I have never been drawn to the work of Charles Dickens. The social needs of his era were enormous and I thought his books might be depressing. So, when I had a choice in my English Lit. course at college, I chose to study Austen instead of Dickens.
Now, after several friends have told me how wonderful the BBC adaptation of Little Dorrit is, I have taken the plunge into the Dickens waters!
As a subscriber to Audible downloadable audio books, I was able to grab a real bargain – the full unabridged Little Dorrit, read by one of my favourite actors and voice talents, Anton Lesser. Over 35 hours of audio, for one monthly credit with Audible. It was so big a file that it took four separate downloads to grab it all!
This book has the most wonderful description of places and people, and Dickens’ humour, wit and irony is delightful! The reviews on Audible are correct. Anton Lesser brings the very best out of this work, and makes the world of Dickens understandable to us.