Bleak House

  • by Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by Beatie Edney, Ronald Pickup
  • 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Penguin Classics presents Charles Dickens' epic Bleak House, adapted for downloadable audiobook and read by Ronald Pickup and Beatnie Edney.
As the interminable case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce grinds its way through the Court of Chancery, it draws together a disparate group of people: Ada and Richard Clare, whose inheritance is gradually being devoured by legal costs; Esther Summerson, a ward of court, whose parentage is a source of deepening mystery; the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn; the determined sleuth Inspector Bucket; and even Jo, the destitute little crossing-sweeper. A savage, but often comic, indictment of a society that is rotten to the core, Bleak House is one of Dickens's most ambitious novels, with a range that extends from the drawing rooms of the aristocracy to the poorest of London slums.
Part of a series of abridged, vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives.
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Poor narration.

The narrator was so bad I had to buy a different version with another narrator
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- Mark

Dickens might go far

This is only my second Dickens. I preferred Great Expectations. It was a good story but there were too many characters for an audiobook. The performance was very well done. I preferred the female narrator to the male. For some reason a man playing a woman jarrred much more than a woman playing a man.
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- Illusionary

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-26-2006
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd