Daniel Deronda


Read by Becky Miller

(4.6 stars; 57 reviews)

In this enduring Victorian classic written in 1876, two stories weave in and out of each other: The first is about Gwendolen, one of Eliot's finest creations, who grows from a self-centered young beauty to a thoughtful adult with an expanded vision of the world around her. The second is about Daniel Deronda, adopted son of an aristocratic Englishman who becomes fascinated with Jewish traditions when he meets an ailing Jewish philosopher named Mordecai and his sensitive sister, Mirah. (Summary by Becky Miller)

Alt-BC: Lucy Burgoyne

(31 hr 48 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 19:41 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 02 16:52 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 03 38:54 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 04 11:34 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 05 21:23 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 06 31:48 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 07 44:17 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 08 14:40 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 09 21:17 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 10 21:59 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 11 32:28 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 12 12:20 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 13 35:09 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 14 26:08 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 15 18:33 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 16 50:51 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 17 26:53 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 18 14:27 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 19 8:38 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 20 45:36 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 21 23:42 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 22 32:16 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 23 37:56 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 24 26:43 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 25 22:55 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 26 17:54 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 27 23:43 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 28 39:47 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 29 28:59 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 30 36:04 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 31 17:12 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 32 48:03 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 33 34:23 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 34 16:26 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 35 1:07:59 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 36 55:13 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 37 36:17 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 38 23:55 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 39 21:44 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 40 40:23 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 41 18:34 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 42 57:48 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 43 18:41 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 44 20:36 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 45 23:27 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 46 27:17 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 47 12:41 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 48 1:12:55 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 49 6:10 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 50 17:41 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 51 45:21 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 52 43:18 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 53 21:11 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 54 36:48 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 55 10:24 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 56 29:51 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 57 11:35 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 58 21:42 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 59 15:03 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 60 15:35 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 61 25:47 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 62 20:19 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 63 29:17 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 64 25:42 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 65 19:56 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 66 15:35 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 67 18:09 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 68 15:08 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 69 36:46 Read by Becky Miller
Chapter 70 10:01 Read by Becky Miller

Reviews

Interesting glimpse of the lives of women and Jews in the 19th C

(5 stars)

Brilliant reading. Thankyou!

AMAZING

(5 stars)

A fabulous work full of complicated characters. It delves into so many areas of life during the author's day: class; religion; the assumption that breeding and money equal happiness...and more. A complicated and poetic work that I probably never would have made my way through as a reader of a regular book. The reader, Becky, was the best!!!! The way she altered her voice for the different chacters was so helpful in keeping them straight. She never stumbled!!! Her reading was almost flawless. I would REALLY like to communicate with her. My email is robbie44@satx.rr.com. Becky, please contact me!!!!!!!! Just one question: why were the last 3 chapters missing???????

enjoyable!

(5 stars)

Once I got into it (about chapter 5) I stopped falling asleep and after that it was 60 chapters of of insomnia until the end. melodramatic twists and turns and entertaining set pieces leaven what would otherwise be a bit of a preachy slog. The characters are real, even when they are really annoying or annoyingly perfect. Eliot does not pull punches in the portrayal of a psychologically abusive marriage. Lots of food for thought. I’m glad I discovered this less known behemoth of a book through this very fine reading on LibriVox.

GREAT READING

(5 stars)

A fine, if sometimes tedious, story made more interesting and enjoyable by the reader without whose interpretation I might have been tempted to quit. The only problem with the reading was the use of uninspired insertions of the reading of some of the foreign languages. It is interesting that Eliot believes that the Jewish mindset is present even if one does not know that he is Jewish. I wonder if Deronda's mother is autobiographical--she openly lives outside of accepted societal mores and ends up a broken, bitter old woman. Just asking.

Daniel Deronda

(3.5 stars)

I love the story& have both read it & seen it on PBS. The reading is good, but as it’s a British story, mama should be pronounced, not in the American fashion, but with the accent on the second syllable. I noticed that several words were mis-pronounced also.

Touching Story

(5 stars)

A truly endearing tale. It does a particularly good job of painting the lives and the place of Jews in the 19th century. Beautifully read. I want to give special thanks to the readers for many of the chapter introductions.

Excellent Recording!

(5 stars)

A book of this length read by a single person would ordinarily be a risky proposition, but Becky Miller does an outstanding job throughout. It's as close to perfect as you're likely to find in the Librivox catalog!

very good

(4 stars)

The book is excellent. The reader could be better. Often the tone of her voice is a distraction from the reading. George Eliot is a brilliant writer with many many excellent insights into human nature.