Christmas Stories From 'Household Words' And 'All The Year Round'


Read by David Wales

(4.2 stars; 4 reviews)

Twenty stories originally published in the Christmas editions of the magazines “Household Words” and “All The Year Round”. Some of the stories have little holiday sentiment and exhibit much of the indignation Dickens felt at the social and economic injustices of his day. Some of the stories were written in collaboration with other authors. The editor of this volume chose to omit those other chapters and include only Dickens' work. The result is that some of the stories are a bit choppy, not to say confusing. (summary by david wales) (26 hr 29 min)

Chapters

Bibliographical Note 1:35 Read by David Wales
A Christmas Tree 45:53 Read by David Wales
What Christmas Is As We Grow Older 12:56 Read by David Wales
The Poor Relation's Story 28:14 Read by David Wales
The Child's Story 11:15 Read by David Wales
The Schoolboy's Story 26:42 Read by David Wales
Nobody's Story 14:20 Read by David Wales
The Seven Poor Travelers 1:02:07 Read by David Wales
The Holly Tree, Three Branches Part 1 53:36 Read by David Wales
The Holly Tree, Three Branches Part 2 31:54 Read by David Wales
The Wreck Of The Golden Mary Part 1 35:29 Read by David Wales
The Wreck Of The Golden Mary Part 2 40:32 Read by David Wales
The Peril Of Certain English Prisoners Part 1 32:34 Read by David Wales
The Peril Of Certain English Prisoners Part 2 32:03 Read by David Wales
The Peril Of Certain English Prisoners Part 3 28:59 Read by David Wales
The Peril Of Certain English Prisoners Part 4 23:45 Read by David Wales
Going Into Society 30:50 Read by David Wales
The Haunted House Part 1 37:05 Read by David Wales
The Haunted House Part 2 39:02 Read by David Wales
A Message From The Sea Part 1 43:27 Read by David Wales
A Message From The Sea Part 2 35:03 Read by David Wales
Tom Tiddler's Ground Part 1 28:56 Read by David Wales
Tom Tiddler's Ground Part 2 35:08 Read by David Wales
Somebody's Luggage Part 1 42:55 Read by David Wales
Somebody's Luggage Part 2 37:59 Read by David Wales
Somebody's Luggage Part 3 47:43 Read by David Wales
Mrs. Lirriper's Lodging Part 1 37:35 Read by David Wales
Mrs. Lirriper's Lodging Part 2 48:31 Read by David Wales
Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy Part 1 40:26 Read by David Wales
Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy Part 2 33:57 Read by David Wales
Dr. Marigold Part 1 55:24 Read by David Wales
Dr. Marigold Part 2 45:02 Read by David Wales
Mugby Junction Part 1 27:07 Read by David Wales
Mugby Junction Part 2 29:19 Read by David Wales
Mugby Junction Part 3 44:47 Read by David Wales
Mugby Junction Part 4 25:02 Read by David Wales
Mugby Junction Part 5 31:41 Read by David Wales
No Thoroughfare Part 1 14:22 Read by David Wales
No Thoroughfare Part 2 27:14 Read by David Wales
No Thoroughfare Part 3 30:25 Read by David Wales
No Thoroughfare Part 4 28:00 Read by David Wales
No Thoroughfare Part 5 33:05 Read by David Wales
No Thoroughfare Part 6 31:01 Read by David Wales
No Thoroughfare Part 7 30:42 Read by David Wales
No Thoroughfare Part 8 31:59 Read by David Wales
No Thoroughfare Part 9 33:21 Read by David Wales
No Thoroughfare Part 10 50:25 Read by David Wales

Reviews

disappointing


(2 stars)

I have returned to these stories many times in the hope of changing my opinion and not giving a bad review. There are a few gems but you have to hang on in and dig deep. Many are good till around half way but descend into convoluted drivel. Mr, Dickens is the master of the VERY extended sentence and I frequently got lost amid a host of mixed subjects. Many stories could survive sensible reading at a fraction of the length.