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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.
Excellent book and excellent narration.my second favorite Charles Dickens story David Copperfield being my first. Love Pip
Phenomenal narration! Thank you so much for bringing this classic to a new level.
A very good narration. 5 stars.
Thank you Mark Smith for making my first Charles Dickens book a pleasure to listen to!
loved it and the narration! kept falling away from being able to follow the storyline but i have PTSD and memory loss so thats probably all it is. great book!
This helped me understand the story faster and more effectively! Thank you for this!
your such a great reader very read its like your are the charaters #phenomenal!!!!
What a great job bringing this classic to life.
I love this author
What a wonderful book. And EXCELLENT narration. Mark is my favorite narrator. I wish he could read all the books! I highly recommend this book.
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