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Great Expectations

Gelesen von Mark F. Smith

(4,729 Sterne; 1437 Bewertungen)

This classic tale tells of an orphan, Pip, who through a series of strange circumstances first finds a trade as a blacksmith's apprentice and then learns that he has "great expectations" of a future inheritance from an anonymous benefactor. He soon learns to live the profligate life of a gentleman as he gradually sheds his associations with the gentle souls of his past, Joe (the blacksmith) and Biddy (a level-headed young lady). He throws his money at improving the prospects of his roommate and friend Herbert and his heart at an "ice princess" whose heart will never respond. But then an escaped convict from his distant past comes calling, and all Pip's hopes dissolve. (Summary by Mark F. Smith) (20 hr 26 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1

12:42

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Chapter 2

22:35

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Chapter 3

12:46

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Chapter 4

23:08

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Chapter 5

26:07

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Chapter 6

5:10

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Chapter 7

27:47

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Chapter 8

30:54

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Chapter 9

18:11

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Chapter 10

16:25

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Chapter 11

34:34

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Chapter 12

14:45

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Chapter 13

19:59

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Chapter 14

5:29

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Chapter 15

28:12

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Chapter 16

11:56

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Chapter 17

21:14

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Chapter 18

33:07

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Chapter 19

37:49

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Chapter 20

19:56

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Chapter 21

12:09

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Chapter 22

32:36

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Chapter 23

21:03

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Chapter 24

15:32

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Chapter 25

18:21

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Chapter 26

17:32

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Chapter 27

19:57

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Chapter 28

15:00

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Chapter 29

32:20

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Chapter 30

22:42

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Chapter 31

14:34

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Chapter 32

14:29

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Chapter 33

18:13

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Chapter 34

15:24

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Chapter 35

20:23

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Chapter 36

17:23

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Chapter 37

18:40

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Chapter 38

33:09

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Chapter 39

32:30

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Chapter 40

35:12

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Chapter 41

14:24

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Chapter 42

20:43

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Chapter 43

13:02

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Chapter 44

20:04

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Chapter 45

19:37

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Chapter 46

19:02

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Chapter 47

16:54

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Chapter 48

18:22

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Chapter 49

24:18

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Chapter 50

10:37

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Chapter 51

20:02

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Chapter 52

13:19

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Chapter 53

32:23

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Chapter 54

35:58

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Chapter 55

18:26

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Chapter 56

14:09

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Chapter 57

32:07

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Chapter 58

21:32

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Chapter 59

11:09

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Bewertungen

A Timeless Classic Brilliantly Read

(5 Sterne)

This is one of those literary classics we all should have read in high school - but didn’t. Enough said. This version is noteworthy by how well it is read. The text is clear and accurate but when the characters speak Smith gives unique voices to each. He’s really good. Its like being at a live performance. Highly recommend...

Excellent!

(5 Sterne)

This is a long, entertaining, emotional book made even better by Mark Smith's reading. His choice for Mrs. Joe's method of speaking and "oh, oh, oh!" is hysterical! I was looking at other reviews and came across the one written by "Dr Raycist", who appears to be a racist himself. His review focuses on white European males and their propensity to own slaves. Nobody in this story owned slaves. He says they "all" owned slaves, but I find that hard to believe when considering the number of poor white European males at the time. It's absurd to think this book should be banned, I assume, because of the name of a particular pipe tobacco. I'm sorry Dr Raycist, but not every book can be about the long-suffering black man. If my review is inappropriate, let me know and I'll write a different one. I was upset by the gentleman's comments (mostly about banning the book) and had to respond.

Awesome

(5 Sterne)

Wow!! This book is my new favorite book. Great Job to the Narrator of this book!!!! He did a great job! All I can say to this book is WOW!!! I wish more people would read classics like these because they are amazing! I was a little scared of this book becaus3 I just have gotten into classics and it is my first Dickens but this book was amazing. I would also highly recommend listening to it. This is a great book I will always come back to!!!

Love it!

(4,5 Sterne)

Great story, very well read by Mr. Smith. I do have one bone to pick with this story: Nobody is EVER as purely good as Dickens heroes. I mean, if the moral is, like, “good always beats evil,” sure, but, uh, you’re saying that your almost sickeningly innocent heroes can defeat evil, what about us ordinary folks? Ah well, that was it. My daily rant is over, so I must bid ye all a fond farewell: Uh, bye, I guess.

Brilliant book, painful reading

(4 Sterne)

Listening to this American reader attempting the various English accents is excruciatingly cringeworthy and painful. It's hard to listen with enjoyment, even though this is possibly Dickens's best work. The ringing, hollow noise in the background of the reading is dreadfully distracting. It sounds as though the reading is being carried out inside a submarine!

from my first reading of this book when I was in school, throughout the years t…

(5 Sterne)

from my first reading of this book when I was in school, throughout the years that have led to now, it has remained a firm favourite. A message of the substance of friendship and love over 'portable property.'

Worth a listen!

(5 Sterne)

Great reader. Enjoyed listening to this story very much. Best voice the reader does is Joe. The story gets a little dull and tough to follow around chapter 20. Eventually there is a surprise event and the story gets much better from that point until the end.

Very well read

(5 Sterne)

A very skilled reader makes this long classic flow by smoothly and enjoyably. I'd never read this one before, or much of Dickens, so, as such, had no "expectations", but was pleasantly surprised by his wit and beautiful prose without too much Victorian lugubriousness.