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The Mayor of Casterbridge

Gelesen von Debra Lynn

(4,581 Sterne; 62 Bewertungen)

The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886) is a tragic novel by English author Thomas Hardy subtitled, "The Life and Death of a Man of Character". It is set in the fictional town of Casterbridge (based on the town of Dorchester in Dorset). The book is one of Hardy's Wessex novels, all set in a fictional rustic England. (Wikipedia)

A poor, disgruntled, drunken young man sells his wife and child to the highest bidder. When he awakens, sober, the next day he regrets his rash act and vows to give up drink and find his family and bring them home. Eventually he is forced to give up the search and move on with his life. He does this quite successfully until, nearly 20 years later, his past comes back to haunt him. (DebraLynn) (11 hr 39 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01

27:58

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Chapter 02

9:31

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Chapter 03

10:22

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Chapter 04

15:54

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Chapter 05

13:20

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Chapter 06

10:02

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Chapter 07

15:32

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Chapter 08

15:13

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Chapter 09

18:06

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Chapter 10

8:55

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Chapter 11

12:06

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Chapter 12

11:31

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Chapter 13

10:13

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Chapter 14

19:37

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Chapter 15

15:04

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Chapter 16

14:12

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Chapter 17

15:11

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Chapter 18

10:13

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Chapter 19

17:30

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Chapter 20

21:09

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Chapter 21

15:59

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Chapter 22

22:16

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Chapter 23

17:10

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Chapter 24

18:03

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Chapter 25

11:16

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Chapter 26

22:23

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Chapter 27

19:24

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Chapter 28

9:41

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Chapter 29

17:43

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Chapter 30

10:49

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Chapter 31

10:01

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Chapter 32

16:35

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Chapter 33

16:43

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Chapter 34

18:17

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Chapter 35

10:20

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Chapter 36

20:21

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Chapter 37

14:52

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Chapter 38

14:59

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Chapter 39

14:58

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Chapter 40

12:28

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Chapter 41

20:43

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Chapter 42

16:14

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Chapter 43

19:58

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Chapter 44

21:28

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Chapter 45

15:09

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Bewertungen

An interesting tale that is well read.

(5 Sterne)

I'm beginning to become a Tom Hardy fan , after years of thinking he was not worth reading. My original poor regard of him came after reading Tess of the D'urbervilles, which I felt was an overly depressing story without any silver lining for the reader. This is the third Hardy story that I've read since then, with this being my favorite so far. A lot of moral value still relevant today, entwined in a rich story of love, sacrifice, betrayal and forgiveness.

well told story!

(5 Sterne)

As a young woman, I never cared much for Thomas Hardy. Loved Dostoevsky, Camus, Zola. In my later years, I realize what a wonderful story teller Hardy was. This and "Return of the Native" are really good. I find the extended title puzzling. I wonder how many readers think The Mayor was a man of character. Would make for an interesting discussion.

A Very Satisfactory Reading

(4,5 Sterne)

The only flaw in this reading was the repetition of the Book Title and introduction to Librivox as a whole at the start of each chapter. Otherwise it was thoroughly enjoyable. Thank you Ms. Debra Lynn and even more so Mr. Thomas Hardy.

(5 Sterne)

A very good tale. Sad, but as the life is sad. Wise, but as the spiritual beings become having lived and thought through this said life. “Happiness is but an occasional episode in the general drama of pain” and beauty, and providence.

Excellent Story

(5 Sterne)

Thomas Hardy always pulls one into a story and this one is no exception. I’m a fan! Debra Lynn is a delightful narrator and I am so grateful for her time a effort.

Easy to Understand

(5 Sterne)

Coming from someone who has trouble reading through the accent-rich dialogue of the MOC, this telling was a step forward to finishing this excellent piece of literature.

Highly Enjoyable

(5 Sterne)

The quality of the text cannot be overstated—a classic!—and neither can the quality of the reading. Excellent!

fantastic

(5 Sterne)

an amazing story of love and forgiveness very sad at times and very beautiful at times.