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The Warden: Timothy West Version | [Anthony Trollope]

The Warden: Timothy West Version

The first of Trollope's Barsetshire novels, The Warden concerns the moral dilemma of the Reverend Septimus Harding, who finds himself at the centre of a bitter conflict between defenders of Church privilege and the reformers of the mid-Victorian period.
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The first of Trollope's Barsetshire novels, The Warden concerns the moral dilemma of the Reverend Septimus Harding, who finds himself at the centre of a bitter conflict between defenders of Church privilege and the reformers of the mid-Victorian period.

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    Meredith Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States 04-25-12
    Meredith Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States 04-25-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Enjoyable story!"

    This is a beautifully written story, reminding us once again how easily things can go wrong, even when we're minding our own business, thinking we're living good lives. Not only is the warden a good man, but he does everything he can to make up for the wrong he's accused of doing, In some way, he's the "everyman" who is going about his life in the best way he can, when someone else comes along and spoils it. Intertwined relationships only send the suspense higher. I enjoyed listening to this story partly because the narrator is excellent. I'll be looking for other books by Timothy West, and I recommend this book for anyone who enjoys authors like Anthony Trollope. I'm going to listen to all the Barchester Towers series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-23-13

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    Would you listen to The Warden: Timothy West Version again? Why?

    Would absolutely listen to it again, a wonderful story about mid Victorian life in an English Cathedral city..


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Warden: Timothy West Version?

    Too many to count, was all great.. Sadness at the ending was well written and performed..


    Which character – as performed by Timothy West – was your favorite?

    Loved the way it was all done but he made the Rev. Harding so much like I'd picture him, he made him seem really sympathetic and a truly Christian man..


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

    It's long but yes I would.. Love it so much and am slowly getting the rest of the Barsetshire Chronicles as audiobooks read by Timothy West..


    Any additional comments?

    Nothing except I have found a new classic author to love :D

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Roya San Ramon, CA, United States 12-26-11
    Roya San Ramon, CA, United States 12-26-11 Member Since 2007
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    "A Good Period Piece with Relevance for Today"
    Would you try another book from Anthony Trollope and/or Timothy West?

    I would like to read the rest of The Chronicles of Barsetshire The characters are interesting and the story and issues have relevance to current events. Although this book is fairly short, it was a bit long-winded, and I found that I had to listen carefully to capture all the nuances.


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    Michael M Stewart 03-08-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Pure pleasure"

    I have not met Mr Trollope but I'm sure he would approve of Mr West. How does he do it?

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    Sarah BOERNE, TX, United States 03-03-15
    Sarah BOERNE, TX, United States 03-03-15 Member Since 2013
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    "My First Anthony Trollope"

    And possibly my last, although I must say I really enjoyed this one. The plot is kind of silly, as are the characters, but the writing style is superb and made me want to keep listening.

    I picked the Timothy West version after studying the reviews of the various narrators and I was not disappointed - he gave a splendid performance. I did notice the long pauses at the ends of the chapters (someone else mentioned) but this was not a problem for me.

    I will probably look for another Anthony Trollope book next time I need a break from my usual murder mysteries.

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    tom san diego, ca, United States 02-17-15
    tom san diego, ca, United States 02-17-15 Member Since 2010
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    "trollope and timothy west at their best"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Warden: Timothy West Version to be better than the print version?

    I was an English major and hadn't a clue when i read Trollope. Partly a problem of youth, no doubt. But a good reader always teaches me more about a novel than a lecture. Viva Timothy West!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Warden: Timothy West Version?

    Grantley's set to with his wife in their dressing chamber!


    Have you listened to any of Timothy West’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    yes! they're all divinely inspired.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "Listen to West's reading!"


    Any additional comments?

    Thanks Trollope, thanks West, thanks Audible!

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    P.S. Frankel 06-25-14
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    "As timely today as it was in the 1800s."
    What did you love best about The Warden: Timothy West Version?

    A splendid story, with splendid narration. Utterly enchanting from beginning to end. Trollope is timeless. No one wrote with more wit, understanding, and capacity about both politics and religion.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Warden: Timothy West Version?

    The archdeacon was done to perfection.


    What about Timothy West’s performance did you like?

    Everything.


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

    Impossible to do so with Trollope! This is a book meant to be savored, and listened to again and again.


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    Christy Vienna, Austria 09-10-12
    Christy Vienna, Austria 09-10-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Genius read by Genius"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Warden: Timothy West Version to be better than the print version?

    Reading a book is always better than listening to it. No question. But who has the time? I am thrilled to have discovered Audible.com because now I can go through the whole of the world's great literature - while I am doing other things I have to do! In the case of Trollpe read by Timothy West, it doesn't get much better than this.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love Trollope's intelligent, natural dialogue. And of course his humor, and his morality.


    What does Timothy West bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    West is a great actor, absolutely superlative.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Goodness and Folly


    Any additional comments?

    Not really. I'd love to have longer, better poetry selections to choose from. Josef Brodsky, Anna Akhmatova, Baudelaire. WITHOUT music and commentary!Thank you.

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