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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Peter Joyce Publisher: Assembled Stories Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN:
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The 'sketches' in this... volume are more the substance and length of short stories illustrating the development of the tools of the Masters trade: farce, parody, irony, black humour and wonderful one liners which unerringly hit the mark.

The ensuing narrative, however, brings the listener bumpily back to earth with a reminder of the mean and often tragic lives that were being endured in the busy, uncaring metropolis. The stories are in the following order and entitled; The Dancing Academy, Shabby Genteel People, The Prisoners Van, The Boarding House, Mr Minns and his Cousin, Sentiment, The Tuggses' at Ramsgate, Horatio Sparkins, The Black Veil, The Steam Excursion, The Great Winglebury Duel, Mrs Joseph Porter, A Passage in the life of Mr Watkins Tottle, The Bloomsbury Christening, The Drunkards Death.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derrick | 12/21/2012

    " Sketches of humanity, mostly humorous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher | 10/8/2010

    " This is a collection of the newspaper columns that first made Dickens a celebrity in the 1830s. There's a lot of very interesting (and satirically funny) observations of London life at the times, as well as some first tentative tries a storytellling. Worth a read for people interested in the era. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 astrangerhere | 8/10/2010

    " I found myself much less engaged by the sketches as I do a normal Dicken's plot. The lack of a named character to really grasp hold of and follow through a narrative was lacking for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cajohnson | 7/2/2010

    " It was a good book to be able to pick up and put down. At times it was slow, but overall a good read. Have to love Dickens! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 2/2/2009

    " It's taken me a while to learn how to read Dickens and get down with his rhythm (I'm still learning). I love his descriptions of every . . . little . . . thing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 1/14/2009

    " Insightful, thought provoking, witty, cynical, classic Flanerie; you have to be in the mood for lengthy descriptions and minute details "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexander | 10/27/2008

    " It was good, and some parts were really good, but it's not up to his usual quality. Because he wrote it before he attained his usual quality, I guess. "

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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.