Great Expectations

  • by Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by Frank Muller
  • 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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Audible Editor Reviews

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.

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Why a classic is a classic

This is a spectacular book and clearly demonstrates why Dickens should still be read.

I greatly enjoyed the recording. The narrator made it come alive and, considering the 19th century syntax and the voices of the characters, it was quite accessible.

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- Jerry

Fabulous Narration

I was motivated to write this review in equal parts due to the brilliance of the story writing and the brilliance of the narrator. The narrator seemed to pick up on every nuance of Dickens' characters and bring them alive from the written page. I can think of no more rewarding way to enjoy this classic tale.
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- William Green

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-18-2003
  • Publisher: Recorded Books