I'm not a literary genius and maybe I don't have any right to slam on a classic piece of literature but I felt that a memoir of my own life would have been more exciting than this. Dickens has a very unique style that was generally pleasing to listen to but I felt that there was a lot of verbiage to describe nothing. Nothing happens in this book. The climax was so anti-climatic that I didn't realize it was the climax until the book was done! I'd pass on this one given a chance.
The story is enchanting enough, but Mr. Jarvis' reading and voices make it just splendid. This reader is very glad to have listened to rather than read this classic and gives this version an unqualified endorsement. Excellent!
Charles Dickens wrote a wonderful tale in "David Copperfield," but the reader of this book has turned it into a vivid performance with his voice. The variety of characters he creates with his inflections, dialects, and pitch are wonderful to hear. I heartily recommend this reading!
What a wonderful story. Mezmerising characters. I listened to the entire story without pausing unless absolutely necessary. I made sure my pants had pockets in which to carry my zune with me at all times. Did not want this book to end. The narrator was one of the best I have listened too.
Dickens is a master writer, of course, but about 1/4 way through the book I just had to put it down... the depictions of corporeal punishment and psychological cruelty were just too much for me.
Charles Dickens is know to has had lively readings of his novels during his lifetime . Martin Jarvis does Dickens proud with his excellent reading of "David Copperfield'.Even though this is a long audio book it flies by with the richness and personality Jarvis inflects the story with .