oliver-twistTitle: Oliver Twist
Generated: MP3, 44.1 kHz, 128 kbps
The author of the text: Charles Dickens
Read by: Volunteers
Running Time: 17:01:14
Brief description: Oliver Twist is an 1838 novel by Charles Dickens. It was originally published as a serial. Like most of Dickens’ work, the book is used to call the public’s attention to various contemporary social evils, including the workhouse, child labour and the recruitment of children as criminals. The novel is full of sarcasm and dark humour, even as it treats its serious subject, revealing the hypocrisies of the time. It has been the subject of numerous film and television adaptations, and the basis for a highly successful British musical, Oliver! To listen to the audiobook online

 

great-expectationsTitle: Great Expectations
Generated: MP3, 44.1 kHz, 128 kbps
The author of the text: Charles Dickens
Read by: Mark F. Smith
Running Time: 20:26:03
Brief description: This classic tale tells of an orphan, Pip, who through a series of strange circumstances first finds a trade as a blacksmith’s apprentice and then learns that he has “great expectations” of a future inheritance from an anonymous benefactor. He soon learns to live the profligate life of a gentleman as he gradually sheds his associations with the gentle souls of his past, Joe and Biddy. He throws his money at improving the prospects of his roommate and friend Herbert and his heart at an “ice princess” whose heart will never respond. To listen to the audiobook online