The Return of the Native

  • by Thomas Hardy
  • Narrated by Nicholas Rowe
  • 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the remote wildness of Egdon Heath, the crossed love affairs and marriages of a small group of people are played out against the background of nature’s beauty and indifference to mankind. Through a series of vivid incidents and encounters, The Return of the Native moves in a relentless drive towards tragedy, as the plans and dreams of the lovers miscarry, defeated by chance, or destiny or self-deception. In their unhappy stories, Hardy gives us a powerful dramatization of his bleak philosophy, his belief in man’s helplessness before the malevolence of the universe.

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Thomas Hardy

One of his best novels very well performed being that the dialogue was in dialect and idiom of that location and time. This one of the best audible performances I have heard. It brought out the texture of the story thoroughly, and with the dialogue, the authenticity of the characters. This is a classic Hardy novel, definitely a plot of that period.
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- Jeff Lacy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-01-2014
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks