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The Pickwick Papers & Great Expectations Audiobook

The Pickwick Papers & Great Expectations

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The Pickwick Papers was Dickens' first novel. Retired businessman and confirmed bachelor Mr. Samuel Pickwick, Esquire, embarks on a journey through the English countryside accompanied by three fellow "Pickwickians": Mr. Tupman, Mr. Snodgrass, and Mr. Winkle. It is a joy to hear of their misadventures in search of stories and characters of interest and the repeated efforts of the quick-witted Sam Weller (Mr. Pickwick's manservant) to rescue them all from disaster. With a host of unlikely and wonderful characters, this masterpiece of comic writing is still to this day one of literature's most beloved works.

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.

Public Domain (P)2016 Victorian Classic Audiobooks

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  • brian
    cincinnati, OH, United States
    01/05/16
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    "A great collection"
    What did you love best about The Pickwick Papers & Great Expectations?

    Both books are classics, and, I'd never heard of combining two books like that before.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Everyone, Pip in particular, seeing his journey from child to man was amazing.


    What about Tadhg Hynes’s performance did you like?

    Everything, though at times his use of different accents made it difficult to understand whom he was voicing.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Nope.


    Any additional comments?

    A must-have for fans of Dickins works.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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