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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (520,067 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Michael Armenta Publisher: Author's Republic Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2016 ISBN: 9781518930218
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The story deals with the life of David Copperfield from childhood to maturity. David's father had died six months before he was born, and seven years later, his mother remarries but David and his step-father don’t get on and he is sent to boarding school. As David settles into life we are taken along with him and meet a dazzling array of characters, some of whom we will never forget and some of whom we won't want to remember! Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jon Honer | 2/20/2014

    " Gave up reading this first time around, but through being nagged Mark Temple, made it at a second attempt . I must admit enjoyed it em mensly The characters are so well written, and the humour is brilliant! One of his best works "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chiara | 2/19/2014

    " Started reading an un-picuted abridged version thinking the original would feel too long. Now that it's been read, curiosity beckons for a future reading of the entire piece. Agreed with reviews of falling for the characters: Love Mr Macawber's peculiar 'pecuniary' interests and long-windedness; Copperfield's compassion and level headedness through rough times; Betsy trotwood's dynamic, no nonsense personality. Couldn't wait to finish the book but then 1/4 of the way from the end I wanted to stay put in 19c England. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 2/19/2014

    " Part of me hesitates to give this 5 stars, because some of it was sentimental stuff that makes me crazy, but much of it was indeed amazing. I can't remember when I last marked so many lines in a book. I don't think I've ever seen the equal of his descriptions of people and places, and his understanding of people feels deeply true. Plus I found out where the rock group Uriah Heep got its name! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison Corin | 2/18/2014

    " Definitely one of the ten best books I've ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanna | 2/17/2014

    " I need to read more Dickens--the guy was an absolute genius. He sees inside and exposes both the darkest and most sublimely spiritual sides of human nature and I walk away from his works a better person--every time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 2/16/2014

    " Overall a good read but just a touch too long. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ruby Hollyberry | 2/16/2014

    " I was forced to read this in a Brit Lit class. I think the reasoning was that it was thick and looked impressive but was not so deep it would scorch off the delicate ears of dear little community college students. It was a degrading experience that I can only compare to being forced to watch a boxed set of daytime soaps from the 80's. Ugh! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaitlyn Visser | 2/15/2014

    " Great novel, thoroughly enjoyable. My only complaint was that the length was hard to get through but the characters where interesting and gripping. I remember swearing in my mind because I was so outraged at the actions I certain characters "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 2/14/2014

    " Overall a good read but just a touch too long. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Geni | 2/12/2014

    " I finally read this tome and can cross it off the list. I feel terrible for slamming such a beloved classic, but goodness, some 19th century authors could use a lot of words when fewer would do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ian Crane | 2/12/2014

    " This book was one of the most delightful stories I have ever read. The plot was interesting with the usual twists and turns that come with the Victorian serial novel, the cast of characters were the varied Dickensian gallery of saints and devils, and the undertones of the sea and the inevitability of mortality soak inside the work like water in a sponge. While the book was lengthy, I enjoyed it for the most part. I honestly cannot think of any criticism for this novel (and for me that's saying something!!!!!) so go to the bookstore pick up a copy ASAP (B+N classics has a great copy with good notes and a snazzy cover!!!!) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremy Potter | 2/11/2014

    " One of my favorites from Charles Dickens. I've heard that this book is at least partially autobiographical, and it would seem to be true, as it feels more personal than any of his other efforts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Francis | 2/9/2014

    " Being my first Dickens book, i was initially a little naive to to the style, and i found it a little hard to get into for the first hundred pages or so. However, i am so pleased that a persevered with it, because i found myself creating attachments to the characters and truly 'getting into' it! I was surprised by some of the characters portrayal; i'd heard rumours that Dickens portrayed the female characters a boring and pathetic, such as was the social preconceptions at the time. However, Agnes, Little Emily and Rosa Dartle were all in my opinion some of the best characters in the book, with Agnes being a voice of wisdom and intelligence, with Rosa being feisty and independent and Emily having a slightly contraversial story line. I was however dissapointed in David's choice of wife; Dora was pathetic, and somewhat tedious to read about. I was a little dissapointed with the ending because i would have liked to see the horrible Uriah get more of what was coming to him. Despite that, and Dora, this book was excellent and therefore deserves a four out of five (a 4.5 if i could). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elda | 2/7/2014

    " Bit long, took me forever, but definitely worth it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret Clowry | 2/7/2014

    " Great winter read with several highlights. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan Wellington | 2/2/2014

    " One of my favorite novels for character development as each chapter provides weight. Due to its sheer length the novel can be a real slog in the middle chapters. Fortunately the main characters including Uriah Heep are compelling and interesting enough to wade through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kenyon Ho | 1/31/2014

    " Amazing. Follow a boy's life from beginning to end, through fortunes and troubles, thesis to anti-thesis to reconciliation. Of course, the author is also a master of language. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maryann | 1/31/2014

    " Ahh, I love Dickens. Fantastic story and loveable characters. The only part that left me completely irritated was when David was wooing Dora. She was painfully immature, whiny and ridiculous & it rankled me that he ate it up. Otherwise everything ended all tied up with a bow in standard Dickens style, which being the simple, happy-ending girl I am, made me content. I even loved his usual extreme coincidences he brings into almost every story. In a modern story I don't think an author could get away with it, but it works for me! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 bbbbbbrr | 1/27/2014

    " good enough. skimmed the occasional slow parts. not dicken's best. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dan | 1/27/2014

    " I've wanted for a while now to read this book simply because I know that reading a 800 page book would be a big accomplishment for me. It's not really that I want to get anything out of a classic story such as this, but that I will be more on the same page with people who read. In reading I'm learning and in learning my brain is chewing this stuff up and getting wiser. So far I think I'm doing ok with the book. It's a challenge to read as sometimes I'm reading and get ahead of myself and get lost in what Charles Dickens is trying to say. As I'm reading this book I will be reading other books simply because I know that this book is long and has a wide variety of transitions. I hope to finish this book before the due date for reading 25 books before the new year approaches. It's a challenge I'm willing and ready to take. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa Macdonald | 1/27/2014

    " Despite the wide availability of PBS/Beeb versions of nearly every Dickens novel under the sun, I am proud to say I resisted the temptation to crib by watching first and reading later, and hit the book first with this one. And it was worth it...classic for a reason! And how glad am I that I waited until after college for it?! (During school, it seemed like I could only see the musty dustiness of Dickens...but as a voluntary adult reader, completely different, and much much better!) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Steven | 1/25/2014

    " I'd like to make a joke about magic here, but Charles Dickens just doesn't deserve it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 1/21/2014

    " Good tale about a boy's journey and what he goes through to finally mature and figure out the secrets of life. One can relate to David as his experiences are similar to those of which all have gone through. The use of language was at times a bit too flowery and rambling for my taste (but, hey, that's Dickens). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donald Jodon | 1/20/2014

    " This, like all of Dickens work, is a great novel. Something is a little different in this one though. The plot feels less grounded and more random. You don't look for that "great payout" to figure some key missing piece of data at the end. I don't know, it just feels like a tale of an average gentleman's life. The "climax" doesn't feel as meaningful as it does in most of Dickens' other work. That's not to say this is a bad novel. It's not at all. It's interesting and filled with wonderful and horrible characters. If you like Dickens, give this a read, it's one of his classics. If you don't like Dickens this won't change your mind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Duane Bolin | 1/20/2014

    " My favorite novel. Have re-read four times. The ending still sends me into ecstasy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alec O'grady | 1/19/2014

    " This book is one of my favorite books by Dickens. I felt that it really showed his personal life, but with fictional aspects to it. The story was full of romance, action and mystery. It may have been a long book, but it was definitely worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heavenlyharpstringsgmail.com | 1/18/2014

    " For Dickens lovers.... A good read into historical times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg Fanoe | 1/14/2014

    " I feel like Dickens is a little uncool today because of his brazen sentimentality and crowd-pleasing tendencies. But the quality of the writing and plotting is always really high and, well, a little sentimentality and crowd-pleasing never killed anybody. Not as ambitious as Bleak House, so I won't give it the full 5, but almost everything here works except the unnecessarily rushed resolution. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zack | 1/10/2014

    " This book was incredible. I laughed, I cried, I cringed. I felt so many emotions on this book. It was truly beautiful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 A.E. Mableson | 1/7/2014

    " Great book by one of the best all time authors "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew Woodrow | 1/7/2014

    " Dickens' shouldn't be a forced read, but taken at a leisurely pace. If you don't go in with great expectations in mind, and read like it with a touch of realism in mind, it's well worth the time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bethany Joy | 1/5/2014

    " The first time I read this book I fell utterly, completely, head-over-heels, in love with David Copperfield. And as a result was roundly teased by my sisters for many years! Although my ardor may have diminished over the years, it has never quite faded. The compelling thing for me about this book is the intense detail of characterization, and the way in which, more than any of his other novels, it has the feel of Dickens' own autobiography. I feel like this is the life Dickens imagined himself leading - a life of gentle joys and quiet observation, in which despite the tears and losses along the way, a happy home is found in the end. For tragedy and drama Oliver Twist or A Tale of Two Cities are where Dickens shines best, but for emotional connection, David Copperfield will always be my favorite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlotte Sanders | 1/5/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. More than I had expected, in fact. The portrayal of abusive personality types and institutions, and their effects on individuals and communities was, I thought, particularly inspired. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 1/1/2014

    " It was perfect. There was no climax that kept me from putting down the book and for some reason, that was perfect. It's a life story and it flows like life. The drama feels real, not overdone. It was fantastic. That's all I can really say. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cara | 12/28/2013

    " In my opinion.....the greatest book ever written! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alicia | 12/25/2013

    " I loved this book, especially the second half. This was Charles Dickens' favorite of his novels and his most autobiographical. I loved the memorable characters: Aunt Betsey, Peggoty, Ham, Agnes, and Traddles. I told Isaac (age 18) that this book is better than Great Expectations (his all-time favorite novel) but he doesn't believe me. I love how this book has so much to say about marriage: Clara and Mr. Murdstone (obviously an example of a horrible marriage), Peggoty and Barkis, Traddles and Sophy (so sweet! poor but happy and hard-working newlyweds), David and Dora (oops -- he realized he picked someone without much substance, but he loved her and was true to her anyway), Emily and Ham's engagement (poor Emily learns too late the lesson taught in so many great classic novels: marry the honest, hard-working boy-next-door instead of the handsome arrogant man who sweeps you off your feet), Mr. and Mrs. Micawber (definite comic relief -- and such a loyal wife), and of course David and Agnes. What a powerful book! Favorite quotes: "I think of every little trifle between me and Dora, and feel the truth, that trifles make the sum of life." --chapter LIII "Ever pointing upward, Agnes ; ever leading me to something better ; ever directing me to higher things!...all my life long I shall look up to you, and be guided by you, as I have been through the darkness that is past..." --chapter LX "Miss Mills replied, on general principles, that the Cottage of content was better than the Palace of cold splendour, and that where love was, all was." --chapter XXXVII "Never," said my aunt, "be mean in anything; never be false; never be cruel. Avoid those three vices, Trot, and I can always be hopeful of you." --chapter XV "Some happy talent, and some fortunate opportunity, may form the two sides of the ladder on which some men mount, but the rounds of that ladder must be made of stuff to stand wear and tear; and there is no substitute for thorough-going, ardent, and sincere earnestness." --chapter LXII " . . . Ride on! Rough-shod if need be, smooth-shod if that will do, but ride on! Ride on over all obstacles, and win the race!" --chapter XXVIII "I never could have done what I have done, without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one object at a time...My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest." --Chapter LXII "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sendhil | 12/25/2013

    " I am beginning to understand the word 'Masterpiece'. Listened to the unabridged audio book narrated by Simon Vance - simply mesmerizing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mattpenne | 12/24/2013

    " A great book about the trials and tribulations of a sauntering-like boy's life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristi Burton | 12/20/2013

    " It was a little hard to get into at first, but was so worth it once I did. No wonder it's one of Dicken's greatest "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rob Wagy | 12/20/2013

    " My wife and I tried to read it twice and just found it wasn't an enjoyable read right before bed. So we gave up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becca | 12/17/2013

    " An excellent book! At first, I was wary about the length of this read; it is considerably long. However it captured my interest from the very first page and kept it to the very end. I'm very impressed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 12/17/2013

    " This book was saturating. I could see every alley and boarding house room Dickens describes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 12/17/2013

    " Really engaging sorry and I felt sorry for the main character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanne | 12/12/2013

    " My favorite of his books so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Moral Y Luces | 12/11/2013

    " It's a great book and story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sian | 12/6/2013

    " It is a good read. It's better than Oliver Twist in my opinion, and holds some realistic sentiment and human emotion "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca Frager | 12/5/2013

    " I am a Biblio-Audiophile and I love listening to Dickens' books much more than I enjoy reading them in the traditional sense. David Copperfield was so enjoyable! Dickens' refers to this book with the following quotation: 'Like so many fond parents I have in my heart of hearts a favourite child,and his name is David Copperfield.' It is a bildingsroman - a true "coming-of-age" story and somewhat parallels Dickens' own life. Highly recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shami | 12/5/2013

    " it was very wonderful experience reading this book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane Reid | 12/1/2013

    " This is the second time I've read this book, and it is even better than I remembered. Thank God for Dickens! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roxanne | 11/27/2013

    " An amazing book. Lots of words though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron Jasinski | 11/26/2013

    " Absolutely loved this book. A wonderful study of marriage, friendship, honor, and how to deal with the curve ball that life throws our way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 11/17/2013

    " David Copperfield is my favorite of the Dickens' books so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Cook | 11/10/2013

    " Not my favorite by Charles Dickens, but I love his writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 11/9/2013

    " This was difficult to read. It took a while to get all the way through it. However, it was a good story and was definitely interesting to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jelle de Jong | 10/23/2013

    " prachtige schrijfstijl, soms grappig, maar niet zo hylarisch als Henry Fielding, soms wel wat te langdradig, de laatste 2-300 bladzijden was een heel klein beetje worstelen "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louise Davis | 10/15/2013

    " Not quite as good as Tale of Two Cities, but this is the one that made me fall in love with Dickens' literature. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffany Flory | 10/13/2013

    " Dickens always had a purpose for bringing characters into the story, i enjoyed trying to figure out how they would play into the story later. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan Chance | 10/11/2013

    " I really should re-read this but don't feel drawn to do so now. My first reading was as an assignment in HS. While I really did read it, I didn't yet possess the emotional maturity to understand the pathos involved. Date finished was earlier than my graduation date (approximated as date finished). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaya | 9/24/2013

    " I love this, as I do most of Dickens'. I love to lose myself in the world as it was then. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicholas | 9/13/2013

    " Took way too long to finish. Dragged on! I like CD too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann Gaines Rodriguez | 9/1/2013

    " One of my favorite re-reads of the last few years. How had I forgotten just how terrible Uriah Heep is? And how much I love Barkis? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sven (Mrs. Dean Winchester) | 8/29/2013

    " The second novel I ever read. Age 8-9. Ah Childhood! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill Lancaster | 8/18/2013

    " I really enjoyed Dickens and appreciated the biographical connections pointed out as we went through the book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 8/14/2013

    " This book had its dry spots at times, but it is undeniable the talent of Charles Dickens. He is able to relay so much to the story without being too dense in his word usage. A true writer of the people for the people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ro_runner | 8/9/2013

    " I am really enjoying reading Charles Dickens these days. I guess a little maturity & moving away from the endless nit-picking of literature classes has helped tremendously. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn Plourde | 8/5/2013

    " I read this aloud in English class in Grade 8!!! Only 3 students in the class could read in English... the rest of the students still have no idea what this book is about! Thanks, Mlle Pelletier for introducing me to great literature! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 7/20/2013

    " How could you not love David Copperfield? Funny and clever, as expected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikkie | 5/15/2013

    " this is one of my favorites, although it is devistatingly sad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa Mahle | 5/6/2013

    " This was on my 100-classics-to-read list. Dickens is a master. His stories are timeless. This is because of his exceptional ability to create characters that resonate broadly, including fabulous villians. David Copperfield is not my favorite of his stories, but nonetheless worth the time to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allan Conybeare | 2/22/2013

    " Loved it, it's not fast paced but there was enough going on to keep me interested all the way through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia Adams | 12/8/2012

    " It was wonderful! Completely wonderful! I know I haven't read all that much Dickens yet, just the other two "poor boy makes good" books, and A Christmas Carol, but this just has to be his best work. I realize I'm not being very descriptive, but it's just... WOW "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zeib | 12/7/2012

    " This book is very interesting. I really enjoyed when i was reading it. it's also dikens's favorite novel.The whole story is based on a boy David. He had an unhappy childhood but an interesting journey of life. i love to read it again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Noelle Chaban | 11/29/2012

    " I'm ashamed to say, I tried diligently to read this and couldn't finish. Any thoughts? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison Corin | 11/11/2012

    " Definitely one of the ten best books I've ever read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jankp | 11/10/2012

    " Oh so agonizingly slow. Could not finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lance Catedral | 10/16/2012

    " It's taken me months to finish this, and it's well worth it. The characters have gotten close to my heart, as if I had known them personally. Here's to commemorating Charles Dickens' 200th year! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hanna Juhl | 10/13/2012

    " Hmm, hard to rate. I love the way Dickens can write and describe characters. He can describe a scene so you see it in your mind and feel for the characters! But this book is so long that I lost my concentration... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron Jasinski | 9/8/2012

    " Absolutely loved this book. A wonderful study of marriage, friendship, honor, and how to deal with the curve ball that life throws our way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rich | 8/31/2012

    " My new favorite Dickens novel! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcia | 8/21/2012

    " A favorite classic - I always enjoy re-reading this every 4 or 5 years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 7/17/2012

    " Dickens ues LOTS of words, but love his characters and the plots of his stories "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carey Shea | 6/21/2012

    " I loved this book. Poor David Copperfield. He had such a hard time with his childhood. David turns out all right, though. I love Charles Dickens style of writing and can't wait to read more of his books. Highly recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Moneta | 6/14/2012

    " I couldn't help but to wish the poor orphan boy to succeed in life; however it seemed a little too convenient,at the end of the book, the way in which all potentially unsavory or inconvenient characters were dismissed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amira Mahdy | 6/9/2012

    " A miserable story told in an amusing way... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 5/28/2012

    " Amazing description of an intriguing plot. Felt like you were actually there! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Faye | 5/22/2012

    " It is simply beautiful. I can't say how much I love this book. Definitely one of the books I WILL read again and again. True gem. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue Rawling | 5/21/2012

    " One of my favorite books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan Madison | 5/8/2012

    " I needed this happy-ending. Thank you Dickens. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kayla | 5/7/2012

    " As much as I love classics I didn't enjoy this one at all. Boring. Blah. David was an annoying character, as were most of them, and I found it always made me want to nap. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl Byrne | 4/27/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book. It is very long!! But worth the read. David is a very likable character...and the villain - Heel is so horrid! Just what you want in a literary villain. All round a really enjoyable book!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Acavs | 2/22/2012

    " One of my all time faves. The only knock is that it goes on endlessly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie Taylor | 2/5/2012

    " Loved it! Reconfirmed that Dickens is one of the best! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim Winters | 1/8/2012

    " You cannot read a Dicken's novel without growing in your understanding of people and what makes them tick. This one is no different and is definitely a favorite I've read several times. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marten | 12/18/2011

    " Quite a dissapointment after hearing so much about Dickens' storytelling capacity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl Byrne | 12/1/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. It is very long!! But worth the read. David is a very likable character...and the villain - Heel is so horrid! Just what you want in a literary villain. All round a really enjoyable book!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sven (Mrs. Dean Winchester) | 11/25/2011

    " The second novel I ever read. Age 8-9. Ah Childhood! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian Capaloff | 10/27/2011

    " Having now read the 14 completed Dickens novels this one is at the top for me. As ever, the characters are wonderful, humourous, larger than laugh, but there were several episodes here which brought tears to my eyes! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jesse | 10/17/2011

    " This was a sad book. Nothing really went right for David. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jarrett | 10/10/2011

    " One of the first classical books i read in my life, it was a life changer- it was also my first Charles dickens novel, so i wasn't sick of pitiful kids yet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keiome Meadows-olsen | 9/18/2011

    " I received the adapted version at the age of 6 in a Christmas program for the kids of my mom's job. Totally a coincident, yet it changed my world. Love this book forever! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Butler | 9/10/2011

    " My favourite Dickens book so far. His characters are amazing and the plotlines keep you hooked! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Victoria Sethunya | 8/23/2011

    " I was about twenty when I read this book. It was very dense and I could not understand what was going on. Then I wanted to read it because both my parents read it in school and I thought I ought to give it a try. I am now way over twenty yo and I will challenge myself to read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ward | 7/22/2011

    " I like to spend time reading Charles Dickens' books, he's one of my favorite writers :). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rana Zaki | 7/7/2011

    " love Charles dicknes' way of writing....but this novel sometimes annoys me "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace Best-Page | 6/26/2011

    " Dickens, classic - both ample reasons to read this (don't let movies do all the talking - you're missing out if you do). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 6/23/2011

    " Amazing. The characters are some of the best I've ever read. This was truly an experience and I'll no doubt revisit it over and over throughout my life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deusprimus | 6/20/2011

    " Sometimes a bit rambling, but that is why we read Dickens! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordan | 6/19/2011

    " I've read my share of books...and this is my favorite of all time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 6/17/2011

    " I found it to be rather tedious and i was unable to finish it though I got past the midway point.
    "Great Expectations" was much better. Date read is a guess. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Planetcall | 6/16/2011

    " An excellent sad story of a young boy. I read it around 10 years ago from now when I was in high school. Touches young hearts to make a memorable mark. I would love to read it all over again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 6/15/2011

    " Whaddaya mean, you've never read any Dickens? What are you, crazy?? Read it, already!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rayme | 6/13/2011

    " Finished this and like all other Dickens, loved it from beginning to end. I just knocked off a star due to his wordiness. Less would have been more, but how many perfect books can one person write in a lifetime? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cameron | 6/8/2011

    " I honestly don't know why I like this book so much, not a great deal of plot per se, just a life story of a fairly normal but good person. I just kept finding myself drawn to each character and event. This book is somewhat ofan undertaking for me who is not much of a reader but well worth the read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelsea | 6/8/2011

    " The plot was fairly predictable, but I felt like the plot was just a means to create some fantastic characters. There were some really beautiful moments, too. "

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Author Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens (1812–1870) was born in Landport, Portsmouth, England, the second of eight children in a family continually plagued by debt. A legacy brought release from the nightmare of debtors’ prison and child labor and afforded him a few years of formal schooling. He worked as an attorney’s clerk and newspaper reporter until his early writings brought him the amazing success that was to be his for the remainder of his life. He was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature’s most iconic characters.