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Great Expectations (Version 3)

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In one of Charles Dickens’ most beloved stories, Philip Pirrip, known as “Pip”, narrates his own journey, from the hindsight of 50 years.

Pip grows up with his older sister after losing his parents at a very early age. His sister, a tough unloving woman, rules Pip and her gentle husband Joe with an iron hand. During Pip's 7th year, while playing in the marshes, he is accosted by an escaped criminal whom he decides to help by stealing food from his own home. But the convict is caught and returned to prison.

Miss Havisham, an eccentric, rich recluse, sends for Pip to come to her house to play with Estella, a haughty and rude girl about his age. Although Pip is ashamed of himself as a poor uneducated boy, he is fascinated by Estella. A few years later, he becomes apprenticed to Joe, a blacksmith, but dreams of becoming rich and clever and marrying Estella. A stranger, Mr. Jaggers, arrives to inform him that he has come into a handsome property, and will be removed from his present home to be brought up as a gentleman. The benefactor is kept secret, but Pip is sure it must be Miss Havisham.

In London, he acquires a tutor, grand new clothes and the lifestyle he always wanted. However, life is complicated as a gentleman in society, and he finds himself very unhappy, as Estella remains indifferent to him, involved with someone else. Pip begins overspending his generous allowance, and worse, spurns his old friends. Then unexpected problems from his past arise, and begin to transform his attitude.

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 30 reviews)

Reviewer: - October 27, 2020
Subject: Amazing book
Best thing I've listened to in a long time. The narrator is absolutely fantastic!
Reviewer: - April 30, 2020
Subject: Great Expectations
And EXCELLENT narration.
Reviewer: - January 12, 2019
Subject: Great Expectations
Excellent book and excellent second favorite Charles Dickens story David Copperfield being my first. Love Pip
Reviewer: - January 12, 2018
Subject: Great Expectations
Phenomenal narration! Thank you so much for bringing this classic to a new level.
Reviewer: - June 8, 2017
Subject: Review
A very good narration. 5 stars.
Reviewer: - September 14, 2016
Subject: Fantasic
Thank you Mark Smith for making my first Charles Dickens book a pleasure to listen to!
Reviewer: - February 3, 2016
Subject: great
loved it and the narration! kept falling away from being able to follow the storyline but i have PTSD and memory loss so thats probably all it is. great book!
Reviewer: - December 7, 2015
Subject: Nice
This helped me understand the story faster and more effectively! Thank you for this!
Reviewer: - September 23, 2015
Subject: WOW
your such a great reader very read its like your are the charaters #phenomenal!!!!
Reviewer: - July 6, 2015
Subject: Fantastic work
What a great job bringing this classic to life.
Reviewer: - January 16, 2015
Subject: inconstete
I love this author
Reviewer: - November 26, 2014
Subject: Review
What a wonderful book. And EXCELLENT narration. Mark is my favorite narrator. I wish he could read all the books! I highly recommend this book.
Reviewer: - October 30, 2014
The narrator does a phenomenal job with the material!
Reviewer: - August 20, 2014
Great book, very well read!
Reviewer: - October 22, 2013
The narrator is most impressive. I appreciate the effort he puts into giving distinctive voice to each character!
Reviewer: - June 19, 2013
Great introduction to Dickens - would never have gotten through this book without the audio! Many thanks for the time spent narrating.
Reviewer: - June 14, 2013
Subject: Wonderful narration
I loved this book, and the narrator. Thanks for narrating it, and giving me the pleasure to here it.
Reviewer: - June 13, 2013
Subject: Great Expectations
Amazing reader, I was totally absorbed into this story. Wonderful and emotive reading.
Reviewer: - June 6, 2013
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Reviewer: - May 23, 2013
Subject: Great Expectations
The narrator Mark Smith is the best I've ever known. He is truly a great professional with vivid voice and lovely live tones. Beyond all great expectations.
Reviewer: - May 23, 2013
Subject: Awesome!
I loved the narration!
Reviewer: - May 18, 2013
The narrator's tone and pitch sound nice to me, but I wish it was read in British English because it's England where the story happens.
Reviewer: - April 13, 2013
I truely enjoyed this book.
Reviewer: - March 25, 2013
Good story, wonderful narration!
Reviewer: - February 28, 2013
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Reviewer: - February 28, 2013
Subject: Keen listener
Narrator's voice is like honey and I love honey.
Reviewer: - February 9, 2013
He (the reader) must be a professional. His voice is so beautiful.
Reviewer: - February 9, 2013
The narrator is wonderful. Thank you very much. I really enjoyed it.
Reviewer: - November 30, 2012
Awesome awesome awesome reader!! Great voices and soothing tones :)
Reviewer: - November 27, 2012
Very helpful when you get tired of reading.

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