Bleak House. What can I say about this one? Well, it's bleak. Really, really bleak. After listening to nearly two days worth of Charles Dicken's Pickwick Papers (review here) I'd been wanting to listen to Bleak House, as it's meant to be superb. So, I downloaded it, and started to listen during a morning workout. … Continue reading Bleak House, by Charles Dickens – Audible Review – part one
Around the start of the Masters (it may have been the first or second semester...) we were asked to do a pastiche of a famous writer. For mine I chose Charles Dickens, and the piece I was writing at the time (and currently re-writing) was Slip Jevans - Hero of the Union. The pastiche is … Continue reading A cockpit according to Charles Dickens
Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens, narrated by Peter Batchelor on Audible is the unabridged story of Samuel Pickwick, his servant, the amusing and witty Sam Weller, and a group of associates and friends (mainly Tupman, Snodgrass and Winkle), and the entertaining stories and tales that surround them. At 29 hours long, I initially found it a … Continue reading Audible – Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
This morning, after 29 pleasurable hours listening, I finished Charles Dickens' novel, Pickwick Papers on Audible. In the past I've tried reading Dickens, and found it hard going, it's not a style that I can read very well, and because of this, I've never managed more than a couple of chapters before moving on to … Continue reading Audible – reading books through your ears.