"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.
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.
"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 ...
"Rather too wordy"
Excellent performance. I doubt I would have stayed e course we're it not fee this s he story is rather drawn out
"Fantastic insight in to 19c"
The language, the humour and the way of life explained with real style. Very good. Story read well with a strong narrative
Amazing old-fashioned romance
Mary. She's 1 of the main characters and she's just lovely
The very last scene. I didn't want it to end
The very beginning was a nit confusing. Maybe way too much information at once? But then it was got really interesting.
"Audio fiction at its best"
This reading by Timothy West really cannot be faulted. Even after 21 hours I would have liked more! He really brings all the characters to life. This is a tale of high birth versus the necessity to marry money and is told by Trollop with wit and teasing humour; he is poking fun at the mores of the period but at the same time preaches about the dangers of lives ruined by a drunken lifestyle.
Please, give us more Timothy West reading Trollope - or anything else for that matter. This book was wonderful