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Barnaby Rudge (version 2)

Gelesen von Mil Nicholson

(4,765 Sterne; 166 Bewertungen)

One of the two Historical novels Charles Dickens wrote, Barnaby Rudge is set around the ‘Gordon’ riots in London in 1780. The story begins in 1775 with Barnaby, his Mother, and his talking Raven Grip, fleeing their home from a blackmailer, and going into hiding. Joe Willet similarly finds he must leave his home to escape his Father’s ire, leaving behind the woman he loves. Five years later these characters, and many others whose lives we have followed, find themselves caught up in the horrific Protestant rioting led by Sir George Gordon. The mob which reaches 100,000 strong, gets out of hand, and there is danger to all in the path of their destruction. Charles Dickens skillfully weaves the lives of his many loving and many wicked characters through the rioting, and shows how this uprising changes so many lives. As a side note, Edgar Allan Poe is said to have been inspired by Barnaby’s raven Grip when he wrote his famous poem,”The Raven”.(Summary by Mil Nicholson)

(29 hr 0 min)

Chapters

Preface

8:55

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Chapter 1

41:23

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Chapter 2

21:15

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Chapter 3

19:21

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Chapter 4

27:18

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Chapter 05

12:29

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Chapter 06

27:51

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Chapter 07

15:28

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Chapter 08

26:48

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Chapter 09

15:12

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Chapter 10

30:09

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Chapter 11

14:20

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Chapter 12

22:47

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Chapter 13

28:16

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Chapter 14

12:39

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Chapter 15

26:53

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Chapter 16

15:02

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Chapter 17

27:12

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Chapter 18

12:34

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Chapter 19

26:35

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Chapter 20

14:48

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Chapter 21

21:47

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Chapter 22

15:50

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Chapter 23

26:30

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Chapter 24

14:10

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Chapter 25

25:13

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Chapter 26

14:33

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Chapter 27

30:31

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Chapter 28

13:55

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Chapter 29

33:19

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Chapter 30

10:41

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Chapter 31

27:00

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Chapter 32

14:53

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Chapter 33

25:44

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Chapter 34

14:50

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Chapter 35

28:49

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Chapter 36

13:27

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Chapter 37

29:01

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Chapter 38

13:11

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Chapter 39

24:36

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Chapter 40

17:57

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Chapter 41

29:20

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Chapter 42

12:35

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Chapter 43

28:27

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Chapter 44

13:40

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Chapter 45

26:34

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Chapter 46

14:54

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Chapter 47

19:42

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Chapter 48

20:41

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Chapter 49

25:15

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Chapter 50

16:08

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Chapter 51

26:26

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Chapter 52

16:25

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Chapter 53

22:32

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Chapter 54

19:40

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Chapter 55

21:00

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Chapter 56

20:01

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Chapter 57

21:37

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Chapter 58

16:41

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Chapter 59

28:39

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Chapter 60

10:59

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Chapter 61

17:13

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Chapter 62

23:42

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Chapter 63

22:20

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Chapter 64

20:46

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Chapter 65

25:45

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Chapter 66

15:44

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Chapter 67

26:18

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Chapter 68

12:59

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Chapter 69

25:31

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Chapter 70

16:54

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Chapter 71

27:00

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Chapter 72

14:45

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Chapter 73

26:39

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Chapter 74

16:32

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Chapter 75

31:15

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Chapter 76

14:37

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Chapter 77

29:02

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Chapter 78

15:14

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Chapter 79

22:16

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Chapter 80

19:32

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Chapter 81

23:20

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Chapter 82

18:53

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Bewertungen

Amazingly good reading

(5 Sterne)

Mil Nicholson's got an entire cast of characters in her head. Her understanding of Dickens' wit, his characters' voices, and her ability to bring his books to life amaze.

A spectacular recording!

(5 Sterne)

Dickens' first historical novel is set against the infamous 'No Popery' riots that were instigated by Lord George Gordon in 1780, and terrorised London for days. Prejudice, intolerance, misplaced religious and nationalistic fervour, together with the villains who would exploit these for political ends, are Dicken's targets. His vivid account of the riots at the heart of the novel is interwoven with the mysterious tale of a long unsolved murder, and a romance that combines forbidden love, passion, treachery and heroism. A typically rich cast of characters, from the snivelling Mrs Miggs and the posturing Simon Tappertit to the half-witted Barnaby Rudge of the title, ensures high entertainment. A fantastic recording indeed! Mil Nicholson’s extraordinary reading of the novel is a real symphony to listen to. An impressive performance of 29 hours. Many thanks!

Dickens & MIL a match in heaven!

(5 Sterne)

Charles Dickens is a masterful story teller and MIL Nicholson a superb narrator and together a match made in heaven! This story had me laughing and crying in equal measure, such were the twists and turns of this adventure, which in my opinion is the most underrated of Dickens tales. Highly recommended!

(5 Sterne)

A pleasure to listen to - very well read

Barnaby Rudge (version 2)

(5 Sterne)

Excellent, brilliantly read, thank you.

Excellent!

(5 Sterne)

I had never heard of this book by Dickens, nor was I familiar with the "No Popery" riots prior to listening to this. It's very long -- 82 chapters -- and nearly the first half is focused on character development. That being said, what an amazing wealth of disparate characters, all brought to vivid life by the incomparable Mil Nicholson. The description of the historic events were an education for me, for which I am grateful. Charles Dickens never lets his readers down and Mil Nicholson never fails to breathe life into even very complex stories.

Magnificent Reader

(4 Sterne)

I found the book particularly interesting because of the factual history which it describes, although I felt that Dickens was unnecessarily loquacious in parts. The reading though of Mil Nicholson was nothing short of stupendous. Her natural voice is elegant and meliferous but her command of 'character voices' is stunning. At times it seems as though this is a performance of several actors, both male and female, gathered around a microphone, speaking in accents of the landed gentry, Scots and also Cockneys. She makes the story live with her magnificent talent.

Randall

(5 Sterne)

the quality of the story was one that a reader would anticipate to be excellent. Dickens does not disappoint in this story. the narrator has to be one of the most excellent that I have ever heard. I have heard a large number of books on this website. the narrator if not the best is certainly one of top quality that should be noted. I would recommend this book to anyone to appreciate British period stories.