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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (23,103 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George Eliot Narrator: Scott Diskin Publisher: Listener's Digest Inc. Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN:
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A village recluse, miserly and lonely, is robbed of all his worldly goods but discovers in a young orphan girl that love is more valuable than money. 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 Cynthia Gryder | 2/18/2014

    " Excellent book! Has love, mystery and redemption. Great ending! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Louise H | 2/16/2014

    " A nice story, slow in parts though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Virginia | 2/8/2014

    " This book taught me that true wealth is not found in what we have, but in who we love. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Simon C | 2/7/2014

    " Quite strangely structured by modern standards but a rather interesting and moving story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anastasia | 2/3/2014

    " Excellent read. I could read this book one hundred times over. I would recommend it to anyone. Definitely top ten. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 1/19/2014

    " It actually turned out to be a page turner. Great story of fate and personal choices driving one's life. As nearsighted as Silas was, as blind he was when the baby entered the house, he instantly recognized the gift when he was faced with it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tnahsin Garg | 1/15/2014

    " A book that is rich with language...Eliot is a mistress of prose...Her philosophical insights and character analysis are supreme. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie Beshears | 1/9/2014

    " When we were told in High School that we had to read this book, everyone (including me) groaned. I was really surprised that I really liked this book! I enjoyed reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 1/6/2014

    " The beginning was omnipotent POV torture, but it got rolling once Elliot moved from scene setting into Marner's story. The romanticism and morality laid heavy in the narrator's voice and plot, but not any worse than other female writers of this time period. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaethe | 11/8/2013

    " I think there should be more stories about misers and about the adorable orphans who teach them about love. Really, I'd much rather read about manic pixie dream girls who are girls rather than grown women. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 10/17/2013

    " Small and neat, with many of the same themes and character types as Eliot's other novels A bit sentimental at the end, even for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John Howlett | 7/29/2013

    " Read this now because I never did read it back in school. Made a good decision back in school... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aja | 7/21/2013

    " This was a really cool book. I was excited to read it because it is my mom's favortite. I learned many things from it, especially since we studied it in class. It is so sweet how Eppie turns Silas' life around by her goodness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pallavi Mehta | 7/10/2013

    " A heavenly written mystery with beautiful writing. The most amazing descriptions of the English country are probably written by Gearge Elliot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 5/19/2013

    " This is a great novel which illustrates that love for people and love of money are both life determining quests. It takes place in the middle ages (probably) in England. Silas is a poor weaver who is robbed but who later finds an orphan whom he raises and loves. Good book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom Brashear | 1/8/2013

    " I claim I can not stand this book as I was made to read it for High School English and Literature Class. But truth be known, it probably had a significant impact on how I write. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martha Johnson | 7/26/2012

    " You have to suffer the language a bit but the story is so wonderful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kalessin | 6/4/2012

    " Better than Mary Barton, but still not one of my favorites. Sorry, Professor Ward. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth Shirley | 5/7/2012

    " This is a fantastic classic. I would recommend this for fans of the Bronte's, as Eliot has those Romantic and Gothic elements they love so much, without the sentimentality that can plague Jane Austen's work (Note: I do love Jane Austen, but the woman could be a little sentimental.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jade | 4/5/2012

    " A slow read..until you find Molly and Eppie. That's when it got interesting. Molly and Eppie really bring the two plots of the story together. Currently annotating and note-taking for the rapidly approaching essay that I'll be writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 3/20/2012

    " This "classic" is very good. I enjoy books that shows the transformation of good people into better people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corey Mcnair | 1/19/2012

    " Old Victorian novel that is very familiar, but the strength of it is that themes are so clearly presented, the book wins you over. Typically don't like heavy handed symbolism but it doesn't matter because Silas is so fully realized as a character. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 London | 10/8/2011

    " The Shelf: Rejected, pending reconsideration. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 8/12/2011

    " I was a little worried at first that this would be a sad story along the lines of Thomas Hardy but I was pleasantly surprised and quite enjoyed listening to it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 A | 7/25/2011

    " At first, I was a bit dubious of "Silas Marner," but this book turned out to be excellent. I believe it should be the posterchild of the "Money Can't Buy Happiness" slogan. Well done, Mr. Eliot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thequaminator | 5/16/2011

    " One of the best stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim | 5/14/2011

    " Just a delightful story, a true classic. The prose style can keep you on your toes, commas, semi-colons and colons abound, so skimming is not going to happen; but who would want to as Ms. Eliot expertly weaves some social commentary into her simple moral tale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 V.E. | 5/12/2011

    " It was a little hard to get through but a pretty sweet story anyway. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anastasia | 4/30/2011

    " Excellent read. I could read this book one hundred times over. I would recommend it to anyone. Definitely top ten. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelby | 4/30/2011

    " One of my favorites. I need to read it again but I remember being wholly glad that I did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 4/29/2011

    " I was pleasantly surprised by this book. Granted there were a few places that got a bit verbose for me, but I was intrigued by the characters and how things did and did not turn out for them. I loved the underlying theme of how love can change a character. Worth a read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerry | 4/26/2011

    " I skipped reading this book in high school. What a treasure I missed by not reading it then. It is a marvelous book and I heartily recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corey | 4/25/2011

    " Old Victorian novel that is very familiar, but the strength of it is that themes are so clearly presented, the book wins you over. Typically don't like heavy handed symbolism but it doesn't matter because Silas is so fully realized as a character. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 4/13/2011

    " I found the first two thirds tedious. But when Eppy came to live with him, not only was Silas redeemed, but the book was redeemed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tony | 4/13/2011

    " After wading my way through 100 pages or so of frequently opaque syntax, I find that there was very little point or drama to this story. "

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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.