Dombey and Son


Read by Mil Nicholson

(4.9 stars; 75 reviews)

Charles Dickens the author of Dombey and Son, originally wrote the book in installments which were published from October 1846 to April 1848 under the title Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son: Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation.

The story centers around Paul Dombey, the stern owner of the Firm. He is totally immersed in having his newly born son continue the business, and entirely neglects his daughter Florence. Tragedy occurs, and Florence’s plight worsens. As the years go by, Mr. Dombey sees to it that the man she loves, his employee, is sent far away. Mr Dombey remarries, but his marriage is eventually destroyed, his fortune gone, he becomes destitute. Finally he accepts help from his daughter, and life changes for him. Many wonderful characters interweave the tale, as in all Dickens literary masterpieces. (Summary by Mil Nicholson)

(40 hr 21 min)

Chapters

Chapter 00: Prefaces of 1848 and 1867 3:57 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 01: Dombey and Son 34:23 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 02: In which Timely Provision is made for an Emergency that will sometim… 34:21 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 03: In which Mr Dombey, as a Man and a Father, is seen at the Head of th… 31:42 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 04: In which some more First Appearances are made on the Stage of these … 36:01 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 05: Paul's Progress and Christening 51:17 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 06: Paul's Second Deprivation 55:38 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 07: A Bird's-eye Glimpse of Miss Tox's Dwelling-place; also of the state… 15:30 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 08: Paul's further Progress, Growth, and Character 59:52 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 09: In which the Wooden Midshipman gets into Trouble 36:19 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 10: Containing the Sequel of the Midshipman's Disaster 35:56 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 11: Paul's Introduction to a New Scene 40:01 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 12: Paul's Education 50:15 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 13: Shipping Intelligence and Office Business 36:46 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 14: Paul grows more and more Old-fashioned. and goes Home for the holida… 1:03:23 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 15: Amazing Artfulness of Captain Cuttle, and a new Pursuit for Walter G… 39:00 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 16: What the Waves were always saying 15:51 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 17: Captain Cuttle does a little Business for the Young People 31:59 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 18: Father and Daughter 49:07 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 19: Walter goes away 36:14 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 20: Mr Dombey goes upon a journey 40:03 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 21: New Faces 29:31 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 22: A Trifle of Management by Mr Carker the Manager 52:07 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 23: Florence solitary, and the Midshipman mysterious 59:34 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 24: The Study of a Loving Heart 31:22 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 25: Strange News of Uncle Sol 25:38 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 26: Shadows of the Past and Future 44:37 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 27: Deeper shadows 47:31 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 28: Alterations 28:13 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 29: The Opening of the Eyes of Mrs Chick 32:26 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 30: The Interval before the Marriage 41:26 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 31: The Wedding 46:24 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 32: The Wooden Midshipman goes to Pieces 49:25 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 33: Contrasts 37:14 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 34: Another Mother and Daughter 33:57 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 35: The Happy Pair 34:12 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 36: Housewarming 34:20 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 37: More Warnings than One 32:15 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 38: Miss Tox improves an Old Acquaintance 27:08 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 39: Further Adventures of Captain Edward Cuttle, Mariner 46:50 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 40: Domestic Relations 47:36 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 41: New Voices in the Waves 30:45 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 42: Confidential and Accidental 45:50 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 43: The Watches of the Night 25:01 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 44: A Separation 27:31 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 45: The Trusty Agent 27:19 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 46: Recognizant and Reflective 36:44 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 47: The Thunderbolt 1:00:06 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 48: The Flight of Florence 33:05 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 49: The Midshipman makes a Discovery 49:53 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 50: Mr Toots's Complaint 49:56 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 51: Mr Dombey and the World 24:53 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 52: Secret Intelligence 43:46 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 53: More Intelligence 45:43 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 54: The Fugitives 32:15 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 55: Rob the Grinder loses his Place 33:50 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 56: Several People delighted, and the Game Chicken disgusted 1:03:58 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 57: Another Wedding 22:00 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 58: After a lapse 44:08 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 59: Retribution 54:10 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 60: Chiefly Matrimonial 35:55 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 61: Relenting 37:49 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 62: Final 18:01 Read by Mil Nicholson

Reviews

(5 stars)

Worth a listen, both for the quality of the novel and its reader separately and equally. I had never known of this novel before, but in searching for another opportunity to hear a Mil read, I found, listened to and thoroughly enjoyed this novel. Thank you.

A Redeeming Tale and a sweet love story

(5 stars)

Thank you, Mil, for yet another fabulous read! I did not read Dickens as a child. I am loving Dickens as an adult. What a way with words that man had. That had to be about the best proposal acceptance ever!

Ana

(5 stars)

I never read Dickens as a child because I thought his writing was too drawn out and even boring. Now that I'm 'old' I really do appreciate the intricate detail, the subtle and sometimes wry sense of wit and humor that some of his characters display. I liked this story very much. Although sometimes harsh and sever, it also had quite a bit of sweetness and sunshine. Also, the reader Mil Nicholson did a SPECTACULAR job bringing each character to life in her inimitable fashion. I really appreciate and applaud the amount of effort she applies to her readings and where there are muliple readings of a title, I always check to see if she is a reader and pick hers!

(5 stars)

I LOVE listening to Mil Nicholson on each of the Charles Dickens novels. I know each time I hear her voice, I will be able to follow, understand and be totally entertained with her characters. They come to life when she reads! I am generally sad when the book she reads comes to an end. Thank you Mil. Thank you.

(5 stars)

I could not quit listening to this one! I truly think there is not another author that could keep me as mesmerized as Mr. Dickens. Mil (reader) was a credit and an added benefit for the listener. I thought it a little quiet but I may be going deaf listening with addiction to everything I can from these classic books of art. My grandson even came home from school and asked to listen to a librovox story recommended by his teacher. Awesome indeed.

Dombey and Son

(5 stars)

I am so grateful to Mil Nicholson for taking the considerable time and trouble to record this and several other Dickens novels for LibriVox. Her reading is beautiful, the speed is just right and her use of different voices and accents brings the stories to life.......Couldn't be better.

Listening to Dickens

(5 stars)

Nothing needs to be said about the greatness of the novel "Dombey and Son." I do highly recommend this rendition of it. It carried me through a long bout of the flu and was a great consolation. Thank you, Mil Nicholson!

Fabulous reading!

(5 stars)

We may assume that Mil Nicholson, the reader, is a professional actor who is presently ah... resting. Her voice characterisations are flawlessly consistent from beginning to end of this long (but not long enough) novel. A wonderful recording in the best tradition of LibriVox. Thank you, Mil, for making my drive to work a pleasure.