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Great Expectations

Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
Length: 20 hrs and 51 mins
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Summary

Pip's life was stricken with tragedy as a small boy, being orphaned with the loss of his mother, father, and siblings. Pip forms a relationship with the odd Miss Havisham and her lovely adopted daughter, Estella. An anonymous benefactor whisks Pip away from the life he once knew and the people he cared for to one of class and high society. When his beloved Estella enters his life once more after many years apart, she denies him the affections he longs for. Pip has life-altering experiences throughout this story that will keep listeners intrigued until the end.

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  • akire32
  • 02-02-16

Fabulous Narrator

One of the best narrators I have ever heard. Wonderful voices, with tone, pacing, and accents that bring the characters to life. If a character grates on you, it is because the narrator does his job so well. I will definitely be returning to hear this one again!

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  • CrazyMixedLady
  • 28-01-16

Incredible story, Perfect storyteller

Loved it! I read this book as a kid and remember liking it, but didn't remember the actual story. The narrator is perfect, and the story is just so beautifully done. This book is full of great life lessons.

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  • tcrb
  • 17-02-17

Masterful Reading

Although a tough story at the beginning, it develops into a wonderful story of true companionship.

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  • Bob
  • 17-04-19

Narration at its finest

Great Expectations is obviously a canonical masterpiece. For audiophiles and anyone who enjoys the art of narration as much as the craft of writing, this is a must listen. Gildart Jackson's work is masterful.

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  • robert
  • 13-04-18

My favorite performance!

Love this story even more when performed so masterfully! Even if you have heard or read it before you must treat yourself to this version.

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  • Ms. Saser
  • 15-09-17

Met Every Expectation

Classic, beautiful, amusing, heartbreaking and satisfying story. It was performed with the perfect amount of animation, using a variety of "voices" from the single narrator, that clearly enhanced the story and its nuances. Top notch.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-03-16

Beautifully written, decent story.

Dickens' prose are elegant and captivating, and this book is an epitome of his talent. The story is good enough, although I found some parts towards the middle difficult to stay focused on. Narrator was perfect for the character, who were all realistic and eccentric.

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