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  • Adam Bede

  • By: George Eliot
  • Narrated by: Georgina Sutton
  • Length: 20 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

George Eliot's first full-length novel Adam Bede is a profound rendering of 19th century English pastoral life. This timeless story of seduction and betrayal follows the virtuous carpenter Adam Bede, whose world is soon disrupted when the all-too-beautiful Hetty betrays him for another villager. Her actions precipitate a turmoil of tragic events that shake the very foundations of their serene rural community.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • About This Book

  • By Mr W McIntyre on 07-04-17

About This Book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-17

Good Story. Excellent narration that brought the characters to life and held my interest throughout the book:-):-)

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  • Silas Marner

  • By: George Eliot
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Beacham
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Falsely accused of a crime and betrayed by his closest friend, the weaver Silas Marner has been hoarding his earnings for 15 years. Distanced from his religious community, he has devoted himself to his work and taken pleasure only in counting his coins. Then in a single day, his gold is stolen and a lovely child appears on his doorstep. As he changes his life to meet the irresistible needs of the child, Marner accepts that the loss of the gold was a necessary exchange for the child.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My view

  • By Mr W McIntyre on 25-12-16

My view

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-12-16

it. Probably her best book in my estimation a 10 out of 10
good story well read. I recommend

  • Treasure Island

  • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Narrated by: Timothy West
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

First conceived during a rainy summer holiday in the Highlands of Scotland in an attempt to amuse his stepson, Treasure Island began with the map. Young Lloyd Osbourne had drawn a crude version of an island, and Stevenson, looking over the boy's shoulder, began to elaborate, christening various curves and smudges the famed names of Skeleton Island and Spyglass Hill and finally adding the three red crosses marking the buried treasure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Characterisation

  • By RobS on 13-08-16

brilliant narration

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-12-16

Great book. Brilliant narration by Timothy West he really brings the characters to life. I recommend this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful