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Great Expectations | [Charles Dickens]

Great Expectations

Listen to the story of Pip, an English orphan who rises to wealth. After he deserts his true friends, he becomes humbled by his own arrogance. Great Expectations is Dickens at his finest.
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Publisher's Summary

Listen to the story of Pip, an English orphan who rises to wealth. After he deserts his true friends, he becomes humbled by his own arrogance. Great Expectations is Dickens at his finest.

Public Domain ©2012 Trout Lake Media (P)2012 Trout Lake Media

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    Amazon Customer Los Angeles, CA 02-22-13
    Amazon Customer Los Angeles, CA 02-22-13 Member Since 2013

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    "The books not boring but the narrator sure is"
    Would you listen to Great Expectations again? Why?

    No. I have so much to read/listen to.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Great Expectations?

    When pip finds out about his good fortune.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator really killed this for me. This was my first foray into the audiobook world and I found myself fighting to stay awake in broad daylight. He was monotone and without inflection. He was just reading the words. If you read/listen to great expectations I recommend choosing another narrator.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    KENNETH bristol, CT, United States 11-05-12
    KENNETH bristol, CT, United States 11-05-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Expectation Appropriate Title"
    Would you listen to Great Expectations again? Why?

    yes. To ensure I discover and get all the clues that link all the characters and situations in the story.


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

    No other that I can compare with at this time.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    It was a good performance.

    It seems the narrator had too low a volume at certain points. Part of Chapter 52 was not on the audio.


    Who was the most memorable character of Great Expectations and why?

    Pip. Obviously for his self realization of how he treated the other characters in his rise to Great Expectations and his actions once the truth was revealed.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Kornel
    Wien, Austria
    2/17/13
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    "Technically flawed version - Avoid!"

    Unfortunately this version is almost useless. The recording level is so quiet, that even with the volume turned up full, it is difficult to hear it, if there is background noise (I listen to audiobooks on the treadmill and in the car - in both cases, parts of the book were INaudible). The recording volume is inconsistent throughout, so that one chapter can be of an almost acceptable level and the very next one so quiet, that it is hard to make out. This alone would suffice to damn this recording in my view, though the reading is good enough (without it being spectacular in any way, though).

    However, this version adds insult to injury: Most of chapter 52 is missing. After three paragraphs, the recording suddenly mutes and only resumes again at the beginning of the next chapter. Were this an amateur recording, that might be excusable, but not for an audiobook sold on this platform.

    Avoid this one and get Martin Jarvis, who is an excellent reader and does, I am sure, a great job of Great Expectations.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Ms. Indie Cole
    England (UK)
    10/31/12
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    "Amazing and engrossing."

    Quite simply dear audio 'readers' this is one simply engrossing version of the much loved tale from Dickens himself. There is very little to say other than out of all I have listened to, this one was by far the best. I do hop you will give this version a chance. You will be extremely pleased you did! Yours truly - Indie.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • martin
    worcester, United Kingdom
    5/5/13
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    "poor narrator.."

    I am sure this is a great story, trouble is I couldn't hear the story as the narrator for this book is awful .. I listened to this book in the car however couldn't listen as the narrators voice kept drifting into speech that couldn't be understood, I have player many books in this way without a problem.. a real disappointment..

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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