The Mill on the Floss

  • by George Eliot
  • Narrated by Laura Paton
  • 20 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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Where does The Mill on the Floss rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

A favourite to listen to again and again. It's a hard act to follow for my next choice of audiobook.

What other book might you compare The Mill on the Floss to, and why?

Adam Bede and Middlemarch that were also written by George Eliot. I have found a challenge for reading/ listening in Eliot's stories, that I have yet to find in those that are written by modern authors.

Which character – as performed by Laura Paton – was your favourite?

Maggie Tulliver, the heroine and victim.

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

No, this story weaves images of characters, places and situations that are too good to rush, in case I missed a bit and had to retrace my listening.

Any additional comments?

I was unprepared for the ending, it was worthy of the anticipation created by Eliot.I enjoyed listening to the different voices that Laura Paton portrayed.

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- seahorse

Superb Narrator For A Gripping Story

Where does The Mill on the Floss rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

My favourite book so far.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Mill on the Floss?

Not really moments, but the characters are so well drawn (helped by Laura Paton's narration) so are really vivid: Tom, Mrs Tulliver, Lucy and Philip Wakem in particular.

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

Really brought it alive. I doubt I would have had the persistence to finish the book if reading it but I really loved how she had different voices for the different characters.

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

Without giving the story away, I thought the ending was a bit contrived.

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- Catherine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-10-2012
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks