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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Gelesen von Alan Chant

(4,523 Sterne; 43 Bewertungen)

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is the final novel by Charles Dickens. The novel was left unfinished at the time of Dickens' death, and readers have often speculated what the ending might have been. The novel is named after Edwin Drood, but it mostly tells the story of his uncle, a Jekyll-and-Hyde-esque choirmaster named John Jasper, who is in love with his pupil, Rosa Bud. Miss Bud is Drood's fiancée, and has caught the eye of the high-spirited and hot-tempered Neville Landless, who comes from Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) with his twin sister, Helena, and immediately makes an enemy of Drood. It is hinted strongly that Jasper is the murderer, but it is not known whether Dickens had a surprise in mind. (Summary from Wikipedia)

(12 hr 21 min)

Chapters

The Dawn

11:31

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A Dean, and a Chapter Also

32:34

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The Nuns' House

34:05

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Mr Sapsea

29:44

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Mr Durdles and Friend

18:46

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Philanthropy In Minor Canon Corner

30:14

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More Confidences Than One

25:46

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Daggers Drawn

27:15

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Birds in the Bush

43:34

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Smoothing the Way

40:40

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A Picture and a Ring

42:00

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A Night With Durdles

39:50

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Both At Their Best

31:49

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When Shall These Three Meet Again?

39:30

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Impeached

24:57

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Devoted

31:11

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Philanthropy, Professional and Unprofessional

42:41

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A Settler in Cloisterham

23:52

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The Shadow on the Sun-dial

21:37

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A Flight

30:10

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A Recognition

15:40

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A Gritty State of Things Comes On

50:16

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The Dawn Again

53:23

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Bewertungen

An exceptional recording

(5 Sterne)

Dickens' final novel, left unfinished at his death in 1870, is a mystery story much influenced by the 'Sensation Novel' as written by his friend Wilkie Collins. The action takes place in an ancient cathedral city and in some of the darkest places in Victorian London. Drugs, disappearances, sexual obsession, disguise and a possible murder are among the themes and motifs. A sombre and menacing atmosphere, a fascinating range of characters and Dickens' usual command of language combine to make this an exciting and tantalising story. Many thanks to Mr Chant for his breathtaking recording. A true delight to listen to. It will appeal to all enthusiasts of classic British literature and to the distinguished listener!

Hours of enjoyment

(5 Sterne)

This reader was absolutely perfect for this book. The narrator's British accent was perfect for Dickens, and his character voices had all of the color that Dickens is so good at creating in his characters. I'll definitely look for this reader again.

(5 Sterne)

Great recording! Thanks a lot to the narrator! I saw the movie on tv and got curious, and listening to this is even better!

great novel, great reading

(5 Sterne)

the reader is excellent! now I have to find one of the "finished" versions to listen to.

One has a good idea of the culprit!

(4,5 Sterne)

sensitive reading

(5 Sterne)

Excellent reader, superb for a British novel

Had to give up

(1 Sterne)

I wholly disagree with the previous review that gives this recording 5 stars. I found the reader's attempts at character voices to be so bad that I couldn't pick up the actual words. This was especially true when the guy tried to do an old woman's voice... none of the dialogue actually got through to me because the "voice" made the words unintelligible. I guess the reader deserves a bit of credit for trying, but really, I'd just as soon be able to hear the author's words than listen to silly voices.