Far from the Madding Crowd

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Thomas Hardy

Narrated By: John Lee

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: July 2008

Duration: 13 hours 49 minutes

Summary:

A young man falls victim to his own obsession with an amorous farm girl in Thomas Hardy's classic novel of fate and unrequited love.

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  • Mark Silverstein

    I picked this book to read because it was going to be the subject of a literary lecture in my community. I knew it was a Thomas Hardy classic, but I had not read Hardy in decades. I found the narration to be excellent, allowing the English of the era to be easily understood. Hardy originally wrote the book as a magazine serial, and sometimes you can just sense where he put the cliff hangers to make you buy the next issue of the magazine. If you like soap operas, this is a hum dinger, complete with intelligent people making bad decisions, and situations going wrong, just when you think things are going to be okay. The plot involves an independent impulsive woman in 19th century England, a time where not a lot of women owned and operated farms. Even if you don't like soap operas, its a compelling story, and a classic.