A satiric masterpiece about the allure and peril of money, Our Mutual Friend revolves around the inheritance of a dust-heap where the rich throw their trash. When the body of John Harmon, the dust-heap's expected heir, is found in the Thames, fortunes change hands surprisingly, raising to new heights "Noddy" Boffin, a low-born but kindly clerk who becomes "the Golden Dustman." Charles Dickens's last complete novel, Our Mutual Friend encompasses the great themes of his earlier works: the pretensions of the nouveaux riches, the ingenuousness of the aspiring poor, and the unfailing power of wealth to corrupt all who crave it. With its flavorful cast of characters and numerous subplots, Our Mutual Friend is one of Dickens's most complex—and satisfying—novels
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This reading is miraculous. The characters were brought to life so much more than a private reading. I have read most of Dickens' novels and recently discovered the joy of listening to them. Bella, Ryder, Eugene,Tippins, Miss Abby are particularly wonderful characterizations performed by the reader. The theatricality of Dickens' work is a joy!
The characters come to life in this reading. This actor is truly marvelous and his villains are superb. Worth every farthing!