The Mill on the Floss

  • by George Eliot
  • Narrated by Nadia May
  • 19 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Set in 19-century England, this great novel of domestic realism sympathetically portrays a young woman's vain efforts to adapt to her provincial world.Maggie Tulliver, whose father owns a mill perched on the banks of the River Floss, is intelligent and imaginative beyond the understanding of her community, her relatives, and particularly her brother Tom. Despite their opposite temperaments, Maggie and Tom are united by a strong bond. But this bond suffers when Tom's sense of family honor leads him to forbid her to associate with the one friend who appreciates her intelligence and imagination.Later, when Maggie falls in love with the handsome and passionate fiancé of her cousin and is caught in a compromising situation, she fears her relationship with Tom may never recover.

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A poor rendition of an old favourite

Although I did listen to the audio sample of this one before buying it, I didn't realise quite how much Nadia May's voice was going to grate on me when I had to listen to it for nearly 20 hours! I understand that The Mill on the Floss is set in Lincolnshire, but the peculiar accent that Ms May put on for the characters was derived from no English region that I have ever known. The squeaky little voice she did for the young Maggie was particularly irritating. She would have done far better to read it straight, without attempting voices and accents. Still a great story, though.
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- Mirium

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-06-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.