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Extended Audio Sample The Old Curiosity Shop (Unabridged), by Charles Dickens
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,410 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: George Hagan Publisher: RNIB Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN:
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The Old Curiosity Shop is a novel by Charles Dickens.

The plot follows the life of Nell Trent and her grandfather, both residents of The Old Curiosity Shop in London.

Charles Dickens is arguably the greatest novelist England ever produced. His innate comic genius and shrewd depictions of Victorian life - along with his memorable characters - have made him beloved by readers the world over.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb Luethy | 2/11/2014

    " I really enjoyed this "old" classic. Read it on Kindle so vocabulary was easy to keep up with. But in most cases, my gut feeling on a word was correct. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 JubJub | 2/6/2014

    " Very, very sentimental - even for Dickens. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 1/26/2014

    " Another great Old Style read...but then, I haven't met a Dickens' book I didn't love - oh, wait! There was that book he didn't finish before he died, and then someone decided they should screw it up and try to make us think, "Oh, yeah, this sounds like Dickens!" Not! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 1/22/2014

    " My favorite Dickens book. I know alot of the other ones garner more accolades but seriously this is the true spirit of Dickens. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 April Vicchrilli | 1/12/2014

    " Overall, I liked this book but like many others who have read it, found it slow and difficult to get into. The characters were fun and I really came to hate Quilp. The ending related to Nell was abrupt and very sad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allyson | 12/24/2013

    " I know this is a classic book but honestly I couldn't get into it and it kept putting me to sleep. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dolly | 12/14/2013

    " This is the second book by Dickens that I have read, and although less well known, is a very good story. There were a few times in this story that I felt dragged on a bit, but not distractingly so. Overall a wonderful read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Monty | 12/1/2013

    " I don't know what to say about this book. It was boring as hell. A real slow page turner. I still got 3 or 4 more dickens books to read. I hope they don't turn out to be like this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lyle West | 11/20/2013

    " Dickens' writing is such a pleasure to read. He uses interesting phases an the change in word usage from his time to ours is fascinating. The storyline is good but at times Dickens' social commenting is toilsome. Even so, I have enjoyed every Dickens novel that I have read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karina | 3/29/2013

    " I've tried a few of Dickens books previously & found them too dry. This was not; the characters were relatable & I genuinely enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 9/12/2012

    " Have to accept that the sentences are extra long by current standards, but otherwise, an outstanding reading experience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Princess Hannah | 8/18/2012

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this, my second dickens novel! A genuinely pleasurable read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 2/15/2012

    " Mr Dickens does it again. This man is truly a master of characterisation. By the end of the story, I felt I knew the characters so well that I could invite them to dinner and predict what they would do and say. It was a pleasure to immerse myself in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rena | 11/11/2011

    " I read this when we first moved here to fight off the homesickness. It is classic Dickens and I lived in it for the time I was reading it. Dickens is an amazing storyteller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bcoghill Coghill | 11/4/2011

    " Not the very best Dickens but Dicken's second rank is in the top two hundred novels ever written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellie | 10/17/2011

    " A strange Dickens & one of my favorite Dickens. There's a lamp store on 8th Avenue in the 40s in Manhattan & EVERY time I pass it, especially at night, I think of this book. I really loved this one. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Damla | 6/17/2011

    " bu antikaci dükkani diye çevrilmisti galiba... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Todd | 6/9/2011

    " Not sure if it's because I had a lot going on, but this book seemed to take a lifetime to finish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 6/6/2011

    " Reading for book club. I've never read Dickens and am surprised that it's not as unyieldingly dour as I anticipated. I'm enjoying it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 5/19/2011

    " I'm finding the story a bit too intense, between Quilp's abuse of his wife and grandfather's neglect of Nell. Pretty dour.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher | 5/12/2011

    " The story was great, the characters loveable or truly villainous. However saying that this story was the toughest to say with out of the entire Dickens I have read or reread in the last year. A bit too Dickens so it is predictable and didn’t have the clever twist in it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 4/16/2011

    " This is one of my favorite Dickens, and many people have never heard of it. It is the story of a grandfather who truly wants what's best for his granddaughter, but he is addicted to gambling. I loved the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Kay | 4/7/2011

    " I had never read this Dickens classic about Little Nell who journeys with her old grandfather to escape the evil men who are searching for him. It's the usual florid Dickens prose with lots of serindipitious coincidences. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 3/18/2011

    " I must admit, I could not finish the whole book! There was so much nonesense and description, once you waded through it, you had to go back and see what they were talking about in the first place. I guess I am not meant for such culture! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caren | 3/6/2011

    " Bucket list! My first Dickens novel begun and finished,(besides "A Christmas Carol." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/29/2011

    " Angel in the house hits the road and doesn't come back no more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jerome | 1/14/2011

    " An interesting tear jerker. Rather typical Dickens. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellie | 12/31/2010

    " A strange Dickens & one of my favorite Dickens. There's a lamp store on 8th Avenue in the 40s in Manhattan & EVERY time I pass it, especially at night, I think of this book. I really loved this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo | 12/30/2010

    " One of only two of Dickens' books (the other being Oliver Twist) which has made me cry like a baby. "

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