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Barnaby Rudge

Written by: Charles Dickens
Narrated by: Stacy Newman
Length: 28 hrs and 19 mins
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Set against the backdrop of the Gordon Riots of 1780, "Barnaby Rudge" is a story of mystery and suspense which begins with an unsolved double murder and goes on to involve conspiracy, blackmail, abduction and retribution. Through the course of the novel fathers and sons become opposed, apprentices plot against their masters and Protestants clash with Catholics on the streets. And, as London erupts into riot, Barnaby Rudge himself struggles to escape the curse of his own past. With its dramatic descriptions of public violence and private horror, its strange secrets and ghostly doublings, Barnaby Rudge is a powerful, disturbing blend of historical realism and Gothic melodrama.

©2018 Charles Dickens (P)2018 Golden Deer Classics

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  • Julie Rae Loving
  • 2018-12-21

a Dickens that is almost unknown.

I came across this book browsing the classic books. I enjoyed it very much. it was quite different from other Dickens stories I have heard. I would recommend it.

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  • Beta Flying Frog
  • 2019-01-02

Masterfully written.

This is, on the whole, not a happy story. There is a short part at the end that shows how people pick up their lives after a tragic event. But I find the main point of the story to be about the way mankind in groups can do things they would not even think of alone. It is a study of how a mob begins and endures.
It is definitely not a book for children. But I would recommend it to adults, and ask them to think hard about it so as to learn from it. Keep in mind it is based on things which actually occurred. Maybe we can prevent something similar.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-04-01

another Dicken's wonder<br />

I had not known about this historical novel about the London Gordon riots of 1780. Fascinating history with typically good and evil characters. I loved it. it took a while for me to get used to the narrator's "acting" voice, but still it worked for me.

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  • Raphael Gersowsky
  • 2019-03-16

enthralling from start til end

wonderfully realized with descriptive passages fit to rend the hardest of hearts, with a vocal narrator who keenly grasps and conveys the essence of this epic masterfully

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  • Maryann Therese
  • 2019-03-14

Fantastic!<br />

Of course Charles Dickens is beloved author, but the narrator in this audio makes the story Truly Come Alive!
Her skill is phenomenal~ because of the Integrity of the narrator's of the Dickens books I have bought several and I'm loving all of them, but particularly with this narrator~

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  • ShirleyC
  • 2019-02-22

I Never Knew about the riots and unrest in London

(But I do NOW!) Why didn't we get taught about the uprising & chaos that went on in London? "Growing pains" isn't something to be proud of, not in England and not in America!