The Lifted Veil

Read by Bruce Pirie

(4.5 stars; 62 reviews)

The Lifted Veil is a novella by George Eliot, first published in 1859. Quite unlike the realistic fiction for which Eliot is best known, The Lifted Veil explores themes of extrasensory perception, the essence of physical life, possible life after death, and the power of fate. The novella is a significant part of the Victorian tradition of horror fiction. (Summary from Wikipedia) (1 hr 58 min)


Chapter 1 part 1 31:57 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 1 part 2 30:27 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 2 part 1 31:05 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 2 part 2 25:25 Read by Bruce Pirie


excellent little book

(5 stars)

This tale of a man with exceptional intuition and psychic powers is haunting and enthralling. Well read.

A rich narrative

(4.5 stars)

This is a rich narrative told in first person. The story explains the feelings of a man who is suddenly given the power to see into the future and to read the thoughts of others. The reader’s voice is deeply pleasant.

(5 stars)

Bruce Pirie's level and measured reading of this novella admits the listener to the mind of the main character's horror of a life burdened with multiple and miserable alienations of illness and clairvoyance. A very good reading.

intriguing fascinating story

(5 stars)

as usual George Eliot has kept me captivated from the beginning to the end of the story wonderful use of language, excellent reader

Sacred Enigma, Double Cs.

(5 stars)

Good reader. Introspective Gothic mystery. Gender norm criticisms, fraternal and class tensions that mine the rich linguistic veins of Romanticism.

(5 stars)

Frustratingly short but perfectly formed! The voice of the reader adds piquance to the mood and themes of the book.

A treasure!

(5 stars)

This is a wonderful book that was brilliantly read! I thoroughly enjoyed it and can recommend it!

Well read!

(4 stars)

The main character suffers from some serious depression, e.s.p. notwithstanding! Reader is great!