Far From The Madding Crowd

  • by Thomas Hardy
  • Narrated by Nathaniel Parker
  • 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is the story of Bathsheba Everdene, who inherits her uncle's farm, then surprises the villagers of Weatherbury by deciding to run it herself rather than hire a manager. 3 men vie for the affections of this independent young woman.

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Does Thomas Hardy justice

Thomas Hardy is one of my favorite authors and this book is probaby my favorite of his books. It has the darkness that a lot of his novels have, but it has some light as well. Bathsheba is a very complex character with very definite faults. Nobody in this novel is too perfect and everyone seems very human. Nathaniel Parker is a great narrator. At first I thought he read a little fast, but either he slowed down or I got used to it because I really enjoyed his reading. He does a wonderful job with the characters, and Bathsheba doesn't have that annoying sound that some male narrators give their female characters. I will definitely be listening to this one again.
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- vhuggins

Wonderful story and perfect narration

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This Thomas Hardy masterpiece is presented with excellent narration. The quality of the production is wonderful. My only question, why doesn't Nathaniel Parker do more of Thomas Hardy?


Who was your favorite character and why?

Gabriel Oak is man of virtue and integrity, a giant in fiction.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I loved this book!


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- merydith

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-19-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios