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Bleak House

Gelesen von Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)

(4,529 Sterne; 35 Bewertungen)

Bleak House is the ninth novel by Charles Dickens, published in 20 monthly parts between March 1852 and September 1853. It is widely held to be one of Dickens' finest and most complete novels, containing one of the most vast, complex and engaging arrays of minor characters and sub-plots in his entire canon. Dickens tells all of these both through the narrative of the novel's heroine, Esther Summerson, and as an omniscient narrator. Memorable characters include the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn, the friendly but depressive John Jarndyce and the childish Harold Skimpole. The plot concerns a long-running legal dispute (Jarndyce and Jarndyce) which has far-reaching consequences for all involved. (Summary from Wikipedia)

(43 hr 30 min)

Chapters

In Chancery

26:22

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In Fashion

23:49

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A Progress

59:23

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Telescopic Philanthropy

34:41

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A Morning Adventure

43:27

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Quite at Home

1:07:45

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The Ghost's Walk

31:31

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Covering a Multitude of Sins

59:04

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Signs and Tokens

45:46

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The Law-Writer

34:22

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Our Dear Brother

45:21

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On the Watch

41:44

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Esther's Narrative

42:29

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Deportment

1:04:47

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Bell Yard

45:14

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Tom-all-Alone's

25:29

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Esther's Narrative

40:20

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Lady Dedlock

52:33

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Moving on

40:44

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A New Lodger

42:58

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The Smallweed Family

54:13

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Mr. Bucket

39:13

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Esther's Narrative

52:27

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An Appeal Case

50:17

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Mrs. Snagsby Sees it All

28:51

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Sharpshooters

38:22

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More Old Soldiers than One

38:06

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The Ironmaster

36:12

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The Young Man

30:13

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Esther's Narrative

47:03

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Nurse and Patient

48:19

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The Appointed Time

41:37

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Interlopers

45:39

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A Turn of the Screw

43:17

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Esther's Narrative

45:48

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Chesney Wold

50:30

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Jarndyce and Jarndyce

58:11

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A Struggle

31:43

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Attorney and Client

50:20

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National and Domestic

38:29

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In Mr. Tulkinghorn's Room

27:36

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In Mr. Tulkinghorn's Chambers

23:18

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Esther's Narrative

43:51

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The Letter and the Answer

21:40

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In Trust

37:05

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Stop him!

25:33

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Jo's Will

39:55

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Closing In

46:51

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Dutiful Friendship

40:22

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Esther's Narrative

27:53

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Enlightened

30:54

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Obstinacy

30:28

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The Track

31:56

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Springing a Mine

58:48

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Flight

45:01

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Pursuit

23:15

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Esther's Narrative

49:38

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A Wintry Day and Night

40:34

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Esther's Narrative

35:01

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Perspective

36:07

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A Discovery

30:00

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Another Discovery

25:36

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Steel and Iron

22:55

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Esther's Narrative

32:55

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Beginning the World

19:42

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Down in Lincolnshire

13:48

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The Close of Esther's Narrative

12:58

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Bewertungen

Homemade and Charming

(4 Sterne)

Bleak House is a charming story full of unforgettable characters. Ms. Lyons does tend to knock her mic around a bit and stumble here and there, but as you proceed through the story you get the feeling a good friend is reading to you, rather than some distant professional. Her rendition of the characters also contributes to their charm. I was sorry the story had to end . . .

Love this book

(4 Sterne)

The reader is decent (not professional quality but passible for an amateur---mispronounces quite a few words and lacks expression at times but still does a respectable job). The book tells several stories interwoven and shares many of Dickens' most interesting characters. Good read!

(3 Sterne)

save yourself the discomfort of listening to this reader... and listen to bleak House version 3 instead...Mil Nicholson is a much better reader and can actually pronounce the words she is reading correctly....I attempted listening to this version first but couldn't get through the first chapter.

One OUTSTANDING novel !

(4 Sterne)

Absolutely one of Dickens best works. Highly recommended read. I would give it five stars but the rating site won’t allow me to activate the fifth star for some reason.

Well done

(5 Sterne)

I really enjoy the narration of this book. She has a nice tone of voice and does a really good job making everything understandable and easy to listen to.

Great book

(4,5 Sterne)

Great story. Took a few chapters to really get going though. Well read. Thank you for the mammoth effort. Enjoyed.

Great

(5 Sterne)

I loved "reading" this book for the second time in this recording. Well done!

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(5 Sterne)

My review below should apply to the Mil Nicholson reading. That reading is superb!