Dombey and Son is vintage Dickens and explores the classic themes of betrayal, cruelty, and deceit. The novel follows the fortunes of Dombey, a businessman par excellence, who craves a son to inherit his enterprises. His family, and especially his daughter, the sweet and good-natured Florence, bear the brunt of his frustrations.
Narrator and Dickens expert David Timson becomes a partner with the great novelist to bring to life this classic tale about a shipping magnate and his family and business interests. With his appealing voice and understanding of the story, Timson handles the accents and dramatic scenes with a thoroughly professional performance, but it’s his sensitivity to the portrayals of the individuals that makes this listening experience extraordinary. Timson’s talented and well-versed interpretation is a study rich in fascinating detail and engaging drama.
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