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The Pickwick Papers, Volume 1 is Charles Dickens' first novel, written under the pseudonym of "Boz". These related serial adventures center on Samuel Pickwick's and his friends' travels through the English countryside. Audio performer Patrick Tull shows genuine enthusiasm for the tales. His talent particularly shines when he creates characters' voices, each of which brims with a unique accent, pace, and pitch. From spinster aunts and wily servants, to innkeepers, actors, and widowed landladies, Tull breathes life into them all.
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Meet Mr. Samuel Pickwick, luminous presence, general chairman and member of the Pickwick Club, an organization devoted to meeting good friends, sharing good stories and spreading good cheer. Join Mr. Pickwick and his friends Mr. Snodgrass, Mr. Jingle and all the rest in Part One of their adventures, which include: the first day's journey, an old-fashioned card party, the action of Bardell against Pickwick, and Christmas.
Public Domain (P)1999 Recorded Books
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5 out of 5 stars
By Crocker on 09-07-08

Fantastic narration

This version of the Pickwick Papers has brought this fine book to life with such a well performed narration. It may well be more costly than other versions but it is worth the money.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Patrick on 20-09-08

Masterly Reading

This is a superb reading. One of the best readings I've ever listened to. Thoroughly recommended.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 29-06-03

Pickwick Papers

I listened to this performance as an audio cassette about two years ago. It was the best recorded book I listened to that year. Patrick Tull has a wonderful sense of the rhythm, variety and force of Dickens' prose. The book itself is wonderfully full of life and humor. I never understood Dickens' humor until I listened to Pickwick Papers. I've never known Tull to give less than a superlative reading.

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26 of 26 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By John R Williford on 16-03-05

Pickwick Papers read by Tull

After thoroughly enjoying Patrick Tull's readings of the Aubrey-Maturin series, I decided to listen to his rendition of Dickens' most humorous novel. Tull is superb, breathing life and wit into the naively pretentious members of the Pickwick Club. His sixth sense for the timing and enunciation of Victorian prose is such that one will not regret subscribing to every 19th century British classic he reads.

A few words of technical caution. The conversion of this reading from Format 1 to Format 2, while understandable, has the tonal quality of listening to a Winston Churchill WWII speech recorded from an old tubular RCA home radio.

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