Over theyears, I've started the book many times and, though I loved it, never got past the first 100 pages. This reading took me back to my childhood and the complete absorption I often found in books. Thanks to George Eliot and Juliet Stevenson, the couple weeks I spent in Middlemarch were passionate, amusing and filled with profound observation of human thought and behavior. I'll think on Dorothea and her circle for some time to come.
Juliet Stevenson did a superb job with everything from pace to voices to her ability to read in multiple languages. I'd look for her again.
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.
I am surprised how beautifully phrased each sentence is. Sometimes I had to rewind a bit because I drifted into the poetry of it all. But I found it all magnificent. Narration is also spectacular. Very satisfying all.
Maybe. I wish I had bookmarked and made notations of some of my favorite scenes. With the full listen taking more than 30 hours it is a bit of an undertaking. I would revisit particular areas of the novel. The characters are so nuanced, you could review particular moments with each of them several times before fully capturing the picture laid out by George Elliot.
I very much enjoyed Juliet Stevenson's performance of both Will Ladislaw and Tertius Lydgate. I was amazed at her ability to so well voice these men. Her reading of them made such clear, visible characters in my mind.
I found my thoughts and emotions deeply impacted by this book and in fact lost sleep worrying over the fates of Dorothea & Will, Mary & Fred.
It took several hours of listening before I could keep characters straight and found myself invested in the storyline. I'm not sure what moment finally captured me but I'm quite glad I put in the effort. Middlemarch is a beautiful study of people, choices and community.
I was absolutely blown away by Juliet Stevenson's narrating. It almost felt like I was listening to a stage play. She has an amazing understanding of the characters. Extremely enjoyable experience.