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    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 35 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,846
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,824

    Dorothea Brooke is an ardent idealist who represses her vivacity and intelligence for the cold, theological pedant Casaubon. One man understands her true nature: the artist Will Ladislaw. But how can love triumph against her sense of duty and Casaubon’s mean spirit? Meanwhile, in the little world of Middlemarch, the broader world is mirrored: the world of politics, social change, and reforms, as well as betrayal, greed, blackmail, ambition, and disappointment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Audible book ever

    • By Molly-o on 12-25-11

    Regular price: $48.99

    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 32 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 461
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 399
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 397

    George Eliot's most ambitious novel is a masterly evocation of diverse lives and changing fortunes in a provincial community. Peopling its landscape are Dorothea Brooke, a young idealist whose search for intellectual fulfillment leads her into a disastrous marriage to the pedantic scholar Casaubon; and the charming but tactless Dr Lydgate, whose marriage to the spendthrift beauty Rosamund and pioneering medical methods threaten to undermine his career.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Read for its humor & glimmers of female rebellion

    • By Julie W. Capell on 08-28-13

    Regular price: $31.97

    • Daniel Deronda

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 36 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216

    Meeting by chance at a gambling hall in Europe, the separate lives of Daniel Deronda and Gwendolen Harleth are immediately intertwined. Daniel, an Englishman of uncertain parentage, becomes Gwendolyn's redeemer as she finds herself drawn to his spiritual and altruistic nature after a loveless marriage. But Daniel's path was already set when he rescued a young Jewess from suicide.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Give it a try!

    • By Tucker LaPrade on 01-30-16

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Silas Marner

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 356
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 308

    For 15 years the weaver Silas Marner has plied his loom near the village of Raveloe, alone and unjustly in exile, cut off from faith and human love, he cares only for his hoard of golden guineas. But two events occur that will change his life forever; his gold disappears and a golden-haired baby girl appears. But where did she come from and who really stole the gold? This moving tale sees Silas eventually redeemed and restored to life by the unlikely means of his love for the orphan child Eppie.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing

    • By Ramon on 06-04-12

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Mill on the Floss

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Fiona Shaw
    • Length: 20 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    The Mill on the Floss is one of the great works of English literature. It is perhaps the most autobiographical of all Eliot's novels. The relationship between its heroine, Maggie Tulliver, and her brother, Tom, closely resembles that of George Eliot and her own brother, Isaac. The subject of sibling affection was clearly a deeply poignant one for George Eliot - she also wrote a series of beautiful and evocative sonnets entitled 'Brother and Sister'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best reader I have ever heard. Been listening for years.

    • By Baystar136 on 07-29-16

    Regular price: $26.64

    • Silas Marner (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Silas Marner is a selfless member of a tight Calvinist sect who's been framed for stealing the congregation's funds. Expelled from his community, he retreats to the rustic hamlet of Raveloe to spend the remainder of his life as a misanthropic hermit, devoted only to the fortune he amasses as a linen weaver. But when his gold is taken, Silas also feels robbed of what's left of his humanity. Then, one snowy New Year's Eve, an orphan girl comes in out of the storm and changes him forever.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Silas Marner

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific narration of a classic novel.

    • By E. Jensen on 05-06-15

    Regular price: $33.59

    • The Mill on the Floss

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Laura Paton
    • Length: 20 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171

    Maggie Tulliver has two lovers: Philip Wakem, son of her father’s enemy, and Stephen Guest, already promised to her cousin. But the love she wants most in the world is that of her brother Tom. Maggie’s struggle against her passionate and sensual nature leads her to a deeper understanding and to eventual tragedy

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great compassion

    • By nina lalumia on 12-26-16

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Mill on the Floss

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Eileen Atkins
    • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    'If life had no love in it, what else was there for Maggie?' The Mill on the Floss, first published in 1860, is considered one of George Eliot's most autobiographical works. Having formed a complex bond with her own family, George Eliot, now known to the public as Mary Ann Evans, depicts the loving yet volatile relationship between the Tulliver siblings and their doting father. Spanning over a period of 10 years, The Mill on the Floss follows the coming of age of the beautiful and idealistic Maggie.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magnificent reading

    • By John on 02-15-10

    Regular price: $22.38

    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 31 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 447
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 236

    At the center of Middlemarch is Dorothea Brooke, a thoughtful and idealistic young woman determined to make a difference with her life. Enamored of a man who she believes is setting this example, she traps herself into a loveless marriage. Her parallel is Tertius Lydgate, a young doctor from the city whose passionate ambition to spread the new science of medicine is complicated by his love for the wrong woman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Human nature revealed in all its complexity

    • By Deborah on 02-20-09

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 31 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 701
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 336
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339

    Middlemarch is a recognized masterpiece that explores the complex social world of 19th century England. It is concerned with the lives of several ordinary people, albeit ones with high social standing. The novel explores the very fabric of Victorian society in the 1800s, showing how various human passions, heroism, egotism, love, and lust, interrelate within this society.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engrossing, non-stuffy entertainment!

    • By Jennifer on 06-21-06

    Regular price: $39.99

    • The Lifted Veil

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    This 1859 novella by George Eliot takes a rather dramatic departure from her usual realistic fiction. Now canonized along with other great works of Victorian horror literature, The Lifted Veil plays with the theme of extrasensory perception. It discusses the power of fate in our everyday lives and even flirts with the possibilities of life after death. 

    Regular price: $7.69

    • Silas Marner

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Donna Barkman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    In this humorous, richly symbolic, meticulously plotted novel, a solitary and simple-hearted weaver has worked his loom in Raveloe and devoted himself to amassing a hoard of golden guineas. However his life is changed forever when tragedy intervenes and he finds himself responsible for the care of a small golden-haired girl.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Story is great; narration is bad

    • By N. Dandridge on 07-04-18

    Regular price: $10.46

    • The Mill on the Floss

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
    • Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    First published in 1861, The Mill on the Floss was a best-seller in its day. This classic novel explores the traditions and moral expectations of an English rural community. Maggie Tulliver is a girl of uncontrollable romantic ideals. But her brother, along with most of society, cannot accept her brashness and vitality. Narrator Jill Tanner gracefully unfolds this tragic tale of love and loss.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Poignant, relevant, love Jill Tanner's narration

    • By MasterMarquette on 12-11-12

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Romola

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 21 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Set in Florence in 1492, a time of great political and religious turmoil, Eliot's novel blends vivid fictional characters with historical figures such as Savonarola, Machiavelli, and the Medicis. When Romola, the virtuous daughter of a blind scholar, marries Tito Melema, a charismatic young Greek, she is bound to a man whose escalating betrayals threaten to destroy all that she holds dear.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Patience with first hour rewarded

    • By connie on 12-12-08

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Adam Bede

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 19 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    George Eliot's first full-length novel is the moving, realistic portrait of three people troubled by unwise love. Adam Bede is a hardy young carpenter who cares for his aging mother. His one weakness is the woman he loves blindly: the trifling town beauty, Hetty Sorrel, who delights only in her baubles - and the delusion that the careless Captain Donnithorne may ask for her hand.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Country tragedy and country humor

    • By Tad Davis on 03-08-15

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Anna Tulestedt
    • Length: 18 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    George Eliots mest ambitiösa roman Middlemarch är en komplex berättelse om idealism, lojalitet och uppslitande kärlek. I en engelsk småstad under 1800-talets första hälft får vi följa den unga idealisten Dorothea Brooke som är olyckligt gift, och den charmige men taktlöse Dr Tertius Lydgate som även han har problem på det äktenskapliga planet.

    Regular price: $7.35

    • Scenes of Clerical Life

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    The Sad Fortunes of the Rev. Amos Barton, through vignettes of his life, portrays a character who is hard to like and easy to ridicule. Many people do ridicule as well as slander and despise him, until his suffering shocks them into fellowship and sympathy.

    Regular price: $25.17

    • The Mill on the Floss

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 18 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 102

    The Mill on the Floss, first published in 1860, tells the story of Maggie Tulliver and her brother Tom as they grow from children to young adults in the small rural town of St. Ogg's, England. Intelligent and passionate, Maggie yearns to develop her mind and break free of the constraints of her provincial village. Though she loves her brother above anyone else, Tom's rigid, pragmatic personality often conflicts with Maggie's headstrong nature, with increasingly tragic consequences.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wanda McCaddon is amazing

    • By Wendy on 04-06-12

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Daniel Deronda

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 28 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 19

    Daniel Deronda is a clever and generous young man who has yet to find his true direction in life, much to the dismay of Sir Hugo, who has helped raise him. While in Germany, Daniel meets the attractive and headstrong Gwendolen, who's lost a fortune at the roulette table that her family cannot afford to lose, before returning to England. Back in London, Daniel rescues a singer Mirah from drowning herself, then begins to find purpose in helping her search for her family.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Daniel Deronda Never Gets Old

    • By Cindy on 05-28-17

    Regular price: $29.95

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