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David Copperfield Audiobook

David Copperfield

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When David Copperfield escapes from the cruelty of his childhood home, he embarks on a journey to adulthood which leads him through comedy and tragedy, love and heartbreak, and friendship and betrayal.

Public Domain ©2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    kiwimum 05-24-10
    kiwimum 05-24-10 Member Since 2012

    Reading is one of my great loves, but as a busy mum to 4, I seldom have the time to sit down with a good book. Audible changed that for me.

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    "Perfection"

    My favourite of all the Dickens books, and Martin Jarvis is indeed the master of narration. I was sorry when this audio book ended. The characters come alive under the skill of the writer and the skill of the narrator. Loved it so so much!

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    Leslie Washington, DC, USA 05-11-10
    Leslie Washington, DC, USA 05-11-10
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    "Fabulous!"

    Even clocking in at 34+ hours (can you believe it?) I didn't want it to end. I wholeheartedly agree with the other reviewers that say Martin Jarvis is hands-down the best reader of Dickens around. He's certainly the best I've ever heard. As a point of comparison, I love Jim Dale's reading of the Harry Potter books, and Mr. Jarvis rivals (or perhaps even bests) him. Wonderful story, wonderful reader. Who could ask for more?

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    Kenneth Cary, NC, United States 03-04-10
    Kenneth Cary, NC, United States 03-04-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Needs a point."

    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.

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    Michael Collierville, TN, United States 05-30-09
    Michael Collierville, TN, United States 05-30-09 Member Since 2005
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    "Just Wonderful"

    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!

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    Mama C 05-05-09
    Mama C 05-05-09 Member Since 2008
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    "A Book Reading or a Performance?"

    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!

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    Ruth Colorado Springs, CO, USA 05-04-09
    Ruth Colorado Springs, CO, USA 05-04-09
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    "AWESOME"

    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.

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    Evelyn Philadelphia, PA, United States 05-16-12
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    "Good literature, but upsetting for some"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    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.


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    Debbie Lakeside, CA, United States 01-08-11
    Debbie Lakeside, CA, United States 01-08-11
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    "Yikes"

    Very slow and wordy and, sorry, BORING. At least with a book you can skim. Did not finish.

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    Kisha St Petersburg, FL, USA 04-04-09
    Kisha St Petersburg, FL, USA 04-04-09
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    "one of the best"

    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 .

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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