Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Collection Vol. 4

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(4 stars; 2 reviews)

2012 was the 200th anniversary of Dickens' birth. This is the fourth volume; the first volume of short works - fiction, essays, poetry and speeches, previously unrecorded for LibriVox, was catalogued by Dickens' birthday on February 7th 2012. Further volumes were added during the anniversary year. (Summary by Ruth Golding) (7 hr 25 min)


Lively Turtle from Household Words, Vol. II No. 31 18:32 Read by Kristin G.
The Out-and-out Young Gentleman, from Sketches of Young Gentlemen 11:13 Read by Bill Mosley
Our French Watering-place from Reprinted Pieces 42:09 Read by L D Hamilton
The Tattlesnivel Bleater, from All the Year Round, Vol. II No. 36 18:04 Read by ToddHW
The Amusements of the People II, from Old lamps for new ones, and other sketche… 19:48 Read by Kevin Green
Romance from the Pen of Miss Nettie Ashford (Aged half- past six) from Holiday … 17:32 Read by Petra
A Message from the Sea, Chapter 1 22:06 Read by April Gonzales
A Message from the Sea, Chapter 2 32:46 Read by Rhajimas Holmes
A Message from the Sea, Chapter 3 33:11 Read by L D Hamilton
The Toady Tree, from Household Words, Vol. XI No. 270 14:38 Read by Thomas van Iersel
The Loving Couple, from Sketches of Young Couples 17:58 Read by Bill Mosley
Where We Stopped Growing from Household Words, Vol. VI No. 145 18:04 Read by Ruth Golding
Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings, Part 1 45:22 Read by Algy Pug
Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings, Part 2 36:38 Read by Algy Pug
Down with the Tide from Reprinted Pieces 22:50 Read by Kevin Green
Proposals for Amusing Posterity from Household Words, Vol. VI No. 151 12:05 Read by Thomas van Iersel
Child's Hymn from Complete Poems 1:36 Read by Carol Box
Letters from Dickens to his sub-editor, W. H. Wills, 1858 from Charles Dickens … 26:05 Read by Martin Geeson
Fire and Snow from Household Words, Vol. VIII No 200 17:11 Read by Patti Cunningham
It is not Generally Known from Household Words, Vol. X No. 232 17:24 Read by Jason Mills


(3 stars)

Sounds like Kristine bekere In first story . If so much improved and understandable English than the moonstone. But still couple if mispronunciations Eg parenthesis and steak. But well done great improvement. And if not her then mispronunciations similar but nit as many as the moonstone. .. which by the way was the first noted mystery book ever .. written, It so happens, by a pal of Charles dickens

Rare and Exceptional Mix

(5 stars)

Each of the four volumes offer an excellent complement to the better known Dickens novels and stories. Much of their value is the mix-short stories from Household Words, essay such as “it is Not Generally Known”, Dickens’ letter remarking on the success of his reading tour. Standouts” and the endearing “‘Mrs Lirriper’s Lodgings, charmingly irr