Wessex Tales


Read by Tadhg

(4.6 stars; 50 reviews)

Wessex Tales is a collection of six short stories written by Hardy in the 1880’s. If you’ve never read Hardy they’ll serve as a good introduction to his writing. Though not as comprehensive as his major works they do contain all the ingredients that make him instantly recognisable. (Introduction by T. Hynes.)

(7 hr 31 min)

Chapters

Preface 3:34 Read by Tadhg
An Imaginative Woman 51:02 Read by Tadhg
The Three Strangers 46:41 Read by Tadhg
The Withered Arm - Chapter 1 4:50 Read by Tadhg
The Withered Arm - Chapter 2 7:28 Read by Tadhg
The Withered Arm - Chapter 3 8:06 Read by Tadhg
The Withered Arm - Chapter 4 7:26 Read by Tadhg
The Withered Arm - Chapter 5 5:29 Read by Tadhg
The Withered Arm - Chapter 6 5:30 Read by Tadhg
The Withered Arm - Chapter 7 9:49 Read by Tadhg
The Withered Arm - Chapter 8 6:06 Read by Tadhg
The Withered Arm - Chapter 9 6:23 Read by Tadhg
Fellow-Townsmen - Chapter 1 9:35 Read by Tadhg
Fellow-Townsmen - Chapter 2 16:13 Read by Tadhg
Fellow-Townsmen - Chapter 3 5:37 Read by Tadhg
Fellow-Townsmen - Chapter 4 7:40 Read by Tadhg
Fellow-Townsmen - Chapter 5 11:21 Read by Tadhg
Fellow-Townsmen - Chapter 6 11:44 Read by Tadhg
Fellow-Townsmen - Chapter 7 9:06 Read by Tadhg
Fellow-Townsmen - Chapter 8 15:51 Read by Tadhg
Fellow-Townsmen - Chapter 9 21:33 Read by Tadhg
Interlopers at the Knap - Chapter 1 9:48 Read by Tadhg
Interlopers at the Knap - Chapter 2 15:40 Read by Tadhg
Interlopers at the Knap - Chapter 3 16:28 Read by Tadhg
Interlopers at the Knap - Chapter 4 11:06 Read by Tadhg
Interlopers at the Knap - Chapter 5 13:35 Read by Tadhg
The Distracted Preacher - Chapter 1 23:58 Read by Tadhg
The Distracted Preacher - Chapter 2 5:07 Read by Tadhg
The Distracted Preacher - Chapter 3 14:40 Read by Tadhg
The Distracted Preacher - Chapter 4 14:27 Read by Tadhg
The Distracted Preacher - Chapter 5 16:48 Read by Tadhg
The Distracted Preacher - Chapter 6 16:00 Read by Tadhg
The Distracted Preacher - Chapter 7 23:10 Read by Tadhg

Reviews

can do no wrong

(5 stars)

Have returned to listen to these wonderful tales several times for the joy of listening to a reader who can do no wrong. Such a lovely accent pace and interpretation. Thank you Tadgh.

Tadgh is fly

(5 stars)

I adore Tadgh. When he reads a story, his accent and excellent diction imbue it with deeper character. His voice brings the author's words to life. These stories were varied and all highly interesting.

Very Enjoyable!

(5 stars)

The stories are a wonderful distraction from the delightfully long books that one may listen to on LibriVox. Every story here was very entertaining and impeccably read by Tadhg. Loved it!

Worth a listen

(3 stars)

Just makes me glad that we no longer rely on horse and buggy to get around - and that we only use candles if there's a blackout...

(5 stars)

Thomas Hardly is one of my favorite authors. He did not disappoint me with these stories. The reader Tahg contributed greatly to my enjoyment.

(5 stars)

a brilliant introduction to hardy and beautifully told by tadgh...he is a master storyteller...hardys tales conjure up wonderful images

loved every story!!

(5 stars)

this is my favorite narrator as well he is fantastic

Perfect short stories, perfectly read!

(5 stars)

Highly recommended!