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    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 17 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Pip is an orphan, brought up in a village on the Essex marshes by his disagreeable sister and her husband Joe Gargery, the kind-hearted village blacksmith. Life is harsh and Pip has few prospects until he receives from an anonymous benefactor the chance of escaping the forge for a more promising life in London. But his expectations are fraught with difficulties as he is haunted by figures from his past such as the escaped convict Magwitch, the eccentric Miss Havisham, and her proud, beautiful ward, Estella.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved the version of this book. wonderful narrat'n

    • By Amazon Customer on 25-11-2017

    Non-member price: $35.90

    • Expectation

    • By: Anna Hope
    • Narrated by: Vinette Robinson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hannah, Cate and Lissa are young, vibrant and inseparable. Living on the edge of a common in East London, their shared world is ablaze with art and activism, romance and revelry - and the promise of everything to come. They are electric. They are the best of friends. Ten years on, they are not where they hoped to be. Amidst flailing careers and faltering marriages, each hungers for what the others have. And each wrestles with the same question: what does it take to lead a meaningful life? 

    Non-member price: $39.50

    • Great Expectations

    • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
    • By: Charles Dickens, Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Matt Lucas, Howard Jacobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
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    In this Audible Exclusive performance by Matt Lucas of Great Expectations, Charles Dickens demonstrates that conscience, loyalty and empathy are virtues far more valuable than intellect, wealth and social standing. First published in Dickens’ own periodical, All the Year Round, the novel was divided into nine monthly instalments, from December 1860 to August 1861. Unsurprisingly, it was an instant success and managed to sell over 100,000 copies per week. Though written at a challenging time in Dickens’ life, when the impending breakdown of his marriage loomed over him, Great Expectations proves to be one of his most optimistic, comical and romantic novels.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Either I am blind or I cannot find a way to return

    • By Jackson on 15-05-2019

    Non-member price: $60.78

    • Great Expectations (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 18 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Raised in squalor in the marsh country of Kent, the orphan Pip is taken under the wing of the eccentric and reclusive Miss Havisham - only to blindly give his heart to the dowager’s beautiful but ice-cold adopted daughter, Estella. Even as a mysterious benefactor helps to shape Pip’s life into one of fortune, success, and self-discovery, the unspeakable secrets of his unrequited love continue to haunt him - and promise to change his life once again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding reader

    • By Alison on 27-10-2018

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 17 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    As Pip unravels the truth behind his own "great expectations" in his quest to become a gentleman, the mysteries of the past and the convolutions of fate through a series of thrilling adventures serve to steer him toward maturity and his most important discovery of all - the truth about himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable

    • By Dragan Nesic on 01-01-2018

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Rob Goll
    • Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The story is told from the point of view of Pip, an orphan of humble origins who dreams of being a gentleman. From a chilling encounter with a convict when he was seven, through his coming of age and early adulthood, he tells of his "memorable days" and the "great changes" they wrought in him. Pip is apprenticed to kind-hearted Joe Gargery, the blacksmith, husband to his ill-tempered sister. On meeting the eccentric and reclusive Miss Havisham and her proud and haughty ward, the beautiful Estella, Pip becomes ashamed of his origins and hopes to one day better himself. 

    Non-member price: $47.75

    • Beyond All Expectations

    • Emerilia, Book 8
    • By: Michael Chatfield
    • Narrated by: Tristan Morris
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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    The event of myths and legends has started. The first spawn points have started to open, issuing forth creatures and people that were banished from Emerilia long ago. Dave and the Pandora’s Box group are advancing their plans and building projects as fast as possible. When an opportunity arises to take their projects to the next level, they’re going to have to use all of their tricks and crafting abilities in order to seize it. The Stone Raiders and the Terra Alliance that they have formed will undergo its first baptism. The time of peace has ended.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Expectation Hangover

    • Overcoming Disappointment in Work, Love, and Life
    • By: Christine Hassler
    • Narrated by: Christina Traister
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    When our expectations are met and things go according to plan, we feel a sense of accomplishment and pride. Risking little, we feel safe, in control, and on-track. But when life throws us a curveball or does not live up to our expectations, we end up with an Expectation Hangover. This particular brand of discomfort is profoundly sobering and uncomfortable.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simple and profound book!

    • By Hellè Weston on 02-03-2019

    Non-member price: $30.74

    • Bleak Expectations

    • The Complete BBC Radio 4 Series
    • By: Mark Evans
    • Narrated by: Anthony Head, Celia Imrie, David Mitchell, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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    The complete collected series 1-5 of the gloriously daft Victorian romp Bleak Expectations. Gasp at the evil Mr Gently Benevolent, played by Mr Anthony Head! Weep at the trials of our young hero, Pip Bin, played by Master Tom Allen! Be moved to joy and sorrow by the remarkable narration of Mr Richard Johnson! Swoon at the fragile beauty of Pip's poor mama, played by Miss Celia Imrie! Wonder at the thespian prowess of Mr Geoffrey Whitehead as six different siblings!

    Non-member price: $35.95

    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Eddie Izzard
    • Length: 20 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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    Widely considered to be Charles Dickens' greatest and best-loved work, Great Expectations was first published as a serial between December 1860 - August 1861 and has been in print ever since. The story of a young boy from humble origins who dares to dream of becoming a gentleman, it is one of Dickens' most enduring and widely adapted novels. In this new unabridged production, star comedian and polymath Eddie Izzard infuses the story of Pip with his trademark wit and flair, and breathes new life into some of Dickens' most memorable characters, while staying completely faithful to the novel. 

    Non-member price: $37.98

    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    In this, perhaps Dickens' most profound and personal novel, we are invited to share in the sentimental education of Pip, the poor boy from the village forge who risks losing himself in snobbery and selfishness when he mysteriously inherits a fortune. The story moves from the bleak Kentish marshes of Pip's childhood to a thrilling climax that mingles tragedy and triumph.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Narration

    • By Monica O'Brien on 05-12-2015

    Non-member price: $55.66

    • Neuroscience and Critical Thinking: Understand the Hidden Pathways of Your Thought Patterns- Improve Your Memory, Make Rational Decisions, Tune Down Emotional Reactions, and Set Realistic Expectations

    • By: Albert Rutherford
    • Narrated by: Russell Newton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Improve your critical, logical, observational, and rational thinking skills with the timeless principles presented in this book.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good and useful book

    • By Anonymous User on 24-06-2019

    Non-member price: $9.68

    • Grave Expectations

    • The Ministry of Curiosities, Book 4
    • By: C. J. Archer
    • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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    Charlie's life is perfect. She has everything her heart desires. Until it all goes horribly wrong. Charlie and Lincoln return to London to find two supernaturals have been murdered, and Charlie might be next. As if that wasn't bad enough, the man who adopted her has escaped from prison, and the committee members have just learned some news that infuriates them. Now there's talk of sending Charlie away again. Far away. Charlie is kidnapped and forced to summon one of the murder victims - but she's unable to send him back.

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • The Novels of Charles Dickens: An Introduction by David Timson to Great Expectations

    • By: David Timson
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Original Recording
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    David Timson talks about Charles Dickens, much loved for his great contribution to classic English Literature. Listen to Great Expectations narrated by Anton Lesser.

    Non-member price: $0.00

    • Great Expectations

    • Retro Audio
    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Earnest Kinoy
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The classic Charles Dickens novel brought to life in this retro audio play! Follow the life and adventures of pip from the meeting of the convict in the graveyard which determines the rest of his life. One of the classic Radio Theatre productions you will want to listen to over and over again.

    Non-member price: $10.91

    • Blurred Expectations

    • Redwood Pack, Book 4.5
    • By: Carrie Ann Ryan
    • Narrated by: Gregory Salinas
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hannah Jamenson has babies on the brain. It seems that her sisters-in-law are expanding their family in the blink of an eye, but Hannah feels left behind. Every time that little test reads negative a little part of her dies and she feels like her Healing powers are failing her. Her mates, Josh and Reed, are doing everything they can to help her deal with their trials and losses, but they too feel like there is nothing they can do.

    Non-member price: $9.68

    • The Culture of Narcissism

    • American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations
    • By: Christopher Lasch
    • Narrated by: Barry Press
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When The Culture of Narcissism was first published, it was clear that Christopher Lasch had identified something important: what was happening to American society in the wake of the decline of the family over the last century. The book quickly became a best seller.

    Non-member price: $40.61

    • A Tale of Two Cities & Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 30 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." So begins this classic, one of the most beloved novels of all time. Charles Dickens brings the French Revolution to life through such vivid characters as Charles Darnay, the Old Doctor, Sydney Carton and Lucy Manette. The action peaks with the storming of the Bastille, the dreaded symbol of government authority. And the blade of La Guillotine falls again...

    Non-member price: $43.52

    • Silent Agreements

    • How to Free Your Relationships of Unspoken Expectations
    • By: Linda D. Anderson, Sonia R. Banks, Michele L. Owens
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    If you have relationships, you've likely been part of silent agreements. Silent agreements are the implicit "rules" of your relationships that arise from unspoken beliefs and expectations that both parties hold, stemming from your earliest experiences and reinforced as you mature. They can sound something like "the person who makes more money should pay for the dates," or "my boss doesn't offer me a raise, and he knows I won't ask for one". These agreements can hinder your relationships, remaining undiscussed due to fear, aversion to conflict, feelings of obligation, or guilt.

    Non-member price: $34.13

    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Abridged
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    Pip is an orphan, brought up by his sister and her husband, the kindly blacksmith Joe Gargery. One evening, while visiting his parents' graves, he has a shocking encounter with an escaped convict who forces Pip to help him. The very next day, he is invited to go and see Miss Havisham, a rich old lady who is seeking a playmate for the beautiful Estella. These two chance events are to change Pip's life in ways he could never have imagined...

    Non-member price: $10.17

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