The Return of the Native

  • by Thomas Hardy
  • Narrated by Jill Masters
  • 15 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Eustacia Vye is a beautiful, commanding presence on England's Egdon Heath. Her longing for the glamour of city life leaves her dissatisfied with her traditionalist husband, Clym Yeobright, and leads her to take Damon Wildeve as her lover. In a mixing of fate, chance, and human error, Eustacia's marriage smolders and explodes in violent tragedy. Set against the looming presence of the Heath, Hardy's work vividly depicts characters cruelly manipulated by the forces around them, unable to dictate their own fates. This classic story, a forerunner to the 20th-century psychological novel, is presented in unabridged form, revealing all of its poetic compassion and universal themes.

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shame about the sound quality

I looked forward to hearing this, as I read the book many years ago and loved it. Unfortunately the sound quality is so bad it's impossible to listen to in format 3, so it was no good on my mp3 player, and have now downloaded it in format 4 so I can listen to it from my computer. It isn't too bad in format 4, and it's still a good story, but overall a disappointing purchase.
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- Elizabeth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-12-1999
  • Publisher: Books on Tape