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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (45,528 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George Eliot Narrator: Flo Gibson Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2006 ISBN:
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This multi-layered novel concerns complex social relationships in a provincial Victorian neighborhood and the struggle to hold fast to personal integrity in a materialistic environment. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Klehr | 2/13/2014

    " It's ok to be ordinary! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 1/31/2014

    " The last time I read this book was in 1968, and I remember loving it. When I first began to re-read it, I was struck with Eliot's convoluted language which seemed way too dense for enjoyment, but then I got into the story, and once again I loved it. In a way I think I judge these old books by a somewhat different standard because with more modern books I want the characters to feel one hundred percent authentic. Can't say Eliot's women seem all that real, but I was willing to 'suspend disbelief' and went right along with their over-the-top emotions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meryl | 1/30/2014

    " If I could give this 3.5 I would. The characters and detailed examination of different aspects of rural life at the time are fantastic. However, it's basically a soap opera in written form with the consequence that the plot gets a little disjointed and loopy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tessa | 1/29/2014

    " This was a wonderful book beautifully written though I wondered how Dorothea could be so misguided in her opinion of Casaubon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 1/28/2014

    " Finally finished this - after over 2 months! What a wonderful book. Great characters, good plot(s). George Eliot is a fantastic writer. Her work is timeless and has as much to say now as it did when it was written. Definitely worth the effort. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beekman Library | 1/22/2014

    " This was a really dense book. Some of the Beekman Library Book Club Members could not get through it. If you manage to stick with it though, you will really feel like a member of the community. It is a slice of 1830s life in the small fictional English town of Middlemarch. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Malcolm | 1/21/2014

    " "One of the few English novels written for grown-up people", according to Virginia Wolff, and great big novels of ideas and people in a small town. Dorothea Brooke is one of the great women in 19th century English fiction, and this assuredly one of England's finest feels like 300 rather than 840 pages. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tracey | 1/17/2014

    " I found this one a harder tale to become immersed in than some I have listened to lately (on audio book). I perhaps need to try again in hard copy... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tasha | 10/24/2013

    " OMG. 1,000 pages of awesome. How did I spend so much of my life with this unread? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne Kadet | 8/15/2013

    " DeathMarch! I'm dumping this half-way through "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hatti | 7/27/2013

    " Having guiltily left this sitting on my 'Books I really should have read by now shelf' for far too long, I can now move it to my 'Classics that I absolutely love' shelf. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 5/19/2013

    " I haven't read this since my Late-Victorian literature class at the University of Colorado. I'm finding it interesting how I see the characters so differently after 22 years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaycie | 5/10/2012

    " This book was a great mix between Jane Austin and Tolstoy. The stories between characters were similar to Austin while there was a lot more background, politics, and multiple story lines, like Tolstoy. I really enjoyed this book! Great read! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 h. | 9/25/2011

    " If I were in Purgatory and the only way out was to read this book again, I'd sit there and roast. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Su | 9/22/2011

    " The novel commenced in quite a dull way and this tainted further reading of the novel for me. I found it to be a little dull in parts, but the storyline picked up towards the end. However I was relieved to finish it and most likely would not read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stan Rovira | 1/8/2011

    " Long, long book, but beautiful language, good stroy and characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Trina | 12/2/2009

    " I seem to have a hard time concentrating on these classic ENGLISH novels. It's like reading Shakespeare ...written in a different time with the boring seriousness typical of these novels. Maybe I'll pick it up again someday but for now this will be gathering some more dust! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 7/5/2009

    " The first half of "Middlemarch" has raised my interest onto a status, that I have finished it much earlier than thought before - the complete review will follow as soon as I've read the second tome! "

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