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North and South Audiobook

North and South

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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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    SheltonLady 02-28-16
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    "Love it, love it, love it!"

    This novel is a favorite of mine, and the narration just could not get any better. Juliet Stevenson is an exceptionally fine narrator, and is the perfect choice for this book.

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    Barbara 02-09-16
    Barbara 02-09-16
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    "Wonderful story! Wonderful reader!"

    As a listener who loved Mary Barton, I think this Elizabeth Gaskell novel is even stronger. The story is romantic and compelling and the social and historic elements make it interesting and inspired me to learn more about that period. It is one of those rare books that left me feeling bereft when it ended.

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    Tucker LaPrade 01-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story, incomparable narrator"

    Juliet, you are the best ever. Would you consider reading "Wives and Daughters"? Very, very good!

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    Amazon Customer 01-17-16
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    "Fabulous!"

    Ms. Stevenson's performance was outstanding.The story is compelling and I think I listened to this production in two days!

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    Amazon Customer 12-14-15
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    "Best story + best narator"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, Yes and Yes.


    What did you like best about this story?

    A beautiful story and very well written.


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

    Yes. All good


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both


    Any additional comments?

    I watched movie played by R Armitage. Love the movie, novel and now narrator Juliet S.Buy it. I promise you won't regret.

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    Alice Sydney, Australia 12-10-15
    Alice Sydney, Australia 12-10-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Outstanding narration"

    Obviously this is a fantastic novel HOWEVER it is Stevenson's narration that make it amazing!

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    Jane C. Harris 11-19-15

    I most enjoy reading spiritual books to nourish my soul; psychology books to enhance my profession; & psych thrillers for fun escapism.

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    "Another Wonderful Book by Elizabeth Gaskell & Juliet Stevenson ✨✨✨"

    After listening to several other books so beautifully narrated by Juliet Stevenson, I decided to start following her work. This is how I came across the novels written by Elizabeth Gaskell. After this, my third book by Gaskell, I asked myself, "How could I have missed her?!?"

    Her books, generally, I would describe as intricately interwoven mixes of historical fiction, social justice, and romance. North and South, the most widely acclaimed of her works, is (to no surprise) wonderful! I have to say, though, that I enjoyed the other two of her books I have read (so far) to be just as enjoyable.

    She does tackle difficult subjects with a realism that provides a hard look into the injustices of her time--and without over generalizing the lives of the wealthy nor impoverished classes. The stories she tells, in fact, are often heartbreaking AND hopeful, but not for the faint of heart.

    I look forward, with great appreciation, to the many hours still left for me written and narrated, respectively, by Elizabeth Gaskell and Juliet Stevenson. ✨✨✨

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    Anne Thurston 07-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Perfection"

    I loved everything about this book and the way it was read. It was slow at first, but it became deeper and more beautiful as it went on.

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    M Highton, Australia 07-22-15
    M Highton, Australia 07-22-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Amazing performance by Juliet Stevenson"

    I was prompted to buy this romance after watching the BBC series. There are a few differences between the book and the series, most notably the BBC compresses the end of the story for a quicker resolution. The novel and the series have been compared to Pride and Prejudice, but are not derivative of it. The theme of the novel is conscience and the decisions it leads us to make.

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    BrontCO 07-06-15
    BrontCO 07-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting Read!"
    If you could sum up North and South in three words, what would they be?

    Compelling, Sad, Endearing


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really like Margaret. It's interesting watching her in the time period she existed, with it's restraints. I also like how her opinions of life in the South vs. North change throughout the novel.


    What about Juliet Stevenson’s performance did you like?

    Loved her accents, storytelling abilities


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not quite, it was too long for that. I did enjoy it though.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to this, and then go watch the BBC mini-series North and South! It's a really good retelling of this story (and I think the ending is really great!).

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