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Midwest Book Review, July 2012

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is the unabridged audiobook adaptation of Charles Dickens’ final novel, read by veteran BBC Radio Drama performer and theater director David Timson…the characters, setting, and portrait of the light and dark sides of the human condition are resoundingly clear in this classic work, evidence that Dickens was a true literary master right to the end of his life. Highly recommended… © 2012 Midwest Book Review Read complete review

AudioFile, May 2012

Narrator David Timson expertly translates into audio the complexities of Dickens’s multilayered plotline, and he gives each of Dickens’s peculiar characters a distinct voice—from the menacing Mr. Jasper to the pretentious Miss Twinkleton and the endearing Mr. Crisparkle. This production includes a summary of the likely ending as Dickens’s friend and biographer John Forster saw it. EDWIN DROOD feels like an incomplete work, but Timson’s deft narration makes it possible to appreciate its rich Dickensian passages. © 2012 AudioFile Read complete review

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