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Great Expectations (Version 3)

Gelesen von Mil Nicholson

(4,9 Sterne; 86 Bewertungen)

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

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Chapter 2

21:30

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Chapter 3

12:48

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Chapter 4

22:29

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Chapter 5

26:50

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Chapter 6

4:58

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Chapter 7

27:06

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Chapter 8

31:20

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Chapter 9

18:35

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Chapter 10

16:35

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Chapter 11

34:24

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Chapter 12

14:35

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Chapter 13

20:01

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Chapter 14

5:35

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Chapter 15

28:45

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Chapter 16

12:24

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Chapter 17

21:31

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Chapter 18

33:10

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Chapter 19

36:56

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Chapter 20

20:14

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Chapter 21

11:31

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Chapter 22

30:53

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Chapter 23

20:06

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Chapter 24

15:13

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Chapter 25

18:39

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Chapter 26

18:17

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Chapter 27

20:52

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Chapter 28

15:33

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Chapter 29

32:26

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Chapter 30

21:38

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Chapter 31

14:17

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Chapter 32

14:03

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Chapter 33

17:07

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Chapter 34

14:38

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Chapter 35

19:21

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Chapter 36

17:14

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Chapter 37

17:49

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Chapter 38

31:48

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Chapter 39

32:25

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Chapter 40

34:53

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Chapter 41

13:52

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Chapter 42

20:10

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Chapter 43

13:21

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Chapter 44

19:58

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Chapter 45

19:17

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Chapter 46

19:01

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Chapter 47

16:05

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Chapter 48

17:42

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Chapter 49

24:06

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Chapter 50

9:25

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Chapter 51

20:25

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Chapter 52

13:04

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Chapter 53

33:25

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Chapter 54

35:51

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Chapter 55

18:08

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Chapter 56

14:25

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Chapter 57

32:03

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Chapter 58

20:46

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Chapter 59

10:02

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Bewertungen

Outstanding

(5 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

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

Great Book, Great Read

(5 Sterne)

Great Expectations is yet another compelling tale by Dickens and another tour de force performance by Mil Nicholson.

Alnternate ending version

(4,5 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

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.