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3.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 5 3.64 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Hardy Narrator: NBC University Theatre Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2010 ISBN:
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The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), subtitled The Life and Death of a Man of Character, is a tragic novel by British author Thomas Hardy. It is set in the fictional town of Casterbridge (based on the town of Dorchester in Dorset). This dramatic performance is by the NBC University Theatre.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sixpacknl | 2/15/2014

    " Quit reading this book about three quarters in. Did not captivate me. I can see why some people may find it interesting but it is not for me I am afraid. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Bowen | 2/11/2014

    " This is a great book to learn about appreciating what you have and not being so quick to throw it away for something that "seems" better. Big fan of Hardy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joanne | 2/9/2014

    " really dislike Thomas Hardy-- horrid depressing plots and all unsympathetic characters "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noor Iqbal | 2/1/2014

    " alas!!! uff alass!!!that on michel henchard did all good in his way but as sold his own wife and children by a mistake.he was a poor one then he become enough rich as a moyer of the royal but alas!!at the end he has nothing....but alas!!just onle subordinate was kept with him.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alaudin Kolenovic | 1/23/2014

    " I read this book in the 9th grade, But i remember that it was one of my favorite books i really enjoyed this book and i would highly recommend it to my peers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 1/20/2014

    " An interesting up and down saga of actions and consequences that begins with a drunken man selling his wife and child to a sailor in old England. An interesting story to listen to - maybe a bit cumbersome and slow to read (ala Les Miserables). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffannie | 1/20/2014

    " I have really mixed reactions to the book. On some days I love it and some days I want to punch the book. Well I certainly feel for the characters. Henchard's ending was so depressing. He was ultimately a good man but was way too hard on himself. I hated Lucetta for her clumsiness and diva-like attitude and I was quite glad when she died. The little things I didn't like was the excessive use of coincidence, it was just an "easy" way out for Hardy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Will Caskey | 1/4/2014

    " I am basically still depressed from reading this in high school over a decade ago. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 1/2/2014

    " Terribly tragic, but I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 donewithdora | 1/1/2014

    " I didn't really know what was going to happen and the characters didn't seem stereotypical which I liked. The irony in the story was fantastic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Penny Blanch | 12/31/2013

    " This book is not as depressing as some of Hardy's other novels,but it's still a tragic tale. Tells of a man who sells his wife under the influence of a few meads and then it comes back to haunt him later in life. Well written and gives you that rollercoaster ride that Hardy does so well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hayley | 12/14/2013

    " Makes me wonder what furmity tastes of. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tomw | 12/9/2013

    " I read this (and most of Hardy) in college. This one is particulary surprising, even today. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mia | 12/7/2013

    " The story pulled me along, which I need. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carla | 12/6/2013

    " One of my favorite books from my college lit courses. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corinne Lundstrum | 4/9/2013

    " I know I read this book in high school and I remember loving it but I can't really remember too much about the story. I should re-read this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire | 3/28/2012

    " This is a story of secrets. Try to keep record of who knows what. Hardy is masterful at this. Metaphors at their best, too. Makes a good Bookclub discussion to talk about good and bad traits of lead characters, and whom you feel sorry for. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tek | 3/7/2012

    " One of the first novels I remember really liking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gretchen | 11/8/2011

    " O.K. Pretty much I love all of Thomas Hardy's books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 K. | 10/11/2011

    " I love Thomas Hardy. This is one of his more affirming and less morose works. I really liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Casey | 5/3/2011

    " What goes around comes around. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas | 4/3/2011

    " Pretty quick read. Kind of girly. Lots of archaic words, which make it more interesting. The agricultural aspect is also interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ksenia | 3/31/2011

    " Plot twists galore! This is like the epitome of 19th-century soap opera. Really enjoyed reading this novel. Granted, it dealt with a tragic figure and made you ask some of the bigger questions and it was a rather pessimistic outlook on life. Nonetheless, I'll be recommending this from now on. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maureen | 3/11/2011

    " A bit boring for me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Donna | 2/23/2011

    " Perhaps the most boring book I've ever read. "

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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.