The Old Curiosity Shop (unabridged)
Death, innocence, sacrifice and corruption – The Old Curiosity Shop is vintage Dickens. Provoking an unprecedented outpouring of public grief when it was first published, it follows the story of Little Nell and her feckless grandfather. Forced to leave their magical shop of curiosities in London, they are pursued across the English countryside by the grotesquely evil dwarf Quilp. They escape – but at what cost? Part tragedy, part allegory, this is Dickens at his most intense; drawing on his own experiences, he weaves a story of extraordinary emotional power.
Audiobook Details:Author: Charles Dickens
Read by: Anton Lesser
Audiobook Type: unabridged
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Running time (hh:mm:ss): 22:19:30
Download size: 326 MB
About the Reader
One of Britain?s leading classical actors, Anton Lesser has worked extensively at the National Theatre, and is an associate artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company, where, over the years, he has played many of the principal roles, including Romeo, Troilus, Petruchio and Richard III. His many television appearances include roles in The Cherry Orchard, King Lear, The Politician?s Wife, Vanity Fair, Perfect Strangers, and Dickens. Films in which he has appeared include Charlotte Gray, Fairytale - A True Story, Imagining Argentina, River Queen, and most recently, Miss Potter. A familiar voice on radio, he has been involved in countless plays and recordings, and has become particularly associated with his award winning readings of Dickens for Naxos AudioBooks.
Reviews for this Audiobook:
The lascivious and repellent dwarf Quilp who dogs saintly Little Nell and her feckless grandfather is one of Dickens's most vividly nasty creations. Anton Lesser is wonderful in all the intricacies of this powerful fable - a sound investment for winter evenings.
Rachel Redford, The Observer