The Old Curiosity Shop (version 2)


Read by Mil Nicholson

(4.8 stars; 64 reviews)

Written in the years 1840 to 1841, when Dickens was twenty-eight years old, this is a ‘Road’ tale in the very best tradition. Little Nell Trent and her Grandfather are the main characters, who secretly set off from their home under cover of night, to escape the wicked dwarf Quilp. Pursued across England, their adventures lead them through poverty stricken city areas where several destitute people offer them aid on their way, into the countryside where they meet the strange, colorful, and sometimes menacing characters for which Dickens is so well known. Grandfather’s mind begins to wander, and he leans even more for help on Nell, who herself is feeling ill and weak. Eventually they reach a safe pasture with a kind gentleman and think their troubles may be over, but heart-breaking tragedy strikes. (Summary by Mil Nicholson) (24 hr 9 min)

Chapters

Preface 4:38 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 1 37:52 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 2 18:23 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 3 21:01 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 4 21:03 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 5 15:57 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 6 24:11 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 7 16:09 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 8 24:24 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 9 26:54 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 10 13:45 Read by Mil Nicholson
11 - Chapter 11 21:11 Read by Mil Nicholson
12 - Chapter 12 18:19 Read by Mil Nicholson
13 - Chapter 13 21:52 Read by Mil Nicholson
14 - Chapter 14 15:59 Read by Mil Nicholson
15 - Chapter 15 22:48 Read by Mil Nicholson
16 - Chapter 16 13:44 Read by Mil Nicholson
17 - Chapter 17 19:16 Read by Mil Nicholson
18 - Chapter 18 18:26 Read by Mil Nicholson
19 - Chapter 19 24:55 Read by Mil Nicholson
20 - Chapter 20 11:45 Read by Mil Nicholson
21 - Chapter 21 23:06 Read by Mil Nicholson
22 - Chapter 22 12:32 Read by Mil Nicholson
23 - Chapter 23 23:11 Read by Mil Nicholson
24 - Chapter 24 14:43 Read by Mil Nicholson
25 - Chapter 25 19:53 Read by Mil Nicholson
26 - Chapter 26 16:46 Read by Mil Nicholson
27 - Chapter 27 22:35 Read by Mil Nicholson
28 - Chapter 28 15:00 Read by Mil Nicholson
29 - Chapter 29 22:53 Read by Mil Nicholson
30 - Chapter 30 13:02 Read by Mil Nicholson
31 - Chapter 31 24:28 Read by Mil Nicholson
32 - Chapter 32 13:10 Read by Mil Nicholson
33 - Chapter 33 23:33 Read by Mil Nicholson
34 - Chapter 34 12:55 Read by Mil Nicholson
35 - Chapter 35 24:34 Read by Mil Nicholson
36 - Chapter 36 13:11 Read by Mil Nicholson
37 - Chapter 37 17:46 Read by Mil Nicholson
38 - Chapter 38 22:05 Read by Mil Nicholson
39 - Chapter 39 14:50 Read by Mil Nicholson
40 - Chapter 40 18:27 Read by Mil Nicholson
41 - Chapter 41 16:35 Read by Mil Nicholson
42 - Chapter 42 22:08 Read by Mil Nicholson
43 - Chapter 43 15:18 Read by Mil Nicholson
44 - Chapter 44 22:45 Read by Mil Nicholson
45 - Chapter 45 16:06 Read by Mil Nicholson
46 - Chapter 46 23:23 Read by Mil Nicholson
47 - Chapter 47 13:30 Read by Mil Nicholson
48 - Chapter 48 22:16 Read by Mil Nicholson
49 - Chapter 49 15:46 Read by Mil Nicholson
50 - Chapter 50 22:48 Read by Mil Nicholson
51 - Chapter 51 16:01 Read by Mil Nicholson
52 - Chapter 52 23:31 Read by Mil Nicholson
53 - Chapter 53 15:54 Read by Mil Nicholson
54 - Chapter 54 25:49 Read by Mil Nicholson
55 - Chapter 55 14:38 Read by Mil Nicholson
56 - Chapter 56 23:29 Read by Mil Nicholson
57 - Chapter 57 13:47 Read by Mil Nicholson
58 - Chapter 58 23:28 Read by Mil Nicholson
59 - Chapter 59 16:12 Read by Mil Nicholson
60 - Chapter 60 24:26 Read by Mil Nicholson
61 - Chapter 61 14:22 Read by Mil Nicholson
62 - Chapter 62 24:33 Read by Mil Nicholson
63 - Chapter 63 15:45 Read by Mil Nicholson
64 - Chapter 64 25:24 Read by Mil Nicholson
65 - Chapter 65 13:18 Read by Mil Nicholson
66 - Chapter 66 40:26 Read by Mil Nicholson
67 - Chapter 67 24:35 Read by Mil Nicholson
68 - Chapter 68 17:13 Read by Mil Nicholson
69 - Chapter 69 25:13 Read by Mil Nicholson
70 - Chapter 70 15:51 Read by Mil Nicholson
71 - Chapter 71 22:04 Read by Mil Nicholson
72 - Chapter 72 19:23 Read by Mil Nicholson
73 - Chapter 73 22:17 Read by Mil Nicholson

Reviews

(4.5 stars)

Mil Nicholson is more than a good reader ,she is a great reader, and my favorite five stars even though the fifth star will not illuminate fully for me

Excellent reading by Mil Nicholson

(5 stars)

Brought to life by Mil's beautiful narration and clever characterizations.

One in a MIL-lion

(5 stars)

Dickens...yeh he's pretty good. He may make a name for himself. But Mil Nicholson...what an amazing ...reader isn't the right word...ACTRESS...that's it. Dickens stories are richly populated with countless characters. Mil gives each a unique voice, and a voice that fits the character. In rapid dialog when many are speaking, she shifts from one to the other seemingly effortlessly. And if a particular character disappears for 5 or 10 chapters, it's the same voice when they return. I have read all of Dickens works, but I am revisiting the ones that Mil has done. And if I accidentally start listening to another reader, it's like nails on a blackboard. Thank you Mil. Thank you.

?Got Mil??

(5 stars)

Just finished 65 chapters of Nicholas Nickleby by the astonishing Ms. Nicholson and am back for more. She is beyond amazing in flawless narration which never hits a false note nor even a stumble. Does she direct herself as well? It seems impossible, but not for a towering talent like this. Thank you humbly for your volunteering of these wonderful productions!

The old curiosity shop

(5 stars)

Yet another great Dickens book bought to life by the fantastic narration by Mil Nicholson. Mil captures each character so brilliantly, thanks Mil x

(5 stars)

well read ..... Nay, narrated. Gather together and get some culture for the whole family.

Great Book, Great Reader

(5 stars)

As always a great book made even more memorable by the wonderful voice of Mil Nicholson

thank Mil!

(5 stars)

What accolade indeed that the five stars are for the reader of this difficult tale bringing this grim story to life and enhancing Dickens!! Wonderful characterisation. Amazing. Worth a listen of anyone's time. Thanks Mil.