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North and South Audiobook

North and South

Set in the context of Victorian social and medical debate, this novel is about rebellion, posing fundamental questions about the nature of social authority and obedience. This revised edition draws on recent theoretical work on gender and class.
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Set in the context of Victorian social and medical debate, this novel is about rebellion, posing fundamental questions about the nature of social authority and obedience. This revised edition draws on recent theoretical work on gender and class.

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    little rue 02-06-15
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    "Loved it."

    I loved the narrator and of course the story is priceless. I was swept up in the beauty of it and was sad when it ended. I wish there was a sequel!!!

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    dickenslover 02-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Beautifully Read"

    North and South is probably Elizabeth Gaskell's best novel. However, many have compared it with Pride and Prejudice and even praised it was better. I'd beg to differ; Pride and Prejudice is still above North and South though it is still worth the read.
    The performance was incredible. At times, I could not believe this was all being read by one person! Every character sounded different. It was very well done!

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    gayle 01-30-15
    gayle 01-30-15 Member Since 2015

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    "wonderful book and narration!"

    First saw this as a mini seriez thru amazon prime. Loved it so 8 decided to read the book. Loved it as well! Juliet Stevenson doez an awesome job at narration. Would highly recommend to anyone who likes period pieces

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    Ambur (Burning Impossibly Bright) Canada 01-27-15 Member Since 2015

    I love to read books--mostly YA, Classics, and sports romances. I also love to fangirl about books on my blog, Burning Impossibly Bright. :)

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    "Loved North and South!"

    The story was fantastic and the reader made it even more enjoyable! I already can't wait to listen to it again! :)

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    ClyneWarner 01-11-15
    ClyneWarner 01-11-15 Listener Since 2008
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    "Satisfying book"

    This was a nice listen/read. I split between audible and my kindle and it worked smoothly. The story was satisfying. Would have liked a little more at the end.

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    Amy 01-07-15
    Amy 01-07-15
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    "Lovely tale"

    Such a nice story! Loved the depth of the characters. Had a nice mix of sorrowful and joyful events--enjoy!

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    cb**** 09-06-14
    cb**** 09-06-14
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    "Brilliant narration of a classic story."
    Any additional comments?

    Juliet Stevenson magnificently narrates Elizabeth Gaskell's classic novel. Her brilliance as an artist is masterfully portrayed in the use of dialect and accent to portray individual characters.

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    Allison Dallas, TX, United States 05-15-14
    Allison Dallas, TX, United States 05-15-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Hard To Listen"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    My mistake for not previewing 1st. The narrator sounded as if she was decades older than the 19 year old MC and/or a very heavy smoker - a really bad match. Had the performance itself not been so good, it would have completely ruined it for me.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The choice of narrator.


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    CAC 01-10-14
    CAC 01-10-14

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    "Pride and Prejudice with manufacturing"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Terrific novel--Gaskell is a new discovery for me. She's not the wit or stylist Austen is, but she gives an entirely new twist to the Victorian marriage plot (no spoilers here, but look for the role reversals in the lead couple). Juliet Stevenson is MAGNIFICENT, goes straight to the top of my brilliant Brit readers list.


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    Harriette 06-09-13
    Harriette 06-09-13
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    "Reads like a Jane Austen novel--with trains."
    Where does North and South rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I'd rank this novel in the top ten. I'll be looking for other books by the author.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I admired Margaret although her reticence and scruples made her slow to express her feelings.


    Have you listened to any of Juliet Stevenson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not that I recall, but her voice and delivery suited the text, and the characters.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A sensitive and intelligent woman lives the changes brought about by England's move into the industrial age.


    Any additional comments?

    I just "cheated" by reading an online biography of Gaskell. I'm astounded that I had never heard of this prolific Victorian writer--admired by Dickens and by critics then and now. Her descriptions are beautiful, and her characters "real." She wrote "Cranford" which was made into a BBC series with Judy Dench.

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