Esther Waters

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: George Moore

Narrated By: LibriVox Volunteers

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2016

Duration: 14 hours 13 minutes


"She stood on the platform watching the receding train. A few bushes hid the curve of the line; the white vapour rose above them, evaporating in the pale evening. A moment more and the last carriage would pass out of sight. The white gates swung forward slowly and closed over the line". Thus opens the novel about Esther Waters, young, pious woman from a poor working class family who, while working as a kitchen maid, is seduced by another employee, becomes pregnant, is deserted by her lover, and against all odds decides to raise her child as a single mother. Esther Waters is one of a group of Victorian novels that depict the life of a "fallen woman". It is considered to be Moore's best novel. (Summary from Wikipedia, revised by Stav Nisser.)


  • Judith Bell

    On a whole an enjoyable story. The first half of the book saw the story line develop steadily and it holds the listeners interest very well, but the second half the book was slow and quite repetitious in parts and the ending was abrupt and disappointing. I think there was too many different readers and I found some of the readers difficult to understand.

Esther Waters

by George Moore

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