David Copperfield Audiobook, by Charles Dickens Play Audiobook Sample

David Copperfield Audiobook

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Read By: Geoffrey Howard Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 22.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 16.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: April 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781483090528

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

65

Longest Chapter Length:

56:20 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

01:53 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

31:11 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

191

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Publisher Description

David Copperfieldis the timeless tale of a thoughtful orphan discovering how to live and love in a cutthroat, indifferent adult world. It firmly embraces all the eternal freshness, the comic delights, the tender warmth, and the ghastly horrors of childhood.

Of all Charles Dickens' novels, this is perhaps the most revealing, both of Dickens himself and of the society of his time. Certainly Copperfield's experiences—his early rejection, child labor in a warehouse, experience as a journalist, and final success as a novelist—are strikingly similar to Dickens' own. It is little wonder that Dickens said of it, "Of all my books I like this the best…Like many fond parents I have in my heart of hearts a favorite child. And his name isDavid Copperfield."

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“What a pleasure to have the opportunity of praising a work so sound, a work so rich in merit, as David Copperfield!…Of the contemporary rubbish which is shot so plentifully all around us, we can, indeed, hardly read too little.  But to contemporary work so good as David Copperfield, we are in danger of perhaps not paying respect enough.”

— Matthew Arnold, British poet and critic 

Quotes

  • “David Copperfield is Dickens’s Hamlet...I can’t remember being so moved by one of his novels...What puts David Copperfield right up there with Bleak House and Great Expectations, however, is its sweet nature, and its surprising modernity...Completing David Copperfield has left me feeling bereft.”

    — Nick Hornby, New York Times bestselling author
  • “The most perfect of all the Dickens novels.”

    — Virginia Woolf
  • “According to the general voice of the critics, Copperfield is one of the best of Mr. Dickens’s stories, written with decidedly more care and effort than its immediate processors, as if the author had determined to show the captious public that his genius was fine and fresh as ever.”

    — David Masson, literary critic and historian

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About Charles Dickens

Patrick Tull (1941–2006), born in the United Kingdom, was a multitalented actor of the stage, screen, and television, as well as an award-winning audiobook narrator. He acted in numerous American television shows from 1962 to 1996, including Crossroads, and he had roles in six Broadway plays between 1967 and 1992, including Amadeus. His film credits from 1969 to 1996 included roles as Cecil in Parting Glances and Jerry the bartender in Sleepers. He served as narrator for the television series Sea Tales. He narrated nearly forty audiobooks, and his readings of The Canterbury Tales, The Letter of Marque, Monk’s Hood, The Vicar of Wakefield, and How Green Was My Valley each earned him an AudioFile Earphones Award. His narration of Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey/Maturin novels was praised by novelist Stephen King as among his ten favorite audiobooks of 2006.

About Geoffrey Howard

Geoffrey Howard (a.k.a. Ralph Cosham) was a stage actor and an award-winning narrator. He recorded more than 100 audiobooks in his lifetime and won the prestigious Audio Award for Best Narration and several AudioFile Earphones Awards.