Friday 29 September 2023

Audio: Galatea by Madeline Miller

Narrated by: Ruth Wilson

Length: 46 mins

Release date: 09-05-23

Publisher: HarperAudio

Short stort/ Fiction/

This was a very short story, but a bit longer when I listened to it in audio.  It did work really well in audio too.

Galatea was made from stone. Her maker found her so beautiful and prayed for her to come alive. They married. They had a child. 

It begins in a hospital where he put her, and she longs for her child, and to be free.

He does get what is coming for him

Great narration.

In ancient Greece, a skilled marble sculptor has been blessed by a goddess who has given his masterpiece—the most beautiful woman the town has ever seen—the gift of life. After marrying her, he expects Galatea to please him, to be obedience and humility personified. But she has desires of her own and yearns for independence.

In a desperate bid by her obsessive husband to keep her under control, Galatea is locked away under the constant supervision of doctors and nurses. But with a daughter to rescue, she is determined to break free, whatever the cost . . . With a spellbinding performance by Ruth Wilson (His Dark Materials, The Affair), step back into Madeline Miller's mythic world.


  1. Looks solid.

    Hope you have a great weekend :)

  2. Sounds creepy and good. I loved Ruth Wilson in His Dark Materials.

    1. No, she was an actress in the show (BBC/HBO). She was really good.

    2. Oh I did not know that at all

  3. I do like it when proper justice is served!

  4. I'm glad to hear he gets what's coming to him because he sounds awful.

  5. I've seen this one around, but didn't realize it was so short. I loved her book Circe.

    1. So freaking short. But yes Circe was wonderful



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