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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9,063 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Patrick Tull Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 1999 ISBN:
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Enjoy the further adventures of the delightful Samuel Pickwick, bon vivant and chairman of the Pickwick Club, as he faces confinement in Fleet prison. Finally, learn how the Pickwick Club is disbanded and everything is settled, amazingly, to the satisfaction of everyone involved. Charles Dickens considered this classic novel to be his greatest work. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abby Farr | 1/4/2014

    " Some of the stories were funny, others were sad and disturbing. Overall, it was enjoyable reading for a class. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessemy | 11/8/2013

    " I first heard about this book in the Anne of Green Gables series...one of the young ladies at college said that the gentlemen were always feasting and drinking (I paraphrase). It has not disappointed me. Genuinely funny exploits, with full descriptions of slapstick scenarios, remind me of the Jeeves stories by P.G. Wodehouse. Wonderful at Christmastime. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deb Morgan | 10/15/2013

    " This book is one of my favorites. I've read it many times, and it still makes me laugh out loud. The characters are so lovable or such villains, and many make surprise repeat visits throughout the book. I love Dickens' style, and this book showcases his abilities for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 leslie | 10/11/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill Groves | 9/28/2013

    " His first major novel, not only for the humour but the social comment and satire "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Ryburn | 9/27/2013

    " this one was challenging in a way that is unfamiliar and unwelcome to me when reading dickens... had the sense perpetually of trying to stay hooked. hmm. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doe E. | 9/12/2013

    " All of Dickens' humor is here, right here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthew Conroy | 8/29/2013

    " Not as good as I'd hoped it would be. Some of the main characters are not sufficiently distinguishable. I think one can tell that this is a very early Dickens. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sweetman Sweetman | 6/25/2013

    " A long good, funny read. This was the book that required me to get reading glasses "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 12/15/2012

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 10/17/2012

    " Droll and boring. The lack of plot and really stupid jokes do not make up for these hours wasted in my life. This gets two stars and not one because I feel like I have a Stokholm-esque affection for my abuser. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 9/15/2012

    " Rambling but quite a collection of stories and glimpses into early Victorian life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kmkoppy | 9/4/2012

    " Very funny. Love the sarcastic humor. His first book and not a dark topic as some of the later ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica Edinger | 8/31/2012

    " I'd been avoiding this for ages thinking it would be tedious, but found it to be not so at all. The vingettes are hilarious. Pickwick and co are along the lines of Mole, Ratty, and Toad. Delightful! (BTW, I listened to it and that was great fun too.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ira | 6/18/2012

    " Adventures, Excitement. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 6/16/2012

    " Love this book! Been reading over a long time period, but it is written in such a way that you can just pick up and read another installment. Classic Dickens --fantastic colorful characters who get in interesting situations. I've laughed out loud many times in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ancience | 4/3/2012

    " Haven't read for twenty years - must re-read soon "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra Willey | 2/21/2012

    " I would bump this to 3.5 stars instead of just 3. These are standard issue Dickens characters with predictable Dickens troubles, and therein lies the charm. Totally delightful with gentle humor throughout. Check your angst at the door; this is just terrific entertainment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 George Kastner | 2/2/2012

    " Read this aloud to Lucinda. I have previously read Pickwick Papers 3-4 times. As with every Dickens novel, as I am reading it I think it is the best book he wrote. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick | 12/25/2011

    " why was Sam so smart? kill him! Mr. Pickwick "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Shilstone | 10/29/2011

    " Tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adnan | 7/5/2011

    " Great Narrative and a wonderful concept. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lyndsay | 7/5/2011

    " My favourite of Dickens and that is saying MUCH. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Merrilee | 6/30/2011

    " My all time favorite book!!! Ingenious! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lillie | 6/28/2011

    " I read through DailyLit emails, a great way to read or re-read the classics. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brenda | 6/26/2011

    " I hate Dickens, and have always had a serious dislike for this book. Wrote a paper on it even. Boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shams | 6/25/2011

    " What a book! What an ending! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dyah | 6/22/2011

    " need a lot of vocab skill to understand this book.. for me of course. but after all, it's gorgeous! "

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

    " One of my faves, read many many times. "

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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

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.