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"Like many fond parents," Charles Dickens wrote, "I have in my heart of hearts a favourite child. And his name is David Copperfield." Copperfield is Dickens' most autobiographical creation and the novel that bears his name has influenced generations of storytellers. Narrator Patrick Tull gives a lively reading of this massive, rollicking bildungsroman, bringing to life such characters as the avuncular and hapless Mr. Micawber, the unctuous Uriah Heep, and of course, the eponymous David Copperfield himself. Those ambitious listeners who can't help but burn through all 38 hours of classic storytelling remember these characters and adventure for years.
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Publisher's Summary

The endearing story of David Copperfield’s endeavor to become the hero of his own life, with its intriguing correspondence to the author’s own life, has delighted readers for generations. Dickens himself called this book his “favourite child,” and it is his most quoted novel.
Now you can have the pleasure of hearing Patrick Tull’s brilliant narration of Dickens beloved classic. Listen as David recounts the experiences of his rise to successful novelist - his wretched boyhood , the drudgery of his various jobs, his marriage to the boss’ pretty daughter, his flight to the continent, and finally, a reunion with his true love. Tull’s marvelously resonant voice ushers us smoothly through young David’s trials. His ability to move deftly between different accents gives new life to some of the best-known characters in all of literature. Dora, Uriah Heep, and Mr. Micawber. Close your eyes and soon you’ll find yourself sitting in a little Victorian parlor listening as David tells his story.
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5 out of 5 stars
By qtvxzplr on 12-19-12

Superlative reading

David Copperfield is one of the books that I have returned to most often in my life, and it is the book that reveals the most depth with each re-reading. The wonderful cast of characters is often remarked upon, but the most meaningful aspect of this novel to me is the passionate reflection on certain emotions and experiences, most notably grief and regret.

My first choice when I joined Audible was Patrick Tull's reading of David Copperfield. I had listened to it on audiocassette from the library years ago and was thrilled to be able to hear it again. This is one of those narrations that lifts an already great novel to an even higher level. Tull reads with humor, pathos and deep feeling throughout. There is a quality of wisdom and perspective to the way that Tull personifies David, the title character, as he reflects on his experiences. I can honestly say that I laughed and cried many times as I listened to this beloved book. I can't recommend it highly enough.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Cerberus1961 on 05-03-18

Great Story and Narrator

I chose this audiobook because I have become a huge fan of Patrick Tull's reading of the Aubrey-Maturin series. I have not been disappointed with David Copperfield. I have not "read" the book, but I believe I would not enjoy it nearly as much as I do listening to Tull's voice acting.

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5 out of 5 stars
By andrew on 04-05-13

Just brilliant!

This was the first Dicken's Novel I have read (listened to) and it was just excellent. If you are used to modern literature then you may find this long winded, but I found the slower pace and richer writing a refreshing change and really enjoyed it. This is especially true of the characters in the book, each one is developed and has a rich personality. The narrator, Patrick Tull, is superb and really brings the story to life. Full marks from me!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Roderic on 02-29-16

Creates a Brilliant Voice for Youth and Memory

I have read almost all of Dickens's novels and I find David Copperfield to be the most heart-felt of them. The faux-innocent narrative voice of David Copperfield has an almost poetic quality as the character looks back on his life.

As with all of Dickens's work, it is an explicit attempt, absolutely successful, to manipulate the reader's emotions. I loved it and appreciated the rich quality of the writing.

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