i will be listening to Middlemarch many, many times, because (1) i love the story and characters, and (2) i love Juliet Stevenson's narration.
i cannot compare Middlemarch to any other book i have yet heard on audible.com; it sets the bar very, very high.
to tell the truth, i'm nuts about the very last paragraph -- unhistoric acts and unvisited tombs.
How To -- and How Not To -- Live Life
i've read, and seen the BBC miniseries, a bunch of times, but this is the first time that i laughed as much as i did. the author's sardonic wit and sly humor came through in Ms. Stevenson's voices, accents, and narration as a whole. i was delighted entirely.
Perfect! A classic that should be revisited with frequency. Re-read this after reading Sri Hustvedt's A Blazing World. Great contrast on women's issues.
Everything. The narrator was very good. This is the first time that I realize that a woman can do men's voice just as well as men, as long as she can master the intonation.
Juliet Stevenson's narration was definitely enjoyable and I would like to download books narrated by her in the future.
The story follows several plotlines. Every one of them is compelling and has a central protagonist that you care about.
Most importantly, although this story was written a couple hundred years ago, the issues are still relevant today: financial independence, religion and conscience, charity and life goals, and love and courtship just to name a few.
Fred Vincey was my favorite. He's a silly young man with a heart of gold and Stevenson really captured his essence.
The audio was perfect and I loved the story. Now I can't wait to watch the BBC miniseries on D
loved it, found it riveting, couldn't stop listening to juliet stevensob's beautiful perfornance of so many rich characters. she had every possible type of British accent, really superb.
Excellent book. All of it was good. I'll have to buy the hardcover book for my library. Great listening too.
Classics, biographies, mysteries.....so many things to read and enjoy!
The narrator, Juliet Stevenson, gave an incredible performance of this timeless classic. For lovers of Brit Lit, there is now no excuse for putting off delving into this long, yet wonderful, George Eliot tome.
this book was too freaking long. the history of it is pretty interesting. the author almost didn't get it published due to the length.
for some books I want to know every last detail. with this one I stopped caring. there are too many asides that wander into the lives of minor characters. I'd highly recommend an abridged version.
the reader was great, though. good characterization.
On politics and other facets of Han behavior it seems nothing ever really changes but the technology. Will read more George Elliot. Didn't appreciate her in high school. Stephenson does the characters justice; beautiful versatile voice.