Dombey and Son (version 2)


Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)

(3 stars; 1 reviews)

Dombey and Son is a novel by the Victorian author Charles Dickens. The story concerns Paul Dombey, the wealthy owner of the shipping company of the book's title, whose dream is to have a son to continue his business. The book begins when his son is born, and Dombey's wife dies shortly after giving birth. As with most of Dickens' work, a number of socially significant themes are to be found in this book. In particular the book deals with the then-prevalent common practice of arranged marriages for financial gain. Other themes to be detected within this work include child cruelty (particularly in Dombey's treatment of Florence), familial relationships, and as ever in Dickens, betrayal and deceit and the consequences thereof. (Wikipedia) (44 hr 35 min)

Chapters

01 - Dombey and Son 38:29 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
02 - In which Timely Provision is made for an Emergency that 38:36 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
03 - In which Mr Dombey, as a Man and a Father, is seen at the Head of the Home… 34:51 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
04 - In which some more First Appearances are made on the Stage of these Advent… 38:10 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
05 - Pauls Progress and Christening 58:13 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
06 - Paul's Second Deprivation 1:04:41 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
07 - A Bird's-eye Glimpse of Miss Tox's Dwelling-Place; also of the State of Mi… 17:45 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
08 - Paul's further Progress, Growth, and Character 1:08:28 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
09 - In which the Wooden Midshipman gets into Trouble 39:54 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
10 - Containing the Sequel of the Midshipman's Disaster 42:59 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
11 - Paul's Introduction to a New Scene 46:54 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
12 - Paul's Education 57:48 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
13 - Shipping Intelligence and Office Business 39:58 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
14 - Paul Grows More and More Old-Fashioned and Goes Home for the Holidays 1:15:08 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
15 - Amazing Artfulness of Captain Cuttle and a New Pursuit for Walter Gay 47:48 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
16 - What the Waves Were Always Saying 16:38 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
17 - Captain Cuttle does a Little Business for the Young People 32:49 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
18 - Father and Daughter 57:28 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
19 - Walter Goes Away 37:35 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
20 - Mr. Dombey goes upon a journey 44:55 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
21 - New Faces 32:11 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
22 - A Trifle of Management by Mr. Carker the Manager 58:35 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
23 - Florence Solitary and the Midshipman Mysterious 1:08:11 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
24 - The Study of a Loving Heart 33:30 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
25 - Strange News of Uncle Sol 27:47 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
26 - Shadows of the Past and Future" 47:32 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
27 - Deeper Shadows 54:17 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
28 - Alterations 33:09 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
29 - The Opening of the Eyes of Mrs. Chick 38:13 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
30 - The Interval Before the Marriage 49:24 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
31 - The Wedding 52:05 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
32 - The Wooden Midshipman Goes to Pieces 53:27 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
33 - Contrasts 42:52 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
34 - Another Mother and Daughter 36:28 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
35 - The Happy Pair 38:11 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
36 - Housewarming 39:06 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
37 - More Warnings than One 36:20 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
38 - Miss Tox Improves an Old Acquaintance 28:31 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
39 - Further Adventures of Captain Edward Cuttle, Mariner 54:11 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
40 - Domestic Relations 51:40 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
41 - New Voices in the Waves 33:25 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
42 - Confidential and Accidental 46:48 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
43 - The Watchers of the Night 26:49 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
44 - A Separation 30:57 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
45 - The Trusty Agent 26:24 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
46 - Recognizant and Reflective 38:52 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
47 - The Thunderbolt 1:05:57 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
48 - The Flight of Florence 34:52 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
49 - The Midshipman Makes a Discovery 52:07 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
50 - Mr. Toot's Complaint 52:11 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
51 - Mr Dombey and the World 26:17 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
52 - Secret Intelligence 45:22 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
53 - More Intelligence 48:10 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
54 - The Fugitives 32:45 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
55 - Rob The Grinder Loses His Place 38:15 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
56 - Several People Delighted and the Game Chicken Disgusted 1:09:10 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
57 - Another Wedding 25:53 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
58 - After a Lapse 47:12 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
59 - Retribution 1:00:23 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
60 - Chiefly Matrimonial 41:01 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
61 - Relenting 39:08 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
62 - Final 18:44 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)

Reviews

Goofy

(3 stars)

The reading is good, but the constant microphone noise doesn't become an acquired taste.