Great Expectations is arguably Dickens' finest work. Chapter one opens up in a lonely graveyard on the marshes in southern England where we first meet young Pip and witness a terrifying meeting with an escaped convict. The novel charts the life of Pip from boy to young man during which Dickens treats us to array of unforgettable characters from the lovable Joe and the servile Pumblechuck to the jilted Miss Havisham and the faithful Herbert Pocket.
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A mailman in Iowa, I have hours and hours to listen as I walk along. History in the am, adventure in the pm, literature when the muse calls.
This Dubliner's Irish lilt breathes new life into the many voices inside this Dickens masterpiece. What had been for me a well-told tale in black and white was instantly colorized, if you get my meaning, by Hynes, so that one dimensional figures became full, rich individuals with all their quirks and foibles and strengths. Come on, Audible, get his other Dickens books into the fold.
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