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The Complete Barchester Chronicles (Dramatisation) Radio/TV Program

The Complete Barchester Chronicles (Dramatisation)

Here is a new audio edition of the acclaimed BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of Anthony Trollope's gently satirical tales of provincial life, available together in one download. Nearly 20 hours of ironic, witty, and wonderfully written drama is contained in this audiobook. The cast includes Anna Massey, Alex Jennings, David Haig, Rosemary Leach, Kenneth Cranham, Emma Fielding, and Brenda Blethyn.
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Here is a new audio edition of the acclaimed BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of Anthony Trollope's gently satirical tales of provincial life, available together in one download.

Nearly 20 hours of ironic, witty, and wonderfully written drama is contained in this audiobook. The cast includes Anna Massey, Alex Jennings, David Haig, Rosemary Leach, Kenneth Cranham, Emma Fielding, and Brenda Blethyn.

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  • ms
    Luton, United Kingdom
    9/18/13
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    "captivating"
    Would you listen to The Complete Barchester Chronicles (Dramatisation) again? Why?

    this was a wonderful dramatization and I would listen to all of it again, My one criticism is that some of the men's voices sounded slightly similar but I thoroughly enjoyed this series.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Complete Barchester Chronicles (Dramatisation)?

    Euripides has dulled his brain


    Have you listened to any of Anna Massey and Alex Jennings ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    n/a


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    it was gripping and I did laugh out loud


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eva
    Dusseldorf, United Kingdom
    4/8/13
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    "Best listen for me this year so far"

    I love Trollope's books and got this even though I already have the chronicles as a regular book. I walk my dogs while listening to audio books and this length was perfect for long walks in Bavaria during our recent holiday. The dramatisation version is great and just under 19 hours went by real fast.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John
    Yeovil, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "Wonderfully satisfying"

    What can I say - Trollope, the BBC at its dramatic best, a fantastic cast...



    It is an adaptation of course, and you may find that your favourite bit is missing, but I think it preserves the integrity of the works.



    The quote from Ruth at the end of The Small House at Allington is poignant enough for tears.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • kenah cryer
    1/23/13
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    "The Complete Barchester Chronicles"

    This is a very slick production of a timeless classic - yes its long but perfect for a holiday or dipping into before falling asleep as each story can be listened to in its own right. I confess I bought it as it was great value for a single credit but I doubt I would ever had read Trollope on my own accord but listening to this great cast is a treat.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alexandra
    MalvernUnited Kingdom
    3/18/11
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    "Captivating"

    Wonderful, can't-stop-listening enjoyment. Beautifully acted and you have to find out what is coming next. Thoroughly enjoyable, my favourite download to date (of about 25).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ann
    New Malden, Surrey, United Kingdom
    5/3/10
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    "Highly enjoyable"

    I've read some of Trollope's Barchester Chronicles a long time ago and chose this dramatisation as my first ever audible. I was not disappointed; it was fantastic. Wonderful characterisation by all the actors; witty, emotional and passionate. I absolutely loved it and feel rather bereft now that I have finished listening to it. I'm sure that I will return to it and enjoy all over again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • grainne
    dublin, Ireland
    4/18/10
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    "spellbinding"

    This is as compelling as any modern soap and as engaging.
    The story is funny and sad and very easy to listen to.
    If you are generally not likely to listen to or read a classic as they appear to be dull or worthy start with this and you will soon be hooked.
    The production is of the highest quality and I loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jane
    Bangor, Down, United Kingdom
    9/22/09
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    "A delight"

    This audio book is an absolute delight from start to finish. Incredibly good value for money also.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ann
    Scarborough, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    5/4/09
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    "An everyday story of Clerical Folk"

    Brilliant. A whole history lesson of the gentle and not so gentle folk of Barchester wonderfully read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daniel
    Edenbridge, Kent, United Kingdom
    2/26/09
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    "Excellent dramatisation"

    Being new to Trollope, I was wary of downloading 6 hours of it! It's an excellent dramatisation; very easy to follow over the several days it took me to listen to it. Highly recommended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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