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Great Expectations

Gelesen von Mark F. Smith

(4,733 Sterne; 737 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

Made picturing the story at lot easier than reading

(5 Sterne)

Like most American Teenagers, I can't stand reading a novel for more than 5 minutes without dieing of boredom. However with this recording I found it much easier to understand the story and simply enjoyed it much more than if I had to read it! P.S. Got an A on my book report :D

Excellent!

(5 Sterne)

This is my second time listening to this audio recording and I think Mark Smith does an excellent job. He enunciates all his words and is very clear and easy to understand. He also does a great job bringing the characters to life by giving them each their very own distinct voice. Very well done!

Superb

(4,5 Sterne)

This is a great book, it has a good amount of humor, mixed with an interesting plot, and melancholy approaches to issues of the times. The recording itself is very well done, but not perfect. His voices are great (although Joe sounds a bit too similar to Goofy for me), but there are echoes in some of the tracks, and a mechanical scratching which can be a bit of a headache. Besides these flaws, it was a wonderful listen.

Very well read

(5 Sterne)

I am in the situation that many high schoolers have been put through, as I have to read this for homework, but unfortunately I cant sit and read the book by myself. This audiobook has helped greatly so far, with great clarity and enunciation, gripping changes of tone and accent, and a warm, welcome narrative. I have greatly enjoyed listening to this book so far, and I reckon I will have listened to the full book by Monday (It is Thursday right now) Yet again, thank you for this recording.

All around joyful book and listening experience

(5 Sterne)

I find it hard to believe I never read this book as a child and this was my first time doing so. This book captivated me and the narrator read it so well. I will recommend this book to anyone needing a good read. Also, mark Smith was such a charismatic and clear reader that im in search of my next book as we speak.... read by him off course :)

Great Expectations

(5 Sterne)

This reading is a great modern adaptation of this classic book. Mr. Mark Smith captures the essence of Pip, the innocent youth who matures throughout the book and becomes a much better person despite the obstacles in his path. He gains insight, kindness, a sense of justice, and a social conscience! All the while retaining his American English accent, which will attract American youth! Great job, Mr. Smith!

Perfectly voiced

(5 Sterne)

Mark does an amazing job reading this book. I listened to it twice back-to-back and loved every moment. I would love for Mark to read The Catcher In The Rye or The Chocolate War or the great Day Bradbury's poetic prose Dandelion Wine and Something Wicked This Way Comes. None of those are in the public domain unfortunately. Keep reading, man

"Great Expectations" even after 30 years

(5 Sterne)

This was my favorite novel in High School, and I haven't read (or listened) to it since. I had great expectations as I started the first chapter, and the reader, Mark F. Smith, certainly didn't disappoint. He uses a very slight accent on his words so that the listener can understand without difficulty. His voice inflections made the characters come to life in my mind. I'm just glad there wasn't a quiz after each chapter!