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  • Far From the Madding Crowd

  • By: Thomas Hardy
  • Narrated by: Jamie Parker
  • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

In a remote corner of early Victorian England, where traditional practices remain untouched by time, Bathsheba Everdene stands out as a beacon of female independence and self-reliance. However, when confronted with three suitors, among them the dashing Sergeant Troy, she shows a reckless capriciousness that threatens the stability of the whole community. Published in 1874, and an immediate best seller, Far From the Madding Crowd established Thomas Hardy as one of Britain's foremost novelists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great reading/performance by Jamie Parker.

  • By smileyguillum on 03-10-16

Beautiful story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-08-18

Hardy's use of language and insight into the human psyche are exquisite. Beautifully narrated. Highly recommended.

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  • Holes

  • By: Louis Sachar
  • Narrated by: Kerry Beyer
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

Stanley Yelnats' family has a history of bad luck, so when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre (which isn't green and doesn't have a lake), he is not surprised. Every day he and the other inmates are told to dig a hole, five feet wide by five feet deep, reporting anything they find. The evil warden claims that it is character building, but this is a lie, and Stanley must dig up the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended

  • By Katharine Rutherford on 27-01-17

Great story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-07-18

Such a great story. Loved the characters, narration good too. Would highly recommend this audio book.

  • War Horse

  • By: Michael Morpurgo
  • Narrated by: Luke Treadaway
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 119

Michael Morpurgo’s classic tale, capturing the power of the human spirit. First published back in 1982, ‘War Horse’ has taken the world by storm. The book was adapted to the stage and was performed at the National Theatre and on Broadway. This full and unabridged edition is beautifully performed here by the National Theatre’s first Albert, OIivier-award-winner Luke Treadaway. At the outbreak of World War 1, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable

  • By Mary Boswell on 07-09-17

Everything you want from a good story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-18

Exciting, heart wrenching. Loved every minute. Excellently narrated. Everything you want from a good story.