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Little Dorrit (Version 2)

Gelesen von Mil Nicholson

(4,854 Sterne; 364 Bewertungen)

Little Dorrit, one of the three great novels of Charles Dickens’ last period, was produced in monthly installments from 1855 to 1857, and is considered one of his most profound. Dickens’ father spent three months in Marshalsea Prison for debt, which made a lasting impact on his life. This story centers around life in Marshalsea Prison and, as always, society in general.

Book One begins in the infamous Marseilles Prison in France, where two prisoners, Rigaud the French rogue and the ever cheerful Italian Cavaletto, share a cell. We meet them again later, but the scene shifts quickly to the English debtor’s prison, The Marshalsea, where Mr. Dorrit is confined. His daughter Amy is born there, the only baby ever born in that prison. Tiny as a baby, she grows into a sweet-natured tiny adult, better known as “Little Dorrit.” The other inmates love and respect the child and the caring woman she becomes. Mr. Dorrit is also revered by them, and as the inmate with the longest term of imprisonment, he becomes “Father of the Marshalsea.”

Enter Arthur Clennam, who meets Mr. Dorrit and Amy. He notes that she takes care of her father’s every need, and also cooks, cleans, and mends the clothes of her older siblings. Arthur suspects that Dorrit was wrongly imprisoned, and begins investigating the case, which may involve his own family as well.

In Book Two, Mr. Dorrit has been freed, and his family begins a new life. Arthur Clennam, now a dear friend of Little Dorrit, becomes partner with an engineer and inventor named Daniel Doyce, but a surprising event occurs which puts Arthur into prison. The twists and turns of fortune for himself, the Dorrit family and many others are changed forever. (Summary by Mil Nicholson) (36 hr 31 min)

Chapters

Preface

4:56

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Book 1, Chapter 1

38:32

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Book 1, Chapter 2

36:56

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Book 1, Chapter 3

38:01

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Book1, Chapter 4

8:52

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Book 1, Chapter 5

31:39

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Book 1, Chapter 6

28:16

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Book 1, Chapter 7

29:02

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Book 1, Chapter 8

31:40

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Book 1, Chapter 9

36:41

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Book 1, Chapter 10

51:39

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Book 1, Chapter 11

27:42

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Book 1, Chapter 12

25:40

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Book 1, Chapter 13

56:41

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Book 1, Chapter 14

34:26

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Book 1, Chapter 15

25:40

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Book 1, Chapter 16

36:55

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Book 1, Chapter 17

25:13

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Book 1, Chapter 18

28:06

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Book 1, Chapter 19

32:48

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Book 1, Chapter 20

36:59

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Book 1, Chapter 21

23:24

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Book 1, Chapter 22

25:48

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Book 1, Chapter 23

39:50

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Book 1, Chapter 24

40:43

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Book 1, Chapter 25

27:02

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Book 1, Chapter 26

34:43

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Book 1, Chapter 27

34:01

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Book 1, Chapter 28

19:48

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Book 1, Chapter 29

20:48

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Book 1, Chapter 30

44:26

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Book 1, Chapter 31

43:47

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Book 1, Chapter 32

24:40

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Book 1, Chapter 33

27:48

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Book 1, Chapter 34

24:55

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Book 1, Chapter 35

35:24

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Book 1, Chapter 36

20:07

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Book 2, Chapter 1

40:22

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Book 2, Chapter 2

11:14

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Book 2, Chapter 3

42:24

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Book 2, Chapter 4

10:38

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Book 2, Chapter 5

44:10

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Book 2, Chapter 6

39:30

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Book 2, Chapter 7

30:04

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Book 2, Chapter 8

32:49

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Book 2, Chapter 9

39:51

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Book 2, Chapter 10

20:10

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Book 2, Chapter 11

15:20

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Book 2, Chapter 12

37:27

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Book 2, Chapter 13

40:52

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Book 2, Chapter 14

28:48

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Book 2, Chapter 15

44:04

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Book 2, Chapter 16

19:25

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Book 2, Chapter 17

24:08

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Book 2, Chapter 18

18:12

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Book 2, Chapter 19

43:50

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Book 2, Chapter 20

26:31

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Book 2, Chapter 21

23:09

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Book 2, Chapter 22

17:49

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Book 2, Chapter 23

32:33

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Book 2, Chapter 24

26:13

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Book 2, Chapter 25

23:40

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Book 2, Chapter 26

24:01

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Book 2, Chapter 27

38:44

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Book 2, Chapter 28

49:39

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Book 2, Chapter 29

23:20

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Book 2, Chapter 30

1:05:56

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Book 2, Chapter 31

24:05

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Book 2, Chapter 32

20:43

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Book 2, Chapter 33

28:25

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Book 2, Chapter 34

29:37

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Bewertungen

Excellent reader!

(5 Sterne)

This book is read by a wonderful reader who puts personality to all the characters. It is delightful to hear the British classics read in English rather than in American.

Best narrator ever!

(5 Sterne)

Mil Nicholson makes every book come to life! I often forget that there is only one person reading, because she has such a talent for making each character unique!

Good narrator

(5 Sterne)

I prefer the second Librivox version to their first. This narrator's voice is very pleasant and the way she narrates the story (voices) is very nice. Apart from the audio book, Dickens's work is wonderful. Personally, I prefer it to his better know works.

Awesome narrator and book

(5 Sterne)

Used this to supplement reading. Loved the reader! She's extremely talented and creative. Brought the various characters to life so well.

Sterling Job

(5 Sterne)

Another excellent narration by the talented Mil Nicholson. The only way to enjoy Dickens is through Mil. Thank you...

Little Dorrit is amazing!

(5 Sterne)

Love this book :) I enjoyed most of the voices :) This narrator is very talented

Superb reader

(5 Sterne)

Mil Nicholson is a pleasure to listen to - really brings the books she reads to life.

Plotty plot, stellar reading

(5 Sterne)

Mil Nicholson does a wonderful job bringing Dickens's myriad cast alive in this long and winding but very interesting story. As so often with Dickens, it's a bit hard at times to keep track of who's who, but perseverance pays off! The reading is terrific, although I found Mr Dorrit's lines difficult to bear with and do maybe not agree with Ms Nicholson's choice of how to convey the ha's and other expletives interspersing with his speech - he sounds absolutely deranged at times! But then again, maybe he is. Apart from that, I enjoyed every minute.