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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (36,784 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Gaskell Narrator: Jenny Agutter Publisher: The Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN:
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In this classic Victorian novel, Elizabeth Gaskell explores the themes of love and social justice in an industrial age. Set in the north of England, out-of-towner Margaret Hale finds herself simultaneously attracted to mill owner John Thorton, and repulsed by the way he treats his workers. Full of history, romance, and social commentary, North & South will provoke your mind and tug at your heart.

This production is read for you by the accomplished screen, stage, and TV actress Jenny Agutter, most famously known for her role in The Railway Children.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daria | 2/11/2014

    " Really beautiful novel. I first saw the mini-series, and fell in love with it. The book doesn't disappoint! Wonderful interaction between characters, and a good insight into the different worlds that were composing England at the time: the North, the South, and, not forgetting, London. I especially liked the ending, of course. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bobbie Schorzman malvini | 2/10/2014

    " Good but slightly disappointed with the ending. Felt insincere. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clmorgan1992 | 2/8/2014

    " i enjoyed this book immensely, just because it felt realistic rather than feeling like it was only going to be one side of the argument. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 2/3/2014

    " My favourite book, ever! Mary Barton is a close second. Love Gaskell. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sailorkarley | 1/30/2014

    " This book was wonderful! A Pride and Prejudice type deal with more substance. Honestly, although I love Elizabeth and Darcy, the love in this novel is more believable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheri Freeland | 1/22/2014

    " I love this novel and the BBC series made from it. What a romance! A great story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bluenoon | 1/16/2014

    " Gaskell one of the best authors there ever was, and I love all her works. Her writing is a reflection of the pristine times we've lost as a species. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jami | 1/10/2014

    " Loved the book. She was very wordy at parts but enjoyed it nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 1/5/2014

    " An excellent classic that I had not yet gotten to. If you love the victorian novel, you will love this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammi | 1/3/2014

    " Fabulous. A must-read for Austen purists. The BBC miniseries, which I watched prior to reading the novel, is just as good, if not better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April Reeve | 12/14/2013

    " Less satisfying than Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer. Some of the characters' ethical dilemas are strained and the actions of the main character, Margaret, are evidence of a lack of common sense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naoise | 11/29/2013

    " Hard to follow at times, mainly due to the different accents, but an enjoyable story and the ending was very good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 11/16/2013

    " Really good book. But don't fool yourselves, this is not Jane Austen. So for those of you reading it to get the same feeling that you got when you read Pride and Prejudice, just go read Pride and Prejudice again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynner12 | 6/19/2013

    " It was one of the most amazing books ever. Jane Eyre, the count of monte cristo and north and south are now my favorite books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 1/20/2013

    " I enjoyed this book. I loved reading about the comparisons of the North and South of England. I would read this book again!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlin | 12/12/2012

    " I loved the characters and became so involved with the romance story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 11/16/2012

    " With touches of Shirley (Charlotte Bronte) and Pride & Prejudice (Jane Austen), it contains interesting social commentary and an endearing love story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelsey | 10/26/2012

    " This story was brilliant. It reflected the prose of Charlotte Bronte and a romance that seemed to escape from Jane Austen's mind. The story is captivating and endearing yet bears its share of sadness. It's what every good Victorian romance ought to be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffany Chen | 8/23/2012

    " skimmed for the most part...after watching the drama. "

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About the Author
Author Elizabeth Gaskell

Elizabeth Gaskell (1810–1865) was an English novelist and short-story writer born in London and raised in Knutsford, Cheshire, which became the model for village settings in her novels. In 1832 she married William Gaskell, a Unitarian minister. Her first novel, Mary Barton, published in 1848, was immensely popular and brought her to the attention of Charles Dickens, who solicited her work for his periodical, Household Words, for which she wrote the series subsequently reprinted as Cranford.

About the Narrator

Jenny Agutter is an English film and television actress. She began her career as a child actor in the mid 1960s, starring in the BBC television series The Railway Children and the film adaptation of the same book. She moved on to adult roles with Walkabout, An American Werewolf in London, Logan’s Run, and Equus.