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Far from the Madding Crowd (AmazonClassics Edition)

Narrated by: Nick Sandys
Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
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In rural Victorian England, the willful Bathsheba Everdene is courted by three men: her repressed neighbor, a devoted shepherd, and a thriftless soldier. They cross and clash again and again in tragedy, grief, betrayal, misguided affections, and the follies of romantic love. Though far from the fury of the city, the drama they engender is equal to the whole of the universe in madness and passion.

Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd, his first literary success, is one of the great love stories of English literature.

AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature’s most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.

Revised edition: Previously published as Far From the Madding Crowd, this edition of Far From the Madding Crowd (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Nick Sandys is a terrible voice actor, avoid

Given up already, narrator sounds like he's doing train arrival announcements, woeful voice actor. I gave it an hour but the way he speaks is just so grating.

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Good narration

Nick Sandys narrates with great skill, including dialect and female voices. He copes well with the lyrical passages. There is the very occasional missed word, only discernable when listening while following the text.

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  • 26-10-19

Thomas Hardy’s best!

This is my favorite book of all the great British authors! The story is wonderful. The writing is brilliant! The plot is still as fresh as the day it was written. This is the third time I’ve read it and I never grow tired of it!

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