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The is the heart-rending tale of carpenter Adam Bede's love for pretty, superficial Hetty Sorrel, her trial for the murder of her ilegitimate child, the plight of her seducer, and Adam's growing affection for Dinah Morris, a Methodist preacher. Eliot's comments on pastoral life and the wisdom and candor of Mrs. Poyser add zest and humor.

Public Domain (P)2008 Audio Book Contractors, Inc.

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Narrator grew on me

At first I found the narrator irritating, but her voice and pace fits this book well. Another Eliot classic.

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  • Linton Edwards
  • 06-01-20

Powerful

The narration is excellent, bringing to life the complex and endearing characters in this harrowing yet life-affirming story.
Hetty Sorrel lived too soon is what I always think. Everyone else exemplifies their time perfectly, and the setting of the English countryside just before canals speeded things up, is unforgettable. I love Adam Bede and Hetty Sorrel. Thank you Audible this is terrific.