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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (23,102 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George Eliot Narrator: Geraldine James Publisher: The Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Although set in the heart of rural England, in a place still untouched by industrial development or social upheaval, Silas Marner is no idyllic country tale. Eliot depicts village life good and bad: Silas's suspicious neighbours are far from perfect and both the squire's sons are deeply flawed characters. The hero himself is a naïve individual and - in his unhappiness - becomes a miser. But the long suffering Silas finds new meaning to life through the love for an orphaned child, and finally this gentle moral fable has a happy ending.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Darren | 2/4/2014

    " A small book in size but not always an easy read. I had to keep the ol' dictionary handy. A seminary professor highly recommended this book during a study on Ecclesiastes which was the major draw for me to read. At some points I absolutely loved the story and at other points I was somewhat bored and wondered if the difficult read was worth the challenge. Well to answer that, it was totally worth it. Loved the message that even if you hit rock bottom and it seems that all things are against you, there is a purpose for these afflictions and there is always hope. I want to give it a 3.5 but I can't, so I'm rounding it up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kate Warren | 1/30/2014

    " Sweet story. Language caught me off guard at first, but I got used to it quickly. I was tempted to put it away for a while due to the slow start which tells a great deal of backstory. Glad I did not heed that impulse. I'll be on the lookout for more George Eliot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lisa (scarlet21) | 1/29/2014

    " An easy enough read, a bit moralistic but I did really enjoy it. A feel good book where the baddies got their comeuppance and good prevailed. Lots of lovely, lyrical writing that shows great understanding of the way the human mind works. Good portrayal of character - strong characters. A very enjoyable book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michelle Guffey | 1/18/2014

    " My first George Eliot and a little difficult to start, but I really liked it, and it was short. And the story had a timeless meaning, with lots of symbolism, and real characters that you would expect from a classic. Eliot's writing style included lots of side comments to the reader, which were insightful, sarcastic and were basically my favorite part. This was an excellent book club choice as it was fun to discuss too. "

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