Dickens' lovingly-detailed descriptions of some of the most unforgettable characters in all of modern literary history.
David Copperfield himself. He was a superb and steadfast friend to those he loved and who had helped him when he was young. He was also an indefatigable foe of those who deceived and misused other people. In short, he was a prince.
The scene which precipitated the downfall of Mr. Heep.
No, it would be nearly impossible.
This was my favorite of all Dickens' Audible books I've listened to thus far. Simon Vance is the BEST reader I can imagine.
Saying that Dickens is an incredibly talented author is redundant. Simon Vance though is a surprise. He is an incredibly talented narrator who vividly brings alive this wonderful novel. I have listened to many audible books, but this is now my favourite.
I enjoyed the characters that Dickens created. I also appreciated the social comment made by "David Copperfield" on the morals and standards of Victorian era.
This was a great find. David Cooperfield is one of the great books and Simon Vance does a fantastic job of reading it. A real pleasure.
What a great combination. A wonderful story, wonderfully funny and touching, wonderfully read. If you haven't yet, you really should. Enjoy!
I would and have recommended this audiobook to a friend. Simon Vance's narration really made the characters come alive. It's amazing how he rendered such distinct voices and personalities in a book with so many characters. I never was confused about which character was speaking. And the tone of the voices seemed just right regardless of gender.
I loved when Miss Betsy Trotwood confronted Mister Murdstone and his sister and refused to let them take David from her home. It was great to see that evil pair get their comeuppance from Miss Betsy with the help of Mister Dick.
I love when David meets Pegetty's family in their home on the beach crafted from an old boat. All the characters are so vivid and wonderful and are a breath of fresh air amidst the dark suffering in David's life.
It made me laugh aloud a few times AND cry.
The financial schemes which beleaguer so many Victorians in this book can seem a bit familiar when compared to the hard times we're experiencing these days. I found I understood more about where the characters were coming from than I did when I read this decades ago. I recommend this to anyone who wants to read classic literature with vivid characters set in Victorian times. And this version is, in my opinion, wonderfully done.
authentic accents and portrayal of characters. Female parts were not too overly feminine as are done in some other books.
heavens no, but to return to again and again
Audiobook addict with eclectic interests.
The narration is excellent and does justice to this most excellent book, my favorite by Dickens. The characters are so interesting and the story is so interesting I didn't want it to end. This was a wonderful refresher for a book I have not read in many years.
Life changing. This book impacted me deeply and Simons reading is very good. I would listen to anything he reads with assurance of a job well done.
Micawber - HEAP!
I really enjoyed listening to this classic, one of my favorites I read as a teenager. I don't know that I would have read the print version again. But I will listen to this audio again.
I have always remembered "Barkus is willing" as my favorite part of this story. The simplicity and warmth of that love story is enchanting to me.
Betsy Trotwood and Dick
Audio is a delightful way to bring new life to old classics
Enchanting, engrossing, enjoyable.
Great Expectations. Similar theme of growth of young character.
A Grand Epic
Lovely characters and descriptions, so typical of Dickens.