Nicholas Nickleby

  • by Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by David Horovitch
  • 38 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

One of Dickens’ earlier works, dating from 1839, this novel charts the fortunes of an honorable young man, Nicholas Nickleby, who has set out to make his way in the world. Dickens presents a remarkably vivid display of Victorian characters and the lives they lead, from the generous to the fated to the crushed. Hope springs eternal, however, and righteous persistence brings rewards.

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humbled

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I was humbled by the reader's awareness of the piece and his ability to covey it. worth a hundred of my college courses on dickens. dickens ain't too shabby either of course.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Ralph. Tho as a kind of caricature of heros, Nick is pretty good too.


What about David Horovitch’s performance did you like?

see above


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

yes and neither. see above.


Any additional comments?

thanks to both my companions of many happy hours.

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- tom

Dickens at his most tedious

If you want to read Nicholas Nickleby, you'd much better stick to print, where the long-winded prose can be skimmed at will. As an audiobook it is a marathon. The novel abounds in bombastic moralism but lacks the wit and drama of Dickens' better works.

David Horovitch's performance is generally excellent, occasionally overplayed (in keeping with the spirit of the writing), but can't redeem the book.
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- Martin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-19-2012
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks