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Charles Dickens the Later Years

Next Audible for Charles Dicken, by BBC radio. It’s got Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, and Little Dorrit, lots of good stuff. Ian McKellen narrates as Charles Dickens! Woot!

Enthralling radio dramatisations of eight of Charles Dickens’ much-loved novels.

Charles Dickens is one of the most renowned authors of all time, and this second digital volume of the dramatised canon of his work includes eight of his classic novels.

This collection includes the epic masterpiece David Copperfield, described by Dickens as his ‘favourite child’; suspenseful mystery Bleak House; Dickens’ most openly political novel, Hard Times and Little Dorrit, a sweeping tale of imprisonment, poverty and riches. Also included are A Tale of Two Cities, set during the French Revolution; coming-of-age novel Great Expectations; sweeping satire of wealth and corruption Our Mutual Friend and Dickens’ final, unfinished story The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

With a star cast including Robert GlenisterRobert Lindsay, Honeysuckle Weeks, Kenneth Cranham, Sir Ian McKellen, Alison Steadman, Geraldine McEwan, Andrew Scott and Ian Holm, these radio adaptations bring Dickens’ imaginative world to colourful, captivating life.

The Silmarillion

Including brand-new paintings, this is a fully illustrated new edition of the forerunner to The Lord of the Rings. The Silmarillion fills in the background which lies behind the more popular work, and gives the earlier history of Middle-earth, introducing some of the key characters.

I’m gonna try getting through The Silmarillion again, on audible. I didn’t retain very much info the first time around, so hopefully I can follow along better this time. It’s almost 15 hrs long but I think it’ll take me longer than that cause I’ll be rewinding in order to make sure I understand.