Bleak House (Dramatised)

  • by Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by full cast
  • 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Michael Kitchen stars as John Jarndyce in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Dickens' classic tale of London and the law.

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Unusual radio dramatization

I didn't find the accents difficult to understand and the acting is extraordinarily good for an audio book. The challenge with this dramatization is that it sounds like the soundtrack to a television version: it's often difficult to figure out where we are and who's there. It's from BBC Radio 4 but seems as though it was minimally reedited from a TV version. If you know the story already, this is a very fun experience. If you don't, you may be lost.
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- Martin

A Bleak Full House

Where does Bleak House (Dramatised) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is a great adaptation of a classic story. Perhaps the best one I have heard!


What other book might you compare Bleak House (Dramatised) to and why?

It compares to some of the other great BBC adaptations that I have heard...I like the radio play elements of this.


Have you listened to any of Full Cast’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not heard this company do an adaptation of a book before. There were some great performances by great actors


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

I did react to the dramatic/suspenseful moments. They made me react in a strong way. Loved driving in the city and being surprised by the events


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- Barnaby Shepherd

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-29-2006
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited