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3.57 out of 53.57 out of 53.57 out of 53.57 out of 53.57 out of 5 3.57 (14 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Orson Welles Publisher: Andrews UK Limited Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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Join Mr. Samuel Pickwick, the founder and chairman of the Pickwick Club, which consists of Tupman, Snodgrass, and Winkle, in amusing and ridiculous adventures within The Pickwick Papers, starring Orson Welles!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/24/2011

    " Probably my least favorite of Dickens' work. The humor was pretty thin, and the long, rather pointless asides were many. I had to work pretty hard to get through it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 6/22/2011

    " I have read Dickens later novels, but this is by far my favourite, an excellent story crammed full of eccentric characters, low villains, drinking and adventures. I only wish he would have written more in this style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Drucilla | 5/25/2011

    " A very funny novel and one that is written in such a way that you can read it a section at a time, which is good because it is kinda long. It was written in installments and is recognizable as such but I don't think it detracts from the novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ravi | 5/23/2011

    " Hilarious book written in typical Dickens style. Simply loved it..:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 5/22/2011

    " This is one of my favourite books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 5/13/2011

    " Dickens' first novel. Fairly entertaining, though you'll likely end up wondering what the point was after alllllll those pages. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 5/12/2011

    " This was the only Dickens that I didn't really like. It was long and pointless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa | 4/26/2011

    " Who could forget the character of Sam Weller? Worth reading just for him. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allison | 4/20/2011

    " I liked the plot but the prose is definitely not my style. I had such a hard time focusing and tried to trudge on through but just couldn't do it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 3/1/2011

    " A nice read, with a lot of humorous stories about the "mis"adventures of the club. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M | 2/19/2011

    " I started this book 3 times over the last several years and put it down in disinterest - Charpet 1 is abysmal! However, as soon as I got a few more chapters in, the story took off. It's a great little jaunt of a read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron | 2/14/2011

    " Cannot say anything that hasn't been said about this classic. But on a personal level it has added to my vocabulary and grown my respect for Dickens. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 leslie | 2/12/2011

    " I busted my butt to finish this book. It had Dickens's charm and humor, but no plot impetus to push through to the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Johanna | 2/6/2011

    " Funny but the language can be difficult to get through at first. "

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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

Orson Welles (1915–1985) was an iconic Academy Award–winning director, writer, actor, and producer for film, stage, radio, and television. He won the 1941 Academy Award for best original screenplay for Citizen Kane and in 1970 received the Academy Honorary Award. Known for his baritone voice, he was well regarded as a radio and film actor, a celebrated Shakespearean stage actor, and an accomplished magician. He first gained notoriety for his October 30, 1938, radio broadcast of H. G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds. Winner of multiple awards, he is now widely acknowledged as one of the most important dramatic artists of the twentieth century. In 2002, two British Film Institute polls of directors and critics voted Orson Welles the greatest film director of all time.