Jude the Obscure


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(3.6 stars; 17 reviews)

Jude the Obscure is the last of Thomas Hardy's novels, begun as a magazine serial and first published in book form in 1895. Its hero Jude Fawley is a lower-class young man who dreams of becoming a scholar. The two other main characters are his earthy wife, Arabella, and his intellectual cousin, Sue. Themes include class, scholarship, religion, marriage, and the modernization of thought and society. (from Wikipedia)

(14 hr 53 min)

Chapters

1-01 Part First - Chapter 1 8:53 Read by Aaron Decker
1-02 Part First - Chapter 2 16:18 Read by Aaron Decker
1-03 Part First - Chapter 3 18:11 Read by David Barnes
1-04 Part First - Chapter 4 12:50 Read by David Barnes
1-05 Part First - Chapter 5 10:33 Read by Kathy
1-06 Part First - Chapter 6 16:19 Read by Kathy
1-07 Part First - Chapter 7 18:06 Read by Kathy
1-08 Part First - Chapter 8 13:07 Read by Robin Cotter
1-09 Part First - Chapter 9 15:53 Read by Robin Cotter
1-10 Part First - Chapter 10 12:19 Read by Moira Fogarty
1-11 Part First - Chapter 11 14:36 Read by Moira Fogarty
2-01 Part Second - Chapter 1 17:23 Read by hefyd
2-02 Part Second - Chapter 2 19:33 Read by hefyd
2-03 Part Second - Chapter 3 14:23 Read by hefyd
2-04 Part Second - Chapter 4 16:43 Read by J. M. Smallheer
2-05 Part Second - Chapter 5 11:06 Read by J. M. Smallheer
2-06 Part Second - Chapter 6 22:08 Read by Brother Patrick
2-07 Part Second - Chapter 7 16:33 Read by Brother Patrick
3-01 Part Third - Chapter 1 16:41 Read by George Pilling
3-02 Part Third - Chapter 2 7:33 Read by George Pilling
3-03 Part Third - Chapter 3 12:26 Read by George Pilling
3-04 Part Third - Chapter 4 17:20 Read by George Pilling
3-05 Part Third - Chapter 5 10:20 Read by George Pilling
3-06 Part Third - Chapter 6 20:22 Read by George Pilling
3-07 Part Third - Chapter 7 14:18 Read by George Pilling
3-08 Part Third - Chapter 8 16:55 Read by George Pilling
3-09 Part Third - Chapter 9 17:44 Read by George Pilling
3-10 Part Third - Chapter 10 9:24 Read by George Pilling
4-01 Part Fourth - Chapter 1 18:52 Read by thomahal
4-02 Part Fourth - Chapter 2 20:24 Read by thomahal
4-03 Part Fourth - Chapter 3 22:08 Read by thomahal
4-04 Part Fourth - Chapter 4 23:25 Read by thomahal
4-05 Part Fourth - Chapter 5 18:48 Read by J. M. Smallheer
4-06 Part Fourth - Chapter 6 16:32 Read by J. M. Smallheer
5-01 Part Fifth - Chapter 1 12:29 Read by Debra Lynn
5-02 Part Fifth - Chapter 2 22:27 Read by Debra Lynn
5-03 Part Fifth - Chapter 3 21:41 Read by Debra Lynn
5-04 Part Fifth - Chapter 4 21:03 Read by Debra Lynn
5-05 Part Fifth - Chapter 5 22:45 Read by Debra Lynn
5-06 Part Fifth - Chapter 6 25:42 Read by Debra Lynn
5-07 Part Fifth - Chapter 7 12:15 Read by Debra Lynn
5-08 Part Fifth - Chapter 8 15:40 Read by Debra Lynn
6-01 Part Sixth - Chapter 1 22:56 Read by Aaron Decker
6-02 Part Sixth - Chapter 2 21:05 Read by Tora
6-03 Part Sixth - Chapter 3 35:03 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
6-04 Part Sixth - Chapter 4 19:35 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
6-05 Part Sixth - Chapter 5 16:21 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
6-06 Part Sixth - Chapter 6 15:37 Read by Robin Cotter
6-07 Part Sixth - Chapter 7 16:31 Read by Robin Cotter
6-08 Part Sixth - Chapter 8 16:21 Read by Robin Cotter
6-09 Part Sixth - Chapter 9 14:35 Read by hefyd
6-10 Part Sixth - Chapter 10 7:45 Read by hefyd
6-11 Part Sixth - Chapter 11 15:32 Read by hefyd

Reviews

Jude the Obscure

(4 stars)

If you are at familiar with this author you will pretty surely have a good idea of the ending. That doesn't make it less enjoyable if you like his work. This story certainly makes one feel the author was frustrated with nearly everything about society at the time. Personally I found both women in Jude's life quite disagreeable. I would have given it five stars but having so many different readers was quite distracting. for me there was one lady in particular that as a reading style I find very hard to follow. I have heard her in other books also and it is without doubt her style of reading and not just particular to this book. but I am so happy that people volunteer I cannot get too distressed when it is not perfection!

brilliant Hardy

(4 stars)

Briliant Hardy ! This Hardy at his usual brilliant self. The story was absorbing. Spoilt a little bit by so many different accents and pronunciations of english surnames and places. One ladies accent was quite odd!