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The Mill on the Floss

Lu par : Laura Paton
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Maggie Tulliver has two lovers: Philip Wakem, son of her father’s enemy, and Stephen Guest, already promised to her cousin. But the love she wants most in the world is that of her brother Tom. Maggie’s struggle against her passionate and sensual nature leads her to a deeper understanding and to eventual tragedy.

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  • nina lalumia
  • 26/12/2016

Great compassion

Would you listen to The Mill on the Floss again? Why?

Eliot looks deeply with great compassion into the lives of simple people, especially the troubled heroine, Maggie. The language is beautiful and witty, the performance is golden.

What did you like best about this story?

Eliot mixes compassion with wit and satire...AND tells a great story. It's quite a sprawling narrative, not as carefully conceived as Middlemarch, but it has the same great range of characters and emotions.

What does Laura Paton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her English pronunciation is golden and gorgeous, and she does brilliant work acting out the different voices of the characters. Her interpretation of Eliot's satirical voice is spot on, and she also reads the gentle, philosophical passages with great sincerity. I wish, I hope, that she will read more books!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No...it took me a few weeks. I didn't want it to end.

Any additional comments?

This book has the power to open your heart, to break it and heal it. And you'll learn a lot about England in the 1800s!

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  • Luvslace
  • 18/07/2015

I loved it

Excellent narration. A joy to listen to. Of course George Elliot is simply marvelous, as always.

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  • DFK
  • 07/11/2016

Loved it, but it did not have to end so tragically

The story is totally engaging, the writing superb, the characters are mostly well-developed. The family dynamics are great - if you ever think you have a dysfunctional family, or a grandmother or aunt (or parent) that is too critical of everything you wear, or your hair style, your life choices - read this. The depiction of the choices of women is what we find in literature of this era, and much has been written from the feminist angle, from the angle of the sibling relationship, and other aspects. The book is definitely deserving of such analyses and that is testament to its caliber. However, I was troubled by the depiction of different types of love. Stephen Guest's love does not show any depth. What is it that he loves about Maggie? It really isn't clear. Is it just that she represents what his parents would never have chosen for him, and she is pretty, too? There is not intelllectual connection that we can see. A bit of singing? Philip, on the other hand, appreciated Maggie on an intellectual level, and would be someone with whom she could have achieved the intellectual promise she showed from such a young age, if not at the professional level, at least at the personal level. Is the need for desire on the part of a "handsome, tall, desirable" guy so great that it puts all reason aside? Is all this a reason to seek the kind of "redemption" (as a reviewer I read put it) that she had at the end? What psychological problems did Maggie have that her connection to her brother was so much stronger than any other need, including life? It is certainly interesting to see how Eliot chose to end this, and certainly engaging.
The narration is excellent, even if at times it seems a little too pitiful sounding.

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  • Moonko
  • 18/10/2018

Very engaging story... until the end.

I found myself lost in this book, eager to learn how it would end... only to end up in disappointment. Had I paid for this book rather than it being included with the romance package I would have likely made my very first audible return. I generally love George Eliot, but for her to write a story with such thorough detail yet end it in that way is almost cruel.

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  • Jane
  • 09/07/2018

Beautifully told lyrical classic

This novel is beautifully told, both by the renowned author George Eliot and by narrator Laura Paton. I recommend it for the reader who enjoys complex character studies within the genres of lyrical fiction and classic literature. The Mill on the Floss moved my heart in its joys and its sorrows.

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  • sfgirlnow
  • 05/07/2018

Incredible reader!

This book exceeded my expectations in many ways. The narration was perfect, giving emphasis or not in all the right places and the different character's voices enhanced each of them well. The characters were interesting and familiar, beautifully drawn and reflecting the very issues we deal with today. Heartbreaking, but a compelling book; a large and small story.

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  • John Alexander
  • 03/07/2018

One for the Books

I'll admit to being rather a fan of George Eliot. This novel is nuanced, gentle, heart wrenching, and captivating, and worth a read. But Laura Paton's reading deserves special mention. She finds so much humor and vivacity in this book, that I found myself laughing often, whereas I'd only have smiled if I'd been reading it to myself. Her accents and voices are all at the service of the book, and make it easy to follow. So I highly recommend both the novel, but particularly this reading, which really charmed me.

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  • gunnerThrax
  • 05/08/2018

Reader superb! Eliot great!

Hard of hearing, I trap ear carefully with audiobooks. Laura Paton made Mill on the Floss a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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  • lsloan3
  • 01/07/2018

Incredible narrator, incredible book

The narrator was incredible, giving such life and emotion to an already stunning book. George Elliot has such insights into the human heart and soul, and her characters are always so well developed and multi-dimensional. This book is no exception.

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  • Matan Ben ZIon
  • 18/05/2018

wonderful

Beautiful book read in a beautiful manner. I couldn't stop listening. I haven't been so absorbed in a book in a long while