Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Naxos)

  • by Thomas Hardy
  • Narrated by Anna Bentinck
  • 17 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Socially critical and emotionally complex, Tess of the d'Urbervilles is Hardy's masterpiece. It tells the story of Tess Durbeyfield, forced by her family's poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy d'Urbervilles. Violated by the son, Alec, her hopes of rebuilding her life with the gentle and bookish Angel Clare founder when he learns of her past. Sensitively read by Anna Bentinck.
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles

The narration is acceptable - the accents and characterisations are good, though when speaking as the narrator the reader tends a little towards 'intoning' and doesn't sound quite natural. The most annoying thing, though, is that the editing has been done very carelessly and pauses at the end of sentences and paragraphs are sometimes omitted, making it sound odd, and even occasionally the end of a sentence is cut off completely - I've gone back several times to listen again to see if I was mistaken. So far I've been able to work out the missing words, so it hasn't affected the story too much, but if I had paid full price for this I would be making a complaint.
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- Ms. J. S. Shaw


one of those books i.l read again. tragic but unable to put it down. wonderful
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- gemma

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-05-2008
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks