This version was extremely well narrated. Although this is not my favorite Dickens novel, it is fun and engrossing and was a real pleasure to listen to.
I love to walk and run listening to audiobooks
Fantastic memoir written by the titular character, with love, abandonment, fortitude, courage, friendship and loyalty weaved into a lively story with wonderfully drawn characters. Despite its length, I devoured this book with ease due to its readability and compelling characters. Mr. Dickens says David Copperfield is his favorite character. I have to read all of this books to truly understand this ranking but without that knowledge, I can see how he would say this.
the narrators voice has overall been excellent.
He has performed admirably to broadcast this classic which is really beyond reproach
not finished listening yet.
justice does excist
not finished listening yet but what great expectations.
Even though Dickens consistently indulges in hyperbole and melodrama, it can't seriously detract from his brilliant, dry wit and amazing ability to create compelling characters and produce wonderful dialogue.Simon Vance did a great job of reading this. I particularly liked his pace and expression.
It rings true.
Alot of talent! He is able to increase both the humor and the tension in the story with his expressive voice and excellent timing.
Yes. I cried when Mr. Dick approaches David to tell him that he can help Doctor Strong and his wife because he knows he is mentally ill and that this factor will help him to approach the problem where someone else could not. I have a retarded brother and I can tell now and then that he does sense the difference between himself and others and it does bother him.
O how I wish we had the values and morals found in Dickens in our society today
No, but it sure comes close.
The performance, Dicken's humor. To listen to the story as an adult after having loved it as a teenager is a real treat. Far more moving than I expected, especially when David begins to reflect on his "undisciplined heart."
Simon Vance makes any book come alive.
Great Expectations was equally as good.
Just as good. I have several audiobooks narrated by him & love them all.
Dickens has a way of making me giggle, which I love. There were some special moments when he describes the interaction between mother & baby.
I wish we used vocabulary as multi-colored as Dickens.
I read somewhere that Queen Victoria's favorite book was David Copperfield, I know why now. It's timeless and intriguing.
This is my 4th Dickens book, and Copperfield is the best.
Charles Dickens was an amazing writer. This is a must read. The story just takes you in and you live it all with David Copperfield.
Equal to the task-no easy achievement
You've read the classic book now enjoy the movie that follows the story
This was my first Charles Dickens; I think the review "Dickens in Full Sentimental Mode" captures my reaction well. The characters were brilliantly drawn and vivid. I think it could have been trimmed a bit without being hurt, and a few of the resolutions of story lines and the happy ending did feel a bit contrived, but I loved spending time with these characters. I stand in awe of Simon Vance's narration, and wish I could shake his hand. By chance I listened to the interview with Lemony Snicket that's available (free) on Audible just as I started this novel. Snicket narrated three of his wonderful "Series of Unfortunate Events" novels but, as he describes in the interview, he found it the most grueling experience of his life and had to pass the job over to Tim Curry (too bad, as we loved Snicket's readings). He conveyed how very difficult it is to narrate a book, which made Vance's narration of Copperfield seem all the more awesome. Vance can do voices, and brought them all to wonderful life. All in all, a great listen!