Outstanding. After having listened to "The Warden," I purchased this novel---slightly out of chronological order, but no matter. The characters come alive through the language and the narrator's versatility with different voices. What a pleasure, and it's very long, so it just keeps delighting, hour after hour. I have decided, on the basis of these two books, to read/listen to everything ever written by Trollope. I hope that will keep me busy for a few years.
I couldn't stop listening to this story. It's beautifully written and beautifully spoken. It's funny and shocking, and very perceptive about the petty strivings of people from so many different economic and educational backgrounds. Each character has a surprise or secret life. I was riveted!
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