The Old Curiosity Shop

  • by Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by George Hagan
  • 26 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Old Curiosity Shop is a novel by Charles Dickens. The plot follows the life of Nell Trent and her grandfather, both residents of The Old Curiosity Shop in London. Charles Dickens is arguably the greatest novelist England ever produced. His innate comic genius and shrewd depictions of Victorian life - along with his memorable characters - have made him beloved by readers the world over. Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.


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Impressive reading

I am thoroughly impressed with George Hagan's characterizations. He so seamlessly shifts between the voice of a young girl, an old man, an odious villain, a timid wife that it is hard to believe it could be the same voice narrating and reading the characters' lines. I don't mind the occasional slips the other review mentioned. I think at 22+ hours the $6.79 price is an excellent value.
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- Michele

Disappointing editing

I have listened to this narrator, George Hagan, before, and thoroughly enjoy his performance. I have also listened to just about every Dickens work, most of which were narrated by Marin Jarvis. However, the quality I have come to expect from a paid service like audible was not present in this title. The narrator himself was not quite the problem. It was the post-production efforts that were the aggravation. There seemed to be no editing done for this recording at all. Constant reading mistakes, audible page turns, and even background noise were present throughout the novel (believe I heard airplanes flying nearby). This is the first time that I have experienced such an unprofessionally done work from audible.
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- Florence

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-21-2009
  • Publisher: RNIB