Skip to main content.

The Old Curiosity Shop

Gelesen von Euthymius

(4,518 Sterne; 56 Bewertungen)

The Old Curiosity Shop tells the story of Little Nell, a beautiful and virtuous young girl who lives with her grandfather in his shop of curiosities. Her grandfather loves her dearly, and Nell does not complain, but she lives a lonely existence without friends of her own age. Her only friend is Kit, an honest young lad who works at the shop, and whom she is teaching to write. Unbeknownst to Nell, her grandfather is obsessed with their precarious financial position and is attempting to make Nell a good inheritance by winning at cards. He keeps these nocturnal activities a secret, but borrows heavily from the evil Quilp, a dwarf, in order to raise new capital. In the end, he gambles away what little money they own, and Quilp seizes the opportunity to take possession of the shop and make Nell's and her grandfather's lives a misery. Indeed, her grandfather suffers a breakdown, which leaves him bereft of his wits. Courageously, Nell decides to escape Quilp, and she and her grandfather run away to the country to live as beggars, travelling into the Midlands of England.

There, then, follow the multifarious adventures of Nell and her grandfather, Quilp and his sly minions and accomplices, who would be Nell's vehement pursuers throughout the entire story, the noble schoolmaster, and many, many other personages as bright and memorable as Dickens' heroes always are. But... let us hear the story itself, shan't we?


(Description from Wikipedia with additions by Euthymius) (23 hr 23 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01

33:26

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 02

15:51

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 03

18:14

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 04

20:03

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 05

15:27

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 06

21:08

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 07

15:02

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 08

23:49

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 09

24:54

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 10

13:19

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 11

18:46

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 12

16:44

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 13

20:45

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 14

15:28

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 15

22:17

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 16

13:51

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 17

18:51

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 18

17:13

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 19

23:26

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 20

11:36

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 21

21:35

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 22

12:33

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 23

21:49

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 24

14:24

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 25

19:08

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 26

16:29

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 27

22:35

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 28

15:25

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 29

23:18

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 30

14:10

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 31

24:25

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 32

13:41

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 33

23:23

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 34

14:10

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 35

25:21

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 36

13:25

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 37

17:27

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 38

21:58

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 39

16:26

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 40

19:47

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 41

18:21

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 42

24:40

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 43

17:10

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 44

21:29

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 45

16:18

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 46

24:11

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 47

14:13

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 48

22:43

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 49

15:00

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 50

22:32

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 51

15:15

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 52

24:38

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 53

15:10

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 54

24:01

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 55

13:55

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 56

22:49

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 57

13:22

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 58

22:47

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 59

14:52

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 60

23:50

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 61

14:01

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 62

21:50

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 63

15:51

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 64

24:09

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 65

12:51

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 66

35:55

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 67

22:00

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 68

16:57

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 69

23:35

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 70

14:49

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 71

20:38

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 72

19:29

Read by Euthymius

Chapter 73

22:44

Read by Euthymius

Bewertungen

A good rendering of this classic Victorian novel.

(5 Sterne)

Although many now find Dickens' works overly sentimental and his female characters in particular cloying and unrealistic they still have great power in conveying the beliefs and social conditions of the times. It's surprising how many of these conditions and beliefs are still current, albeit in an altered shape. The harsh treatment of the poor may have been alleviated to some extent in many countries, but it is still possible to find the counterparts of Nell and her grandfather wandering the roads and perishing needlessly in the midst of plenty in many of our so-called developed nations. The lessons Dickens tried to teach us have not been learned, and the modern vehicle of social criticism, the TV documentary, has had about the same impact. There are none so deaf as those who will not hear.

Nice Work

(5 Sterne)

This book was recorded by a single reader whose voice, pace, and diction were excellent for the most part. He even tried to do different voices for each of the characters (with varying degrees of success), so I give him credit for that too. It's a long work, but worth downloading if you're a fan of Dickens.

(5 Sterne)

A most unexpected treasure. Well read and most enjoyable.

Great Old fashioned tale

(5 Sterne)

Quintessential Dickens with that wide range of colorful characters and laguage like no other....so enjoyed!

(5 Sterne)

Thoroughly enjoyed the readers voice. His dramatization of this wonderful story was excellent.

Wonderful stuff. I will miss the readers voice.

(5 Sterne)

Excellent

(5 Sterne)

Wonderful tone of voice. I could listen all day☺

often heart rending

(4 Sterne)

interesting and curious accent of reader