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War threatens the rich, green fields of Wessex in Hardy's historical novel The Trumpet-Major.

The Napoleonic Wars are at their height, and upheaval and uncertainty plague British soil. In the midst of it all, the impoverished beauty Anne Garland finds herself at the center of a love quadrangle. She is torn between the persistent and annoying Festus Derryman, her womanizing childhood sweetheart Bob Loveday, and the reliable and thoughtful John Loveday, the eponymous Trumpet-Major. Who will she choose?

Hardy's eighth published novel is a gentle and humorous tale about the confusion and conflict of life.

Public Domain (P)2016 Naxos AudioBooks

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  • Chrisbon
  • 07-02-21

Excellent performance.

I wasn't familiar with this book but I loved it. Until the end! Excellent

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  • D. Munro
  • 04-27-21

I almost gave up.

I have enjoyed many of Hardy’s books but this one was really poor. His plots often rely on unlikely coincidences and overheard conversations but, in this case, credulity is stretched beyond breaking point. The same is true of Bob and John’s on / off love interest in the heroine.

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  • Mrs. Esther De Groot
  • 09-26-20

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Excellent Read good story and that is all I have to say Is that enough now

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  • luvaduck
  • 07-29-19

Highly recommended

Loved it! Brilliant narration. The characters are wonderfully drawn. Even my teenage daughter was laughing.

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  • Christine Marsden
  • 07-25-18

No sound after Chapter 4

John was enjoying the book when the sound went off completley even pushing it on a chapter!

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  • Mr W.
  • 05-27-17

A forgettable heroine! Wishy wazshy

A n enjoyable audio book. But in many ways not typical of hsrdy. The least memorable