Trade Ed. Audio Partners/Cover to Cover 1984
CS ISBN 1572700637 $44.95 Twelve cassettes
CD ISBN 1572705671 $42.95 Fifteen CDs
In his reading of GREAT EXPECTATIONS, Martin Jarvis exceeds even the greatest expectations: He is superb. In a novel that some say is Dickens's finest, numerous characters confront young Pip, coming from all manner of backgrounds and circumstances and, therefore, using a variety of geographical and social dialects. Jarvis is more than equal to the task of differentiating perfectly and consistently among them: the uneducated but good hearted blacksmith, Joe; the convict Magwitch; the proper Miss Havisham; the puzzling Estella; along with other equally memorable friends and foes. To hear Jarvis tell their stories, you almost believe you're listening to a full-cast recording. This audiobook merits highest praise. T.H. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/MAR 99]
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