AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Simon Vance

Classics • 16 hrs. • Unabridged • ©

In this classic novel of a peasant girl meeting the aristocracy, and then dealing with the consequences, Thomas Hardy examines the mores and contradictions of late-nineteenth-century England. Tess is the ultimate tragic heroine, and her plight—especially the questions of sexuality it raises—resonates even today. Simon Vance narrates this timeless story as a one-man band of Englishness. From his impeccable rhythm to the wonderful variety of accents he employs throughout the book, his reading is outstanding. One might think the book is being delivered by a full cast. In bringing the book to life, especially through the accents he uses for the country folk, Vance reminds us why Hardy's great work remains a classic of English literature. K.M. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2008]



Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2008

CD ISBN 9781400106998 $35.99 • Thirteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781400156993 $27.99 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2008

CD ISBN 9781400136995 $72.99 • Thirteen CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

Get our Newsletter
Connect with AudioFile


Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×