This is a thoroughly wonderful novel. Margaret Hale is one of the great woman characters in fiction. It's powerful and moving and deeply involving. The narration is very capable as well, with multiple English accents well portrayed (to my American ear.)
Elizabeth Gaskell does not disappoint. Excellent! The narrator's excellent. Also I really felt as if I were there in London, Milton, and Halton with real people and events. I believe I understand the beginning of labor relations from both the Master and the workers point of view to a greater degree!
Excellent narration! I loved listening to this book, even though I have read it multiple times.