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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (74,561 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Simon Callow Publisher: Audio Holdings, LLC Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN:
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David Copperfield was Dickens' favorite novel. Strikingly autobiographical in its childhood scenes, it relates David's history from birth to manhood, and the classic Dickensian characters he meets on his journey of self-knowledge: Mr. Micawber, the Peggottys, Betsey Trotwood, Steerforth and Uriah Heep among many. Download and start listening now!

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  • 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!!!!) "

  • 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 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! "

  • 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 "

  • 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 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 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! "

  • 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. "

  • 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 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! "

  • 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 Nikkie | 5/15/2013

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

  • 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 "

  • 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? "

  • 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 Ryan Madison | 5/8/2012

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

  • 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!! "

  • 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. "

  • 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 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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About the Author
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.

About the Narrator

Simon Callow is an actor, director, and writer. He has appeared in many films, including the hugely popular Four Weddings and a Funeral. His books include Being an Actor, Shooting the Actor, a highly acclaimed biography of Charles Laughton, a biographical trilogy on Orson Welles (of which the first two parts have now been published), and Love Is Where It Falls, an account of his friendship with the great play agent Peggy Ramsay. His most recent book, My Life in Pieces, won the Sheridan Morley Prize in 2011.