Great Expectations

  • by Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by Douglas Hodge, Geraldine McEwan, Amanda Redman
  • 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Original recording Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When orphan Pip meets the escaped convict Magwitch in an overgrown churchyard on the Kent marshes, little does he know that the incident will change his life forever? Some years later, now apprenticed to his blacksmith brother-in-law, Pip falls in love with the beautiful Estella. Her half-crazed and bitter guardian Miss Havisham, however, exerts a malign influence over the girl and forces a wedge between the two. Pip abandons his roots and, with 'great expectations' of becoming a gentleman, heads for London society. There he begins to receive riches from a mysterious benefactor... Pip's quest to find his true identity, and his growth to maturity through misfortune and misery, form the basis of this atmospheric tale starring Douglas Hodge, Geraldine McEwan and Amanda Redman. Directed by Sally Avens.

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Great book

Excellent story! Loved the different people playing the characters.

I think the heavy breathing was a little overused and it was hard to understand the 2 convicts at times.
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- Jared English

Loved this old Classic tale

Particularly enjoyed my all time favorite, Geraldine McEwan. Dickens is brilliant! Worth hearing many times.
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- MKamen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-02-2012
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited