Dombey and Son

  • by Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by Andrew Sachs
  • 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Penguin Classics presents the audiobook adaptation of Dombey and Son, Charles Dickens’ classic tale of family and power. Read by Andrew Sachs. Dombey and Son are both a firm and a family and the ambiguous connection between public and private life lies at the heart of Dickens’ novel. Paul Dombey is a man who runs his domestic affairs as he runs his business: calculatingly, callously, coldly and commercially. Through his dysfunctional relationships with his son, his two wives, and his neglected daughter Florence, Dickens paints a vivid picture of the limitations of a society dominated by commercial values and the drive for profit and explores the possibility of moral and emotional redemption through familial love. Part of a series of abridged, vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives. Affordable, collectable, quality productions - perfect for on-the-go listening.

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GREAT READ. WELL WORTH THE $$$

Would you consider the audio edition of Dombey and Son to be better than the print version?

DEFINITELY, COULD LISTEN WHILE DOING DISHES, LAUNDRY, ETC. COULD REALLY GET INTO THE BOOK AND ACTUALLY BE THERE.


What does Andrew Sachs bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

LOVE HIS VOICE AND TYHE ACTION HE PLACES INTO EACH CHAPTER


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

HELD ME THROUGH THE ENTIRE READ.


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-06-2012
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd