Great Expectations

  • by Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by Hugh Laurie
  • 2 hrs and 49 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. Great Expectations follow's Pip's education and development through adversity as he discovers the true nature of his 'great expectations'.


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Edited version

It is a great story masterfully read by Hugh Laurie. Unfortunately, it is only shortened version which leaves me wanting more depth of real Dickens masterpiece.
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- Agata Tajchert


Hugh Laurie provides a perfectly evocable reading of this brilliant Dickens tale. The sites and sounds all come to life from Victorian England
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- Richard

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-28-2005
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio