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    • 10 Masterpieces You Have to Listen Before You Die 3

    • By: Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jack London, and others
    • Narrated by: Brian Kelly, Sinead Dixon, Claire Walsh, and others
    • Length: 97 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    This Audiobook contains the following works: White Fang [Jack London ], Tess of the d'Urbervilles [Thomas Hardy], The Call of Cthulhu [H.P Lovecraft], A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court [Mark Twain], The Return of Sherlock Holmes [Arthur Conan Doyle], The strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde [Robert Louis Stevenson], Crime and Punishment [Fyodor Dostoyevsky], Wuthering Heights [Emily Brontë], A Christmas Carol [Charles Dickens], The jungle book [Rudyard Kipling].

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Tess of the d'Urbervilles

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 17 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,560
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,455
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,454

    Tess Durbeyfield has become one of the most famous female protagonists in 19th-century British literature. Betrayed by the two men in her life - Alec D’Urberville, her seducer/rapist and father of her fated child; and Angel, her intellectual and pious husband - Tess takes justice, and her own destiny, into her delicate hands. In telling her desperate and passionate story, Hardy brings Tess to life with an extraordinary vividness that makes her live in the heart of the reader long after the novel is concluded.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Davina Porter Does It Again!

    • By misaki on 06-15-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Return of the Native

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Alan Rickman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 891
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 815
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      4 out of 5 stars 793

    Set on Egdon Heath, a fictional barren moor in Wessex, Eustacia Vye longs for the excitement of city life but is cut off from the world in her grandfather's lonely cottage. Clym Yeobright who has returned to the area to become a schoolmaster seems to offer everything she dreams of: passion, excitement and the opportunity to escape. However, Clym's ambitions are quite different, and marriage only increases Eustacia's destructive restlessness, drawing others into a tangled web of deceit and unhappiness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Always Hardy

    • By Wallen on 04-20-11

    Regular price: $24.51

    • Far From the Madding Crowd

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Jamie Parker
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,030
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,029

    In a remote corner of early Victorian England, where traditional practices remain untouched by time, Bathsheba Everdene stands out as a beacon of female independence and self-reliance. However, when confronted with three suitors, among them the dashing Sergeant Troy, she shows a reckless capriciousness that threatens the stability of the whole community. Published in 1874, and an immediate best seller, Far From the Madding Crowd established Thomas Hardy as one of Britain's foremost novelists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Country tales and voices.

    • By Judyth on 01-07-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Tess of the d'Urbervilles

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Brian Kelly
    • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    When Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting her 'cousin' Alec proves to be her downfall. A very different man, Angel Clare, seems to offer her love and salvation, but Tess must choose whether to reveal her past or remain silent in the hope of a peaceful future.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • The World's Best Classic Short Stories

    • By: O. Henry, Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 24
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      3 out of 5 stars 24
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    A glittering collection of some of the world's finest short stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful group of short stories

    • By Ken Larsen on 02-04-15

    Regular price: $54.54

    • Jude the Obscure

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Brian Hall
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    One of Jude Fawley's ambitions in life is a university education, but his dreams come crashing down around him when he is forced into marriage with Arabella. The marriage doesn't last long before his new bride abandons him for a different life. Left with nothing more than his broken dreams, Jude moves to the city of Christminster, where he finds work as a stonemason.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don't read this.

    • By Anonymous User on 08-30-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Mayor of Casterbridge

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Pamela Garelick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Rooted in an actual case of wife-selling in early nineteenth-century England, the story builds into an awesome Sophoclean drama of guilt and revenge, in which the strong, willful Henchard rises to a position of wealth and power, only to achieve a most bitter downfall. Proud, obsessed, ultimately committed to his own destruction, Henchard is, as Albert Guerard has said, "Hardy's Lord Jim...his only tragic hero and one of the greatest tragic heroes in all fiction."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous

    • By Biggar Thomas on 01-06-05

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Mayor of Casterbridge

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Tony Britton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    This audiobook is about the rise and fall of Michael Henchard. While out-of-work he gets drunk at a fair and impulsively sells his wife and baby for five guineas to a sailor. Eighteen years later he is reunited with his wife and daughter, who discover that he has gained wealth and respect and is now the most prominent man in Casterbridge. Though he attempts to make amends he is no less impulsive and once again loses everything due to bad luck and his violent, selfish and vengeful nature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tangled Webs

    • By Joseph R on 12-22-09

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Woodlanders

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    Set in the Dorset landscape familiar to Hardy novels, The Woodlanders concerns the fortunes of Giles Winterborne, whose love for the well-do-do Grace Melbury is challenged by the arrival of a dashing and dissolute doctor, Edred Fitzpiers. When the mysterious Mrs Charmond further complicates the romantic entanglements, marital choice and class mobility become inextricably linked.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thomas Hardy lesser known work

    • By Molly Aultz on 06-12-08

    Regular price: $20.34

    • The Richard Burton Poetry Collection

    • By: Samuel Coleridge, Thomas Hardy, John Donne
    • Narrated by: Richard Burton
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4 out of 5 stars 34

    Richard Burton reads from Hardy and Donne, and performs a wonderful unabridged version of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" (along with Robert Hardy and John Neville).

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A truly great voice reading some excellent poems

    • By Jamie Milton Freestone on 02-11-12

    Regular price: $9.69

    • Jude The Obscure

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 109
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      4 out of 5 stars 76
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 77

    This is the story of a young country workman obsessed by his ambition to become an Oxford student, interwoven with his fraught relationships with two women.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Staggering

    • By Tad Davis on 02-16-10

    Regular price: $21.68

    • Short Stories: The Vintage Collection

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Saki, Thomas Hardy, and others
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Martin Jarvis, Hugh Laurie, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 94
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      4 out of 5 stars 69
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 70

    The fifth volume in CSA Word's massively popular complete and unabridged ‘Short Stories’ collection is bound to please. With something for everyone this collection of classic stories read by only the best-suited and most established readers will delight the ears as a vintage wine excites the gullet; The Vintage Collection is audible gold. Features eye-catching typographical series design.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb Collection and Production

    • By andrew on 07-14-12

    Regular price: $13.42

    • Tess of the D'urbervilles

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Dixon
    • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles is the 19th century novel lately thought to be one of the inspirations of E .L.James' Fifty Shades of Grey. It depicts the life of an impressionable, naive, somewhat educated young woman who yearns to be free to live her own life, but finds herself constricted by the bonds of the sexual, religious and socially hypocritical customs that have surrounded her from birth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jenny Dixon

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-09-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Tess of the d'Urbervilles

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
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      4 out of 5 stars 237

    Young Tess Durbeyfield attempts to restore her family's fortunes by claiming their connection with the aristocratic d'Urbervilles. But Alec d'Urberville is a rich wastrel who seduces her and makes her life miserable. When Tess meets Angel Clare, she is offered true love and happiness, but her past catches up with her and she faces an agonizing moral choice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful and Heartbreaking

    • By Ilana on 11-04-12

    Regular price: $25.19

    • Richard Burton Reads the Poetry of Thomas Hardy

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Richard Burton
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Abridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      5 out of 5 stars 16

    Richard Burton, the multi-award winning actor, reads the finest work of Thomas Hardy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By Info Seeker on 09-25-17

    Regular price: $7.22

    • The Mayor of Casterbridge

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Set against the backdrop of peaceful southwest England, where Thomas Hardy spent much of his youth, The Mayor of Casterbridge captures the author's unique genius for depicting the absurdity underlying much of the sorrow and humor in our lives. Michael Henchard is an out-of-work hay-trusser who gets drunk at a local fair and impulsively sells his wife, Susan, and baby daughter.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Poetry of Wind and Rain

    • By: William Shakespeare, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Gideon Wagner, Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When the wind blows and the rain lashes, our emotions can become dulled and our thoughts depressed but sometimes these swirling conditions can excite and invigorate. Whether we shut the door physically or delight in watching nature's displays, we cannot ignore the weather. It’s the natural topic of conversation for the British. Summer breezes and spring showers can elevate our senses, bringing a thump to the heart, a grin to the face and an abandon to immerse yourself in nature's ever changing wonders.

    Regular price: $7.08

    • Far from the Madding Crowd

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 530
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 454
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 452

    Hardy's first major literary success, here brought to life by narrator Nathaniel Parker, is the story of the independent and spirited Bathsheba Everdene, who inherits her uncle's farm, the largest estate in the area. She surprises the villagers of Weatherbury by deciding to run it herself. Attracted to this bold young woman are three suitors all vying for her affections. They include the lonely gentleman-farmer Boldwood, the young and handsome but inconsiderate Sergeant Troy and the faithful shepherd Gabriel Oak.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Does Thomas Hardy justice

    • By vhuggins on 06-11-13

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Far From the Madding Crowd (Movie Tie-in Edition)

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    Despite the violent ends of several of its major characters, Far from the Madding Crowd is the sunniest and least brooding of Hardy's great novels. The strong-minded Bathsheba Everdene - and the devoted shepherd, obsessed farmer, and dashing soldier who vie for her favor - move through a beautifully realized late 19th-century agrarian landscape, still almost untouched by the industrial revolution and the encroachment of modern life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful performance that brings new life to this classic

    • By Mimijo on 05-21-15

    Regular price: $24.50

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