Silas Marner (version 2)

Read by Tadhg

(4.8 stars; 319 reviews)

Reputed as Eliot’s favourite novel Silas Marner is set in the early years of the 19th century. Marner, a weaver, is a member of a small congregation in Lantern Yard. Falsely accused of a crime he didn’t commit, he leaves his home and lives a solitary life near the village of Raveloe. Dedicating his life to weaving and hoarding gold for the next fifteen years, circumstances beyond his control shape his destiny and help to restore his faith in humanity.(Summary by T.Hynes) (6 hr 41 min)


Chapter 1 25:43 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 2 18:41 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 3 25:20 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 4 16:25 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 5 11:40 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 6 22:03 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 7 11:33 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 8 17:59 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 9 14:41 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 10 33:48 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 11 42:25 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 12 13:57 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 13 16:07 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 14 27:53 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 15 2:44 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 16 31:42 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 17 22:49 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 18 7:42 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 19 20:08 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 20 4:48 Read by Tadhg
Chapter 21 7:16 Read by Tadhg
Conclusion 5:42 Read by Tadhg


A New Favorite

(4.5 stars)

The reader is phenomenal. One of the best librovox has to offer. It was actually the fact that he was reading which enticed me to listen. However the book itself is a splendid work. The style is similar to Charles Dickens. It does start off slow, but it gets more and more interesting as the book good on. I would definitely recommend

(5 stars)

Tadhg could make even the most boring book interesting. He obviously understands, and what's more impressive, emotes with the text. Silas Marner is an enjoyable simple book but Tadgh is what really brings it to life.

A unique vision of parenthood

(5 stars)

This audiobook earns the descriptor "melodic". The narrator brings the words of George Eliot to life with sweet, colorful brogue. Silas Marner offers more than the expected pastoral imagery and sentimentality. In comparing the fundamentalist church of Silas's youth, and the simple solidarity of his newfound Raveloe life, Eliot offers two different visions of religion. The ending confrontation offers a powerful argument for what makes a parent, tying it closer to the bonds of nurture than of blood. All of this shines through in the narration, which is boosted by a clean recording. Another strong effort from a LibriVox volunteer.

Very good!

(5 stars)

Tadhg is a masterful reader. The story is very good. Silas becomes a miser, simply because it's the only thing he has that he can care about. But his world is turned upside down twice: once when his most beloved is taken from him, and then when he is given another, better beloved. The side story about the two brothers is also masterful. Highly recommended!

A dreaded book

(5 stars)

This novel has a reputation of being dreaded by school age readers and I always felt myself lucky that it was never assigned to me. This superb reading put the lie to that dread. The story is delightful and uplifting, and the reader brought each character to life. Bravo!

Beautifully read

(5 stars)

This book was required reading when I was a high school student. I found it dull and boring. What a shame that such great literature is wasted on the youth! Forty years later, after finding a few very poignant and profound quotes of George Elliot in a little devotional book I was reading, I decided to give Silas Marner another try. So glad I did.

Loved this reading

(5 stars)

This is one of the best readings I've heard on here or any other place. I'll be hunting Tadhg down for further readings and as always I'm so grateful to be able to access this pkace

charming story

(5 stars)

While the readers accent requires me to concentrate more than the other version (1) on here, he is very talented. I liked the story a lot and found it enjoyable to listen too.