The Return of the Native

  • by Thomas Hardy
  • Narrated by Alan Rickman
  • 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Eustacia Vye is cut off from the world in her grandfather's lonely cottage. Clym Yeobright seems to offer everything she dreams of: passion, excitement and the opportunity to escape. However, Clym's ambitions are quite different from hers, and marriage only increases Eustacia's destructive restlessness.


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Customer Reviews

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I could listen to Alan Rickman read the blurb off a tin of paint, but he is wonderful reading this, and the story itself is a gem of plotting and pathos to rival any moden storyline, and the touches of humour are typical Hardy. As soon as I'd finished it, I listened to it again.
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- Pauline

That was a surprise

As ever Thomas Hardy uses the English language with beauty and restraint. Alan Rickman reads well, with confidence and within the limits of characterisation.
Surprisingly the end of the story did not leave me feeling that fate was bound to leave everyone in complete desparation.
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- Mr David Newton

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-05-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios