Dickens called David Copperfield his "favourite child," and many critics consider the novel to be one of his best depictions of childhood. Set in early Victorian England against a backdrop of great social change, Dickens acutely observed the phenomena of the Industrial Revolution and used them as the canvas on which he painted the novel. Many consider David Copperfield to be the author’s finest work.
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Exceptional. You will fall in love with these characters
When Mr Batchelor narrates you can see the homes and smell the sweat and smog in the air. You fall in love with David and his band of humanity. You learn to hate lawyers for the snakes they are. You feel the struggle and you feel the success. Best narration I have ever heard in a book.
Well done. Worth the cash.
Excellently read. Vibrant character voices bring the tale to life. Couldn't help but "binge listen" to the last 10 hours. Even captivated the usually restless children on a few long car rides.
Only shortcoming was the editing. The volume levels seemed to change a lot at editing "splices?". This was a bit distracting at times.
Has some errors
Although Peter Batchelor does a good job, although you can hear the starts and stops where his reading was edited. There were some errors in this audiobook, particularly in part 3, where several of the chapters are repeated, which can be confusing. For the price, I was satisfied, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who isn't willing to do some work, skipping around the parts that are in their two, or even three times.