The Pickwick Papers

  • by Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by Walter Zimmerman
  • 32 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is the story of the celebrated Pickwick Club, with the good Mr. Samuel Pickwick as its founder and general chairman. The members are to report to the club on their journeys, adventures, and observations of characters and manners. Dickens creates a vivid picture of England in taking his characters along the nostalgic highways and byways of this majestic isle. This remarkable first novel made Dickens famous and has remained one of the world's best-known works. With its scores of delightful, improbably-named characters, The Pickwick Papers brims over with joyous fantasy, infectious good humor, and a touch of the macabre.

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Audible Editor Reviews

Walter Zimmerman’s bright, crisp performance allows the comedy to shine in Charles Dickens’ The Pickwick Papers.
Dickens’ first novel, published in 1837, concerns a club formed by Samuel Pickwick. The duty of its members is to travel through London and the English countryside and report on their adventures. Their loosely connected adventures showcase Dickens’ gift for creating eccentric characters, like the notorious trickster Alfred Jingle and Pickwick’s loveable cockney servant, Weller.
Adopting various voices for dialogue, Zimmerman does justice to Dickens’ fictional creations and their shifting English accents.

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What the Critics Say

"The great example of everything that made Dickens great....a supreme masterpiece." (G.K. Chesterton)

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The Master

Charles Dickens' first novel (well, sort of) really hits the spot. I have read many of his other books, and I can see now why people fell in love with him. Don't read this if you are in need of a novel with a clear beginning, middle, and end plot where you can clearly define the point and follow events. However, if you enjoy Dickens' mind and his humor, you MUST read this. Then you ought to read it again. What a hilarious, heart-warming story full of the beloved (and reviled) characters Dickens is so well known for. Read it!
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- Jennifer

Terrific

If you are looking for a book with a clear plot, this is not it. But if you are in the mood for some wonderful characters in absurd situations, get this book! I don't think I've ever laughed so much in my life! Wonderful book and very well read.
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- Louise M

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-14-2007
  • Publisher: Jimcin Recordings