Abridged / Go to Unabridged Audiobook
Publisher: Penguin Books LTD
Date: January 2005
Duration: 2 hours 49 minutes
Penguin Classics presents the abridged audiobook edition of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, read by Hugh Laurie.
A terrifying encounter with an escaped convict in a graveyard on the wild Kent marshes; a summons to meet the bitter, decaying Miss Havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella; the sudden generosity of a mysterious benefactor - these form a series of events that change the orphaned Pip's life forever, and he eagerly abandons his humble origins to begin a new life as a gentleman. Dickens' haunting late novel depicts Pip's education and development through adversity as he discovers the true nature of his 'great expectations'.