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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 171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

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

Simply wonderful

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Reviewed: 13-02-19

A wonderful book and beautifully narrated by Jamie Parker. I'm so glad I listened to this on audiobook - I enjoyed it so much - from Hardy's wonderful descriptions of a rural England gone by, to the gripping story, to the wonderful characterisation. I was transported a million miles away from my commuter bus by this masterfully written story.