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North and South Audiobook

North and South

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Publisher's Summary

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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    kimma 05-30-16
    kimma 05-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Classic"

    Classic story whose themes still suit today's readers. Beautiful Romance with believable characters. The ending is unsatisfying considering the slow long buildup. I am on a phone so I cannot see the narrators name while typing this review, but her accents are wonderful. She gets the Northern vs the Southern accents just right, the working class and the upperclass characters are expertly performed. Bravo at times I felt as though I were listening to a play.

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    Jessica 05-12-16
    Jessica 05-12-16 Member Since 2014
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    "I love this book tho"

    It's just really good. I really love this story and everything about it. This book and this story overall is very dear to my heart. Never though a book published in 1855 would be so comprehensible, charming, descriptive, poetic, serious, funny and romantic as this one. I read the in 3 days and then read it several more times and then finally got in on audible. I am American and the accents in my head were NOTHING like how they actually are. It was great to hear the voices I had been reading for weeks.

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    Frau Elenor Loredan 05-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A soul's journey through its inevitable trials!"

    Deep understanding of a human character on the part of the author - but that goes without saying! The narrator (Juliet Stevenson) does this story full justice. Absolutely stunning (narration as well as the story) and will not be forgotten! Thank you Elizabeth and Juliet.

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    Julia 05-07-16
    Julia 05-07-16 Member Since 2013

    I listen to a lot of audiobooks.

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    "Psst...I think he likes you!"
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    I really enjoyed this book with the exception of the really dry and overly sentimental middle section that deals with unions. There is an obvious sympathy for the poor working folks of the town, which is great in a Victorian novel, but comes across with a little sentimentalizing that feels unrealistic, especially when compared to the great Dickens.

    Thornton's yearning was charming. So many near misses and misunderstandings! His mother really got on my nerves.

    The narrator is fantastic. I've listened to her readings of other books and find her most enjoyable. I'm officially impressed!

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    Haritha 04-18-16
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    "Over and Over Again"

    I love this story on its own, but the narration really brings it to another level. I have listened to North and South 3 times now, it's that beautiful. There is music in Stevenson's voice.

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    Sarah Barnum 04-18-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderfully voiced romantic saga"

    This is a sweet story about class, manners, family, love, and work. Stevenson brings the characters to life, I couldn't turn it off.

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    yolanda madden 02-29-16
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    "Nicely done! Great story!"

    Thoroughly enjoyed reading - another classic well done. My only wish was that the male voices were a bit more distinctive.

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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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