The Pickwick Papers (Version 2)

Read by Debra Lynn

(4.5 stars; 32 reviews)

A sportsman who doesn't hunt; a poet who doesn't write; a lover with no one to love; all three are devoted to their cheerful and benevolent leader, Mr. Pickwick. Join him and his friends, Winkle, Snodgrass, and Tupman, as they tour the country in search of adventures, knowledge, and stories. Along the way, they have their share of mishaps, and meet plenty of interesting characters, both the good and the not so good. (Mr. Pickwick's dedicated manservant, Sam Weller, is a scene-stealer sure to delight just about everybody.)

You may shed a few tears along the way, but usually of the pleasant sort. This is a mostly lighthearted and humorous tale, with a number of subplots woven in, in Dickens’ incomparable style.

(Introduction by Debra Lynn) (29 hr 43 min)


01 - The Pickwickians 13:36 Read by Debra Lynn
02 - The first Day's Journey, and the first Evening's Adventures; with their Co… 1:03:37 Read by Debra Lynn
03 - A new Acquaintance--The Stroller's Tale--A disagreeable Interruption, and … 28:44 Read by Debra Lynn
04 - A Field Day and Bivouac--More new Friends--An Invitation to the Country 27:52 Read by Debra Lynn
05 - A short one--Showing, among other Matters, how Mr. Pickwick undertook to d… 22:07 Read by Debra Lynn
06 - An old-fashioned Card-party--The Clergyman's verses--The Story of the Conv… 33:31 Read by Debra Lynn
07 - How Mr. Winkle, instead of shooting at the Pigeon and killing the Crow, sh… 32:18 Read by Debra Lynn
08 - Strongly illustrative of the Position, that the Course of True Love is not… 29:22 Read by Debra Lynn
09 - A Discovery and a Chase 20:06 Read by Debra Lynn
10 - Clearing up all Doubts (if any existed) of the Disinterestedness of Mr. A.… 30:14 Read by Debra Lynn
11 - Involving another Journey, and an Antiquarian Discovery; Recording Mr. Pic… 42:08 Read by Debra Lynn
12 - Descriptive of a very important Proceeding on the Part of Mr. Pickwick; no… 13:42 Read by Debra Lynn
13 - Some Account of Eatanswill; of the State of Parties therein; and of the El… 41:08 Read by Debra Lynn
14 - Comprising a brief Description of the Company at the Peacock assembled; an… 37:54 Read by Debra Lynn
15 - In which is given a faithful Portraiture of two distinguished Persons; and… 31:22 Read by Debra Lynn
16 - Too full of Adventure to be briefly described 40:57 Read by Debra Lynn
17 - Showing that an Attack of Rheumatism, in some Cases, acts as a Quickener t… 21:02 Read by Debra Lynn
18 - Briefly illustrative of two Points; first, the Power of Hysterics, and, se… 23:43 Read by Debra Lynn
19 - A pleasant Day with an unpleasant Termination 31:29 Read by Debra Lynn
20 - Showing how Dodson and Fogg were Men of Business, and their Clerks Men of … 35:47 Read by Debra Lynn
21 - In which the old Man launches forth into his favourite Theme, and relates … 41:40 Read by Debra Lynn
22 - Mr. Pickwick journeys to Ipswich and meets with a romantic Adventure with … 36:00 Read by Debra Lynn
23 - In which Mr. Samuel Weller begins to devote his Energies to the Return Mat… 19:13 Read by Debra Lynn
24 - Wherein Mr. Peter Magnus grows jealous, and the middle-aged Lady apprehens… 34:45 Read by Debra Lynn
25 - Showing, among a Variety of pleasant Matters, how majestic and impartial M… 40:14 Read by Debra Lynn
26 - Which contains a brief Account of the Progress of the Action of Bardell ag… 14:49 Read by Debra Lynn
27 - Samuel Weller makes a Pilgrimage to Dorking, and beholds his Mother-in-law 21:58 Read by Debra Lynn
28 - A good-humoured Christmas Chapter, containing an Account of a Wedding, and… 49:24 Read by Debra Lynn
29 - The Story of the Goblins who stole a Sexton 24:41 Read by Debra Lynn
30 - How the Pickwickians made and cultivated the Acquaintance of a Couple of n… 27:05 Read by Debra Lynn
31 - Which is all about the Law, and sundry Great Authorities learned therein 35:35 Read by Debra Lynn
32 - Describes, far more fully than the Court Newsman ever did, a Bachelor's Pa… 30:38 Read by Debra Lynn
33 - Mr. Weller the elder delivers some Critical Sentiments respecting Literary… 37:51 Read by Debra Lynn
34 - Is wholly devoted to a full and faithful Report of the memorable Trial of … 58:13 Read by Debra Lynn
35 - In which Mr. Pickwick thinks he had better go to Bath; and goes accordingly 34:17 Read by Debra Lynn
36 - The chief Features of which will be found to be an authentic Version of th… 27:24 Read by Debra Lynn
37 - Honourably accounts for Mr. Weller's Absence, by describing a Soiree to wh… 28:52 Read by Debra Lynn
38 - How Mr. Winkle, when he stepped out of the Frying-pan, walked gently and c… 31:14 Read by Debra Lynn
39 - Mr. Samuel Weller, being intrusted with a Mission of Love, proceeds to exe… 35:14 Read by Debra Lynn
40 - Introduces Mr. Pickwick to a new and not uninteresting Scene in the great … 29:10 Read by Debra Lynn
41 - What befell Mr. Pickwick when he got into the Fleet; what Prisoners he saw… 30:06 Read by Debra Lynn
42 - Illustrative, like the preceding one, of the old Proverb, that Adversity b… 33:42 Read by Debra Lynn
43 - Showing how Mr. Samuel Weller got into Difficulties 29:58 Read by Debra Lynn
44 - Treats of divers little Matters which occurred in the Fleet, and of Mr. Wi… 31:21 Read by Debra Lynn
45 - Descriptive of an affecting Interview between Mr. Samuel Weller and a Fami… 38:19 Read by Debra Lynn
46 - Records a touching Act of delicate Feeling not unmixed with Pleasantry, ac… 21:51 Read by Debra Lynn
47 - Is chiefly devoted to Matters of Business, and the temporal Advantage of D… 25:51 Read by Debra Lynn
48 - Relates how Mr. Pickwick, with the Assistance of Samuel Weller, essayed to… 27:51 Read by Debra Lynn
49 - Containing the Story of the Bagman's Uncle 39:02 Read by Debra Lynn
50 - How Mr. Pickwick sped upon his Mission, and how he was reinforced in the O… 33:23 Read by Debra Lynn
51 - In which Mr. Pickwick encounters an old Acquaintance--To which fortunate C… 32:53 Read by Debra Lynn
52 - Involving a serious Change in the Weller Family, and the untimely Downfall… 27:24 Read by Debra Lynn
53 - Comprising the final Exit of Mr. Jingle and Job Trotter, with a great Morn… 27:33 Read by Debra Lynn
54 - Containing some Particulars relative to the Double Knock, and other Matter… 33:10 Read by Debra Lynn
55 - Mr. Solomon Pell, assisted by a Select Committee of Coachmen, arranges the… 27:51 Read by Debra Lynn
56 - An important Conference takes place between Mr. Pickwick and Samuel Weller… 26:28 Read by Debra Lynn
57 - In which the Pickwick Club is finally dissolved, and everything concluded … 17:23 Read by Debra Lynn


Lighthearted listen

(4 stars)

I really enjoyed this tale - the portrayals of lawyers, doctors and politicians were quite funny. I love how he introduces us to a character based on one observation - the fur topped boots of the woman we later come to know as Arabella. You're not quite sure where he is going to take this character at first, but then he slowly unfolds the person before you and you think - how apt that first description was. I enjoy listening to DebraLynn's readings - she did another excellent job on this book. Kudos to anyone who is dedicated enough to read through almost 30 hours of Dickens!

Wonderful read

(5 stars)

This is the most upbeat Dickens' novel I've read yet. At first the reader's accent distracted me, but I reconciled to it and found it pleasant later on. I recommend this book to those who have a taste for dry humor and wit.

Explore England with Mr P c.1827

(5 stars)

Great reading thank-you Debra Lynn. I struggled at first to get into this novel but very glad I persevered. Truly delightful story as well as an intriguing view of English society at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution.

Lovely reader, superb book

(5 stars)

When I finished, I felt like I was parting ways with good friends. The characters are lovely and their interactions are homey.

Very enjoyable

(5 stars)

I loved Debra Lynn's reading of this book. I would recommend it to anyone who's thinking about giving it a go.

(4.5 stars)

So good I listened to it twice. Thank you Debora Lynn.

(5 stars)

A charming series of tales excellently read.