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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (74,199 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Paul Scofield Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2007 ISBN:
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I am born famously begins David Copperfield. However, this is a birth that is blighted by its timing: 12 o'clock on a Friday night at precisely the time the clock began to strike. Such untimeliness means that David was destined to be unlucky in life and would be privileged to see ghosts and spirits, a dubious privilege.

In David Copperfield, ghosts and other supernatural phenomena are invoked in relation to a range of male characters and situations. David is haunted by the memories of people and places he's been before. It is in the character of Uriah Heep, however, and in David's perception of and relationship with him, when the story is at its most supernatural.

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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 "

  • 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. "

  • 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! "

  • 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. "

  • 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!) "

  • 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 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 Sendhil | 12/25/2013

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

  • 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. "

  • 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 "

  • 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. "

  • 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 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 Marcia | 8/21/2012

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

  • 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 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. "

  • 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! "

  • 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 "

  • 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

Paul Scofield is noteworthy for his striking presence and distinctive voice. He won a Tony Award for his role in A Man for All Seasons, and an Academy Award for the same role in the film adaptation.