Far From the Madding Crowd

Far From the Madding Crowd

Downloadable Audiobook - 2008
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Gabriel Oak is only one of three suitors for the hand of the beautiful and spirited Bathsheba Everdene. He must compete with the dashing young soldier Sergeant Troy and the respectable, middle-aged Farmer Boldwood. And while their fates depend upon the choice Bathsheba makes, she discovers the terrible consequences of an inconstant heart.Far from the Madding Crowd was the first of Hardy's novels to give the name Wessex to the landscape of southwest England and the first to gain him widespread popularity as a novelist. Set against the backdrop of the unchanging natural cycle of the year, the story both upholds and questions rural values with a startlingly modern sensibility.
Publisher: [United States] :, Tantor Audio :, Made available through hoopla,, 2008.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781400126989
1400126983
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 30 min.)) :,digital.
data file, rda
digital, Digital recording
Additional Contributors: Lee, John
Alternative Title: hoopla (Digital media service)

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sorenkrane Feb 12, 2015

Delightful. Hardy writes in pastoral writing style, a snapshot of the times, but sometimes meanders from the main plot. Though, I didn't mind the crisp descriptions of the weather, detailed and beautiful descriptions of music, and never have I been more interested in sheep herding. The overall feel is that of longing for the farming and small village lifestyle. The story has some plotlines that are gems, but for the most part, I was not invested in any character's plot. Gabriel Oake is a pleasing main character.

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