The Pickwick Papers

  • by Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by David Timson
  • 32 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Pickwick Papers, Dickens's first novel, is a delightful romp through the pre-Reform Bill England of 1827. Samuel Pickwick and the rest of the Pickwickians are some of the most memorable of all Dickens's creations, and it is a joy to hear of their adventures in search of "interesting scenes and characters", and the repeated efforts of the quick-witted Sam Weller to rescue them all from disaster.
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Excellent except for East Anglian accents

This is an excellent reading. I was not familiar with the story but now it is one of my firm Dickens favourites. However (and isn't there always an however?) as good as David Timson is at reading it and bringing the characters beautifully to life, the accents of the characters in Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich is the usual "mummerset". Please, when narrators are preparing to read, can they not at least listen to a genuine accent?

East Anglians speak with flat vowels and no rolled Rs.

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- Jill

Dickens at his most picaresque

The Pickwick Papers have some of the richest prose and most tangential narratives of any of Dickens' work. As a consequence the stories have been neglected by Film makers who seek the simpler character and story arcs of 'Great Expectations' and the like. This audiobook is an excellent evocation of the novel in it's full charming complexity. Even more than his other novels this book was designed for serialization and so the audio is great for dipping in and out of.
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- Oldpunkbloke

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-02-2012
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks