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DICKENS, C.: Mystery of Edwin Drood (The) (Unabridged)

Through a mist of decay and opium, Dickens weaves a tale of murder and mystery in this, his last novel. Set in the fictional cathedral town of Cloisterham, John Jasper, the choir-master, takes an obsessive interest in his nephew Edwin Drood and his fiancée Rosa Bud. But when young Edwin disappears on Christmas Eve, has Jasper killed him? Alas, we’ll never know as Dickens died before completing the novel. It is an intriguing, enigmatic and also richly comic story, showing that Dickens was at the peak of his powers to the very end.



Disc 1

  The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 1: The Dawn 00:04:41
2.   Play with flash player She blows at the pipe as she speaks… 00:05:39
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 2: A Dean, and a Chapter also 00:07:00
4.   Play with flash player 'Sorry to hear from Tope that you had not been well, Jasper.' 00:06:29
5.   Play with flash player 'I say, tell me Jack…' 00:06:52
6.   Play with flash player 'I really was going to say something of the kind, Jack…' 00:07:41
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 3: The Nuns' House 00:07:37
8.   Play with flash player The pet pupil of the Nuns' House is Miss Rosa Bud 00:07:59
9.   Play with flash player 'Perhaps we had better stop short, Rosa' 00:07:29
10.   Play with flash player The two youthful figures, side by side… 00:05:56


Disc 2

  The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 4: Mr. Sapsea 00:06:00
2.   Play with flash player 'If I have not gone to foreign countries, young man,' Mr. Sapsea… 00:05:44
3.   Play with flash player Mr. Jasper has closed his eyes as the auctioneer has deepened… 00:05:23
4.   Play with flash player With a two - foot rule always in his pocket… 00:07:47
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 5: Mr. Durdles' Friend 00:06:52
6.   Play with flash player 'Is there anything new down in the crypt, Durdles'… 00:09:06
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 6: Philanthropy in Minor Canon Corner 00:06:00
8.   Play with flash player 'It's from Mr. Honeythunder, of course,' said the old lady… 00:07:26
9.   Play with flash player Some remote fragment of Main Line to somewhere else, there was… 00:04:37
10.   Play with flash player The rough mental notes made in the first five minutes… 00:06:29
11.   Play with flash player Chapter 7: More Confidences than One 00:06:54


Disc 3

  The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player 'In a last word of reference to my sister, Sir…' 00:06:35
2.   Play with flash player 'Pussy's not used to an audience; that's the fact,' said Edwin Drood. 00:08:16
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 8: Daggers Drawn 00:06:03
4.   Play with flash player 'Perhaps,' says Jasper, in a soothing manner… 00:08:38
5.   Play with flash player This insulting allusion to his dark skin infuriates Neville… 00:07:38
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 9: Birds in the Bush 00:06:16
7.   Play with flash player To Rosa direct, she brought a petition from her brother… 00:07:40
8.   Play with flash player Mr. Grewgious, with a sense of not having managed… 00:06:45
9.   Play with flash player Rosa sat still and silent. 00:06:30
10.   Play with flash player Rosa shook her head, with an almost plaintive air of hesitation… 00:04:33
11.   Play with flash player As he held it incumbent upon him to call on Mr. Jasper… 00:06:48


Disc 4

  The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 10: Smoothing the Way 00:07:27
2.   Play with flash player As, whenever the Reverend Septimus fell a - musing… 00:05:40
3.   Play with flash player The river at Cloisterham is sufficiently near the sea to throw up… 00:06:53
4.   Play with flash player Mr. Crisparkle, in utter amazement, looked at Helena… 00:07:08
5.   Play with flash player 'I shall probably be asked to marry them,' he reflected… 00:07:49
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 11: A Picture and a Ring 00:05:54
7.   Play with flash player As Mr. Grewgious sat and wrote by his fire that afternoon… 00:05:51
8.   Play with flash player Mr. Grewgious had meant to be arch… 00:07:18
9.   Play with flash player Mr. Bazzard, with a frowning smile at the fire, put a hand into his… 00:08:27
10.   Play with flash player 'And now, Mr. Edwin,' he proceeded… 00:08:29


Disc 5

  The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 12: A Night With Durdles 00:07:34
2.   Play with flash player 'What friend o' yourn is dead' asks Durdles. 00:05:11
3.   Play with flash player 'Ware that there mound by the yard - gate, Mister Jarsper.' 00:06:37
4.   Play with flash player The taciturnity of Durdles is for the time overcome… 00:07:26
5.   Play with flash player The iron gate attained and locked… 00:07:38
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 13: Both at Their Best 00:06:51
7.   Play with flash player The hoarse High Street became musical with the cry… 00:08:53
8.   Play with flash player 'Your guardian has spoken to me too, Rosa dear.' 00:10:29
9.   Play with flash player Chapter 14: When Shall These Three Meet Again 00:09:44


Disc 6

  The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Helena thinks it over, and thinks well of it. 00:06:48
2.   Play with flash player As dusk draws on, he paces the Monks' Vineyard. 00:06:35
3.   Play with flash player John Jasper passes a more agreeable and cheerful… 00:10:20
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 15: Impeached 00:05:23
5.   Play with flash player When his face was cleansed, Neville recognised in the speaker, Joe… 00:07:25
6.   Play with flash player It would be difficult to determine which was the more oppressed… 00:08:09
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 16: Devoted 00:06:10
8.   Play with flash player Mr. Crisparkle came in at the moment. 00:05:36
9.   Play with flash player It was starlight. 00:07:41
10.   Play with flash player The more his case was looked into… 00:06:00


Disc 7

  The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 17: Philanthropy, Professional and Unprofessional 00:06:45
2.   Play with flash player 'The Commandments say, no murder.' 00:08:05
3.   Play with flash player 'These are strong words, sir!' exclaimed the philanthropist. 00:09:58
4.   Play with flash player 'It is growing dark. Will you go my way with me…' 00:10:49
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 18: A Settler in Cloisterham 00:06:27
6.   Play with flash player Mr. Tope's official dwelling, communicating by an upper stair… 00:06:34
7.   Play with flash player 'Might I ask His Honour,' said Mr. Datchery… 00:06:46
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 19: Shadow on the Sundial 00:06:23
9.   Play with flash player She is so conscious of his looking at her with a gloating admiration… 00:05:05
10.   Play with flash player Again Rosa quails before his threatening face, though innocent… 00:06:55


Disc 8

  The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 20: A Flight 00:06:01
2.   Play with flash player It was the first time she had ever been even in Cloisterham… 00:06:31
3.   Play with flash player 'Your rest too must be provided for,' he went on… 00:06:13
4.   Play with flash player 'How came you to be his master, sir' asked Rosa. 00:07:12
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 21: A Recognition 00:06:52
6.   Play with flash player 'Would you have the kindness to take seats' said Mr. Grewgious. 00:06:02
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 22: A Gritty State of Things Comes On 00:05:44
8.   Play with flash player Helena's dark eyes looked very earnestly at the bright face… 00:07:28
9.   Play with flash player 'And now, my dear,' said Mr. Grewgious… 00:08:14


Disc 9

  The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player 'Can we see these rooms marm' inquired her guardian. 00:07:31
2.   Play with flash player 'Cannot people get through life without gritty stages, I wonder' 00:06:05
3.   Play with flash player 'My information,' retorted the Billickin… 00:09:40
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 23: The Dawn Again 00:08:59
5.   Play with flash player He divests himself of his shoes, loosens his cravat… 00:07:09
6.   Play with flash player She gently lays him back again… 00:06:12
7.   Play with flash player At length what remains of the last candle is blown out… 00:08:49
8.   Play with flash player Mr. Datchery begins very slowly to count out the sum demanded… 00:06:23
9.   Play with flash player 'I like,' says Mr. Datchery, 'the old tavern way of keeping scores…' 00:05:08
10.   Play with flash player Postscript 00:04:28

Total Playing Time: 10:31:17






Author(s):
Dickens, Charles

Reader(s):
Timson, David

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA0092

Barcode: 9781843795988

Release Date: 05/2012

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