Dombey and Son
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)
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
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!
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!
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.
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
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
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!
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.