David Copperfield (version 2)
The story is told almost entirely from the point of view of the first person narrator, David Copperfield himself, and was the first Dickens novel to be written as such a narration. The story deals with the life of David Copperfield from childhood to maturity. David's father had died six months before he was born, and seven years later, his mother remarries but David and his step-father don’t get on and he is sent to boarding school. As David settles into life we are taken along with him and meet a dazzling array of characters, some of whom we will never forget and some of whom we won't want to remember! (Introduction by Wikipedia & T.Hynes) (32 hr 29 min)
Amazingly brilliant tale, amazingly brilliant (as ever) narration by Tadhg. Tadhg brings each character to life using, it seems, his sensitivity in creating and developing natural voices which reflect each individual's essential essence; he also switches seamlessly between character voices, thus the tale flows uninterrupted. Tadhg was simply born to narrate. Can't wait for more titles read by Tadhg. This text with Tadhg's narration is highly recommended. ð
brilliant work of literature read brilliantly by T Hynes.
It would be presumptuous of me to review the literary text of Dickens. All I can say is: this book takes my breath away. The poignancy of story, humanness of character, vibrancy of dialogue - achieve great heights as read by the talented T Hynes. His voice bellows, whinges, whispers, whimpers to a range of cadences, tenors, and accents. How can one person so expertly portray so many? Mr. Hynes, you are a star. Actually, you are 5 stars!! Dickens is a master of dialogue that comes to life under your equally masterful direction and execution. Thank you for such a memorable "read"!
The book is truly a timeless classic that tells a wonderful story. Yes, it's long and has many characters to remember with names so much alike that it's easy to forget who's who. However, it's well worth it. The narrator is the part that is perfect. He gives each and every characters its own voice, maintains it consistently through the whole book, and uses the quality of each voice to capture the essence of that person. The voices range from neutral to kindly and from pompous to downright creepy. I strongly recommend this recording.
My favorite book.
I'm always jealous of anyone who hasn't read David Copperfield yet. They get to be surprised at the many turns the plot takes and meet for the first time so many wonderful characters. It takes a little adjustment to accept David as Irish in this reading, but the charming accent makes it well worth it. The reader is easily understood and talented.
great book and reader
When I first read this book years ago I somehow didn't get it like I did this time. The reading really changed the book and allowed me to take it in more deeply. It was inspiring to hear a reading where each word was brought to life. For me, this is one of the best readings I've listened to and I've listened to many. This book is a great one to do this with. It has varied characters and is a playground of sorts for a reader with these talents. Thank you warmly for this.
Doting on Doty
You must persevere until David makes his way to his Aunt's house- until then you will be tempted to part from him at a young age and will deprive yourself of a remarkable life in fiction. I only persisted knowing that it was Dickens particular favorite. Having finished it I now know why. I commend this book and this excellent reader to you. The reader (Tighe) has many voices and uses them consistently to make this work vivid, alive and compelling and at the end, sad to leave!
Another great read
Tadgh does a fantastic job as always. He makes David Copperfield come alive with more than just clear careful enunciation, the minimum for a good narrator. He gives life to the characters with their different personalities and voices. David Copperfield is a wonderful choice for anyone who is unfamiliar with Dickens, or just read Great Expectations in school. David is a very sympathetic character and following his life gives us great insight into the England at the time as well as great insight into Charles Dickens life in particular. Dickens said that David Copperfield was his favorite creation and that he was sad to finish with David. You can tell why when you see/hear how much of his own life experiences are in the book.
This is an absolutely fantastic audio book where the reader has clearly put in a lot of effort to reflect the differing characters, the emotions, the scenes etc. I have never put in a review on libra vox but felt I needed to in order to complement and highlight the fantastic reading by his person (tygh hines). The story itself is great, although it was pretty long and in the middle of the book it seemed to drag on somewhat. However by the end I was left wanting more, both from the book and the reader, a good sign! I highly recommend to all.