Adam Bede

  • by George Eliot
  • Narrated by Nadia May
  • 19 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

George Eliot's first full-length novel is the moving, realistic portrait of three people troubled by unwise love. Adam Bede is a hardy young carpenter who cares for his aging mother. His one weakness is the woman he loves blindly: the trifling town beauty, Hetty Sorrel, delights only in her baubles - and the delusion that the careless Captain Donnithorne may ask for her hand.
Betrayed by their innocence, both Adam and Hetty allow their foolish hearts to trap them in a triangle of seduction, murder, and retribution. Only in the lovely Dinah Morris, a preacher, does Adam find his redemption.


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Ruined by Narrator

Would you try another book written by George Eliot or narrated by Nadia May?


What other book might you compare Adam Bede to, and why?

Adam Bede is incomparable to any book. It is a masterpiece as are all Eliot's works.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The whole presentation was flawed by the tenor of her voice and the irritating character studies.

Was Adam Bede worth the listening time?

The story would have been,; I have read the book and loved it. The narrator made the listening tedious. I would never buy a book narrated by her.

Any additional comments?

I hoped to buy Felix Holt by George Eliot but refrained from doing so because of narrator, Nadia May

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- F. Wynn

Fall in Love with Adam Bede

What did you like most about Adam Bede?

I loved the narration, which made all the characters wonderfully sympathetic. I liked the exposition of spiritual dialogue, and that the story did NOT leave me feeling dissatisfied, the way Hardy's similar novel: Jude the Obscure does.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Adam Bede?

The annoying mother Lisbeth, yet a very sweet scene of her enjoying the company of her son, stroking his hair and such.

What about Nadia May’s performance did you like?

Wonderful accent and tone which brought the characters into my field of likeability.

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- Nadine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-08-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.