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David Copperfield

Narrated by: Mark MacNamara
Length: 32 hrs and 9 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)
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David Copperfield is the story of a young man's adventures on his journey from an unhappy and impoverished childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist. Among the gloriously vivid cast of characters he encounters are his tyrannical stepfather, Mr. Murdstone; his formidable aunt, Betsey Trotwood; the eternally humble yet treacherous Uriah Heep; frivolous, enchanting Dora; and the magnificently impecunious Micawber, one of literature's great comic creations.

In "David Copperfield" - the novel he described as his "favorite child" - Dickens drew revealingly on his own experiences to create one of his most exuberant and enduringly popular works, filled with tragedy and comedy in equal measure

©2018 Charles Dickens (P)2018 OreganPpublishing

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Great book but does it really require 938Mb?

I bought this book in a deal recently - Charles Dickens is great, but when I tried to download it on my IPhone, I found that it needed 938Mb of memory, so my IPhone would not download it. That is nearly 1Gb. What kind of device do I need to listen to books on the move, when the books are of that size? Do we go back to CD's? I think that the size of files should be shown when books are offered for sale, along with technical guidance on how to actually listen to them.

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  • Norman Davis
  • 20-01-19

Liars. Fraud. Wonder who I should call?

First let me fix the rating.

For a Librovox recording it deserves 4 stars overall, the performance isn't great, sorry Mr. Haynes, but it is "good" maybe 3 stars. It is Charles Dickens's David Copperfield. It's a classic. Five stars for story.

For the public: Audible is perpetuating a fraud, selling you free Librovox recordings, telling you it is someone else narrating the audiobook with all the Librovox announcements edited out of the audiofile.

I purchased an audiobook narrated by Mark MacNamara. Downloaded the audiiobook and thought the recording was less than professional. Good, not entirely professional. It was very inexpensive, so I didn't complain.

Audible is perpetuating a fraud since they sold and delivered it to me. They forgot to edit out the 10-15 second Librovox announcement they record at the beginning of every chapter. Caught me off guard the first time I heard it around chapter 38, but then again around chapter 41 they forget to edit out the Librovox announcement again. That's how I figured out the actual reader is Tad Haynes.

I'm listening to Tad Hynes, not Mark MacNamara. Does Mark moonlight for Librovox under the Tadhg moniker?

This fraud I downloaded from Audible is Librovox's David Copperfield (version 2) with most of the Librovox announcements edited out.

I'm familiar with Librovox recordings. I support Librovox. The reason I pay for Audible recordings is because I don't want to listen to a minute worth of Librovox announcements over the course of every 4-5 chapters in a book. Love the good work of Librovox, even donate to them, but I'm willing to pay to NOT HEAR it is a Librovox recording in the public domain blah, blah, blah, every chapter.

I have another copy of the audiobook purchased at Audible. I hope Richard Armitage actually read it since he is getting credit for that one. But what about you, the public? Or Librovox? Tad Hynes?

I'm afraid Audible has stumbled into a legal mud pit of sorts.

Oh... for the screeners of reviews, not posting the review (at your discretion) is not going to make things any less unpleasant.

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