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. Download and start listening now!