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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,887 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lloyd Jones Narrator: Susan Lyons Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Lloyd Jones' Mister Pip is a modern tragedy set on a tiny copper-rich tropical island emabattled by internal strife.

Thirteen-year-old Matilda watches as all the foreigners flee her homeland - all but one, the white man Mr. Watts. Amidst the ruins of the town schoolhouse, Watts reads Dickens' Great Expectations to the children, thus sparking their imaginations and giving them hope in a chaotic world. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jayne Charles | 2/12/2014

    " This reminded me constantly of 'The Book Thief' by Marcus Zusak in terms of its reverence for the written word, but in the end it's a highly original novel in its own right. Looking very much like a children's book, its simplistic viewpoint can sometimes make it feel like one too, but the horrific atrocities that take place on the small tropical island where it is set, all seen through the eyes of a child, make it very much a grown up book. Not one that I would go as far as to say I wholeheartedly 'enjoyed', but I learned a great deal from it and won't forget it in a hurry. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Andrea Learning | 2/11/2014

    " I finished reading it - please do not make me do it again "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Grafovna | 2/8/2014

    " This wasn't a BAD book, but it wasn't terrific either. Not really a must-read. I liked the voice of the main character and the book itself is skillfully written. I suppose that the climax of the story felt out of place to me. It was as if you were lulled into a surreal since of security, only to have it dashed out from under you abruptly. After that, the "inspirational" part starts... and just falls a little flat to me. Also, I am slightly tired of book-themed literature. It has become increasingly pervasive and feels a little like you are watching an episode of Reading Rainbow while you are reading a book. I like Charles Dickens and I appreciate the role that "Pip" takes in the characters lives. I am ALREADY reading though. I do not really need to learn about how awesome reading is and how it can transport you to another world and characters can become your friends. While this wasn't the main point of the story, it was a strong theme in the book. Frankly, I find that theme slightly condescending, a little annoying, and very over-done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tania Arriaga | 2/4/2014

    " I liked the idea the whole book is a a story itself, that relates to Charles Dickens story, or not necessarily relates to it but makes it fit into the story. A classic with a newly wrote book. "

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