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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (23,082 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George Eliot Narrator: Freda Dowie Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2009 ISBN:
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Here is a tale straight from the fireside. We are compelled to follow the humble and mysterious figure of the linen weaver Silas Marner on his journey from solitude and exile to the warmth and joy of family life. His path is a strange one; when he loses his hoard of hard-earned coins all seems to be lost, but in place of the golden guineas come the golden curls of a child - and from desolate misery comes triumphant joy. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eruwenfuin | 2/11/2014

    " Bit preachy at times? The story's fine though :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lek | 2/11/2014

    " Haven't read it for years but would like to read it again, in Spanish this time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meadow | 2/10/2014

    " it was really sweet. Little Eppie just captures your heart, and the plots within the plots are quite good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 2/7/2014

    " This was my first time reading Silas Marner. When I ran across the title to this book my interest was sparked because my husbands grandfather was Silas Marner Carter and his his great-great-grandfather was also a Silas Marner Gabbard. This is a wonderful story of someone who thought more of gold until it was taken away and replaced by a child. It also shows that truthfulness is always best. "

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

    " [audiobook] Loved this story. I listened to the audiobook from librevox.org "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 1/30/2014

    " Silas is betrayed by those he loves the most and withdraws into himself. Then he is given unconditional love and he is brought back. A good story about the power love has to hurt or heal our hearts. This is the first George Eliot book I've read and while I enjoyed it, it doesn't rank up with Austen or Bronte. "

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

    " At first I found Silas Marner to be boring and utterly alien. The people in the story saw the world so differently. But ultimately this ends up being a story with a lot to say about people, no matter when and how they were brought up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerrie | 1/11/2014

    " Once I managed to figure out the slang I managed to get into it "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Angharad | 12/26/2013

    " There is no other way to put it - I hated this book with a passion. Possibly because I had to do it at school, but, ugh. It was AWFUL! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mitch Duckworth | 11/9/2013

    " Read so long ago, I cannot remember why this book impressed me; it was required reading and I know that I resisted it for the the first half, but was pulled in, and gained enthusiasm, fairly galloping toward the end. No, it was not because it was almost over. Another read is in order. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan Falconer | 10/19/2013

    " Not bad. Will written, however the best part was right at the end and even that was terribly corny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elisabeth Bier | 10/18/2013

    " Such a good story about parental love and the love of riches. Great moral. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 7/30/2013

    " 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 Roni | 6/30/2013

    " I loved this book. I really loved the style of writing by George Eliot. It is a lot like Charlotte Brontes' in Jane Erye. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Timm | 6/6/2013

    " An excellent story with a ironical twist. The triumph of good over evil. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim | 2/16/2013

    " Maybe the smartest and most beautiful Victorian novel. Incredibly progressive and understanding about class, religion, etc. Even today, we need more people in the world like Silas Marner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisabeth Kujawa | 12/29/2012

    " Much better then I expected! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 8/15/2012

    " Loved the language and prose. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keriann | 7/5/2012

    " Read for my class on the 19th Century Novel. I quite liked it. The part in which Silas discovers Eppie actually made me tear up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jade | 2/20/2012

    " 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 Paul Gier | 10/28/2011

    " A little hard to get into at first, but pretty enjoyable. It's interesting to see some of the differences in the writing style of when this book was written (1861) compared to now. "

  • 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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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.