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Nicholas Nickleby

The Dickens Collection: Audible Original Podcast
Written by: Charles Dickens
Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Length: 36 hrs and 20 mins
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When 19-year old Nicholas Nickleby is left destitute after his father's death, he appeals to his wealthy uncle to help him find work and to protect his mother and sister. But Ralph Nickleby offers little help and proves to be both hard-hearted and unscrupulous, leaving Nicholas to make his own way in the world.

Nicholas' adventures take him to Yorkshire boarding school, Dotheboys Hall, and then back to London, meeting an extraordinary gallery of rogues and eccentrics along the way. Like many of Dickens' novels, Nicholas Nickleby is characterised by his outrage at cruelty and social injustice, but it is also a flamboyantly exuberant work, revealing his comic genius.

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Kobna Holdbrook-Smith brought this great story to life by performing each character subtly differently. Beautiful performance.