B. J. Harrison Reads Great Expectations
Date: November 2020
Duration: 17 hours 29 minutes
Pip is a poor orphaned boy who lives together with his sister and her husband. Pip is not educated but has great dreams of the future. He is determined to get out of the low class and seek progress in the higher class. One day a lawyer appears. Pip has suddenly received a large fortune from a secret benefactor and he has to get to London to start his education. Pip’s life changes in a second. But he is ready to embark on his next journey.
Who is this secret benefactor and why is he or she willing to give so much money to an unknown boy? Is there any hidden goals or is it only the doings of a kind and generous heart? Find out the answers in 'Great Expectations' by Charles Dickens.
B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.
Charles Dickens was an English author who lived in the period 1812 – 1870. He is regarded as one of the best and most influential authors of the Victorian era as he provided a portrait of the underclass and the poor conditions that people lived in in this period. This led to social awareness and furthered change. Charles Dickens’ style was a vivid combination of fantasy and realism, personal life experience and fiction, and because of the way he conveyed his ideas, his literature appealed to both the rich and the poor. Some of his best known works are 'David Copperfield', 'A Christmas Carol', 'Oliver Twist' and many more. His popularity remains strong today and it may be due to the fact that 'amid all the variety of 'readings', those of Mr. Charles Dickens stand alone' as 'The Times' wrote in 1868.