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  • Far From the Madding Crowd

  • By: Thomas Hardy
  • Narrated by: Jamie Parker
  • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (301 ratings)

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Far From the Madding Crowd

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Summary

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.

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Fantastic listen!

Jamie Parker brought this classic tale alive by his interpretation and his vocal skills. Wonderful.

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Beautiful story

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

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Wonderful

Beautifully written of course. Lovely story and superbly read. Sad to have finished it what could possibly follow it.

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Well read

One of my favourite books. It was really well read and I throughly listening to it.

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Great story, well read

Narrator was brilliant and brought the story to life. Can't wait to listen to more by him.

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So enjoyable

Many years ago I read Thomas Hardy at school.
I’ve decided to read and listen to his books again. Wonderfully descriptive such an elegance of language.
The narrator Jamie Parker was first class he made the whole experience so enjoyable.

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wonderful audiobook

Really well read. Jamie Parker brings the story alive. lovely story with a happy ending.

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Outstanding narration

Jamie Parker really goes the extra mile. The voices of the labourers are superb (especially Joseph Poorgrass who's hilarious!). The songs are delivered especially well. Most narrators merely narrate songs in a more-or-less musical tone, but these are sung beautifully and believably. I've listened to several versions of Far from the Madding Crowd before, and this is by far the best.

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classic

loved the narrator's ability to change his voice to suit the personalities. I read the book at intervals too and could hear his voice!

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Simply wonderful

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.

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