On first listening to this performance, I found it confusing. But when I tried again, I "got it". This is a most beautiful book and this narrator performs superbly: a perfect match. Her voice sounds like one of the characters about which Virginia Woolf is writing. She just belongs with the atmosphere and type of life being described. If you find this a difficult book, give it another try as it is well worth it. For some reason, this book and its ambience have stayed with me for many months and I think about it often. I am going to listen to it again as the language and narration are like music. Virginia Woolf is a magic writer who conveys her thoughts with acute elegance and depth without heaviness.
She writes with a translucent style that is unlike any writer I have encountered. She creates a vivid sense of place and character with seeming effortlessness. This is a sheer delight as the writer weaves her complex and piercing thoughts with a filigree touch. She conveys much with her poetic precision of language. A marvellous book and divine narration.
Thank-you for providing this book and its insights to me. Thoroughly loved it after first hating it.
I really enjoyed all the characters in this book. Intriguing story and now I am just awaiting the next in the series. Very atmospheric book...I felt that I was there. The characters are so real and I didn't want to leave them when the story was finished.
I enjoyed this story. The narrator is superb. The writing is imaginative and atmospheric. Great escapism.
This book seems to be well written and the narration is excellent. I simply did not enjoy the era.
This is the absolute pits! I listened for about an hour and thought that if I heard about any more slim waisted men with powerful thighs, I would lose the will to live.
A great yarn. The depravity of it all is brought to life by a fabulous narrator. Really good fun.
I wanted to like this book so much but it was utterly bland and tedious. The narrator was well chosen for such a waste of time.
I listened to this brilliant performance after the completion of the series. The acting and script are excellent. Lots of humour are evoked by the performance and I found it to be highly entertaining and faithful to Trollope's work. Excellent.
This is a social commentary and uses humour and satire to make political points. It is well narrated and the story is entertaining. Not my favourite book but interesting.
The story is wonderful and describes the setting with a perfect amount of detail. The characters are fully developed and their foibles are both comical and infuriating but above all presented as people that we care deeply about as the story proceeds. Money and love play a part in the story. The moral questions of life are sifted and answered and although this all occurs in a time past, the universal nature of such struggles makes this book engrossing for today's reader. The narration is simply perfection.
The series is developed in this story. Human fragilities abound and philosophical problems are presented and examined. Marriage as a love match and an economic and practical matter are found in this and other Trollope novels. Manners and social gender roles are described and this adds to the story. A delightful addition to a fabulous series.
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