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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,091 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Hardy Narrator: Carleton Hobbs, John Glen, Richard Burton, Edith Evans Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN:
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A collection of Thomas Hardy's finest poetry read by Carleton Hobbs, John Glen, Richard Burton, and Edith Evans.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Coral | 1/20/2014

    " My favourite collection of poems yet. Hardy's talent ripples through his work and "Under the Waterfall" and "Beeny Cliff" are two of my most favourite poems of all time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/10/2014

    " I absolutely love hardy's poems "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leni King | 12/9/2013

    " Strong influence on my own poetry - even though mine is a very different genre. "Old Furniture" is one that comes to mind - Hardy's images of all the hands pulling at the draws over generations.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Randy | 10/25/2013

    " My favorite poet and commentator of the modern age "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 9/17/2013

    " Hardy was a poet above all else and with a corpus of work like this it is clear why he felt the urge to registered his passion after June. Check out the self in seeing and beyond the last lamp for two lesser known gems "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzq! | 8/8/2013

    " Did huge graduate paper on this guy - writes with a "woman's voice" prolific "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Agnes | 8/2/2013

    " One of the greatest poets "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Garry | 7/23/2013

    " Ah, divine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elementary Particle | 1/13/2013

    " I never thought I would like Hardy's poems so much. Now he has become one of my favorite poets. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynda | 10/4/2012

    " Sorry, a couple of poems I like, but not really my cup of tea. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dustin | 6/25/2012

    " Poetry like art is subjective to the eye of the beholder. Even in the midst of difficult text the subtle human experience of trudging through the past can bring on melancholy of our own lives and recent past. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurence Mputu | 5/30/2012

    " I had to study his poems as a part of a college assignment and really enjoyed it! I've read a novel by him but I think he is a better Poet than a novelist, but still, I need to read his other novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 5/8/2012

    " My rating is particularly aimed at the poems of 1912, which I love. They were written after the death of us first wife, with whom latterly he had a fraught relationship. When she died unexpectedly, he mourned the love they had lost before. Lovely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dotty Finlow | 8/29/2011

    " Not actually read them ALL. Yet. But I shall. Bucket list job. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elisa | 8/6/2011

    " I never thought I would like Hardy's poems so much. Now he has become one of my favorite poets. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter | 6/29/2011

    " Someone left this on the book exchange shelf at my work's employee lounge. I picked it up on something of a whim. I have enjoyed it since - reading it off & on at home... "

  • 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 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. "

  • 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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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.