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  • Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Naxos)

  • By: Thomas Hardy
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 105

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.

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  • Great Reader

  • By Kelly on 01-28-09

Great Reader

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-09

The reader has such talent in changing her voice for each character that you can tell which character is talking without even being told. She can portray all the male voices equally as well as the female characters. The book itself, although a great story and moral tale of double standards can often be a bit depressing. It is a great classic story though.

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