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Sharon

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  • Great Expectations

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Anton Lesser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (68)

    In this, perhaps Dickens' most profound and personal novel, we are invited to share in the sentimental education of Pip, the poor boy from the village forge who risks losing himself in snobbery and selfishness when he mysteriously inherits a fortune. The story moves from the bleak Kentish marshes of Pip's childhood to a thrilling climax that mingles tragedy and triumph.

    keahi says: "Dickens paints wonderful imagery with his words."
    "Loved it!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Great Expectations to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version, but hearing the characters SO well read, I can't imagine that the book could be better!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Joe - such a wonderful character, overlooking so much that would normally be criticised in another, for love's sake. I'd love to have had him for a friend/brother whatever...


    What about Anton Lesser’s performance did you like?

    He never once mixed up his characters, and I could tell immediately nearly every time which character was speaking before the 'narrator' gave the show away. His voices matched the character of each person wonderfully! I loved the softness and grufness and 'high-brow' and desperate etc... all beautifully crafted.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Towards the end, I found myself quite emotional to think that despite all the 'Great Expectations' Pip once had, and despite his wandering off the path of faithfulness etc and his pride etc, he still learned how to show love and grace in his life towards people like 'Mr Pocket' (Herbert), and eventually towards his benefactor. So it was wonderful that there is the suggestion at the very end that he may finally get some reward for all that he had been through - so much of it not of his own making.


    Any additional comments?

    The only reason I'd like to have the written version is to more easily check facts etc - easier to flick through a book. But after a hard day at the computer, I'm MORE than happy to have a story told to me, rather than have to hold a heavy book whilst tiring my eyes... :)

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