Far from the Madding Crowd

  • by Thomas Hardy
  • Narrated by George Hagan
  • 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Far from the Madding Crowd is Thomas Hardy's fourth novel and his first major literary success.Published in 1874, it tells the tale of Gabriel Oak, one of three suitors for the hand of the beautiful and spirited Bathsheba Everdene. He must compete with the dashing young soldier Sergeant Troy and the respectable, middle-aged Farmer Boldwood. And while their fates depend upon the choice Bathsheba makes, she discovers the terrible consequences of an inconstant heart. Thomas Hardy (1840 - 1928) was an English novelist and poet of the naturalist movement. Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.

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Top class in every respect

Top class in every respect. Great story. Great narrator! I enjoyed every minute of the story. I loved it . To
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- Peter

A great classics story

This book with George Hagan's narration is my all time favourite listen. His characterisations are so perfect and individual that they come alive for you. As a lover of all Thomas Hardy books I may be biased but this one has to be his best.


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- Gillian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-07-2009
  • Publisher: RNIB