Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit


Read by Debra Lynn

(4.5 stars; 11 reviews)

Old Martin Chuzzlewit has heaps of money that has never brought him anything but misery. Estranged from his grandson and namesake, when word gets out that he is ill, he finds himself surrounded by a throng of relatives that he despises, all hoping to get a piece of the pie. He allows himself to be taken under the wing of his obsequious and hypocritical cousin, Seth Pecksniff, who is more than happy to shelter him and kowtow to him and to keep all other relatives away. Will this vulture be the one to inherit the old man’s fortune, or is there more going on than meets the eye?

Treachery, mayhem, and possibly murder, along with some genuine love and compassion are skillfully intertwined in this book, along with Dickens’ classic wit and brilliantly created characters. His villains are odious, his good guys are delightful, and those that fall in between truly deserve to be called “Characters.” (summary by Debra Lynn)

(33 hr 44 min)

Chapters

Preface and Postscript 9:53 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 01 - Introductory, Concerning The Pedigree Of The Chuzzlewit Family 16:35 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 02a - Wherein Certain Persons Are Presented To The Reader, With Whom He… 23:37 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 02b - ... Part 2 21:43 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 03a - In Which Certain Other Persons Are Introduced; On The Same Terms … 23:52 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 03b - ... Part 2 21:30 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 04a - From Which It Will Appear That If Union Be Strength, And Family A… 23:08 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 04b - ... Part 2 27:05 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 05a - Containing A Full Account Of The Installation Of Mr Pecksniff's N… 25:30 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 05b - ... Part 2 29:17 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 06 - Comprises, Among Other Important Matters, Pecksniffian And Archite… 36:37 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 07 - In Which Mr Chevy Slyme Asserts The Independence Of His Spirit, An… 39:22 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 08 - Accompanies Mr Pecksniff And His Charming Daughters To The City Of… 26:43 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 09a - Town And Todger's, Part 1 32:35 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 09b - ... Part 2 35:32 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 10 - Containing Strange Matter, On Which Many Events In This History Ma… 38:27 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 11a - Wherein A Certain Gentleman Becomes Particular In His Attentions … 24:39 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 11b - ... Part 2 27:47 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 12a - Will Be Seen In The Long Run, If Not In The Short One, To Concern… 26:40 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 12b - ... Part 2 24:28 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 13a - Showing What Became Of Martin And His Desparate Resolve, After He… 26:43 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 13b - ... Part 2 27:03 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 14 - In Which Martin Bids Adieu To The Lady Of His Love; And Honours An… 26:48 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 15 - The Burden Whereof, Is Hail Columbia! 24:17 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 16a - Martin Disembarks From That Noble And Fast-Sailing Line-Of-Packet… 26:48 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 16b - ... Part 2 28:26 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 17a - Martin Enlarges His Circle Of Aquaintance; Increases His Stock Of… 26:32 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 17b - ... Part 2 22:12 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 18 - Does Business With The House Of Anthony Chuzzlewit And Son, From W… 28:03 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 19 - The Reader Is Brought Into Communication With Some Professional Pe… 40:04 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 20 - Is A Chapter Of Love 34:31 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 21a - More American Experiences, Martin Takes A Partner, And Makes A Pu… 27:59 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 21b - ... Part 2 25:56 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 22 - From Which It Will Be Seen That Martin Became A Lion Of His Own Ac… 25:37 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 23 - Martin And His Partner Take Possession Of Their Estate. The Joyful… 24:28 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 24 - Reports Progress In Certain Homely Matters Of Love, Hatred, Jealou… 41:10 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 25 - Is In Part Professional, And Furnishes The Reader With Some Valuab… 39:55 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 26 - An Unexpected Meeting, And A Promising Prospect 21:28 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 27a - Showing That Old Friends May Not Only Appear With New Faces, But … 26:40 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 27b - ... Part 2 28:05 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 28 - Mr Montague At Home. And Mr Jonas Chuzzlewit At Home 25:22 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 29 - In Which Some People Are Precocious, Others Professional, And Othe… 23:18 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 30 - Proves That Changes May Be Rung In The Best-Regulated Families, An… 40:27 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 31a - Mr Pinch Is Discharged Of A Duty Which He Never Owed To Anybody, … 22:26 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 31b - ... Part 2 23:00 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 32 - Treats Of Todger's Again; And Of Another Blighted Plant Besides Th… 16:51 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 33a - Further Proceedings In Eden, And A Proceeding Out Of It. Martin M… 18:42 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 33b - ... Part 2 24:49 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 34 - In Which The Travellers Move Homeward, And Encounter Some Distingu… 29:56 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 35 - Arriving In England, Martin Witnesses A Ceremony, From Which He De… 17:48 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 36a - Tom Pinch Departs To Seek His Fortune. What He Finds At Starting,… 28:30 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 36b - ... Part 2 24:03 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 37 - Tom Pinch, Going Astray, Finds That He Is Not The Only Person In T… 25:16 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 38 - Secret Service 23:41 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 39a - Containing Some Further Particulars Of The Domestic Economy Of Th… 23:38 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 39b - ... Part 2 21:48 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 40 - The Pinches Make A New Acquaintance, And Have Fresh Occasion For S… 36:51 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 41 - Mr Jonas And His Friend, Arriving At A Pleasant Understanding, Set… 23:31 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 42 - Continuation Of The Enterprise Of Mr Jonas And His Friend 26:49 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 43a - Has An Influence On The Fortunes Of Several People. Mr Pecksniff … 28:24 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 43b - ... Part 2 25:38 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 44 - Further Continuation Of The Enterprise Of Mr Jonas And His Friend 23:00 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 45 - In Which Tom Pinch And His Sister Take A Little Pleasure; But Quit… 23:39 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 46a - In Which Miss Pecksniff Makes Love, Mr Jonas Makes Wrath, Mrs Gam… 27:21 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 46b - ... Part 2 27:58 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 47 - Conclusion Of The Enterprise Of Mr Jonas And His Friend 25:04 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 48a - Bears Tidings Of Martin And Of Mark, As Well As Of A Third Person… 19:45 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 48b - ... Part 2 20:42 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 49 - In Which Mrs Harris Assisted By A Teapot, Is The Cause Of A Divisi… 34:24 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 50 - Surprises Tom Pinch Very Much, And Shows How Certain Confidences P… 26:38 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 51a - Sheds New And Brighter Light Upon The Very Dark Place; And Contai… 31:23 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 51b - ... Part 2 24:14 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 52a - In Which The Tables Are Turned, Completely Upside Down, Part 1 24:43 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 52b - ... Part 2 24:57 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 53 - What John Westlock Said To Tom Pinch's Sister; What Tom Pinch's Si… 23:10 Read by Debra Lynn
Chapter 54 - Gives The Author Great Concern. For It Is The Last In The Book 28:43 Read by Debra Lynn

Reviews

really really really great read!

(5 stars)