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Download David Copperfield (Adaptation): Oxford Bookworms Library Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample David Copperfield (Adaptation): Oxford Bookworms Library (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Charles Dickens
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (74,403 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Andrew Burt Publisher: Oxford University Press Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2010 ISBN:
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'Please, Mr Murdstone! Don't beat me! I've tried to learn my lessons, really I have, sir!' sobs David. Although he is only eight years old, Mr Murdstone does beat him, and David is so frightened that he bites his cruel stepfather's hand. For that, he is kept locked in his room for five days and nights, and nobody is allowed to speak to him. As David grows up, he learns that life is full of trouble and misery and cruelty. But he also finds laughter and kindness, trust and friendship . . . and love. An Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English, adapted from the Charles Dickens original by Clare West.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janeb7 | 2/18/2014

    " This is a book that I've been avoiding for years, just because it looked boring. However, Dickens never fails to amaze, and I thoroughly enjoyed the novel. Boo Uriah Heep! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ke Huang | 2/18/2014

    " I believe this was one of the most autobiographical novels by Dickens. Still, the novel is in the author's voice (e.g. quirky characters, dialogue, etc.) and ran a bit too long for my taste. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaretmary | 2/13/2014

    " BROKE THE DICKENS CURSE AND FINALLY FINISHED A DICKENS BOOK!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa | 2/4/2014

    " Love this book. Have prob read a dozen times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 1/25/2014

    " With Dickens' 200th birthday recently, I decided it was time to read him again. This is supposedly the closest he came to an autobiographical novel. It's funny, clever, alarming and so entertaining. Also really long, but that's OK. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alejandro | 1/16/2014

    " I did not finish. Got halfway through and gave up. Just didn't feel anything for anyone in this book and I felt there wasn't a strand of narrative I could grab hold of. I wanted to suffer through to the end, but I feel like why read another 400 pages of something I am not enjoying? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shami | 1/11/2014

    " it was very wonderful experience reading this book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meira Berger | 1/10/2014

    " Remember only parts from h.s reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn Plourde | 1/7/2014

    " 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! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kawthar Rawashdeh | 1/5/2014

    " The one that I have & read was taken at school, therefor it was summed up and shrunk into less than a hundred-page book. Therefor I only got the story. And I won't be a fair judge. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Utsav | 1/4/2014

    " Oh my liver, oh my lungs, why wasn't this in my shelf already, goroo, goroo! Oh my liver, I love Dickens, oh my lungs, this is my favorite, goroo goroo! Oh five stars, oh goroo! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amira Mahdy | 12/19/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina Marcon | 12/17/2013

    " Took me a while (it's over 1200 pages) but a great writer and story. Not my favorite Dickens but well worth the read. So many characters that I embraced and loved - and equally detested all the "villains!" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James Batchelor | 12/15/2013

    " This is an epic novel. You follow this boy through his entire life, through many ups and downs, and when all is said and done, you are left with the distinct feeling that you have been through a lot with these characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brette | 12/13/2013

    " Not an easy read. Not sure how I feel about it yet. One thing - horribly sexist and very class elitist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Beale | 12/6/2013

    " Having been "made" to read this as a small person, I wasn't sure how I'd like it as an adult. But it was wonderful. Dickens can be a little wordy at times but all in all it's a great tale and worth a re-read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ddelduca | 11/28/2013

    " The book takes awhile to read, but you grow attached to the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Moral Y Luces | 11/21/2013

    " It's a great book and story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heavenlyharpstringsgmail.com | 9/28/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanna | 8/18/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 4/28/2013

    " David Copperfield comes to life in this audio book read by Nicholas Boulton. It's been awhile since I had read any Dickens and had forgotten the poignancy of his writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nelleke | 3/4/2013

    " First Dickens for me. I really liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reb | 1/5/2013

    " so fun and rollicking! gets kind of draggy at the end. but the rest is delightful. as ross said, it's a little bit like "a series of unfortunate events." it did make me think a lot about class, gender, and subjectivity. interested to read some critical essays. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darron Hubbard | 9/1/2012

    " Two words: Daniel Peggoty. Favorite character of all time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chels | 6/12/2012

    " This book was not as predictable as I expected it to be. A very smooth and entertaining read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kelly Nielsen | 12/5/2011

    " Definitely prefer Great Expectations to this one. Hard to believe that some people find this to be Dickens's greatest novel. "

  • 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.