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Great Expectations

Gelesen von Mark F. Smith

(4,732 Sterne; 1280 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

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.

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...

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!

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!!!

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.'

(5 Sterne)

Mark Smith is one of the most talented book readers. His ability of reading so flawlessly, pausing at all the right places, and rendering every character with a unique voice had given me so much joy listening to this audio book. Thank you, Mr. Smith.

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.

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.