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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (226,565 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Douglas Hodge, Geraldine McEwan, Amanda Redman Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN:
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When orphan Pip meets the escaped convict Magwitch in an overgrown churchyard on the Kent marshes, little does he know that the incident will change his life forever? Some years later, now apprenticed to his blacksmith brother-in-law, Pip falls in love with the beautiful Estella. Her half-crazed and bitter guardian Miss Havisham, however, exerts a malign influence over the girl and forces a wedge between the two. Pip abandons his roots and, with 'great expectations' of becoming a gentleman, heads for London society. There he begins to receive riches from a mysterious benefactor... Pip's quest to find his true identity, and his growth to maturity through misfortune and misery, form the basis of this atmospheric tale starring Douglas Hodge, Geraldine McEwan and Amanda Redman. Directed by Sally Avens.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nikhil | 2/10/2014

    " It was ok.. i didn't like the story at all... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam Gilchrest | 2/9/2014

    " Dickens is ever so clever in the way he sneaks in characters here and there and hints at underlying ties and then blast your brains out on the pavement. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey Petro | 2/3/2014

    " Captivating but sad. Timeless classic. Makes you reflect on your own priorities and what is truly important in life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick Hamlin | 1/25/2014

    " This is truly my favorite of all Dickens. Swift-moving, heartbreaking, tighter than his other books and indelible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samar | 1/15/2014

    " Brilliant piece of literature! The prose was so beautiful, full of pathos and subtle ironic humor. To really understand the motivations driving people, the ugliness and beauty of human relationships and the all-consuming prison imagery, read Great Expectations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Reeser | 1/6/2014

    " Recently, a friend of mine admitted she had never read a Dickens novel and said she did not know where to start. I told her "Great Expectations" was a great place to start. This story has all of Dickens' best qualities--great plot, rich characters, all of it mixed into a classic story that holds your attention throughout. I read this when I was in 8th grade, decades ago, and it still sticks with me. I was so engrossed by it, I once walked home from school, alongside a very busy road, and read the book the entire time I was walking. Yeah, it was that good. So if you've never read it, set aside a little time and enjoy it. You'll be glad you did. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 12/24/2013

    " I don't understand all the fuss about this book. I didn't care for it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine Kitts | 12/10/2013

    " Favourite Classic of all time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean Bailey | 11/21/2013

    " Fantastic story! Great read!!! Absolutely have to read this! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Manaum Malik | 11/19/2013

    " Amazing personification of characters + clear tone of dickens! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 11/15/2013

    " What can I say? It's a classic. Charming. With vivid characters, poignant relationships, captivating journeys. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Angie | 6/20/2013

    " To me, this book was painfully slow. I kept reading in hopes that it would get better toward the end, but it disappointed. The only thing I did like about this book are a few bits of profound wisdom you find throughout. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cg | 12/14/2012

    " Read this book in middle school and it was the first book I ever read that actually struck a chord with me. It holds a special place in my heart for that reason. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abby Maxham | 12/10/2012

    " First work of his that I ever read. It'll always have a special place in my heart! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeremiah | 10/24/2012

    " I had to read this in 9th grade and I hated it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan Zapal | 7/13/2012

    " Behavioural economics in practice, 100 years before we started to think about it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Walter Schretz | 7/4/2012

    " I am one of those who consider this old Dicken's greatest work. A beautiful book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carissa Canillas | 4/14/2012

    " Best book from Charles Dickens. I like this better than his other works (i.e. A Christmas Carol and A Tale of Two Cities). The movie version had Gwyneth Paltrow in it. "

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About the Author
Author Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens (1812–1870) was born in Landport, Portsmouth, England, the second of eight children in a family continually plagued by debt. A legacy brought release from the nightmare of debtors’ prison and child labor and afforded him a few years of formal schooling. He worked as an attorney’s clerk and newspaper reporter until his early writings brought him the amazing success that was to be his for the remainder of his life. He was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature’s most iconic characters.