Martin Chuzzlewit

  • by Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by George Hagan
  • 39 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Originally serialized between 1843-1844, Dickens' story tells of Martin, the grandson of old Martin Chuzzlewit, who is rich but has become bittter due to the greed of his kin. Young Martin is initially selfish but through hard labour and the positive and cheerful influence of his servant, Tapley, becomes decent.The novel is broken up into segments by young Martin's voyage to seek his fortune in America. This allowed the author to satirically portray the US. Charles Dickens (1812 - 9 June 1870) is arguably the greatest novelist England ever produced. Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.


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Simply Excellent!

I am a huge fan of Charles Dickens and have read many of his works before listening to the audio version. I was very pleased with this recording because it opened up the characters to me in an entirely new way. George Hagan does an excellent job of portraying both the depth and comical nature of the characters.

This has actually been a repeat listen for me and I highly recommend it!
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- Karrie

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As an avid admirer of all things Dickens, I was very sorry to have purchased this particular copy of his book Martin Chuzzlewit. I can only assume the 5 stars given to it by others is due entirely to the actual novel itself and not the presentation of it. However the recording is so poor (audible page turning at regular intervals) ect. that I was unable to continue listening to it past the first section. George Hagan does an average job of creating voices, but I have had many more readers who make Dickens really come alive. I am going to listen to this book again, as I love Dickens, but not this edition of it.
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- Mary

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-07-2009
  • Publisher: RNIB