The Charles Dickens BBC Radio Drama Collection: 15 BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2018
71 hours 42 minutes
Riveting radio dramatisations of Charles Dickens' fifteen full-length novels.

Charles Dickens is one of the most renowned authors of all time, and this digital volume of the dramatised canon of his work includes fifteen of his most popular novels.

This collection includes the episodic adventure Nicholas Nickleby, comic tale The Pickwick Papers, poignant melodrama The Old Curiosity Shop, the much-loved Oliver Twist. Plus, the gripping historical novel Barnaby Rudge, picaresque comedy Martin Chuzzlewit and bittersweet tale of family relationships Dombey and Son. Also included is the epic masterpiece David Copperfield, described by Dickens as his ‘favourite child’; suspenseful mystery Bleak House; Dickens’ most openly political novel, Hard Times and Little Dorrit, a sweeping tale of imprisonment, poverty and riches. Plus A Tale of Two Cities, set during the French Revolution; coming-of-age novel Great Expectations; sweeping satire of wealth and corruption Our Mutual Friend and Dickens’ final, unfinished story The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

With their compelling plots, larger-than-life characters and vivid descriptions of Victorian life, Dickens’ stories have captivated generations of readers. These radio adaptations bring out all the hope and happiness, pathos and tragedy, satire and social realism of his seven classic masterpieces.

Among the star cast are Anna Massey, Alex Jennings, Phil Daniels, Julia McKenzie, Tim McInnerny, Robert Glenister, Robert Lindsay, Honeysuckle Weeks, Kenneth Cranham, Sir Ian McKellen, Alison Steadman, Geraldine McEwan, Andrew Scott and Ian Holm, these radio adaptations bring Dickens’ imaginative world to colourful, captivating life.

Track listing:
1-6: The Pickwick Papers
7-12: Oliver Twist
13-42: Nicholas Nickleby
43-67: The Old Curiosity Shop
68-70: Barnaby Rudge
71-80: Martin Chuzzlewit
81-100: Dombey and Son
101-120: David Copperfield
121-125: Bleak House
126-129: Hard Times
130-134: Little Dorrit
135-139: A Tale of Two Cities
140-145: Great Expectations
146-165: Our Mutual Friend
166-170: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
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These brilliantly full cast audio books are wonderfully played and narrated by some well known actors. They are totally engrossing and immersive and all the characters are individually played by some amazing actors so following the story and who is who is made so easy. I cannot praise this compilation highly enough and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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