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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.

©2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd; (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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  • 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
    Overall
    "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
    Overall
    "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
    Overall
    "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
    Overall
    "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
  • Miss J. Gordon-Clark
    Ponteland, Northumberland
    12/23/12
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    "A real gem"

    I enjoyed the televised version of the Batchester chronicles, but this reading is beautifully done.



    First of all, I don't think Anna Massey has ever done anything bad in her life. She has one of the most fabulous voices.



    Secondly, Alex Jenning. You forget you are listening to Alex Jenning, which is a sign of a truly great actor, when you forget who the actor is (like David Suchet on TV). His characterisations are excellent.



    Combine the two and you have a joy of an audio book. I hadn't realised how funny Trollope was until listening the complete series.



    So, if you want to dip your toe into the "classics" pond, this would be a good one to start on.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Vicky
    LondonUnited Kingdom
    3/23/10
    Overall
    "engaging and delightful"

    This dramatisation of Barchester Towers makes you want to go back to a world where things seem so much simpler.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Karen
    Barnsley, United Kingdom
    4/24/12
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    "it just doesn't come across as a vivid listen"

    Prefectly competent but it just seems to be all one one emotional level and it doesn't grip me like the rest of my audible books do. I was really looking fowrads to it as a very humourous book. Would love any tis on which bits are more lively than the opening chapters.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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