Great Expectations

  • by Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by Anton Lesser
  • 19 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this, perhaps Dickens' most profound and personal novel, we are invited to share in the sentimental education of Pip, the poor boy from the village forge who risks losing himself in snobbery and selfishness when he mysteriously inherits a fortune. The story moves from the bleak Kentish marshes of Pip's childhood to a thrilling climax that mingles tragedy and triumph.
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What the Critics Say

"We take great joy in recording our conviction that Great Expectations is a masterpiece." (The Atlantic Monthly)

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Customer Reviews

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Dickens brought to life.

The last time I encountered Dickens was at school (some 40 odd years ago) when our English teacher read Oliver Twist to us and made it come alive. In order to relive this experience I downloaded Great Expectations and was not disappointed. Anton Lesser is an inspired choice as narrator...along with Dickens descriptive talent he made this a magical experience and I want to move on to more of the same.
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- Val Waite

Best Reading Ever

Where does Great Expectations rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Definitely in my top five.


What about Anton Lesser’s performance did you like?

The beginning where Magwitch leaps out at Pip - he yells.


Any additional comments?

For anyone who wants to start on Dickens, I recommend you choose this book. It's a sudden beginning and you've just got to read until you reach the end. You feel for Pip right the way through, especially in his love for Estella.

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- Derek Thorburn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-06-2008
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks