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Far From the Madding Crowd Audiobook

Far From the Madding Crowd

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin Classics presents Thomas Hardy's Far From the Madding Crowd, adapted for listening and now available as a digital audiobook as part of the Penguin English Library series. This abridged audio version is read by the actress Julie Christie.

Hardy's powerful novel of swift sexual passion and slow-burning loyalty centres on Bathsheba Everdene, a proud working woman whose life is complicated by three different men - respectable farmer Boldwood, seductive Sergeant Troy, and devoted Gabriel - making her the object of scandal and betrayal.

Vividly portraying the superstitions and traditions of a small rural community, Far from the Madding Crowd shows the precarious position of a woman in a man's world.

Part of a collection of vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives, the Penguin British Library series offers affordable, collectable, quality productions that are perfect for on-the-go listening.

Public Domain (P)2012 Penguin Books Ltd

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  • Sean Rainey
    1/05/16
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    "This is NOT the whole book!"
    What would have made Far From the Madding Crowd better?

    I am sad that I wasted money on this because this is NOT the whole book! I was following along with penguin edition and they would skip paragraphs just to make it shorter. You really miss a lot of the story. I loved Julie Christies voice thou!


    What about Julie Christie’s performance did you like?

    I loved Julie Christies voice performance!


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  • Janna Wong Healy
    Los Angeles, CA
    2/09/15
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    "Lovely, Romantic Story"

    I really enjoyed this book. While Bathsheba is not the most sympathetic protagonist in the world, her growth as a character is strong. What I really loved was the steadfast love of Gabriel Oak for her. He is a character worth falling in love with.

    The narration by Julie Christie is hypnotic and effective.

    It's an excellent story, told extremely well. (I do wish, however, that it was unabridged!)

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  • Michele
    27/05/15
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    "Great performance by Julie Christy. "

    She is definitely more than a pretty face from the sixties. I had no idea of Julie Christie's talents as an Audible actress. The story is fairly predictable. I usually find English novels of the Thomas Hardy period too slow to hold my attention. However, this performance is well worth the listening.

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  • Jason
    Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
    25/05/15
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    "Bathsheba character ahead of her time."

    I thought the narrator was perfect for this book and I really enjoyed the character's transformation through out the novel- Bathsheba Everdeen

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