The Mayor of Casterbridge

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Thomas Hardy

Narrated By: Anton Lesser, Malcolm Blackmoor

Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks

Date: August 2011

Duration: 12 hours 22 minutes


Michael Henchard, drunk at a country fair, sells his wife and baby daughter for five guineas. The following day, in despair and remorse, he forswears alcohol and sets out to redeem himself. In time, he becomes a respected merchant and eventually the mayor of the town. But Fate is not to be so easily appeased, and Henchard finds his past actions resonate through and destroy his plans for the future. One of the greatest novels in the English language, The Mayor of Casterbridge sees Thomas Hardy at his best, bringing landscape and richly imagined characters to life, and setting the hope of love against the forces of Providence.


  • Leslie Chester

    I thorough enjoyed this book The rich characterization and story line are well depicted Beautifully read by Anton Lesser

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Mayor of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy