The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.2 stars; 69 reviews)

The action takes place in London, with excursions to Devon, Yorkshire, and Portsmouth, as we follow the adventures of the eponymous hero. Nicholas is forced to unwelcome employment to help secure support for his widowed mother and his sister from their mercenary relative Ralph, on whose mercy they have been thrown. After many adventures Nicholas finally triumphs over his Uncle, although his success is also tinged with sadness. (Summary by Chris Garbett) (33 hr 59 min)


Author's Preface 12:21 Read by Czechchris
CHAPTER 1 13:32 Read by Czechchris
CHAPTER 2 29:45 Read by Czechchris
CHAPTER 3 26:53 Read by Czechchris
CHAPTER 4 30:48 Read by Czechchris
CHAPTER 5 25:39 Read by Czechchris
CHAPTER 6 56:07 Read by TriciaG
CHAPTER 7 19:27 Read by Czechchris
CHAPTER 8 33:14 Read by Czechchris
CHAPTER 9 38:38 Read by Czechchris
CHAPTER 10 33:12 Read by Czechchris
CHAPTER 11 13:02 Read by Czechchris
CHAPTER 12 27:58 Read by Czechchris
CHAPTER 13 33:40 Read by Czechchris
CHAPTER 14 29:26 Read by Czechchris
CHAPTER 15 33:03 Read by Czechchris
CHAPTER 16 49:56 Read by Czechchris
CHAPTER 17 23:34 Read by Czechchris
CHAPTER 18 33:19 Read by Czechchris
CHAPTER 19 41:45 Read by Czechchris
CHAPTER 20 29:20 Read by Czechchris
CHAPTER 21 33:37 Read by Czechchris
CHAPTER 22 38:55 Read by Czechchris
CHAPTER 23 34:26 Read by Czechchris
CHAPTER 24 43:54 Read by Czechchris
CHAPTER 25 34:47 Read by Czechchris
CHAPTER 26 28:48 Read by Czechchris
CHAPTER 27 32:30 Read by James Christopher
CHAPTER 28 42:20 Read by Patti Brugman
CHAPTER 29 22:42 Read by Patti Brugman
CHAPTER 30 39:23 Read by Patti Brugman
CHAPTER 31 18:37 Read by Patti Brugman
CHAPTER 32 22:33 Read by Anna Roberts
CHAPTER 33 15:25 Read by Anna Roberts
CHAPTER 34 34:27 Read by Anna Roberts
CHAPTER 35 42:11 Read by Yazpistachio
CHAPTER 36 21:47 Read by nihilist00
CHAPTER 37 46:30 Read by Euan Bayliss
CHAPTER 38 35:59 Read by Simon Evers
CHAPTER 39 20:22 Read by Simon Evers
CHAPTER 40 38:54 Read by Arielle Lipshaw
CHAPTER 41 29:20 Read by Simon Evers
CHAPTER 42 28:54 Read by Timothy Pinkham
CHAPTER 43 33:12 Read by Simon Evers
CHAPTER 44 36:12 Read by Simon Evers
CHAPTER 45 29:35 Read by Bruce Pirie
CHAPTER 46 32:46 Read by Richard Wallis
CHAPTER 47 37:33 Read by B. Treadgold
CHAPTER 48 27:04 Read by tornadogrrrl
CHAPTER 49 36:16 Read by tornadogrrrl
CHAPTER 50 50:46 Read by webround
CHAPTER 51 38:26 Read by webround
CHAPTER 52 41:00 Read by webround
CHAPTER 53 40:14 Read by Will Zufall
CHAPTER 54 37:07 Read by webround
CHAPTER 55 27:58 Read by tornadogrrrl
CHAPTER 56 28:53 Read by Bruce Pirie
CHAPTER 57 28:39 Read by Channe
CHAPTER 58 15:37 Read by tornadogrrrl
CHAPTER 59 34:24 Read by Bruce Pirie
CHAPTER 60 26:31 Read by Bruce Pirie
CHAPTER 61 25:24 Read by tornadogrrrl
CHAPTER 62 19:14 Read by Chris Jones
CHAPTER 63 24:56 Read by tornadogrrrl
CHAPTER 64 20:20 Read by Bruce Pirie
CHAPTER 65 6:20 Read by James Christopher


(3 stars)

most readers were fabulous but one reader towards the end... oh dear... you ruined several chapters stumbling over the English language and could not even pronounce the protagonist's name correctly. Everyone else was brilliant, keep it up.

Book 4 Narration 2

(3 stars)

Had to switch to Mil Nickelson's version. The attempts at giving the characters their own voices was tragic and pronouncing Dothebys Hall DO THE BOYS Hall was unconsionable!

Pretty engaging overall

(4 stars)

There was one superb reader who read the first 20 or so chapters. Really excellent work CzechChris, if you ever find this. Most of the other readers did a decent job with the exception of one reader who read 5 chapters in a thick accent, without one iota of understanding or inflection. It was a big problem for me, I wound up reading the text on my phone which is hard since I am half blind. Volunteers who sign up just as an opportunity to practice a foreign language should be discouraged or at the very least replaced.

Completely Ruined By Weird Reader

(1 stars)

Chapter 1 started off very well, with Chris. Several chapters well read. But some weird dude with an awful accent started reading Chapter 50, and I thought, "Something seriously wrong here! Who brought this weird guy into reading Dickens, Obviously this guy doesn't know English at all." I got a severe headache listening to his frightful pronunciation. There has to be someone to supervise and edit the readings. Get rid of those who cannot speak English. Let them not make a mockery of Librivox. This guy reading Chapter 50 sounded like someone from Horrorvox. Please, please save Librivox by having only good English readers. Get rid of the weirdos. Please!

another Dickens classic

(4 stars)

Just as the title states, this is about the life of Nickolas and those that come into his life. Great characters and compassion is felt for them all knowing the times they live in

good read

(5 stars)

overall, the readers were good. Occasionally there was one who, well accurate in their words, had such a thick accent and pronunciation as to make it difficult to understand much of what they said.

(2 stars)

I,too, have been compelled to switch to the Mil Nicolson reading. I’m afraid that the Librivox readers, with the very noticeable exception of CzechChris, who is superb,are simply, by accent and aptitude, unequal to the task.

Unintelligible narrator from Chapter 50

(2 stars)

had to switch to another version at chapter 50 because I could not understand the narrator that started then.