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Our Mutual Friend, Version 2

Gelesen von Don W. Jenkins

(4,692 Sterne; 13 Bewertungen)

Our Mutual Friend (written in the years 1864–65) is the last novel completed by Charles Dickens and is one of his most sophisticated works, combining psychological insight with social analysis. It centres on, in the words of critic J. Hillis Miller, "money, money, money, and what money can make of life" but is also about human values. In the opening chapters a body is found in the Thames and identified as John Harmon, a young man recently returned to London to receive his inheritance. Were he alive, his father's will would require him to marry Bella Wilfer, a beautiful, mercenary girl whom he had never met. Instead, the money passes to the working-class Boffins, and the effects spread into various corners of London society. (Wikipedia) (32 hr 40 min)

Chapters

01 - Book 1 Chap. 01 ON THE LOOK OUT

11:13

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02 - Book 1 Chap. 02 THE MAN FROM SOMEWHERE

29:08

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03 - Book 1 Chap. 03 ANOTHER MAN

32:40

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04 - Book 1 Chap. 04 THE R. WILFER FAMILY

27:57

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05 - Book 1 Chap. 05 BOFFIN'S BOWER

39:55

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06 - Book 1 Chap. 06 CUT ADRIFT

35:56

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07 - Book 1 Chap. 07 MR WEGG LOOKS AFTER HIMSELF

22:24

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08 - Book 1 Chap. 08 MR BOFFIN IN CONSULTATION

32:26

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09 - Book 1 Chap. 09 MR AND MRS BOFFIN IN CONSULTATION

36:49

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10 - Book 1 Chap. 10 A MARRIAGE CONTRACT

34:45

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11 - Book 1 Chap. 11 PODSNAPPERY

40:48

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12 - Book 1 Chap. 12 THE SWEAT OF AN HONEST MAN'S BROW

37:00

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13 - Book 1 Chap. 13 TRACKING THE BIRD OF PREY

24:37

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14 - Book 1 Chap. 14 THE BIRD OF PREY BROUGHT DOWN

19:03

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15 - Book 1 Chap. 15 TWO NEW SERVANTS

34:18

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16 - Book 1 Chap. 16 MINDERS AND RE-MINDERS

38:29

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17 - Book 1 Chap. 17 A DISMAL SWAMP

13:53

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18 - Book 2 Chap. 01 OF AN EDUCATIONAL CHARACTER

44:29

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19 - Book 2 Chap. 02 STILL EDUCATIONAL

28:46

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20 - Book 2 Chap. 03 A PIECE OF WORK

28:18

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21 - Book 2 - Chap. 04 CUPID PROMPTED

33:05

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22 - Book 2 Chap. 05 MERCURY PROMPTING

35:39

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23 - Book 2 Chap. 06 A RIDDLE WITHOUT AN ANSWER

32:22

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24 - Book 2 Chap. 07 IN WHICH A FRIENDLY MOVE IS ORIGINATED

27:56

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25 - Book 2 Chap. 08 IN WHICH AN INNOCENT ELOPEMENT OCCURS

38:51

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26 - Book 2 Chap. 09 IN WHICH THE ORPHAN MAKES HIS WILL

19:51

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27 - Book 2 Chap. 10 A SUCCESSOR

15:31

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28 - Book 2 Chap. 11 SOME AFFAIRS OF THE HEART

30:20

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29 - Book 2 Chap. 12 MORE BIRDS OF PREY

35:12

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30 - Book 2 Chap. 13 A SOLO AND A DUETT

34:36

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31 - Book 2 Chap. 14 STRONG OF PURPOSE

29:59

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32 - Book 2 Chap. 15 THE WHOLE CASE SO FAR

36:07

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33 - Book 2 Chap. 16 AN ANNIVERSARY OCCASION

30:10

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34 - Book 3 Chap. 01 LODGERS IN QUEER STREET

30:10

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35 - Book 3 Chap. 02 A RESPECTED FRIEND IN A NEW ASPECT

23:29

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36 - Book 3 Chap. 03 THE SAME RESPECTED FRIEND IN MORE ASPECTS THAN ONE

15:36

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37 - Book 3 Chap. 04 A HAPPY RETURN OF THE DAY

30:55

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38 - Book 3 Chap. 05 THE GOLDEN DUSTMAN FALLS INTO BAD COMPANY

35:26

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39 - Book 3 Chap. 06 THE GOLDEN DUSTMAN FALLS INTO WORSE COMPANY

35:05

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40 - Book 3 Chap. 07 THE FRIENDLY MOVE TAKES UP A STRONG POSITION

28:13

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41 - Book 3 Chap. 08 THE END OF A LONG JOURNEY

27:25

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42 - Book 3 Chap. 09 SOMEBODY BECOMES THE SUBJECT OF A PREDICTION

39:40

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43 - Book 3 Chap. 10 SCOUTS OUT

31:50

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44 - Book 3 Chap. 11 IN THE DARK

23:36

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45 - Book 3 Chap. 12 MEANING MISCHIEF

20:35

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46 - Book 3 Chap. 13 GIVE A DOG A BAD NAME, AND HANG HIM

23:58

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47 - Book 3 Chap. 14 MR WEGG PREPARES A GRINDSTONE FOR MR BOFFIN'S NOSE

30:30

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48 - Book 3 Chap. 15 THE GOLDEN DUSTMAN AT HIS WORST

33:49

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49 - Book 3 Chap. 16 THE FEAST OF THE THREE HOBGOBLINS

35:04

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50 - Book 3 Chap. 17 A SOCIAL CHORUS

27:13

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51 - Book 4 Chap. 01 SETTING TRAPS

28:23

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52 - Book 4 Chap. 02 THE GOLDEN DUSTMAN RISES A LITTLE

23:25

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53 - Book 4 Chap. 03 THE GOLDEN DUSTMAN SINKS AGAIN

24:00

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54 - Book 4 Chap. 04 A RUNAWAY MATCH

24:09

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55 - Book 4 Chap. 05 CONCERNING THE MENDICANT'S BRIDE

40:12

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56 - Book 4 Chap. 06 A CRY FOR HELP

31:15

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57 - Book 4 Chap. 07 BETTER TO BE ABEL THAN CAIN

26:43

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58 - Book 4 Chap. 08 A FEW GRAINS OF PEPPER

24:40

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59 - Book 4 Chap. 09 TWO PLACES VACATED

26:58

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60 - Book 4 Chap. 10 THE DOLLS' DRESSMAKER DISCOVERS A WORD

16:57

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61 - Book 4 Chap. 11 EFFECT IS GIVEN TO THE DOLLS' DRESSMAKER'S DISCOVERY

28:46

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62 - Book 4 Chap. 12 THE PASSING SHADOW

31:55

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63 - Book 4 Chap. 13 SHOWING HOW THE GOLDEN DUSTMAN HELPED TO SCATTER DUST

24:29

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64 - Book 4 Chap. 14 CHECKMATE TO THE FRIENDLY MOVE

29:24

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65 - Book 4 Chap. 15 WHAT WAS CAUGHT IN THE TRAPS THAT WERE SET

27:30

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66 - Book 4 Chap. 16 PERSONS AND THINGS IN GENERAL

26:36

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67 - Book 4 Chap. 17 THE VOICE OF SOCIETY

13:49

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68 - POSTSCRIPT, IN LIEU OF PREFACE

6:08

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Bewertungen

Excellent reading of sophisticated Dickens tale

(4 Sterne)

This is the second time I've listened to this book and I see much more of the humor and love that Dickens had for his characters this time through. The contrasting couples and their contrasting relationships cover the waterfront and bring humor and joy for some, sadness and bitterness for others. Quite a painting of the best and worst of the marital state! This is the second reading of "Our Mutual Friend" in the Librivox catalog. Don turns in a excellent solo work - no accents or voices, just a solid American read that lets the story shine through. For those who would like a reading with British accents and a variety of voicing, check out the earlier group recording at <a href="http://librivox.org/our-mutual-friend-by-charles-dickens/" rel="nofollow">Our Mutual Friend</a>.

(5 Sterne)

A great, multi-strand story, not quite as sentimental as some of Dickens's other works. Many thanks to the reader for this marathon read! British readers may find American voices a bit difficult at first, but I'd say in this case, stick with it, because, as another reviewer says, Don W Jenkins 'let's the story shine through '. And I love the laid -back upbeat tone of his introductions to each chapter!