Great Expectations (version 2)


Read by Peter John Keeble

(4.7 stars; 91 reviews)

Great Expectations is written in the first person and is virtually a fictional autobiography of “Pip” from his childhood, through often painful experiences, to adulthood. It charts his progress as he moves from the Kent marshes - his social status radically changed having gained an unknown benefactor - to busy commercial London. The book is richly populated with a variety of extraordinary characters many of whom, unbeknownst to them, have lives that are inextricably linked to the others. It is all there, love, hate, passion, humour, rejection, duplicity, betrayal, a whole gamut of emotions and human strengths and weaknesses . This is one of Dickens most fascinating, and disturbing novels. (Summary by Peter Keeble) (17 hr 53 min)

Chapters

01 - Chapter I 11:28 Read by Peter John Keeble
02 - Chapter II 20:43 Read by Peter John Keeble
03 - Chapter III 10:48 Read by Peter John Keeble
04 - Chapter IV 20:46 Read by Peter John Keeble
05 - Chapter V 22:58 Read by Peter John Keeble
06 - Chapter VI 4:29 Read by Peter John Keeble
07 - Chapter VII 23:09 Read by Peter John Keeble
08 - Chapter VIII 28:36 Read by Peter John Keeble
09 - Chapter IX 16:03 Read by Peter John Keeble
10 - Chapter X 15:11 Read by Peter John Keeble
11 - Chapter XI 30:06 Read by Peter John Keeble
12 - Chapter XII 13:07 Read by Peter John Keeble
13 - Chapter XIII 17:31 Read by Peter John Keeble
14 - Chapter XIV 5:06 Read by Peter John Keeble
15 - Chapter XV 24:51 Read by Peter John Keeble
16 - Chapter XVI 11:48 Read by Peter John Keeble
17 - Chapter XVII 18:48 Read by Peter John Keeble
18 - Chapter XVIII 29:48 Read by Peter John Keeble
19 - Chapter XIX 32:54 Read by Peter John Keeble
20 - Chapter XX 17:55 Read by Peter John Keeble
21 - Chapter XXI 10:10 Read by Peter John Keeble
22 -Chapter XXII 28:14 Read by Peter John Keeble
23 - Chapter XXIII 18:36 Read by Peter John Keeble
24 - Chapter XXIV 12:45 Read by Peter John Keeble
25 - Chapter XXV 16:12 Read by Peter John Keeble
26 - Chapter XXVI 16:08 Read by Peter John Keeble
27 - Chapter XXVII 17:38 Read by Peter John Keeble
28 - Chapter XXVIII 13:34 Read by Peter John Keeble
29 - Chapter XXIX 28:50 Read by Peter John Keeble
30 - Chapter XXX 19:10 Read by Peter John Keeble
31 - ChapterXXXI 12:55 Read by Peter John Keeble
32 - Chapter XXXII 13:00 Read by Peter John Keeble
33 - Chapter XXXIII 15:40 Read by Peter John Keeble
34 - Chapter XXXIV 13:53 Read by Peter John Keeble
35 - Chapter XXXV 18:05 Read by Peter John Keeble
36 - Chapter XXXVI 15:19 Read by Peter John Keeble
37 - Chapter XXXVII 16:16 Read by Peter John Keeble
38 - Chapter XXXVIII 29:17 Read by Peter John Keeble
39 - Chapter XXXIX 26:28 Read by Peter John Keeble
40 - Chapter XL 28:54 Read by Peter John Keeble
41 -Chapter XLI 12:04 Read by Peter John Keeble
42 - Chapter XLII 15:56 Read by Peter John Keeble
43 - Chapter XLIII 11:13 Read by Peter John Keeble
44 - Chapter XLIV 17:03 Read by Peter John Keeble
45 - Chapter XLV 17:02 Read by Peter John Keeble
46 - Chapter XLVI 17:08 Read by Peter John Keeble
47 - Chapter XLVII 14:36 Read by Peter John Keeble
48 - Chapter XLVIII 15:29 Read by Peter John Keeble
49 - Chapter XLIX 21:29 Read by Peter John Keeble
50 - Chapter L 9:22 Read by Peter John Keeble
51 - Chapter LI 18:13 Read by Peter John Keeble
52 - Chapter LII 12:19 Read by Peter John Keeble
53 - Chapter LIII 30:09 Read by Peter John Keeble
54 - Chapter LIV 32:17 Read by Peter John Keeble
55 - Chapter LV 16:03 Read by Peter John Keeble
56 - Chapter LVI 12:37 Read by Peter John Keeble
57 - Chapter LVII 27:02 Read by Peter John Keeble
58 - Chapter LVIII 17:39 Read by Peter John Keeble
59 - Chapter LIX 9:03 Read by Peter John Keeble

Reviews

Great Book!

(5 stars)

I read this book years ago and didn't really care for it. Listening to it on Librivox really brought it to life. Excellent job by the reader--he is one of my favorite readers on Librivox.

(5 stars)

I enjoyed the reader, he had a nice accent which was very appropriate to the story. He was quick, without losing clarity or understanding. The story had the standard Dickens ramblings and desire to use more words than necessary; but otherwise it was a very good story, and this would be the best one of his books I have read or listened to so far.

Fantastic

(5 stars)

this was my first audiobook and I was absolutely enthralled with the narrator's abilities and adaptation of different voices within the book to distinguish various individuals in dialogue. it was a pleasure to listen to.

Terrific reading

(5 stars)

To read Great Expectations aloud is an enormous undertaking. Peter does a great job giving each character personality and voice.

My favorite Dickens tale

(5 stars)

This is as good, or maybe even better than watching the David Lean cinematic rendition. An excellent reading, one of my favorite Librivox recordings.

(4.5 stars)

With the only other choice for Great Expectations being an American doing an awful English accent, this was a natural choice...but I found that I really enjoyed his reading, also importantly because it's in the right accent!

This was the most wonderfully read librvox that I have heard

(5 stars)

The reader has such a magnificant voice, the story is amazingly written(no doubt), and the two make for an emotional and exhilarating experience. Thank you Peter.

Favourite Audiobook!

(5 stars)

The reader is wonderful, I love his voice and his accent. He gives the characters unique tones without it sounding like forced dramatics. The recording is somewhat muffled but you soon get used to it. This is one of my favourite books and my favourite LibriVox recording.