This is definitely one of Dickens' best novels. I think I liked Bleak House a little bit more as I got a bit bogged down with the Podsnappery and Bradley Headstone's stupidities. And Rogue Riderhood is such a monstrous villain, that I want to kick him from here to Timbuktu and back again! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ted | 6/22/2011

    " Read this a long time ago but it still lingers...
    I think I'm going to re-read it.
    They say that Dickens basically invented the movies because of the way he cross-cut scenes years before film came along.
    Anyway, I'll give it four stars now and re-assess when I'm done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Drucilla | 5/23/2011

    " So many interesting characters, almost too many to keep track of. Lots of stuff happening. I recommend not taking a week break while reading this novel. You could get lost. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 4/15/2011

    " Probably my favorite Dickens of all time. I've re-read many times. Amazing characters, delicious descriptions. I wish I could record the whole thing for my friends who still don't "get" Dickens. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 4/12/2011

    " I thoroughly enjoyed another audio book ready by Robert Whitfield. "

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

    " Among the best Dickens, along with "Bleak House" and "Little Dorrit."

    "I do not wish, she writes in her own handwriting, to regard myself, nor yet to be regarded, in that boney light." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/17/2011

    " Filled with wonderful Dickens characters and rich language, "

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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

Paul Scofield is noteworthy for his striking presence and distinctive voice. He won a Tony Award for his role in A Man for All Seasons, and an Academy Award for the same role in the film adaptation.