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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,944 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George Eliot Narrator: Hannah Gordon Publisher: CSA Word Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2008 ISBN:
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An absorbing, semi-philosphical tale of love and people driven to extremes. Our hero, a carpenter, loves Hetty Sorel, but she loves Arthur Donnington, a local squire. The story soon progresses onto powerful themes, such as: who has the right to determine who lives and who dies? A non-judgemental examination of human relationships and nature, Adam Bede has been highly praised for achieving something beyond realism. Download and start listening now!

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Roberta | 2/6/2014

    " I slogged through this mess when I was in college with my ever-faithful Cliffnotes at hand. I think I fell asleep at the end of every sentence. How I ever passed that George Eliot class is beyond me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Jean | 2/4/2014

    " Yes, it's a little slow until the main scandal, as many other reviewers of this book will tell you, but the author does such a good job of recreating rural life in the late 1790s and introducing us to the characters and their flaws, that it's enjoyable and all necessary. The ending is satisfying as everyone recognizes and repents of their trespasses. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April | 1/12/2014

    " The problem with reviewing books I read a long time ago is that I can barely recall details. I remember loving this book. George Eliot's "seriousness" was no doubt at work here, but she gives one so much to think about that I cannot help but loving pretty much everything she writes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellie | 1/12/2014

    " Middlemarch is one of my all-time favorite books but I've never read any other Eliot. So, I decided to read all of George Eliot's works this summer but, unfortunately, I was only able to finish this one. Highly reccommend it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 1/5/2014

    " I loved Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life so much, I found this book a disappointment. If I didn't know George Eliot could do better, I'd consider giving it a higher rating. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caitlyn | 1/1/2014

    " Honestly, I read half of it and then got so bored with it that I read the Spark Notes. I really wanted to finish it, but after a full month of not reading a single page out of sheer dread, I decided it was time to read a synopsis and move on with my life. Just not my kind of book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alison | 12/18/2013

    " The colloquial made it difficult. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Stephenson | 12/18/2013

    " Immediately turned me into an ardent fan of Maryanne Evans, a true genius. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Willow | 9/27/2013

    " George Eliot rocks my socks. This book has some interesting and inspiring moments and characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Noah | 6/25/2013

    " A charming little (long) story. George Eliot is more entertaining and insightful than her contemporaries Thomas Hardy and Thomas Carlyle but despite the romantic appeal, the story is awefully moralistic, conventional and religeous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanna | 12/25/2012

    " She develops well-rounded characters that have a life of their own, and her writing really conveys the attitudes, accents, and lifestyles of rural 18th century England. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 10/23/2012

    " The Reconciliation part with prayer was rather powerful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle Caldwell | 4/24/2012

    " I was mostly bored by this book untill the last several chapters. Overall, I thought it was pretty good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chase | 12/23/2011

    " This is the first book I read by George Elliot. She can be a little slow, but she's an outstanding writer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire | 11/15/2011

    " Fits its genre well. Think of "Mill on the Floss". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 4/28/2011

    " Loved this book. The author had a lot of insight into love, forgiveness, and the depth of human emotion. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lily | 2/28/2011

    " "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful!" HETTY SORREL "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob | 2/20/2011

    " An interesting love story sparked by wonderful characterization and observations of life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine | 2/2/2011

    " Tess of the D'Urbervilles with a happier ending. Enjoyed Middlemarch more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonia | 1/31/2011

    " A beautifully written sad story of people, interaction, love, revenge and forgiveness. The words are flowery and expressive. The thoughts are detailed and draw you into the minds of others. A lovely book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 1/26/2011

    " Elliot's first novel, and it shows. But an interesting slice of lower class English life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 1/15/2011

    " Started out as a typical story of countryside England in the 1800s, then got REALLY dark. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 1/12/2011

    " Just finished this book. I really liked it. George Eliot is such an amazing observer of human nature. "

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About the Author
Author George Eliot

George Eliot, the pen name of Mary Ann, or Marian, Evans (1819–1880), was an English Victorian novelist of the first rank. An assistant editor for the Westminster Review from 1851 to 1854, she wrote her first fiction in 1857 and her first full-length novel, Adam Bede, in 1859. In her writing, she was chiefly preoccupied with moral problems, especially the moral development and psychological analysis of her characters. She is known for her sensitive and honest depiction of life and people in works that are acclaimed as classics.

About the Narrator

Hannah Gordon is a Scottish actress who is well known in the United Kingdom for her television work, including My Wife Next Door and Upstairs, Downstairs. She has also lent her voice to several audio books as well as narrating Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf in a Christmas concert with London’s Corinthian Chamber Orchestra.