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  • Far From The Madding Crowd

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated By Nathaniel Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (72)

    This is the story of Bathsheba Everdene, who inherits her uncle's farm, then surprises the villagers of Weatherbury by deciding to run it herself rather than hire a manager. 3 men vie for the affections of this independent young woman.

    merydith says: "Wonderful story and perfect narration"
    "Nathaniel Parker is PERFECT as narrator"
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    Would you listen to Far From The Madding Crowd again? Why?

    yes. The writing of Hardy is worth second third and fourth looks. Beautiful descriptions and keen observations of the human condition, with just the right balance of humor and pathos.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Nathaniel Parker's narration; Thomas Hardy's exquisite descriptions, observations and character development.


    Which character – as performed by Nathaniel Parker – was your favorite?

    Gabriel Oak


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes, hard to put down, but it is a long book, and it needed to "breathe" as the story went on.


    Any additional comments?

    It will be hard to top anything that Nathaniel Parker narrates. He did an excellent job. Only wish there were more books available narrated by him!

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • A History of the World

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Andrew Marr
    • Narrated By Andrew Marr, David Timson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (79)

    From the earliest civilizations to the 21st century: a global journey through human history, published alongside a landmark BBC One television series. Our understanding of world history is changing, as new discoveries are made on all the continents and old prejudices are being challenged. In this truly global journey, Andrew Marr revisits some of the traditional epic stories, from classical Greece and Rome to the rise of Napoleon, but surrounds them with less familiar material, from Peru to the Ukraine, China to the Caribbean.

    Tad Davis says: "Excellent introduction"
    "Excellent! Scholarly writing, beautiful narration."
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    Would you listen to A History of the World again? Why?

    Yes. I will listen again and again, to review the information, and continue to understand the contexts.


    Any additional comments?

    David Timson is an excellent narrator for this book. He does an admirable job, beautifully inflecting his tone to match the text, keeping it interesting, and very hard to take the headphones off!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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