Two on a Tower

  • by Thomas Hardy
  • Narrated by Michael Kitchen
  • 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Two on a Tower is Hardy's ninth novel and contains perhaps his most complete treatment of the theme of love across the class and age divide, and also the fullest expression of his fascination with astronomy and science.


What the Critics Say

"The foremost novelist of his time." (Geoffrey Harvey, The Complete Critical Guide to Thomas Hardy)


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Customer Reviews

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Two in a Lovely Lovely Tower Looking at Stars

Michael Kitchen did a magnificent job of narrating Thomas Hardy's heart breaking love story. For any guy, or non-perfumed and non-powered male who happens to read my first sentence, I hasten to add, this is a guy's book, a real man's book. It is about astronomy and gadgets and stuff. Old Tom knew a great deal about the science. OK they fall in love looking at the stars, this older unhappily married woman and the young single man with a single minded devotion to astronomy. They got married in secret because of the difference in their status which changes occasionally. Then, it turns out their marriage wasn't quite valid due to some odd or another husband being still alive at the time. Thomas Harding wrote a delicious book which if you do not like says a great deal more about yourself than about Thomas Harding.

Finally, I want to say something about Micheal Kitchen. He made this book live! I have read this book many times but Mr. Kitchen made me understand things I have overlooked before. There are things which can only be brought out by the human voice. Perhaps a story can only be truly told around a campfire 30,000 years ago. Mr. Kitchen and Mr. Harding were at that campfire. I was there also and I am very thankful to them both.
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- Joseph R

Old fashined love story

Thomas Hardy writes melodrama like nobody else ever and that's a good thing .I have never "read" any Hardy until this year but I am becoming a big fan .This is the second of his books I've heard this year and have a third in my library ready to listen to . His wording while at times lenghty is beautiful .He sets excellent moods and you can see the story play out in your mind.Michael Kitchen perfectly captures the mood and emotions of every character . I hope there's a BBC miniseries filmed for this one day .
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- Kisha

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-25-2007
  • Publisher: Audible Studios