North and South

  • by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Narrated by Clare Wille
  • 18 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Margaret Hale moves with her father from the comfort of the south of England to the industrial north, she is at first repulsed by what she sees; and then when she discovers the conditions under which the workers are forced to live, she is outraged. But this throws her into direct conflict with the powerful young mill-owner, John Thornton. Using personal passions to explore deep social divisions, North and South is a great romance and one of Elizabeth Gaskell's finest works.

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Such a wonderful book, brought to life

I have loved his book for many years. Willie'# narration is fantastic. Love, love, love
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- Stephanie Paul

Great example of woman empowerment

If you could sum up North and South in three words, what would they be?

Strength, tolerance, wisdom


What was one of the most memorable moments of North and South?

For me it's about the overall story.


Which character – as performed by Clare Wille – was your favourite?

None, they were all interesting


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It certainly made me think


Any additional comments?

I didn't think I would find such dept in a book from this era, yet it's way more open-minded and multi layered than most of today's productions.
The simple opening theme, the fact that the father of the main character has not a crisis of faith but an unbearable disillusion towards his church, and how practically this news is taken from his daughter who simply endeavours to help as much as she can in all the arrangements that ensue, is more advanced than the pointless drama that we would surely see in a novel written in our days.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-02-2010
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks