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4.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 54.68 out of 5 4.68 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Considered by many to be Charles Dickens’ finest novel, Great Expectations traces the growth of the book’s narrator, the orphan Philip Pirrip (Pip), from a boy of shallow dreams to a man with depth of character. From its famous dramatic opening on the bleak Kentish marshes, the story abounds with some of Dickens’ most memorable characters. Among them are the kindly blacksmith Joe Gargery, the mysterious convict Abel Magwitch, the eccentric Miss Havisham and her beautiful ward Estella, Pip’s good-hearted roommate Herbert Pocket, and the pompous Pumblechook. As Pip unravels the truth behind his own “great expectations” in his quest to become a gentleman, the mysteries of the past and the convolutions of fate serve to steer him toward maturity and his most important discovery of all—the truth about himself.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tessa | 2/20/2014

    " After an exciting beginning a gem of a book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Judy | 2/19/2014

    " After reading a friend's review (Thanks, Alec), I realized that I had never read this book, although I have read dozens of books by Dickens. How did I miss this one? Just after reading it I watched the 2012 Masterpiece Theater film version. It was a spectacular combination. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Melissa Z. | 2/19/2014

    " Pip has just met Mr. Pocket, Jr. At the end of the chapter, when their eyes meet, they realize that they've fought before; Pip is the prowling boy and Herbert is the pale young gentleman. What will happen next? Will Herbert and Pip break out into another fight? Will their relationship stay this way, or will it change? Purchase the Charles Dickens' next installment of Great Expectations to find out! (70 words) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Krystel Madrid | 2/18/2014

    " I can say that this book is highly recommendable for all age people. There are moments of touching tragedy and sadness. Though some of the comic mood is constant throughout the book, it is certainly not the mood. In fact, the darker moods control the text, with mystery and danger always lurking beyond the next page. The unknown and the dreaded are always present, especially toward the end of the novel, when grave events and complications completely enclose the scheme. "

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