Once again a brilliant narration by West. The narrative is brought to life through him.
This wonderful novel was brought to life with the marvellous narration of Timothy West. I felt like I was listening to a theatrical performance. It was just superb. I am loving each of The Barchester Chronicles as much as the last. Anthony Trollope deserves so much more recognition for his story telling.
"great book, brilliant reader!"
I thought this "audible" version very enjoyable
I enjoyed all the characters, they are so well described.
Timothy West has done a first class job of bringing life to the characters. I shall certainly look for any more books narrated by him.
"So well read - a joy"
A delight to listen to. Characters and plot come to life. So much better than trying to read it!!
"Dr Thorne in best form"
3rd part of the Barchester Series read by Timothy West. The embodiment of Anthony Trollope.
"Jane Austen eat your heart out !"
Wonderful clever story. Trollope's writing is very undervalued, he captures the essence of his characters beautifully and together with
the narration by Timothy West who gives the characters believable
voices. A pleasure to hear.
Lovely story by Anthony Trollope, with wonderfully humorous observances of his own characters.
And Timothy West is the absolute master reader, none better.
I listened to the audio in anticipation of the ITV/Julian Fellowes production which I found very disappointing. This audio gives you the whole delightful Trollope experience.
Many hours of absolute pleasure! Trollope gently pokes fun at human foibles in his beautifully written novel, which is read absolutely brilliantly by Timothy West - the perfect combination.
"wonderful story well told."
Trollope deserves a revival. he is a most accomplished and amusing writer. This story held ones attention from the start and Timothy West is an excellent reader.
"I wish this had been abridged!"
An intelligent and interesting reading by Timothy West of a massively over-long novel. I'd really have appreciated an abridged version of this one - cutting it by at least a third. By half way through all the threads of the story have been laid out and it's just a matter of time until the plot's neatly tied up. But what a time that takes! The action stalls and then simply goes round and round the exact same course: He loves her, she loves him, he needs to marry a rich wife, she's poor but oh so so worthy. I know they had a lot of time in those days to ponder these problems over and over, but I felt as though I'd been trapped in a corner by the most boring person in the room recounting their miseries interminably. I even took to scrolling forward repeatedly to escape yet another discussion of the same old ground. And here I am, with all the ends in plain view, and I find there's still another two hours of angst before it's finished! Arggghhh. Will I get to finish it? Do I care? Let's just discuss that a few times ...