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Far From The Madding Crowd, version 2

Gelesen von Tadhg

(4,77 Sterne; 433 Bewertungen)

Far From The Madding Crowd is Hardy's fourth novel. It centres on the lives of five characters: Gabriel Oak, Bathsheba Everdene, Mr Boldwood, Sgt. Troy and Fanny Robin. The plot involves love, loyalty, death and betrayal and all this is delivered to us in Hardy's most eloquent prose. The images of character and nature are painted for our mind's eye with sublime style. Finally, but not least, Hardy's use of the Greek chorus is unsurpassed in injecting comedy and nudging the story along. (Summary by Tadhg Hynes)

Proof-Listeners: Joy Easton & Betty M. (14 hr 10 min)

Chapters

Preface

5:01

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Chapter I

12:03

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Chapter II

17:42

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Chapter III

17:05

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Chapter IV

19:33

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Chapter V

11:08

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Chapter VI

20:23

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Chapter VII

7:17

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Chapter VIII

37:37

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Chapter IX

11:46

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Chapter X

12:53

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Chapter XI

10:02

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Chapter XII

10:06

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Chapter XIII

8:21

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Chapter XIV

8:34

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Chapter XV

21:40

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Chapter XVI

6:10

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Chapter XVII

5:34

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Chapter XVIII

10:14

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Chapter XIX

12:35

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Chapter XX

12:40

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Chapter XXI

13:49

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Chapter XXII

22:57

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Chapter XXIII

13:17

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Chapter XXIV

13:56

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Chapter XXV

7:39

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Chapter XXVI

19:24

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Chapter XXVII

7:00

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Chapter XXVIII

12:09

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Chapter XXIX

15:50

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Chapter XXX

10:15

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Chapter XXXI

19:31

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Chapter XXXII

18:18

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ChapterXXXIII

16:47

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Chapter XXXIV

21:08

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Chapter XXXV

8:55

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Chapter XXXVI

19:20

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Chapter XXXVII

15:37

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Chapter XXXVIII

8:00

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Chapter XXXIX

9:00

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Chapter XL

15:49

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Chapter XLI

22:17

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Chapter XLII

25:27

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Chapter XLIII

22:15

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Chapter XLIV

15:14

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Chapter XLV

9:52

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Chapter XLVI

16:51

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Chapter XLVII

6:31

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Chapter XLVIII

11:03

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Chapter XLIX

11:38

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Chapter L

30:51

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Chapter LI

17:26

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Chapter LII

20:59

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Chapter LIII

23:48

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Chapter LIV

9:08

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Chapter LV

9:45

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Chapter LVI

18:38

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Chapter LVII

11:37

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Bewertungen

sootfoot5

(5 Sterne)

Reader has a delightful accent that pairs well with Thomas Hardy's work. He brings Hardy to life - yet he also sometimes lulls me to sleep with his beautiful speech. I don't mind - that is what rewind is for. Thank you, kind sit, for all the time you have put into these readings. It is much appreciated.

Great reading by any standards

(5 Sterne)

One test of a good reader-aloud is that they can make you go on listening to a story that would not hold your interest if you took up the book yourself. I'm no fan of Hardy, but as soon as I began hearing this intelligent Irish voice emerging from the gloom of Wessex I was hooked. Mr Hynes is a born storyteller. It would be even more enthralling to hear him in something from the great literary tradition of Ireland, or in poetry that he could make vibrant with his sensitive and nuanced gift of interpretation.

my favorite Tomas Hardy

(5 Sterne)

This is an excellent book very well read. It follows proud independent and beautiful Bathsheba and her three lovers, contrasting the different course that love of one woman takes three very different men. The steadfast and quietly devoted Gabriel Oake, the sober but darkly passionate farmer Boldwood and the dashing and superficial Sargent Troy each pursue their idol against a backdrop of an otherwise ordinary and peaceful rural life. Passion leads the weak and the unbending to tragedy in true Hardy style, while strength of character withstands the trials of the tale.

A classic, beautifully read

(4 Sterne)

One of my favourite readers makes this a thoroughly enjoyable piece of literary entertainment. The strengths to me were the storyline and writing style - the weakness being character development, particularly with the main female character. She was irritatingly manipulative and vaguely self-pitying but fascinating to see how the three men in her life reacted to that. The bottom line: I was entertained.

(5 Sterne)

Another brilliant reading by Tadgh of a classic Thomas Hardy novel...ive listened to a lot of books on librivox and he is by a mile the best reader I've heard..ive also read nearly all of Thomas Hardy' s novels and this is up there with The Mayor of Casterbridge and Tess of the Durbevilles as one of his best

a romance women will enjoy

(4 Sterne)

this is a romance novel that women will enjoy. few men will be able to suffer through it probably. the reader has a VERY strong Irish accent so i had to rewind several times to understand what was said, but he is still a wonderful reader. a story of long enduring love that will have you furious at the leading lady at times, women can be so cruel LoL.

Ken Lunstrum

(5 Sterne)

This book is an amazing example of Thomas Hardy’s genius in describing England and its people in the early 19th century besides being a very wonderful love story. Mr. Hynes adds so much flavor and character in the story. His accent adds a very distinctive feel to the tale. He is an extremely wonderful narrator.

(5 Sterne)

This book was not what I expected. It was better, lots of twists. But one constant, the love of a honorable man to a woman who takes a long time to realize the catch that is right in front of her. I enjoyed the voice of the reader! His accent brought the book more to life!!