Little Dorrit

  • by Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by Anton Lesser
  • 35 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

William Dorrit has been a resident of the Marshalsea debtors prison for so many years that he has gained the nickname "The Father of the Marshalsea". However, his suffering is eased by his close bond with youngest daughter Amy, or "Little Dorrit".
The dashing Arthur Clennam, returning to London after many years in China, enters their lives, and the Dorrits' fortunes begin to rise and fall.
A biting satirical work on the shortcomings of 19th century government and society.

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A book for our times

1. This narrator may be the best reader of Dickens ever. Perfect voice for it.
2. This book resonates with our time well when so many middle or even upper class people are struggling with sudden economic reversals. Dickens captures the pain, the flase pride,the class consciousness...And for those readers who believe that government is nothing but an obstacle to the progress of the people, he created the circumlocution office, perhaps the best parody of government inefficiency and graft in all of English literature. Funny, funny, fnny.
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- Julie

a melody of genius writer & compelling reader

Dickens and Lesser... You couldn't find a more brilliant duet!

I'm glad to see more of dickens great stories showing up with the spirited voice of Anton Lesser,.. i believe this man was born to read Dickens and Milton!

only I would like to see more unabridged, especially david cooperfield
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- Michael

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-29-2008
  • Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks