Great Expectations by Charles Dickens audiobook

Great Expectations

By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Alison Larkin
Read by Alison Larkin

Alison Larkin Presents
20.28 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • $29.99

    ISBN: 9781982782337

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 poverty, prison ships, an old woman jilted at the altar, a beautiful, haughty, damaged young woman, a mysterious financial gift that transforms the life of a young person make up some of the drama in this timeless novel. Only 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?

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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 poverty, prison ships, an old woman jilted at the altar, a beautiful, haughty, damaged young woman, a mysterious financial gift that transforms the life of a young person make up some of the drama in this timeless novel. Only 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?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Alison Larkin serves double duty as adapter and narrator of this reimagining of GREAT EXPECTATIONS. Larkin creates a world in which the iconic orphan Pip is female, but her story of ongoing dramatic reversals in fortune and love remains otherwise the same. The production magnifies the significance of the adaptation by firmly conjuring the image of a young woman making her way in the world. Larkin’s young Pip has a delicate voice, which becomes noticeably stronger as Pip grows into herself. Larkin’s portrayal of Miss Havisham is appropriately brooding and histrionic, while Estella, Pip’s unrequited love, is exquisitely cold in tone. Every character in the vast story has a distinct voice or accent, and Larkin throws herself into the performance without restraint.” AudioFile

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Author

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.

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 20.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English