Far from the Madding Crowd (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

Far from the Madding Crowd is Thomas Hardy's fourth novel and his first major literary success.

Published in 1874, it tells the tale of Gabriel Oak, one of three suitors for the hand of the beautiful and spirited Bathsheba Everdene. He must compete with the dashing young soldier Sergeant Troy and the respectable, middle-aged Farmer Boldwood. And while their fates depend upon the choice Bathsheba makes, she discovers the terrible consequences of an inconstant heart.

Thomas Hardy (1840 - 1928) was an English novelist and poet of the naturalist movement.

Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.

GENRE
Classics
NARRATOR
GH
George Hagan
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
16:18
hr min
RELEASED
2009
23 July
PUBLISHER
RNIB
PRESENTED BY
Audible.co.uk
SIZE
663.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Chris310105 ,

A Good Reading of a Classic Tale

A very entertaining reading of this classic Hardy tale. If you are new to Hardy and have never come across him before then this is the place to start with this classic tale of hardship and love, farming and soldiering, death and murder.

Waltho Jones ,

A real treat

Narration - This is one of those RNIB "Talking Books" productions and so it sounds as if there is a posh bloke in an Anderson shelter with a huge microphone and a reel-to-reel tape recorder on the table in front of him. Having said that, the narrator is excellent, capturing perfectly the bucolic atmosphere of the novel.

Novel - Brilliant. Utterly absorbing and beautifully balanced. Hardy is a great story teller and surprisingly funny, especially in the early part of the book.

The real H. Potter ,

just brilliant

this was my first introduction to Hardy and I am now on a mission to familiarise myself with the rest of his works. This was a fabulous tale and although a slow start, kept me gripped to the end. A must read.

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