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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (11,736 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Hardy Narrator: Michael Redgrave Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Michael Redgrave presents one of Thomas Hardy's most popular novels, which takes place entirely in the environs of Egdon Heath and covers exactly a year and a day.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carl | 2/4/2014

    " Hardy was one of my favorites, but haven't read anything in years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nicki Freitag | 2/1/2014

    " Had to read for a class. It was a bit interesting, but too over dramatic for my tastes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Robert | 1/29/2014

    " I loved it and hated it in alternate minutes. I took two pages of notes and kept them for the future. The geography/nodal geometry of the landscape of the heath was wonderful. Are we truly microbes in the larger world? Here is a world of smallness where emotions overrule logic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Perrie | 1/13/2014

    " Though only one character in the novel was at all likeable, I did enjoy this. It was published in 12 parts in 1878 and as the author notes the ending was changed (you get the feeling that it was against his will) due to "certain circumstances of serial publication". I read that as: the publishers wanted a happy ending. Hardy is so descriptive and loves the Heath so much that you feel like you are there...it's a depressing place this Egdon Heath. The characters are unfortunate in circumstance and good sense in most cases. I did enjoy the melodrama. It is what I imagine was the Victorian age's version of a reality TV series. Full of ridiculous characters starved for attention and armed with little sense but much sensibility (apologies to Austen). "

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