The Return of the Native (version 2 dramatic reading)

Thomas HARDY (1840 - 1928)


Clym Yeobright returns home to Egdon Heath, a scattered collection of houses on the isolated Wessex moors, and is caught up in a "love pentagon" which includes: his cousin, Thomasin Yeobright; the shadowy inn-keeper, Damon Wildeve; the controversial and romantic Eustacia Vye; and the mysterious reddleman, Diggory Venn, whose skin is stained completely red from his work. This work has all the well-known marks of Thomas Hardy: the Wessex landscape, a choice of lovers, a wedding gone wrong, a particularly shy 30-something man, and a woman with an independent spirit. But, The Return of the Native is unique in its pagan undertones - the first five books take place over a year and a day, starting on All Hallow's Eve, and hints of magic and witchcraft. (Summary by Libby Gohn)

Characters:

Narrator: Bob Neufeld
Clym Yeobright: Tadhg
Eustacia Vye: Amanda Friday
Damon Wildeve: Chris Cartwright
Thomasin Yeobright: Rapunzelina
Diggory Venn: Chuck Williamson
Mrs. Yeobright: Michele Eaton
Grandfer Cantle and "Saint George": alanmapstone
Timothy Fairway: tovarisch
Humphrey, Bonfire Boy, Party Guest, Raffle Woman, Inn Girl and Rachel: Elizabeth Klett
Olly Dowden and Charley: Charlotte Duckett
Susan Nunsuch: Beth Thomas
Christian Cantle: TriciaG
Sam: ToddHW
Captain Vye,"Doctor", Driver, and Pedlar: Patti Cunningham
Johnny Nunsuch: CaprishaPage
Vye Servant and"Saracen": Libby Gohn
"Father Christmas": David Olson
"Valiant Soldier": Kristingj
Chapman and Surgeon: Karen Savage
Nurse: Availle

Genre(s): Dramatic Readings, General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Dramatis Personae and Preface Group 00:03:53
Play 02 Book 1, chapter 1 00:10:38
Play 03 Book 1, chapter 2 00:14:32
Play 04 Book 1, chapter 3 00:49:00
Play 05 Book 1, chapter 4 00:11:54
Play 06 Book 1, chapter 5 00:29:07
Play 07 Book 1, chapter 6 00:32:08
Play 08 Book 1, chapter 7 00:16:35
Play 09 Book 1, chapter 8 00:12:07
Play 10 Book 1, chapter 9 00:23:14
Play 11 Book 1, chapter 10 00:22:05
Play 12 Book 1, chapter 11 00:19:15
Play 13 Book 2, chapter 1 00:10:54
Play 14 Book 2, chapter 2 00:09:45
Play 15 Book 2, chapter 3 00:10:38
Play 16 Book 2, chapter 4 00:21:04
Play 17 Book 2, chapter 5 00:15:24
Play 18 Book 2, chapter 6 00:25:01
Play 19 Book 2, chapter 7 00:20:22
Play 20 Book 2, chapter 8 00:21:31
Play 21 Book 3, chapter 1 00:11:11
Play 22 Book 3, chapter 2 00:18:23
Play 23 Book 3, chapter 3 00:29:06
Play 24 Book 3, chapter 4 00:16:56
Play 25 Book 3, chapter 5 00:14:43
Play 26 Book 3, chapter 6 00:15:55
Play 27 Book 3, chapter 7 00:30:32
Play 28 Book 3, chapter 8 00:17:44
Play 29 Book 4, chapter 1 00:14:46
Play 30 Book 4, chapter 2 00:21:48
Play 31 Book 4, chapter 3 00:27:24
Play 32 Book 4, chapter 4 00:16:18
Play 33 Book 4, chapter 5 00:10:37
Play 34 Book 4, chapter 6 00:22:29
Play 35 Book 4, chapter 7 00:16:39
Play 36 Book 4, chapter 8 00:17:34
Play 37 Book 5, chapter 1 00:16:52
Play 38 Book 5, chapter 2 00:20:06
Play 39 Book 5, chapter 3 00:16:50
Play 40 Book 5, chapter 4 00:10:55
Play 41 Book 5, chapter 5 00:14:34
Play 42 Book 5, chapter 6 00:14:22
Play 43 Book 5, chapter 7 00:19:29
Play 44 Book 5, chapter 8 00:22:13
Play 45 Book 5, chapter 9 00:24:17
Play 46 Book 6, chapter 1 00:20:27
Play 47 Book 6, chapter 2 00:07:29
Play 48 Book 6, chapter 3 00:11:07
Play 49 Book 6, chapter 4 00:22:41