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The best part of this book is the historical perspective of just how bawdy and irreverent a book written in 1722 could be. The narration is particularly good, often rising to an excellent performance (not just a reading). To a listener with a modern perspective there is little sensational, exciting or even very amusing about Moll Flanders. I had an occasional chuckle or sigh and I learned some things, but not very often. I am sure when this was written it was much more exciting than it now seems. I liked Robinson Crusoe and A Journal of the Plague Year quite a bit better than Moll Flanders. This is very dated, but is not at all badly written, and is historically interesting.
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I love this book! It a rare account of women's trials in the late 17th century, but oddly those trials still exist today. Good versus evil is a theme throughout. This novel helps explain that evil has 2 categories; evil for neccesity and evil for evil's sake. It causes the reader to question if the first is really evil?
What was one of the most memorable moments of Moll Flanders?
Moll Flander's redemption and personal awareness of the choices that she's made while in Newgate.
Which scene was your favorite?
I loved the scene when Moll helps one of her husbands escape. Her love of men despite their ill treatment of her is dumbfounding.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
The way this book was written made me feel as though I was listening to music. I hope they never change the language of the book in an effort to put it in modern english.
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