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Middlemarch

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(3,208 Sterne; 12 Bewertungen)

The book examines the role of education in the lives of the characters and how such education and study has affected the characters. Rosamond Vincy's finishing school education is a foil to Dorothea Brooke's religiously-motivated quest for knowledge. Rosamond initially admires Lydgate for his exotic education, and his intellect. A similar dynamic is present in Dorothea and Casaubon's relationship, with Dorothea revering her new husband's intellect and eloquence. In both cases, however, the young wives' expectations of their husbands intellects are not reflected in reality.
Despite extreme erudition, Mr. Casaubon is afraid to publish because he believes that he must write a work that is utterly above criticism. In contrast, Lydgate at times arrogantly flaunts his knowledge, making enemies with his fellow physicians. He regards the residents of Middlemarch with a certain amount of contempt stemming from his belief that the townspeople are backwards and uninteresting. However, his education has not included tact and politicking, skills necessary in a small town but are seen by Lydgate as below him, the brilliant doctor. (summary from Wikipedia) (33 hr 2 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 & Prologue

25:40

Read by Guntar

Chapter 02

20:47

Read by Guntar

Chapter 03

23:40

Read by J. M. Smallheer

Chapter 04

17:06

Read by Elizabeth Klett

Chapter 05

20:26

Read by Elizabeth Klett

Chapter 06

24:10

Read by Elizabeth Klett

Chapter 07

8:54

Read by Elizabeth Klett

Chapter 08

12:04

Read by Elizabeth Klett

Chapter 09

22:31

Read by Elizabeth Klett

Chapter 10

25:03

Read by Elizabeth Klett

Chapter 11

20:42

Read by Elizabeth Klett

Chapter 12

36:26

Read by Elizabeth Klett

Chapter 13

22:15

Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Chapter 14

21:10

Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Chapter 15

35:55

Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Chapter 16

34:26

Read by redabrus

Chapter 17

22:38

Read by redabrus

Chapter 18

30:55

Read by redabrus

Chapter 19

10:56

Read by redabrus

Chapter 20

30:08

Read by redabrus

Chapter 21

24:13

Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)

Chapter 22

42:29

Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)

Chapter 23

37:37

Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)

Chapter 24

23:18

Read by Madame Tusk

Chapter 25

13:09

Read by Madame Tusk

Chapter 26

9:38

Read by Madame Tusk

Chapter 27

18:38

Read by Madame Tusk

Chapter 28

10:49

Read by Madame Tusk

Chapter 29

16:27

Read by Madame Tusk

Chapter 30

13:47

Read by Madame Tusk

Chapter 31

24:30

Read by hefyd

Chapter 32

28:39

Read by hefyd

Chapter 33

13:43

Read by hefyd

Chapter 34

19:18

Read by hefyd

Chapter 35

28:58

Read by hefyd

Chapter 36

40:10

Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Chapter 37

57:58

Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Chapter 38

21:15

Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Chapter 39

29:50

Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Chapter 40

32:05

Read by Andy

Chapter 41

13:03

Read by Andy

Chapter 42

30:06

Read by redabrus

Chapter 43

17:23

Read by redabrus

Chapter 44

8:17

Read by redabrus

Chapter 45

45:59

Read by redabrus

Chapter 46

23:17

Read by redabrus

Chapter 47

14:48

Read by redabrus

Chapter 48

23:54

Read by redabrus

Chapter 49

10:16

Read by redabrus

Chapter 50

25:39

Read by redabrus

Chapter 51

27:34

Read by Jennie Hughes

Chapter 52

20:11

Read by Jennie Hughes

Chapter 53

34:00

Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Chapter 54

30:50

Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Chapter 55

12:28

Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Chapter 56

47:10

Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Chapter 57

23:16

Read by Simon Evers

Chapter 58

46:25

Read by Simon Evers

Chapter 59

7:56

Read by redabrus

Chapter 60

27:50

Read by redabrus

Chapter 61

33:16

Read by Sheila Morton

Chapter 62

34:44

Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)

Chapter 63

18:33

Read by Ralph Snelson

Chapter 64

37:13

Read by Martina

Chapter 65

11:42

Read by Martina

Chapter 66

25:32

Read by Jack Farrell

Chapter 67

22:16

Read by Jack Farrell

Chapter 68

17:26

Read by Anna Simon

Chapter 69

20:36

Read by Madame Tusk

Chapter 70

25:20

Read by Madame Tusk

Chapter 71

33:40

Read by Madame Tusk

Chapter 72

8:03

Read by Madame Tusk

Chapter 73

11:34

Read by redabrus

Chapter 74

28:27

Read by redabrus

Chapter 75

20:05

Read by redabrus

Chapter 76

26:54

Read by redabrus

Chapter 77

15:25

Read by Madame Tusk

Chapter 78

9:27

Read by Madame Tusk

Chapter 79

4:52

Read by Madame Tusk

Chapter 80

13:48

Read by Madame Tusk

Chapter 81

21:18

Read by Madame Tusk

Chapter 82

8:50

Read by Madame Tusk

Chapter 83

16:05

Read by Madame Tusk

Chapter 84

18:00

Read by Madame Tusk

Chapter 85

7:27

Read by Madame Tusk

Chapter 86 & Finale

29:16

Read by Aaron Elliott

Bewertungen

Disappointed

(2 Sterne)

There were a couple of problems with this recording. First, one of the readers -- who read a significant number of chapters -- is clearly not a native English speaker. While I was able to get used to her accent after a few chapters, her frequent mispronunciations were grating and almost led me to give up on the book. Second, a number of chapters were recorded at rather low volumes, making it difficult to hear the reader if you're in a place with lots of ambient noise (gym, subway, etc.).

My sentiments exactly

(2 Sterne)

The reading, of which there are many chapters, by the non-native-English speaker made her chapters a true trial to listen to. Pity, as I'm sure her intentions were good but she rather overreached by reading in a language with which she is probably familiar as a reader but certainly not a speaker.

Use Version 2

(0,5 Sterne)

This is a great novel and thus, my rating is for the reading rather than the novel. Elizabeth Klett is a marvelous reader, but I was dismayed by how few of the chapters are read by her. I highly recommend using the far superior solo version of this book instead.

Middlemarch

(1 Sterne)

The reading from chapter 15 on was absolutely dreadful. If you expect people to listen to recordings, they shouldn't be made by people who can hardly speak English! I had to stop listening - and I really wanted to hear the rest of the book.

(3 Sterne)

ok book, the readers are fine not great but not bad by any means.