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Martin Chuzzlewit

By: Charles Dickens
Narrated by: Sean Barrett
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Summary

The Chuzzlewits are a family divided by money and selfishness; even young Martin, the eponymous hero, is arrogant and self-centred. He offends his grandfather by falling in love with the latter’s ward, Mary, and sets out to make his own fortune in life, travelling as far as America - which produces from Dickens a savage satire on a new world tainted with the vices of the old. Martin’s nature slowly changes through his bitter experience of life and his enduring love for Mary. Martin Chuzzlewit is one of Dickens’s most humorous and satirical novels, and it contains two great comic creations: the hypocrite Pecksniff and the drunken nurse Sarah Gamp.

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Brilliant

Great story and plot, characters. The person who reads it is fantastic! It has everything comedy drama romance intrigue etc. I highly recommend!

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Sean Barrett is brilliant

As a massive Dickens fan I loved this audiobook- Sean Barrett is so impressive - he brings all the characters to life - thank you

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Brilliantly read by Sean Barrett

I am thoroughly enjoying revisiting Dickens novels and Sean Barrett brilliant brought the novel to life.

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Lovely narration of wonderful Dickensian characters

On from the heading though, my stamina waned while slogging through a number of chapters. Just make sure you’ve time to savour the pros. Sean Barret’s reading deserves an award…. Fantastic.

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Excellent production... Sean Barrett just right fo

One of the first Audible stories I have listened to read by Sean Barrett ....Very impressed. Dickens's stories are good but must be read by by a sympathetic reader.

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Good but not one of Dickens' best

Very well read and a good audio book. There are much better stories from the author though, in my opinion.

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An Excellent Listen

Martin Chuzzlewit takes a while to get going. The first half can be a bit grating, the humour rather obvious. But the second half more than makes up for that, very funny and with some great writing.

Sean Barrett’s narration is faultless, utterly superb. His American accents bring the foreign scenes to life, his Mrs Gamp is a scream and he even distinguishes between feeble old Martin and reinvigorated old Martin. Thoroughly recommended.

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As brilliant as ever

The narration was brilliant!
Many of the characters are incredibly disagreeable (credit to the writer for creating such a lively lot) compared to most other Dickens novels, and the satire is so biting. The bits in America are still so relevant it's almost painful.
Highly recommended: as brilliant as many other Dickens novels.

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Terrific

Excellent reading of the text. I listen and read together and the character voices are perfect.

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Recommended for excellence of narration

Incredible narration, really brought the characters to life, especially the more picturesque characters like Mrs Gamp. HIghly recommend

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