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Our Mutual Friend, Version 3

Gelesen von Mil Nicholson

(4,844 Sterne; 269 Bewertungen)

Our Mutual Friend, the last novel completed by Charles Dickens, has many plots, twists and turns, from the murky river Thames to the gold and crystal on the tables of ‘Society’. A tale of murder, treachery, jealousy and love, takes us first to a rowing boat on the Thames, where the Hexhams have found a body in the water and are bringing it to shore. We attend the Boffins, a poor naïve couple, who unexpectedly have just become wealthy, after their employer dies and names them in his will. Silas Wegg becomes their ‘literary man’ and John Rokesmith, a mysterious man, becomes their secretary. We meet the Veneerings, new to society, who hold elaborate dinner parties for ‘dear friends’ they’ve never met. Bella and Lizzie, each from different walks of life, find love from unexpected quarters. The Lammles, a society couple, become match makers for their own ulterior motives. Two ne’er do well lawyers, Mortimer Lightwood and Eugene Wrayburn, find themselves caught up in intrigue, and learn how dangerous their work can be. Riderhood, a devious individual, finds himself in a dark plot with school teacher Bradley Headstone. Betty Higden, a loyal elderly woman, whose independence and love are so inspiring, our hearts go out to her. Dickens weaves together some of his most colorful and oft times hilarious characters so cleverly, that even up to the end of the story, surprises are afoot. (Summary by Mil Nicholson) (36 hr 11 min)

Chapters

01 - Book 1, Chapter 1

13:04

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02 - Book 1, Chapter 2

30:56

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03 - Book 1, Chapter 3

38:02

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04 - Book 1, Chapter 4

31:45

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05 - Book 1, Chapter 5

44:49

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06 - Book 1, Chapter 6

43:25

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07 - Book 1, Chapter 7

25:27

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08 - Book 1, Chapter 8

35:53

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09 - Book 1, Chapter 9

40:07

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10 - Book 1, Chapter 10

36:17

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11 - Book 1, Chapter 11

39:58

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12 - Book 1, Chapter 12

42:10

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13 - Book 1, Chapter 13

26:00

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14 - Book 1, Chapter 14

21:39

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15 - Book 1, Chapter 15

36:43

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16 - Book 1, Chapter 16

43:15

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17 - Book 1, Chapter 17

12:27

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18 - Book 2, Chapter 1

49:07

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19 - Book 2, Chapter 2

30:39

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20 - Book 2, Chapter 3

28:09

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21 - Book 2, Chapter 4

33:19

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22 - Book 2, Chapter 5

40:24

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23 - Book 2, Chapter 6

35:40

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24 - Book 2, Chapter 7

29:54

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25 - Book 2, Chapter 8

43:59

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26 - Book 2, Chapter 9

23:43

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27 - Book 2, Chapter 10

17:38

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28 - Book 2, Chapter 11

32:49

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29 - Book 2, Chapter 12

38:51

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30 - Book 2, Chapter 13

39:02

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31 - Book 2, Chapter 14

34:49

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32 - Book 2, Chapter 15

44:05

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33 - Book 2, Chapter 16

30:20

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34 - Book 3, Chapter 1

34:03

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35 - Book 3, Chapter 2

25:38

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36 - Book 3, Chapter 3

14:43

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37 - Book 3, Chapter 4

32:23

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38 - Book 3, Chapter 5

35:52

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39 - Book 3, Chapter 6

36:51

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40 - Book 3, Chapter 7

31:08

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41 - Book 3, Chapter 8

30:31

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42 - Book 3, Chapter 9

44:55

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43 - Book 3, Chapter 10

36:28

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44 - Book 3, Chapter 11

25:17

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45 - Book 3, Chapter 12

22:03

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46 - Book 3, Chapter 13

27:50

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47 - Book 3, Chapter 14

31:21

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48 - Book 3, Chapter 15

39:34

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49 - Book 3, Chapter 16

40:02

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50 - Book 3, Chapter 17

30:52

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51 - Book 4, Chapter 1

30:42

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52 - Book 4, Chapter 2

25:11

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53 - Book 4, Chapter 3

26:54

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54 - Book 4, Chapter 4

26:48

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55 - Book 4, Chapter 5

45:10

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56 - Book 4, Chapter 6

36:06

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57 - Book 4, Chapter 7

29:06

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58 - Book 4, Chapter 8

28:43

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59 - Book 4, Chapter 9

30:35

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60 - Book 4, Chapter 10

21:37

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61 - Book 4, Chapter 11

33:26

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62 - Book 4, Chapter 12

36:03

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63 - Book 4, Chapter 13

29:13

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64 - Book 4, Chapter 14

33:04

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65 - Book 4, Chapter 15

32:37

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66 - Book 4, Chapter 16

30:26

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67 - Book 4, Chapter 17

15:56

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68 - Postscript

5:53

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Bewertungen

Another gem

(5 Sterne)

Wonderfully read, as always, by Ms. Mil. Thank you for the care and time you take to bring all the characters to life in the most beautiful way.

Fantastic

(5 Sterne)

Mil Nicholson's reading is excellent - I recommend her readings for any audiobook you can get your hands on. Really - she could be a pro (and is a professional actor, I think). One of Dickens' best. The vast interweaving of characters, each of whom seems to be both a stock type, but also as real as you or I, is a pleasure to watch unfold. Also satisfying is that under Dickens' divine machinations, everybody gets their just deserts. So it's kind of like a Jackie Chan movie, but with deeper characters and less kicking. One of my favorite librivox listens ever.

(5 Sterne)

I absolutely love Mil Nicholson ' s readings. moving onto her next one!

(5 Sterne)

This narrator has opened up a whole world of literature to me with her wonderful narration of Dickens' work. I'm slowly working my way through all her Dickens offerings. Her ability to distinguish between the characters is amazing. And hearing Dickens read aloud reminded me that he is funny as well as heartbreaking. There aren't many audiobooks that have moved me to tears, but the scenes with Betty Higden and Johnny did. Well done as always, Ms. Nicholson!

great ending. amazing characters that you cannot be indifferent to. you either …

(5 Sterne)

i give GOD PRAISE for LIBRIVOX even when iPhone 📱 shows NO SERVICE LibriVox.org keeps going for a bit longer 👍💐🙏❤️👌i live alone in the country with no modern conveniences so FAMILYRADIO.ORG PILGRIMRADIO.COM 🤩the indomitable LIBRIVOX.ORG AND OFF COURSE GOD are deadly weapons against loneliness. i am forever smiling for no reason BUT GOD great ending. amazing characters that you cannot be indifferent to. you either love or hate i love CHARLES DICKENS’ 💐OUR MUTUAL FRIEND excellent reader MAGNIFICENT

Not to be missed

(5 Sterne)

Do yourself a favour and download this. I've listened to several Audible versions but none hold a candle to this one. Mil Nicholson does a wonderful job with a very difficult book and manages to make it both enjoyable and entertaining. Thank you for such a huge effort and commitment. Five stars aren't quite sufficient so here are another couple. 🌟🌟

(5 Sterne)

Mil Nicholson does a brilliant job, once again, of capturing the great range of voices, the humor and the pathos of Dickens's writing. This is a rich and powerful novel, a bit disturbing in many of its themes but well crafted and full of wonderful characters. There's a lot of anti Semitism, but only on the part of certain characters; the author comes down clearly on the side of defending the dignity of his Jewish characters. I have the biggest complaint about the central relationship between John and Bella, since it involves such elaborate and long-term manipulation by him of her emotions. But where else can you meet a literary gentleman with a wooden leg, an articulator of bones, and a golden dust man?

Not to be missed!!!

(5 Sterne)

A perfect storm - a long, rich, sweeping story meets a reader worthy of narrating it. OMF - OMG!! Words fail me to express my gratitude and awe at this masterful performance by Ms. Mil Nicholson. Such wonderful voices, spotless diction and, what is more, such consistently high quality of recording!! If CD were alive today he would have highly approved of Ms. Mil’s work- in much better words, of course.