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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.
(P)2008 Audio Connoisseur
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Audie Award, Classic, 2010
Audie Award, Solo Narration - Male, 2010
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By J. J. Kuzma on 05-07-09

Great Narrations

If you haven't tried any of Charlton Griffin's productions for Audio Connoisseur, released through Audible, treat yourself to his reading of this classic Dickens novel. The many characters of the novel are brought to life masterfully.

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By Sarah on 11-03-10

One of the best I have ever listened to!

I have always been a huge Dickens fan, but the problem with Dickens and a lot of classic literature is it is so hard to find a well done audiobook. There are always scores of available audiobooks, and it's so hard to pick a good one based on the 30 second clip provided by Audible (which, btw, is still a huge help!). I have often been stuck listening to 40 hours of a dry, monotone narrator who has nearly ruined a classic for me. I listened to the Help in the summer and LOVE it, so when I noticed that Charles Griffin also won a 2010 Audie, I though I would trust the Audie awards once again and listen to his rendition of Great Expectations. I was not disappointed! Griffith has a fantastic narrative voice and uses just the right amount of drama in his telling of the story. It reminded me of being a little kid again and having my dad read some of the oldest and greatest classics to me before bed. I would highly recommend this version of Great Expectations.

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By Sydney on 03-04-09

Perfect reader for Dickens

Carlton Griffin might be a little over-the-top for almost anything else, but he suits the bombastic theatricality of Dickens right down to the ground. He does an especially wonderful Magwich and Jaggers, and although is narrative voice might get a little melodramatic, it's like what I'd imagine a real period reading would have been like! This is my favorite Dickens, too, so this is one my favorites from Audible all around.

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