• Mister Pip

  • By: Lloyd Jones
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-12-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: John Murray
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.8 (34 ratings)

Summary

Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year, 2008.
Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Award, 2007.
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, 2007.
A Richard and Judy Book Club selection.
"A book can change your life forever.
"You cannot pretend to read a book. Your eyes will give you away. So will your breathing. A person entranced by a book simply forgets to breathe. The house can catch alight and a reader deep in a book will not look up until the wallpaper is in flames."
Bougainville. 1991. A small village on a lush tropical island in the South Pacific. Eighty-six days have passed since Matilda's last day of school as, quietly, war is encroaching from the other end of the island.
When the villagers' safe, predictable lives come to a halt, Bougainville's children are surprised to find the island's only white man, a recluse, re-opening the school. Pop Eye, aka Mr Watts, explains he will introduce the children to Mr Dickens. Matilda and the others think a foreigner is coming to the island and prepare a list of much needed items. They are shocked to discover their acquaintance with Mr Dickens will be through Mr Watts' inspiring reading of Great Expectations.
But on an island at war, the power of fiction has dangerous consequences. Imagination and beliefs are challenged by guns. Mister Pip is an unforgettable tale of survival by story; a dazzling piece of writing that will live long in the mind.
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Critic reviews

"The title that lingers most in my mind this year is Lloyd Jones's startlingly immediate Mister Pip, shortlisted for the 2007 Man Booker Prize. Its first-person telling makes it a natural audiobook, and Finty Williams's musical, youthful, determined young voice is exactly right for it."( The Times)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Joan on 03-01-08

Magical

What an unusual story - gripping and appalling parts are offset with gentle and delighful memories of childhood. It is touching and sad, but full of hope and the magic of the world and the imagination. Finty Williams is the perfect narrator. This is 2 hours of total enthralment - do listen.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Julie on 24-03-08

Mister Pip

Fantastic and unusual book that all literature lovers should read or listen. What a shame that once again a prize winning book is 'arbitrary' abridged by Audible.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Benno on 14-02-11

get under the skin

It's a must for every amoureux de literature . I wasn't touched by a book like Mister Pip for years! Wonderful written and only sad it isn't unabriged :-)
Now I'm reading great expectation to have even more pleasure to hear it again!

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