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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Great compassion

Would you listen to The Mill on the Floss again? Why?

Eliot looks deeply with great compassion into the lives of simple people, especially the troubled heroine, Maggie. The language is beautiful and witty, the performance is golden.


What did you like best about this story?

Eliot mixes compassion with wit and satire...AND tells a great story. It's quite a sprawling narrative, not as carefully conceived as Middlemarch, but it has the same great range of characters and emotions.


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

Her English pronunciation is golden and gorgeous, and she does brilliant work acting out the different voices of the characters. Her interpretation of Eliot's satirical voice is spot on, and she also reads the gentle, philosophical passages with great sincerity. I wish, I hope, that she will read more books!


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

No...it took me a few weeks. I didn't want it to end.


Any additional comments?

This book has the power to open your heart, to break it and heal it. And you'll learn a lot about England in the 1800s!

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- nina lalumia

I loved it

Excellent narration. A joy to listen to. Of course George Elliot is simply marvelous, as always.
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- Luvslace

Book Details

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