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I would highly recommend "reading" this via the audio book.
Alan Rickman's rendition is beautifully paced and the characters were really brought to life by the variety of tone within his voice.
I enjoy talking books and often use them as I drive long distances and this is the best one I have heard so far.
One of Hardy's best novels. I also recommend the book on CD read by Alan Rickman (of course, I could listen to Alan read a grocery list). Read morePublished 1 month ago by Pilgrim
Alan Rickman narrates amazingly . He performs the book and turns it into a 5 star read!Published 1 month ago by Ruth Lynn Mills
This story is set in Egdon Heath in the mid-1800s. It opens with a reddleman (reddle is a chalk infused with iron ore, making it and those who handle it red, and used to mark... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mother of 9
Although many people cite Jude The Obscure as Hardy's best novel, I think Return of the Native is his best work. Read morePublished 14 months ago by reviewer
Total immersion Whisper-Synch is what I bought this for, and I am not disappointed. It was my first choice for my new Kindle. Read morePublished 14 months ago by G. Clements
I love Alan Rickman's voice and could listen to him all day. The story and language are rest, and I plan to read the book after listening to these tapes.Published 17 months ago by Carly
Powerful book, with a well-shaped story. It reminded me a lot of Wuthering Heights, with the ominous landscape and the bitter and twisted country people. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Andy K
hands up the people who like alan rickman's voice... this in book form is one
of my favourites, i have read it several times.. Read more
There was a time, before iPods, Walkmans, TV, radio, record players, in which workers (usually women) that were assigned to long hours of menial labor would assign one amongst them... Read morePublished on September 26, 2011 by Daniel Murphy