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It is a great story masterfully read by Hugh Laurie. Unfortunately, it is only shortened version which leaves me wanting more depth of real Dickens masterpiece.
Hugh Laurie provides a perfectly evocable reading of this brilliant Dickens tale. The sites and sounds all come to life from Victorian England
"A disappointing version"
Although "Great Expectations" is an inteligent, captivating and witty peace of work, i am afraid i did not enjoy this audio book narrated by Hugh Laurie.
I should point out, that this version is a brief edited version which as i realised while listening -does not include the entire script.
Some chapter's were more inclusive than others, and included the Dicken's witt and complexity -
other episodes seemed to have been edited unwisely - and left information gaps and did not feel like a Dickens creation.
In addition, as much as i admire Hugh Laurie as an charismatic inteligent actor, his narration was pretty bad - all female voices were at the same tone, some sections were exagarated - unexpected pauses.
I am afraid i would have to double check in the future that i am not purchasing an edited\shortened version.
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