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The Pickwick Papers & Great Expectations

Tadhg Hynes

Experience the charm of Charles Dickens' debut novel, The Pickwick Papers, and his timeless classic, Great Expectations, with the Victorian Classic Audiobooks edition. Follow the misadventures of Mr. Samuel Pickwick and his companions in the English countryside, enjoy the wit and comedy, and meet unforgettable characters. Then, embark on a journey with young Pip as he navigates the challenges of Victorian society, encountering love, loss, and self-discovery. The audiobook edition brings Dickens' storytelling to life, making it the perfect choice for fans of classic literature and newcomers alike.

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The Pickwick Papers

The Pickwick Papers was Charles Dickens' debut novel and remains one of his most beloved works to this day. The story follows the adventures of Mr. Samuel Pickwick, a retired businessman and confirmed bachelor, as he embarks on a journey through the English countryside accompanied by his fellow 'Pickwickians': Mr. Tupman, Mr. Snodgrass, and Mr. Winkle. Together, they encounter a variety of interesting characters and find themselves in a series of misadventures, all narrated with Dickens' signature wit and humor.

Characters and Comedy

What sets The Pickwick Papers apart is its rich cast of characters, each with their own quirks and eccentricities. From the quick-witted manservant Sam Weller to the bumbling Mr. Pickwick himself, the novel is populated with memorable personalities that bring the story to life.

Dickens' ability to create comedy out of ordinary situations shines through in this book. From mistaken identities and romantic entanglements to comical mishaps, The Pickwick Papers is a delightful and entertaining read from start to finish.

Great Expectations

Considered by many to be Dickens' finest work, Great Expectations is a coming-of-age story that follows the life of Pip. The novel begins with a chilling encounter in a graveyard, where young Pip meets an escaped convict. This fateful meeting sets the course for Pip's journey from a humble village boy to a young man navigating the complexities of Victorian society.

Unforgettable Characters

Dickens' talent for creating memorable characters is on full display in Great Expectations. From the kind-hearted blacksmith Joe and the mysterious Miss Havisham to the enigmatic Abel Magwitch, each character leaves a lasting impression on the reader.

One of the most iconic characters in the novel is Estella, the object of Pip's affections. Her cold and aloof demeanor, combined with her beauty, captures Pip's heart and drives him to pursue his 'great expectations'.

Themes of Class and Identity

Great Expectations explores themes of social class and identity, as Pip grapples with his own aspirations for a better life and the influence of his humble upbringing. The novel raises questions about the nature of ambition, wealth, and the pursuit of happiness.

Audiobook Edition: An Engaging Listening Experience

Experience the magic of Charles Dickens' storytelling with the Victorian Classic Audiobooks edition of The Pickwick Papers & Great Expectations. The audiobook captures the essence of Dickens' prose, bringing the characters and their adventures to life.

Perfect for long car rides, commutes, or simply relaxing at home, the audiobook edition allows you to immerse yourself in the world of Dickens with the convenience of listening.

Whether you're a fan of classic literature or new to Dickens' works, The Pickwick Papers & Great Expectations is a must-read (or rather, must-listen) for all. So sit back, relax, and let the captivating narration transport you to a bygone era.

Additional Info

Book Name: The Pickwick Papers & Great Expectations
Book Format: AudiobookFormat
Authors: Charles Dickens
Narrators: Tadhg Hynes
Genres: Literature & Fiction
Audiobook Length: 48H57M
Publisher: Victorian Classic Audiobooks
Language: English
Publish Date: 2016-02-25
Last Price: 14.95 USD

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What is the first novel written by Charles Dickens?

The first novel written by Charles Dickens is The Pickwick Papers.

Who are the main characters in The Pickwick Papers?

The main characters in The Pickwick Papers are Mr. Samuel Pickwick, Mr. Tupman, Mr. Snodgrass, and Mr. Winkle.

What is the plot of The Pickwick Papers?

The Pickwick Papers follows the journey of Mr. Pickwick and his companions through the English countryside, encountering various misadventures and interesting characters along the way.

Who is the quick-witted manservant in The Pickwick Papers?

The quick-witted manservant in The Pickwick Papers is Sam Weller, who often saves the main characters from disaster.

What is Great Expectations considered to be?

Great Expectations is considered to be Charles Dickens' finest work.

Where does chapter one of Great Expectations take place?

Chapter one of Great Expectations takes place in a lonely graveyard on the marshes in Southern England.

Who are some of the memorable characters in Great Expectations?

Some of the memorable characters in Great Expectations are Joe, Pumblechuck, Miss Havisham, and Herbert Pocket.

Who is the narrator of the audiobook?

The narrator of the audiobook is Tadhg Hynes.

What did readers love about The Pickwick Papers & Great Expectations?

Readers loved the combination of two classic books and the journey of the main characters in both novels.

What was the experience of reading/listening to the book like?

The experience of reading/listening to the book was described as a way to immerse oneself in Dickens' world and enjoy the storytelling abilities of both Dickens and the narrator.

What did some readers feel about The Pickwick Papers & Great Expectations?

Some readers felt that the story dragged on too long and wished the book had focused solely on Great Expectations.

What genre of books does the listener usually prefer?

The listener usually prefers urban fiction or African American fiction, but sometimes also financial books.

What reaction did the book spark in some readers?

Some readers felt disappointment with the book.


12 reviews for this audiobook
  • Sa
    Samantha 04-Oct-2023

    I absolutely loved listening to The Pickwick Papers audiobook! Charles Dickens has a way of transporting you into his stories, and this one is no exception. The narrator does a fantastic job of bringing the characters to life with his expressive voice. Highly recommend!

  • Jo
    John 09-Oct-2023

    Great Expectations is a masterpiece by Charles Dickens, and the audiobook version does it justice. The narrator captures the essence of the story effortlessly, making you feel connected to the characters. This is a must-listen for any Dickens fan!

  • Em
    Emily 11-Oct-2023

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Pickwick Papers audiobook. Charles Dickens' writing style is captivating, and the narrator's performance adds depth to the characters. It's like being transported to another time and place. Definitely worth a listen!

  • Mi
    Michael 29-Oct-2023

    Great Expectations is an absolute classic, and the audiobook version is a fantastic way to experience it. The narrator's voice is engaging, and the story keeps you hooked from start to finish. Highly recommended!

  • Ol
    Olivia 18-Nov-2023

    The Pickwick Papers audiobook is a delightful journey through the intricate world created by Charles Dickens. The narrator's performance is exceptional, capturing the humor and charm of the characters. A wonderful listening experience!

  • Da
    Daniel 03-Dec-2023

    I was completely engrossed in Great Expectations audiobook. Charles Dickens' storytelling is unparalleled, and the narrator's delivery makes it even more compelling. It's a timeless tale that everyone should experience!

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    Sophia 09-Dec-2023

    Listening to The Pickwick Papers audiobook was an absolute delight. Charles Dickens' wit and humor shine through, and the narrator's performance is top-notch. It's a lighthearted and entertaining story that will keep you entertained!

  • Ma
    Matthew 06-Jan-2024

    Great Expectations in audiobook format is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in Charles Dickens' masterful storytelling. The narrator's voice is captivating, and you'll find yourself eagerly listening to every word. Highly recommended!

  • Em
    Emma 30-Jan-2024

    The Pickwick Papers audiobook is a true gem for any Dickens enthusiast. The story comes to life through the skilled narration, and you'll find yourself completely invested in the characters' journeys. A fantastic listen!

  • Ja
    Jacob 26-Feb-2024

    Great Expectations audiobook offers an incredible listening experience. Charles Dickens' intricate story is beautifully conveyed by the talented narrator. You'll be hooked from the first chapter to the last!

  • Av
    Ava 06-May-2024

    The Pickwick Papers is a charming audiobook that brings Charles Dickens' characters to life. The narrator's performance is outstanding, and you'll find yourself immersed in the whimsical world of Mr. Pickwick and his companions. Highly recommended!

  • Wi
    William 17-May-2024

    Great Expectations audiobook is a true masterpiece. Charles Dickens' vivid descriptions and compelling plot are expertly narrated, making it an engaging and unforgettable experience. Don't miss out on this literary gem!

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