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Vered

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  • Great Expectations

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Hugh Laurie
    Overall
    (48)
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    (21)
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    (23)

    A terrifying encounter with an escaped convict in a graveyard on the wild Kent marshes; a summons to meet the bitter, decaying Miss Havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella; the sudden generosity of a mysterious benefactor; these form a series of events that change the orphaned Pip's life forever, and he eagerly abandons his humble origins to begin a new life as a gentleman.

    Vered says: "A disappointing version"
    "A disappointing version"
    Overall

    Although "Great Expectations" is an inteligent, captivating and witty peace of work, i am afraid i did not enjoy this audio book narrated by Hugh Laurie.

    I should point out, that this version is a brief edited version which as i realised while listening -does not include the entire script.

    Some chapter's were more inclusive than others, and included the Dicken's witt and complexity -
    other episodes seemed to have been edited unwisely - and left information gaps and did not feel like a Dickens creation.

    In addition, as much as i admire Hugh Laurie as an charismatic inteligent actor, his narration was pretty bad - all female voices were at the same tone, some sections were exagarated - unexpected pauses.

    I am afraid i would have to double check in the future that i am not purchasing an edited\shortened version.





    5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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