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3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 3.50 (12 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Hardy Narrator: David Shaw-Parker, Eve Karpf, Ghizela Rowe Publisher: The Copyright Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2010 ISBN:
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We all love animals, even if sometimes its only from afar on TV or at a zoo. But many of us have felt a closer friendship and companionship with our friends in the animal world. We talk and react to them as if they really do understand us. Perhaps they do. In this volume Hardy, Thackeray, Carroll, DH Lawrence, Emily Dickinson, and many others share their words with our ears. The selections are:

  • 'Animal Poems - An Introduction
  • 'The Ant and The Cricket - Anonymous
  • 'Choosing Their Names' - Thomas Hood
  • 'White Butterflies' - Algernon Charles Swinburne
  • 'The Chickens' - Anonymous
  • 'The Fly' - William Blake
  • 'To a Cat' - Algernon Charles Swinburne
  • 'Mrs Reynold's Cat' - John Keats
  • 'Nicholas Nye' - Walter De La Mare
  • 'The Cow' - Robert Louis Stevenson
  • 'The Pelican Chorus' - Edward Lear
  • 'Frog and Toad' - Christina Rossetti
  • 'A Popular Personage at Home' - Thomas Hardy
  • 'The City Mouse and the Country Mouse' - Aesop

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellie | 1/2/2011

    " I love Hardy's novels but he is also a truly great poet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Milky | 12/6/2010

    " Always liked Impressionist literature. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stuart | 11/14/2010

    " Fairly typical Victorian mawkish stuff, I thought. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 8/16/2009

    " So melancholy! I'm glad this was only a selection instead of the complete works. I like Hardy, but after a while he is just depressing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 2/6/2009

    " I find Hardy's poems much better than his short stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Spencer | 9/8/2008

    " Hardy's poems and short stories came just before the Victorian Era tried to destroy all that is good and right in literature. As such, it is pretty good.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 6/28/2008

    " Mostly ok, but a few very brilliant and very moving moments. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scroutch | 5/6/2008

    " Wow. I never thought Thomas Hardy would be such an awesome poet. "Channel Firing" is the shit and so are quite a few others. Now I've really got to read Jude the Obscure... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 matt | 2/18/2008

    "
    I LOVE some of his poetry, the sound the meter the bleak....sweeps me away every single time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 S. | 11/11/2007

    " I much prefer his fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 S.J. | 8/12/2007

    " He's like one of those elderly relatives of whom you say, "He's a miserable git, but that's why we love him".
    'The Convergence Of The Twain' remains one of my favourites. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andy | 7/25/2007

    " Thomas Hardy is a joke. How can anyone take this morbid stuff seriously? "

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About the Author
Author Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy (1840–1928), English poet, dramatist, and novelist, was born on the Egdon Heath in Dorset. He studied in Dorchester and apprenticed to an architect before leaving for London, where he began to write. Unable to find a public for his poetry, which idealized the rural life, he turned to the novel and met with success as well as controversy. The strong public reaction against some of his darker themes turned him back to writing verse. Today several of his novels are considered masterpieces of tragedy.