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The Pickwick Papers, Dickens's first novel, is a delightful romp through the pre-Reform Bill England of 1827. Samuel Pickwick and the rest of the Pickwickians are some of the most memorable of all Dickens's creations, and it is a joy to hear of their adventures in search of "interesting scenes and characters", and the repeated efforts of the quick-witted Sam Weller to rescue them all from disaster.

Public Domain (P)2012 Naxos AudioBooks

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  • Susan
  • QUEMADO, NM, United States
  • 05-16-14

Take the plunge!

I almost quit listening to this book at the beginning, but I persevered and I'm glad I did. Lots of laughs, a real romp as one reviewer described it. It wouldn't be Dickens without some pathos and many of the really serious or sad scenes are more asides loosely written into the story.
How he ever managed to hammer this tale together as a beginning author shows why he became a classic author.
I very much enjoyed this book and I will listen to it again!

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  • Nancy
  • Medford, MA, United States
  • 08-06-12

Gigantic waste of time

What disappointed you about The Pickwick Papers?

In my childhood I did like Dickens. Revisiting as a adult has been a big disappointment. He is so tedious and verbose. ALL his characters are unlikeable - stupid, racist, and sexist - but mostly stupid. Pickwich Papers is more like many short stories with a loose link so there is no sense of an overall plot. I have to read this book for book group so I'm listening to it at every opportunity just to "get it done". The performance is good but even that can't redeem a BAD book.

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