Great Expectations by Charles Dickens audiobook

Great Expectations: What is Pip Were a Woman?

By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Alison Larkin
Read by Alison Larkin

Alison Larkin Presents
20.28 Hours Unabridged
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Bestselling novelist and award-winning audiobook narrator Alison Larkin changes the gender of Dicken’s most famous character in this dazzling new recording of Great Expectations. It's the same thrilling story of youthful innocence, unexpected escape from cruel poverty, an old woman jilted at the altar, and a mysterious financial gift that transforms the life of a young person. But one thing has changed. In this version, Pip is a woman. In this world it is completely normal for a girl to learn to read and kiss another girl and be able to walk into a tavern without being molested or start a promising career thanks to a mysterious financial donation. It's an irresistible question. If gender had been simply irrelevant in the 19th century where would we all be now? “A novel rich in imagination, detail, and surprises requires a narrator who can embrace every element of the story — Alison Larkin is that narrator..” — AUDIOFILE MAGAZINE “Alison Larkin is hugely entertaining.” THE TIMES

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Summary

Summary

Bestselling novelist and award-winning audiobook narrator Alison Larkin changes the gender of Dicken’s most famous character in this dazzling new recording of Great Expectations.

It's the same thrilling story of youthful innocence, unexpected escape from cruel poverty, an old woman jilted at the altar, and a mysterious financial gift that transforms the life of a young person. But one thing has changed. In this version, Pip is a woman.

In this world it is completely normal for a girl to learn to read and kiss another girl and be able to walk into a tavern without being molested or start a promising career thanks to a mysterious financial donation.

It's an irresistible question. If gender had been simply irrelevant in the 19th century where would we all be now?
“A novel rich in imagination, detail, and surprises requires a narrator who can embrace every element of the story — Alison Larkin is that narrator..”
— AUDIOFILE MAGAZINE

“Alison Larkin is hugely entertaining.” THE TIMES

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Author Bio: Charles Dickens

Author Bio: Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens (1812–1870) was born in Landport, Portsmouth, England, the second of eight children in a family continually plagued by debt. A legacy brought release from the nightmare of debtors’ prison and child labor and afforded him a few years of formal schooling. He worked as an attorney’s clerk and newspaper reporter until his early writings brought him the amazing success that was to be his for the remainder of his life. He was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature’s most iconic characters.

Author Bio: Freely Adapted by Alison Larkin

Author Bio: Freely Adapted by Alison Larkin

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 20.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English