Here is a tale straight from the fireside. We are compelled to follow the humble and mysterious figure of the linen weaver Silas Marner, on his journey from solitude and exile to the warmth and joy of family life. His path is a strange one; when he loses his hoard of hard-earned coins all seems to be lost, but in place of the golden guineas come the golden curls of a child - and from desolate misery comes triumphant joy.
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This is a beautiful and refreshing story with almost a fable-like quality to it. The possibilities of family, community, faith, industry, and class are explored here as well as the potential of love to transform and transcend them all. The journey from beginning to end is not only entertaining and thought-provoking, but heartwarming. Anna Bentinck's reading has a rich quality and draws you snugly into the tale and up to Silas' warm hearth.
I'm a teacher in Florida who loves to listen to books whenever possible! I enjoy listening to classics in audiobook format. Happy reading!
I loved the very rustic and upbeat feel to the story. I usually don't like stories with happy endings as much, but this story was just so charming, and I loved Silas and Eppy so much!
Silas. He was a snot at the beginning but he grew to love his daughter, so I came to love him.
No, I haven't.
Yes. I was very curious.
I want to find another happy book that I like as much!
This book was warmly read and well voiced with a diversity of characterisation. The story itself is a heartwarming tale of redemption and loss with a small circle of well drawn characters.
"Beautiful story, beautifully read"
Love's redemptive power.
While the gradual transformation of Silas himself is the heart of the novel, and I adored Mrs Winthrop and her goodness, my heart must belong to Eppie.
I haven't, but would be more than happy to listen to another of her performances.
I did find it emotionally involving, and it did make me cry a little - but only in a good way!
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