|# of Units:||6 CDs|
|Length:||6 hours, 44 minutes|
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What a great classic story! I knew nothing about this book before listening to it but was delighted that I heard it.
I felt I had to read this book because it was famous "literature." Wish I hadn't. BORING! Well written, of course, but I could probably summarize the story in the 1000 characters Simply Audiobooks allows me to use for this review. Read the Cliff's Notes!
This rendition of Silas Marner is fabulous! Why do the educators have us read books like this one when we are only in high school and have not really lived yet!? This book should be listened to by middle aged people with some struggles, heartaches, and mistakes under their belts. The story is simple but so deep and touching. The narrator has a wonderful British accent and he is talented with the various voices, including female voices and different dialects. I recommend this selection heartily. (I even sat in my car one night, in the dark, because it was a particularly poignant scene -- I had tears in my eyes. The narrator read it with such feeling and pathos. I didn't want to turn off my car yet!) Enjoy!
George Eliot, the pen name of Mary Ann, or Marion, Evans (1819-1880), was the author of several novels including Silas Marner. Middlemarch is considered not only her finest work, but one of the greatest English novels of the 19th century.