I could not stop listening to this book, in which I learned so much about the history of Hungary the country and the fate of the people, in addition to the family's story. The only reason this isn't a five-star rating is that the narrator, who does beautifully in English, and catches the emotion of the story, mispronounces almost every word that is in a foreign language, mostly German or French (I can't judge her Hungarian pronunciation). Sadly,this is a disservice to the work, especially as it portrays types of people who were accustomed to speaking and working in multiple languages.
This is my favorite of all the Trollope novels, but I'm sad to say that this is the only download I have ever had from Audible that has quality problems. The recording is flawed, or perhaps the cassette tape was worn, about 2/3 of the way through part 1, and this keeps happening. Flo Gibson's voice does take a bit of getting used to. Choose the other Audible version of this wonderful novel, in which we see our own times reflected so well.
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