Jude the Obscure Audiobook, by Thomas Hardy Play Audiobook Sample

Download Jude the Obscure Audiobook

Jude the Obscure Audiobook, by Thomas Hardy Play Audiobook Sample
FlexPass™ Price: $12.95
$7.95 for new members!(Includes UNLIMITED podcast listening) Add to Cart learn more
OR
Regular Price: $22.95 Add to Cart
Author: Thomas Hardy Narrator: Stephen Thorne Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: January 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781538483558

Publisher Description

Jude Fawley is a stone mason with a passion for scholarship who longs to study at the nearby university town of Christminster. Then Arabella Donn comes into his life. His longing for her eclipses all else for a time, and they marry but unhappily. Meeting his spirited and intelligent cousin, Sue Bridehead, Jude dares to dream again. But in acknowledging their feelings for one another, Jude and Sue risk becoming social outcasts. In defying conventional morality, their lives become plagued by uncertainty and torment.

Download and start listening now!

Quotes

  • “This story of repression, judgment, and true love will appeal to listeners who love the classics…A truly memorable literary experience that demands repeated listens.”

    - Publishers Weekly 
  • “His style touches sublimity.”

    - T. S. Eliot, praise for the author
  • “The greatest tragic writer among English novelists.”

    - Virginia Woolf, praise for the author

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review about this audiobook!

About the Author

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.

About the Narrator

Stephen Thorne trained at RADA and played several seasons with the Old Vic Company and the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford and London. He has worked extensively in radio, with over two thousand broadcasts for the BBC, including Uncle Mort in the Radio 4 comedy series and the part of Treebeard in The Lord of the Rings. His television work includes EastEnders, Boys from the Bush, Death of an Expert Witness, and David Copperfield.