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Maggie

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  • The Eustace Diamonds: The Palliser Novels, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (24)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (18)

    The third novel in the Palliser series, The Eustace Diamonds is a satirical study of the influence of money and greed on human relationships in Victorian society. The story follows two contrasting women and their courtships. Lizzie Greystock and Lucy Morris are both hampered in their love affairs by their lack of money. Lizzie’s trickery and deceit, however, contrast with Lucy’s constancy.

    Maggie says: "Good reading of okay story"
    "Good reading of okay story"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Eustace Diamonds again? Why?

    I probably wouldn't listen to The Eustace Diamonds again because I found the story rather slow.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The most interesting aspect of the story was the subplot of a woman with serious misgivings about marrying a man she didn't love. The endless legal talk about the diamonds was the least interesting.


    Which character – as performed by Simon Vance – was your favorite?

    The Duke of Omnium and Gatherum and Lady Glencora were my favorite performances, but unfortunately they only rarely appeared in the story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I usually didn't listen to more than half an hour at a time. I like the Palliser series, but this was the weakest one so far because the story moved so slowly. I've seen the Palliser miniseries and The Eustace Diamonds was my least favorite part of it, too.


    Any additional comments?

    As usual, Simon Vance does a perfect performance.

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