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    • North and South

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 18 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,695
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,319
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,335

    Written at the request of Charles Dickens, North and South is a book about rebellion that poses fundamental questions about the nature of social authority and obedience. Gaskell expertly blends individual feeling with social concern and her heroine, Margaret Hale, is one of the most original creations of Victorian literature. When Margaret Hale's father leaves the Church in a crisis of conscience she is forced to leave her comfortable home in the tranquil countryside of Hampshire....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful

    • By Sally on 01-04-10

    Regular price: $24.51

    • Wives and Daughters

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 25 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 445
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 325

    Set in English society before the 1832 Reform Bill, Wives and Daughters centers on the story of youthful Molly Gibson, brought up from childhood by her father. When he remarries, a new stepsister enters Molly's quiet life, the loveable, but worldly and troubling, Cynthia. The narrative traces the development of the two girls into womanhood within the gossiping and watchful society of Hollingford.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's not about the ending!

    • By Sandra on 07-25-05

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Mary Barton

    • A Tale of Manchester Life
    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262

    When her father assassinates Henry Carson, his employer's son and Mary's admirer, suspicion falls on Mary's second admirer, Jem, a fellow worker. Mary has to prove her lover's innocence without incriminating her own father.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narration as Brilliant Performance Art

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-14-10

    Regular price: $22.38

    • North and South (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    When a crisis of faith prompts his departure from the Church of England, Margaret Hale’s father moves his family north to bleak, industrial Milton. At first, Margaret is put off by the town’s grit and poverty - a stark contrast to her rural southern hometown. But when she is awakened to the suffering of Milton’s hardworking citizens, she makes it her mission to improve their lives. However, Margaret soon finds herself at odds with the man she is falling in love with - the handsome, bullheaded industrialist John Thornton.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Ruth

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Eve Matheson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 221
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    The orphaned heroine Ruth, apprenticed to a dressmaker, is seduced by wealthy Henry Bellingham who is captivated by her simplicity and beauty. Their affair causes her to lose her home and job to which he offers her shelter, only to cruelly abandon her soon after. She is offered a chance of a new life though shamed in the eyes of society by her illegitimate son. When Henry reappears offering marriage she must choose between social acceptance and her own pride.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fallen Woman Finds Redemption

    • By Susan on 12-06-12

    Regular price: $24.51

    • Cranford

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 166

    A vivid and affectionate portrait of the residents of an English country town in the mid-19th century, Cranford describes a community dominated by its independent and refined women, relating the adventures of Miss Matty and Miss Deborah, two middle-aged spinster sisters striving to live with dignity in reduced circumstances. Through a series of satirical vignettes, Gaskell sympathetically portrays changing small town customs and values in mid-Victorian England....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quietly, subtly sweet and heartwarming

    • By T. on 03-26-12

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Cranford

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 144

    Elizabeth Gaskell's comic portrait of early Victorian life in a country town describes with poignant wit the uneventful lives of its lady-like inhabitants, offering an ironic commentary on the separate spheres and diverse experiences of men and women. As the external world necessarily impinges even on Cranford, the unlikely juxtapositions of old and new brought about by the pace of change are also explored.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliantly read

    • By Hazel on 01-23-09

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Wives and Daughters

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 25 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 571
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 414
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 412

    Molly Gibson, the only daughter of a widowed doctor in the small provincial town of Hollingford, lost her mother when she was a child. Her father remarries wanting to give Molly the woman's presence he feels she lacks. To Molly, any stepmother would have been a shock, but the new Mrs. Gibson is a self-absorbed, petty widow, and Molly's unhappiness is compounded by the realisation that her father has come to regret his second marriage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb! Story and Narration A++

    • By Jo on 05-24-10

    Regular price: $31.97

    • Great Horror Stories

    • Ghost Tales, Horror Stories, and Supernatural Legends
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Edith Nesbit, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Great Horror Stories is a vintage collection of some of the finest ghost tales, horror stories, and supernatural legends ever written, by the best writers the genre has to offer.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good Collection;Some you will remember a long whil

    • By Kyle D Johnson on 02-19-13

    Regular price: $24.78

    • Wives and Daughters

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey
    • Length: 26 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Wives and Daughters, Elizabeth Gaskell's last novel, is regarded by many as her masterpiece. Molly Gibson is the daughter of the doctor in the small provincial town of Hollingford. Her widowed father marries a second time to give Molly the woman's presence he feels she lacks, but until the arrival of Cynthia, her dazzling stepsister, Molly finds her situation hard to accept. Intertwined with the story of the Gibsons is that of Squire Hamley and his two sons.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is a great book

    • By Diana on 07-11-11

    Regular price: $38.49

    • North and South

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Clare Wille
    • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    When Margaret Hale moves with her father from the comfort of the south of England to the industrial north, she is at first repulsed by what she sees; and then when she discovers the conditions under which the workers are forced to live, she is outraged. But this throws her into direct conflict with the powerful young mill-owner, John Thornton. Using personal passions to explore deep social divisions, North and South is a great romance and one of Elizabeth Gaskell's finest works.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So Glad I Went The Distance!

    • By Lisa on 05-07-10

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Cranford

    • By: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    This classic novel has been thrice adapted for the screen by the BBC. Mary Smith relates the story of her time with middle-aged spinster sisters Miss Matty and Miss Deborah. Witty, poignant, and often ironic, Cranford is the tale of what these two women will do to remain respectable, proper, and kind with only moderate means.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Lovely Relaxing Listen

    • By Tami on 09-18-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Classic Tales of Mystery

    • By: Wilkie Collins, Arthur Conan Doyle, Guy de Maupassant, and others
    • Narrated by: Liza Ross, Sean Barrett, Paul Panting, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Included in this collection: "Who Killed Zebedee" by Wilkie Collins, read by Sean Barrett; "Blue Suit" by Edgar Wallace, read by Paul Panting; "A Mysterious Case" by Anna Katharine Green, read by Liza Ross; "The Crooked Man" by Arthur Conan Doyle, read by Stephen Thorne; "Vendetta" by Guy de Maupassant, read by Liza Ross; "The Sapient Monkey" by Headon Hill, read by Paul Panting; and more....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Collection

    • By Emma on 08-01-10

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Elizabeth Gaskell

    • The Short Stories
    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Eve Karpf
    • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Elizabeth Gaskell is equally well known as Mrs Gaskell. When her mother died, she was three months old and she was sent to live in Knutsford, Cheshire with her Aunt Hannah, this setting would become the basis for her novel Cranford.

    Regular price: $10.21

    • My Lady Ludlow

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Susannah York
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Lady Ludlow's appalling snobbery, prejudice and bred-in-the-bone conviction as to the superiority of the English aristocracy and their feudal way of life are deliciously tested, and found wanting, in this gently radical tale of the collapse of a social system. Elizabeth Gaskell's My Lady Ludlow is a brilliant picture of the shift in power in a rural northern village, from the velvety feudal Ludlows to the glitter of the new money rattling through the system courtesy of the brazen baker from Birmingham.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Best of Women's Short Stories, Volume 2

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell, Mary Shelley, Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    This celebration of iconic female writers from the 19th and 20th centuries features eight full-length stories about a range of female interests and experiences. Included are a novella, "The Watsons", by Jane Austen, as well as other gems, such as "Bliss" by Katherine Mansfield, "The Parvenue" by Mary Shelley, "A Pair of Silk Stockings" by Kate Chopin, and "The Half Brothers" by Elizabeth Gaskell.

    Regular price: $11.35

    • Women's Short Stories, Volume 1

    • By: Katherine Mansfield, Kate Chopin, Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Eve Karpf, Liza Ross
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The art of writing a short story can be barely noticed by a reader or listener - such is the quality with which they are usually written. It is a difficult trade, an unforgiving discipline, but for those who master it, the rewards are many. In this series of works by our greatest female writers we bring you a selection of those we consider the best. In Volume 1 we bring you the classics 'A Dill Pickle' by Katherine Mansfield, 'The Storm' by Kate Chopin, and 'The Sexton’s Hero' by Elizabeth Gaskell.

    Regular price: $4.66

    • North and South

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Elizabeth Gaskell highlights the difference between the middle and working classes in this tale set in the time of the Industrial Revolution. A largely autobiographical story, she also highlights the good that each group can do for each other, and the friendships and understandings that can blossom between two seemingly irreconcilable means and modes of life. Gaskell shows her great love of people, and of love itself, in this touching and enlightening tale.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too brief

    • By Sheryl A on 03-29-09

    Regular price: $8.25

    • North and South

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
    • Length: 18 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    When her father leaves the church in a crisis of conscience, Margaret Hale is uprooted from her comfortable home in Hampshire to move with her family to the north of England. Initially repulsed by the ugliness of her new surroundings in the industrial town of Milton, Margaret becomes aware of the poverty and suffering of local mill workers and develops a passionate sense of social justice. This is intensified by her tempestuous relationship with the mill owner and self-made man John Thornton.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely, long, old fashioned-not just like the BBC series

    • By Erika on 04-04-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Wives and Daughters

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 27 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    When her father remarries, the honest, innocent Molly Gibson suddenly finds herself with a new stepsister, Cynthia, who is beautiful, worldly and impetuous. This would be more than enough to deal with, but the new wife is the deeply snobbish (and darkly secretive) Hyacinth. Thwarted love, scheming ambition and small-town gossip underlie the warmth, irony and brilliant social observation which link the relationships and the inevitable conflicts as profound change comes to rural England.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Masterpiece - I LOVE THIS BOOK!

    • By Mimi Routh on 03-30-15

    Regular price: $27.97

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