Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Collection Vol. 3

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(4.8 stars; 4 reviews)

2012 is the 200th anniversary of Dickens' birth. This is the third volume of this collection, which aimed to catalogue as many as possible of Dickens' short works which had not previously been recorded for LibriVox. (Summary by Ruth Golding) (8 hr 8 min)


No 2 Branch Line - The Engine Driver from Mugby Junction 20:33 Read by Andy Minter (1934-2017)
Whole Hogs from Household Words 20:56 Read by Chuck Williamson
The Formal Couple, from Sketches of Young Couples 8:07 Read by ashleighjane
The Begging-Letter Writer, from Reprinted Pieces 21:59 Read by Mary Schneider
Fortune Wildred from Dickens' New Stories 39:51 Read by ashleighjane
Romance. From the Pen of Lieut.-Col. Robin Redforth (Aged nine.) from Holiday R… 24:46 Read by Patti Cunningham
The Old Lady's Story, from Another Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire 34:04 Read by Pamela Lynn
Excerpt from The Letters of Charles Dickens: 1833 - 1837 15:05 Read by Kristin G.
Excerpt from The Letters of Charles Dickens: 1838 22:02 Read by Kristin G.
Our English Watering Place from Reprinted Pieces 25:55 Read by Rhonda Federman
The Lost Arctic Voyagers, Part 2 from Household Words 52:36 Read by Ruth Golding
Preface and The Bashful Young Gentleman from Sketches of Young Gentlemen 13:14 Read by John Fricker
The Island of Silver Store, Part 1 24:53 Read by Kevin Green
The Island of Silver Store, Part 2 26:41 Read by Kevin Green
The Island of Silver Store, Part 3 16:51 Read by Kevin Green
Subjects for Painters from The Complete Poems 4:44 Read by Ruth Golding
An Italian Dream, Chapter VII of "Pictures from Italy" 27:25 Read by Bill Mosley
The Long Voyage, from Reprinted Pieces 20:38 Read by Jason Mills
Doctor Marigold, Part 1 34:26 Read by Algy Pug
Doctor Marigold, Part 2 33:33 Read by Algy Pug


Choice Selection

(5 stars)

Volume 3 is another choice sampling off less known Dickens stories and sketches. Three of my favorites are the Old Lady’s Story, the Island of Silver Store, and Dr. Marigold’s story. The readers are expressive and the selections make a rich mix.