Great Expectations (Version 3)


Read by Mil Nicholson

(4.8 stars; 104 reviews)

In one of Charles Dickens’ most beloved stories, Philip Pirrip, known as “Pip”, narrates his own journey, from the hindsight of 50 years.

Pip grows up with his older sister after losing his parents at a very early age. His sister, a tough unloving woman, rules Pip and her gentle husband Joe with an iron hand. During Pip's 7th year, while playing in the marshes, he is accosted by an escaped criminal whom he decides to help by stealing food from his own home. But the convict is caught and returned to prison.

Miss Havisham, an eccentric, rich recluse, sends for Pip to come to her house to play with Estella, a haughty and rude girl about his age. Although Pip is ashamed of himself as a poor uneducated boy, he is fascinated by Estella. A few years later, he becomes apprenticed to Joe, a blacksmith, but dreams of becoming rich and clever and marrying Estella. A stranger, Mr. Jaggers, arrives to inform him that he has come into a handsome property, and will be removed from his present home to be brought up as a gentleman. The benefactor is kept secret, but Pip is sure it must be Miss Havisham.

In London, he acquires a tutor, grand new clothes and the lifestyle he always wanted. However, life is complicated as a gentleman in society, and he finds himself very unhappy, as Estella remains indifferent to him, involved with someone else. Pip begins overspending his generous allowance, and worse, spurns his old friends. Then unexpected problems from his past arise, and begin to transform his attitude. (Summary by Mil Nicholson) (20 hr 12 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 13:03 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 2 21:30 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 3 12:48 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 4 22:29 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 5 26:50 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 6 4:58 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 7 27:06 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 8 31:20 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 9 18:35 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 10 16:35 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 11 34:24 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 12 14:35 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 13 20:01 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 14 5:35 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 15 28:45 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 16 12:24 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 17 21:31 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 18 33:10 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 19 36:56 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 20 20:14 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 21 11:31 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 22 30:53 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 23 20:06 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 24 15:13 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 25 18:39 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 26 18:17 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 27 20:52 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 28 15:33 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 29 32:26 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 30 21:38 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 31 14:17 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 32 14:03 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 33 17:07 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 34 14:38 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 35 19:21 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 36 17:14 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 37 17:49 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 38 31:48 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 39 32:25 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 40 34:53 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 41 13:52 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 42 20:10 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 43 13:21 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 44 19:58 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 45 19:17 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 46 19:01 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 47 16:05 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 48 17:42 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 49 24:06 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 50 9:25 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 51 20:25 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 52 13:04 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 53 33:25 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 54 35:51 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 55 18:08 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 56 14:25 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 57 32:03 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 58 20:46 Read by Mil Nicholson
Chapter 59 10:02 Read by Mil Nicholson

Reviews

Very nice version to listen to!

(4.5 stars)

I truly enjoyed listening to Mill Nicholas - it was easy to follow her clear storytelling and she gave personality to all occurring characters. Sometimes a bit too well maybe, ‘cause I failed to understand some words/phrases.

Outstanding

(5 stars)

What a superb reading of one of Dickens' best loved works! The accent is perfect, Mil Nicholson's portrayal of the characters is one one of the finest I have ever had the pleasure of hearing! Ms Nicholson has done Dickens & the public an inestimable service!

Excellent reader

(5 stars)

There is no need to mention Dickens. The reader is superb, with a really clear voice and great characterisation, listen out for Miss Haversham and Mr Jaggers Thanks

Alnternate ending version

(4.5 stars)

This is the alternate chapter 59 ending. Where Pip sees no further parting from Estella. In Dickens original ending (the one read in my University days) Pip is walking with his younger namesake and is called over to a carriage. There he discovers Estella who has re-married a poor but honest Doctor and they live off of her fortune. Both endings were published. One makes a better movie I suppose.

One of the best audiobook ever.

(5 stars)

Mill Nickolson deserves a standing ovation for her work. This is just brilliant. Better than most of the celebrity recordings. She has acheived perfection is protraying each character to their soul.

unmissable

(5 stars)

Have listened to numerous books read by Mil and how does she do it! ? Every character brought to life and great expectations is no different. Worth a listen of anyone's time. Settle down with a cup of cocoa feet up and slip away with a classic tale. Thanks mil.

Fantastic text, brilliantly read!

(5 stars)

My favourite LV book to date! Mil does a brilliant job of all the voices, bringing Dickens' writing to life and even making the dialect parts clear! I'd write more about how fantastic Mil is, but I'm off now to listen to everything else she's ever recorded!

Wonderfully Read

(5 stars)

Mil Nicholson has once again has shared her extraordinary ability for giving unique voice to Mr. Dickens' wonderful characters. I recommend this and all of Ms. Nicholson's readings.