The story of Tess Durbeyfield, a low-born country girl whose family find they have noble connections. In 2003, the novel was listed at number 26 on the BBC's survey The Big Read. Scandalous when first published in part because it challenged the sexual mores of Hardy’s day. One of the most important works of English literature. Brilliantly read by Mary Sarah Agliotta.
Public Domain (P)2013 Trout Lake Media
There's no time to savor Hardy's beautiful language because the reader speaks so fast.. Great book, but pick one of the versions read by someone else.
Retired to mountains of California. Sell on eBay as Prsilla. No TV. Volunteer in wildlife rehab. Knit, sew or embroider while listening.
I've had this book for awhile and have already suffered with that Angliotta person trying to read Jane Austen. She rushes and swallows the last part of every important word. The neighbor's 7-year-old would do a better job.; Anyone at all would do a better job. I'm bailing for now and look forward to hearing Davina Porter do the work justice.
"POOR PERFORMANCE. NO WONDER IT'S SO CHEAP."
A better narrator would have made a huge difference. It was very disappointing. A good story ruined by the narration.
Nothing in this performance.
Any English person.
The story is great.
It was bad enough having an American reading a Thomas Hardy classic but the narrator somehow seemed to think Dorset is in Ireland. Her rustic Irish accents for Hardy's Wessex characters were farcical.
"The saddest story written"
The fantastic writing of thomas Hardy weaves a poignant tale together which cannot fail to touch the heart.
Tess, she has the world to contend with and nearly prevails but leaves on her own terms for the only time in her short life.
The story is one that always makes me cry. The injustice as suffered by Tess is so affecting.
The run off at the end of chapters is too long, sometimes 20 seconds or longer.
"not a bargain :("
just thought it would be refreshing to delve into a classic once again...
and as on offer i was tempted... but sadly the recording quality is awful and not at all
pleasurable to listen too ....
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