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.
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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.
Mary Ann Evans is a formidable intellect. "Middlemarch"may be the best novel in the English language. It takes one's breath away. In one of the vicar's wives, she gives us some comedic writing, very like the bright and sparkling Jane Austen, but mostly she shows us ourselves and our friends and families in high relief.. Genius.
Absolutely wonderful rendition of this great novel by Stevenson. The accents she dies for the characters are a revelation I. What they show about the class politics of the novel (hard to discern for Eliot's Anerican readers). A marvel! Loved every minute of it!
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Dorothea and dr. Litigate but the cast was so large and interesting it seems unfair to choose.
The narrator for this classic is astounding. She handled all the characters, male and female, (and there were many) with clear distinction of voice and nuance. What an amazing talent
George Eliot's brilliant novel, enhanced by Juliet Stevenson's sharply honed performance of each character, makes this a great read. You may want to start it again as soon as you finish. I did.
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This story seemed as if it would never end. It was drawn out in some places, yet held my interest enough to keep going - although, I'm afraid if it weren't an audio book I would have had great difficulty finishing it.
Narration was very well done, with the different voices actually sounding like more than one person reading.
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At last I've read Middlemarch. A really good story filled with insights into the human character.