• Great Expectations

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Hugh Laurie
  • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 28-01-05
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (34 ratings)

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Chiara Calò on 22-01-18

Mesmerising.

Would you listen to Great Expectations again? Why?

Yes. I like the story.

What did you like best about this story?

Hugh Laurie's voice.

What about Hugh Laurie’s performance did you like?

He is an incredibly versatile actor.

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

Yes.

Any additional comments?

Addicted to Hugh Laurie's voice. I wish there were more books read by him.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Agata Tajchert on 25-03-16

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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