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Barbara

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  • The Mill on the Floss

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By George Eliot
    • Narrated By Jill Tanner
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    First published in 1861, The Mill on the Floss was a best-seller in its day. This classic novel explores the traditions and moral expectations of an English rural community. Maggie Tulliver is a girl of uncontrollable romantic ideals. But her brother, along with most of society, cannot accept her brashness and vitality. Narrator Jill Tanner gracefully unfolds this tragic tale of love and loss.

    MasterMarquette says: "Poignant, relevant, love Jill Tanner's narration"
    "Surprise of the Season"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Mill on the Floss to be better than the print version?

    I am not quite willing to go that far, BUT I am getting so much more of the humor and sarcasm of the author than I would have gotten had I read the print version. Listening slows me down and makes me much more aware of the author's skill and appreciative of the narration than I would be with a traditional read!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I have enjoyed the author's revealing how Maggie is trapped by circumstances and her environment.


    Any additional comments?

    I have come to appreciate the stories I have read about books like this novel or ones by Dickens being read aloud in a group to a family circle. Although I am a huge fan of listening to audiobooks in general and Audible in particular, with this novel, the listening has been even more productive than a conventional reading would have been. I am...surprised by the pleasure of a classic.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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