David Copperfield is the story of a boy growing to maturity in the affairs of the world and of the heart, surrounded by some of Dickens' most memorable characters: David's eccentric great-aunt, Miss Betsey Trotwood; the ever-optimistic Mr Micawber; jolly Peggotty and her willing husband Barkis; the charming Steerforth; the ever so 'umble Uriah Heep; and the foolishly innocent Dora.
But will David finally find happiness with the faithful Agnes Wickfield, whom he has known since childhood? And is her own future secure, threatened as it is by Uriah Heep, her father's clerk?
This full-cast audio dramatisation of the Dickens classic stars Miriam Margolyes, Timothy Spall, Phil Daniels, and Sheila Hancock.
Public Domain (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd
This dramatization is superb.This wonderful cast brings every moment of Dickens to life.
Miss Margolyes deserves to be honoured in some way as she is outstanding not just in this ,but in every aspect of her work.
For me all the characters are brought to life and are really well defined by the excellent cast.
Bleak House is another roller coaster of a book that has so many complex characters that are all the better for being dramatised. So easy get back into the book once you restart your listening.
Narrators are the key for me, not all narrators are blessed with skills to deliver a believable and entertaining experience. For example the likes of Anton Lesser is the finest exponents of the art. There are others who can make or break a story. It's an art.
David meeting his aunt for the first time and appealing for her surpport.
Well, I'm a Dickens fan anyway. The unabridged book is always worth reading/listening to first, so that when you hear a dramatization of this quality, you can appreciate how closely they've adhered to the original story and captured the spirit of Dickens. I think he would approve!
"Dramatised version is a treasure"
I bought this version of the book on tape years ago and loved it. It's one of the few books I've listened to over and over. I've searched everywhere for a cd version and am thrilled to find it here on Audible. The voice actors, the presentation, the overall performance including sound effects and all is a treat. The characters come to life. Though the story is abridged, it doesn't feel like it has been shortened. It feels like it has extra depth.
"Brilliant actors and great story"
What a treat to listen to Miriam Margolyes and Timothy Spall. They really brought out the humour and delightful (even if scoundrelish) characters
Yes hard to stop
Please get these actors to do more audio books. And you can't go wrong with Dickens
A beautiful story and a faultless performance by the BBC cast. Who can find fault with a wonderful Dickens novel like that?
"Excellent introduction to David Copperfield"
I've always wanted to read thru David Copperfield, some day. Having the option to listen thru this brilliantly dramatised edition was all the enticement needed to get started. My 15yr old son & I think this is a brilliant way to whet the appetite for the unabridged version. Highly recommend starting here!
This dramatization is the best I've ever heard done of any Dicken's books. The characters are perfectly cast, and the story is wonderful. If you want to enjoy David Copperfield at its best, listen to this one!
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