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Two on a Tower (Dramatised)

Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
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A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation by Jon Sen of Thomas Hardy's tragic tale of star-crossed lovers in the West Country. 'Two on a Tower' is Hardy's ninth novel and contains perhaps his most complete treatment of the theme of love across the class and age divide, and also the fullest expression of his fascination with astronomy and science. This story of passion and sacrifice begins when Lady Viviette Constantine discovers the handsome young astronomer Swithin St Cleeve on the lonely tower on her estate.

Starring Maggie O'Neill as Lady Constantine, Blake Ritson as Swithin St Cleeve, Conrad Nelson as Parson Torkingham and with Amy Humphreys, Stephen Tomlin, Pauline Jefferson, Richard Heap and Carter Dowland. Directed by Stefan Escreet.

©2006 Thomas Hardy (P)AudioGO Ltd 2010

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Strange pacing

I did like the story overall, but the pacing seemed odd. In some parts plot points seemed rushed. I'm not sure if that was a function of the dramatization or if it was bad story writing.

The voice acting was excellent. But I do love Mr. Ritson's voice, generally. Overall, a good purchase and a worthwhile listen.

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LOVE ❤️ this BEAUTIFUL TEAR JERKER

Who can not like this. A beautiful T Hardy tear jerker.

My husband & I have listened to this several times over the years
and still love it. The perfect Victorian love story that gets you confronting the despicable hypocritical moral standards of the lives of men and their control over women be it sisters, wives or mothers.

Very well produced with a great bunch of professional actors.

I wish there were more classics like this on Audible. The modern dramas just do not come up to scratch.

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  • Ari
  • Leicester, Leicestershire
  • 05-03-19

Lovely

Tragic Romace, sad yet beautiful.
Blake Ritson is just incredible! I would love to get more audio books narrated by him.