This rendition of George Eliot’s classic has much the feeling of a "Masterpiece Theatre" production. Carole Boyd is a very professional narrator, who never falls into mere reading. Eliot's sweeping novel, which puts a lens to the fictitious English town of Middlemarch. The complex plot takes the listener into various households and lives, revealing scandal, secret longings, and unexpected ties. Boyd maintains a comfortable pace, and the tone she sets creates a mood that is appropriate for the formality of the writing and the times. She enhances the narrative passages through her consistent enthusiasm and ease of language.
One of the great novels of nineteenth-century England, Middlemarch is concerned with the blighted marriage of a young idealistic woman, but also presents a vivid portrait of England during the 1830s.
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Whilst the narration is clear and I was happy with this abridged version, when I downloaded it to my Kindl it shows as unabridged - which caused me a problem when I decided to actually purchase an unabridged version, resulting in my deleting the wrong file.
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