I rarely listen to non-fiction, but was intrigued by the topic and positive reviews. This is a phenomenal read ... for those of us who tend to be forward thinking and reflective. A look at the driving force behind integral aspects of modern life, and where we are likely headed in the future.
I've really come to appreciate Anthony Trollope, and love his dry sense of humor. The plot for this one is, I think, the weakest of the books in this series. I give it 3 stars ... Kind of drags at times, but on the plus side not much about parliamentary procedure.
This is a very good series. Great characters, very forward thinking in terms of gender roles. And, of course, there is the incomparable narration of Timothy West. Recommended!
This book is very unusual and creative ( as one would expect from the author of "eat, pray, love"). Definitely exotic and a bit esoteric. I have to say, however, that I enjoyed it more while I was reading it than now in retrospect. I enjoyed the exotic forays -- both emotional and locational --?more than the central premise. So, I give this one 4 stars.
The central characters step out of the box in this Victorian novel. An insightful view of how women think, with that wonderfully dry British humor. My favorite of his books so far.
it was nice spending the time with anthony trollope, once again. i'd give this one a 3, or 3 1/2 stars since i don't think it ever really got off the ground. characters a bit two dimensional ... parts about parliament and hunting more interesting (although these are not subjects that generally keep my attention). so, on balance, an average trollope read, which, to his fans, is good enough reason to use an audible credit!
I'm sorry, but I do have to differ in my opinion of this book from most other listeners. I've read 3 Trollope books before this one ... each was charming, if at times slow. I found this book to be simply boring. The redeeming value of this listen lies in the excellent narration of Timothy West, and the author's impeccable writing style. Unless you have an interest in church politics I'd skip this one.
ok, so one doesn't expect an exciting plot from anthony trollope. unfortunately, this book had a thinner plot than expected, and the characters were uninspired. the narration is excellent, and some parts charming, so, on the whole, average for victorian audio fiction.
Another love vs. money book by Anthony Trollope. As always, Timothy west's narration is excellent. What is nice for the reader in this book is the closeness one begins to feel to each of the characters ... Something not always part of the Trollope audio experience. A good choice.
this book was a pleasant listen. for those looking for a good story, probably best to pass on this one, even in the chick lit genre. the plot fairly thin, but unobjectionable. centers around women/friends in their 30s and 40s. i think this book was saved by the narrator, however, who made the book fun just to pass the time.
this is my second anthony trollope read. his books really grow on you ... they are charming, well written and very relaxing. i appreciated that this book had fewer characters. checking out the reviews for my next trollppe novel.
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