Sincere, sweet, charming, in Dickens quality; very straightforward in style as the narrator explains how he is destined for Great Expectations. The first time this is spoken in the audio Pip's world expands beyond all worldly possessions [happy sigh!]. This audio was suberb in quality, the reading was wonderful-thank you. Among other rankings in my library, this is high up on the list of most valuable.
I won't ruin the end because it was so great, but the funny moments in between when Pip's sister's husband Joe interacts with Pip. Joe is so simplistic in nature. Every time he enters the story you are sure to get a laugh.
Yes, they are all equally superb!
Estella......their interaction was particularly touching. From the moment the two met, each time they'd meet again and most certainly the ending. Unexpected....
I couldn't be more delighted with the reader of this funny, ever heartbreaking, lushly written story. The opening chapter captures the terror, bafflement, and resigned victimhood that comprise being a little child among we thoughtless big folks better than any other author ever could or will. Just a gem, to dip into like listening to favorite music.
Dickens is, of course, wonderful, but so is Frank Muller, the narrator. It is disconcerting that Audible bills this as one of its children books. It's not. Whether you've read this book before or not, this presents 13 hours of pure pleasure.
I never quite got through this book in the past. Listening to the story on a long trip made the trip so much shorter. The narrator did a very good job with the different voices but there was one I couldn't understand easily.
Not much can be added to what has been said over the years about Dickens' vast and incredibly deep stories. The only thing new I can add is that until you've heard it narrated by Frank Muller, you haven't heard the whole story. Do an Audible search for Frank Muller and see what other great stories he can bring to life.
They are called classics for a reason.
Dickens never disappoints - try A Tale of Two Cities for another great audiobook.
Love Frank Mueller's readings, but this is a bit too fast for the work. The recording quality is only fair, and one struggles to comprehend in the car.
Emotional, adventurous, sadness.
Pip imploring Estella not to get married. My heart ached for his that was breaking.
Seriously, I cannot pick a "favorite".
Yes, it took me much longer to read/listen to than it should have, partly because deep down, I didn't want to leave Pip behind.
If you're looking at which version to listen to, you will not be disappointed with this performance. It is fantastic.
Its hard to criticize Dickens (at least what I've read), I mean he is truly epically awesome. Probably the best writer of all time I think. The only thing I would say is that the general meaning and importance of the story is perhaps lacking, in other words it seems to have a less significant general theme then perhaps could have been achieved with an entirely different story and concept. But that is a very strange and obscure criticism, and this is what he chose and knew how to write about. So what am I saying? Nothing really this book is awesome.