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Extended Audio Sample The Mayor of Casterbridge (Dramatised), by Thomas Hardy
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (19,374 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Hardy Narrator: John Nettles, David Calder, and Janet Dale Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Hardy's powerful tale, set in mid-19th century Dorset, tells the tragic story of Michael Henchard, a man who cannot escape his past.

Drunk on rum at a country fair, Henchard sells his wife to a sailor for five guineas. Unable to find, them and overcome with guilt and remorse, he vows to be teetotal for 21 years.

Many years later his wife seeks him out in Casterbridge, where he has gained both wealth and the well-respected position of mayor. His family restored to him, Henchard's happiness should be complete. But beneath the surface still smoulders the same impetuousness and temper that, combined with fate, bring about his degradation and ruin. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Adrienne | 2/17/2014

    " I recently was reminded about this book...read it my senior year of high school. Its a good classic tale. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jaclyn | 2/10/2014

    " Thomas Hardy is one of my favorite authors. I just love his style and he tells a story so well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Collsells | 2/1/2014

    " What a wonderful story! After reading it,I wondered why I wasn't forced to read it in highschool. It was a great story and one that I couldn't put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cooper Renner | 1/31/2014

    " Tragic, yes, in many ways, but not necessarily a tragedy in the larger sense. Vivid and vividly 'real' characters, not always believable (but not quite unbelievable) incidents, fine writing. "

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