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Great Expectations Audiobook

Great Expectations

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American actor and audio superstar Frank Muller is known for authenticity of voices, outstanding interpretation, and sheer natural ability. His is a voice one could listen to forever - it's sonorous and mellow without any unpleasant raspiness. Perhaps Muller's narration is a bit fast, but the dramatic intensity and nuance keep one from losing meaning. His characterizations are superb, expecially those of the imperious Jaggers, the sniveling Orlick and the confounding Magwitch. Muller's great strength lies in his ability to project an ease of presentation that, when combined with his extraordinary emotional alertness, produces a most engaging effect. Surprisingly soft-spoken and confidential in tone, Muller's Pip seems to be talking directly to the listener. Dickens would have been pleased.

Publisher's Summary

When the young orphan called Pip encounters the escaped convict Magwitch, the child's life is altered forever - in ways he cannot even imagine. In the course of his story, Pip encounters such memorable characters as the eccentric Miss Havisham and her beautiful ward Estella - and a mysterious benefactor. This recording includes both of the endings Dickens wrote for this classic novel.

(P)1987 by Recorded Books, Inc.

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    Road Reader 03-03-13
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    "New spin on an old friend"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The alternate ending (that I never knew existed) was a real treat


    What other book might you compare Great Expectations to and why?

    Believe it or not.....The Firm


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Pip finally taking responsibility for his life near the end of the book, but not too late to make something of his life.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Pip finding out his true love would marry another man


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    Sandy Blanchard, OK 02-11-13
    Sandy Blanchard, OK 02-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Enjoyed this dickens tale"

    this is the first Dickens I have listened to, but I enjoyed it very much

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    rodi NORWALK, CT, United States 12-28-12
    rodi NORWALK, CT, United States 12-28-12 Member Since 2014
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    "A true classic"

    This is a classic that I find easy to enjoy. I personally think that, for me, to get to most out of this particular book, I need to maybe read rather than listen to it. The reason is that the stories get quite tangled and have a lot of intricate detail that I don't catch as much if I am listening while doing other things. Either way, I recommend it!

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    K.C. 11-06-12
    K.C. 11-06-12
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    "Classic novel read too fast"
    Would you listen to Great Expectations again? Why?

    Yes, but by a different reader. I had listened to it before, and thought I was ordering the same reader, but I apparently did not order what I was expecting.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The language, wonderfully developed characters, convoluted plot. It is Dickens at his best.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The reader reads much too fast; he does a nice job with the accents, but the pace is so rapid that Dickens' delicious language is lost in the rush.


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

    Often made me laugh--and the relationship between Pip and Joe is very touching.


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    Jes Hobart, IN, United States 10-12-12
    Jes Hobart, IN, United States 10-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Classic Read"

    Here Charles Dickens takes his view of society where so many people had Great Expectations for the world they were building only to have those expectation taken away. Here we follow Pip who is a simple kid that is suddenly taken under someone's wing to be nurtured and raised in an environment above what he's used too. We see how he has all these expectation of the world just to have them dashed by the world developing around him. Charles develops each character as the story progresses giving us a deep understanding of the English culture. We also see that a lot of what happened back then is still happening today. Where someone says something is good and people jump on it without really looking at it. I haven't read this book since I was in school and it was well worth the read again.

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    S. J. Palit New York, NY 09-10-12
    S. J. Palit New York, NY 09-10-12 Member Since 2015
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    "A Great Experience"
    What did you love best about Great Expectations?

    I had read the book before. Hearing it read to me made the experience of the book come alive as never before.

    I could also sense why Dickens is considered a classisist. I could discern the subtle aspects of both the novel and characters.


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    Dan TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA, United States 09-03-12
    Dan TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA, United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great performance and story"
    Where does Great Expectations rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the top


    What other book might you compare Great Expectations to and why?

    None


    Have you listened to any of Frank Muller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


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

    I am 64 and read Dickens for HS or college but did not appreciate his ability to describe a situation in humorous or a "tongue in cheek" manner. It's almost as if he playing with his reading public thinking "let's see if they get this".


    Any additional comments?

    Frank Muller"s performance is superb .....he has a wide range of vocal personalities and does not irritate the listener when impersonating the female gender as many readers do.

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    pam rochester, NY, United States 07-24-12
    pam rochester, NY, United States 07-24-12
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    "Narration is too fast! Needs to slow down."
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator reads to fast and his accent is difficult to understand only because he is reading so quickly. By the time I understood what he was saying, I had missed half the paragraph and would lose my concentration for the story.


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    Samantha Singapore, Singapore 07-03-12
    Samantha Singapore, Singapore 07-03-12
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    "Compelling listen."
    What did you love best about Great Expectations?

    Its a classic everyone should read. Audio made it easy!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters are strong and you get a real sense of life in London in a different era.


    Which character – as performed by Frank Muller – was your favorite?

    Pip was undeniably good, as you follow him through the years. From the trigger event at the beginning of the story, to his maturity at the end, you cant help to sympathise with Pip.


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

    Nothing extreme. Just a good, solid, entertaining read.


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    Trudy L. Bradford LOGANDALE, NV, US 05-28-12
    Trudy L. Bradford LOGANDALE, NV, US 05-28-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Great performance met my expectations."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Great Expectations to be better than the print version?

    It is a great complement to having read the book. It is similar to walking into a room the second or third time, but through a different doorway.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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