Chronicles of Barsetshire
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    The Warden | Anthony Trollope

    The Warden

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    • By Anthony Trollope
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    Set in the world of the Victorian professional and landed classes, the story centres on Mr Harding, a clergyman of great personal integrity who is nevertheless in possession of an income from a charity far in excess of the sum devoted to it.

    a delight

    A charming story--witty and insightful. Beautifully read as well. This novel is a perfect introduction to Trollop's works and to the world of Barche..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 22 2008 by Janet (Albany, CA, USA)
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    The Warden: Timothy West Version | Anthony Trollope

    The Warden: Timothy West Version

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    • By Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated By Timothy West
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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.

    The Old Man & His Terrific and Single Daughter

    Along with some romance, this is a broadside of satire directed at the gentlemen of the press and of the law. Anthony Trollope beards the lion in its ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 30 2009 by Joseph R (Dry Prong, LA, USA)
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    The Warden | Anthony Trollope

    The Warden

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    • By Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    Anthony Trollope's classic novel centers on Mr. Harding, a clergyman of great personal integrity whose charitable income far exceeds the purpose for which it was intended. On discovering this, young John Bold turns his reforming zeal toward exposing what he regards as an abuse of privilege, despite the fact that he is in love with Mr. Harding's daughter, Eleanor.

    Delightful Reading of Trollope

    I had always intended to read Trollope and never quite made the time. Listening to this engaging narration by Simon Vance made such a pleasure possi..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 15 2007 by Larbi (Glen Ridge, NJ, USA)
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    The Warden | Anthony Trollope

    The Warden

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated By Margaret Hilton
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    The Warden

    This recording is almost impossible to understand. The sound quality is muffled and indistinct. The highest quality download is "2." I gave up trying ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 08 2005 by A User ()
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    Barchester Towers | Anthony Trollope

    Barchester Towers

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    • By Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated By Stephen Thorne
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    Barchester Towers, Trollope's most popular novel, is the second of the six Chronicles of Barsetshire. Trollope continues the story, begun in The Warden, of Mr Harding and his daughter Eleanor.

    comfortable listening

    This is my favorite of the Chronicles of Barsetshire. If someone had told me six months ago that I'd ever even pick up a Trollope novel, I woul..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 13 2008 by connie (Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada)
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    Barchester Towers | Anthony Trollope

    Barchester Towers

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Anthony Trollope
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    Barchester Towers, Trollope's most popular novel, is the second of the six Chronicles of Barsetshire. Trollope continues the story, begun in The Warden, of Mr Harding and his daughter Eleanor.

    Read The Warden first

    I would urge the reader to consider reading the first book in the Barchester series --The Warden--before reading this one. Although one could read Ba..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 30 2008 by Janet (Albany, CA, USA)
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    Barchester Towers | Anthony Trollope

    Barchester Towers

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    This magnificent novel, sequel to The Warden and second in the Chronicles of Barsetshire, satirizes the struggle for ascendancy among the clergy of a cathedral city. The contest is between the outgoing church authorities led by Archdeacon Grantly and the newcomers led by Mrs. Proudie and her protégé, the ambitious Mr. Obadiah Slope. Each wishes to become the dominant voice in the quiet diocese of Barchester, and they contend for the newly vacant post of warden of Hiram's Hospital.

    Entertaining

    Decided to read this book to fulfill my pledge to myself to read some classic literature. It very quickly turned into one of the most entertaining of ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 26 2007 by Marv Klinger ()
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    Doctor Thorne | Anthony Trollope

    Doctor Thorne

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    • By Anthony Trollope
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    Frank Gresham, son of the impoverished squire of Greshambury, has fallen in love with penniless Mary Thorne. Despite the promptings of his family to consider a Miss Dunstable, heiress to a fortune, Frank's affections persist, and the humane Doctor Thorne, as Mary's protector, must confront the prejudices of the mid-Victorian society.

    An Adult Cinderella Story

    Timothy West is absolutely perfect as narrator for Doctor Thorne, one of Trollope's very best. West dexterously highlights Trollope's subtle humor and..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 26 2009 by Joseph R (Dry Prong, LA, USA)
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    Doctor Thorne | Anthony Trollope

    Doctor Thorne

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Anthony Trollope
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    Doctor Thorne adopts his niece Mary, keeping secret her illegitimate birth as he introduces her to the best local social circles. There she meets and falls in love with Frank Gresham - the heir to a vastly mortgaged estate and obliged to find a wealthy wife. Only Doctor Thorne knows that Mary is to inherit a large legacy that will make her acceptable to the otherwise disapproving middle-class society to which Frank belongs.

    balm for the soul

    I agree with a previous reviewer about the value of good 19th century lit as balm for stress! At the same time, this novel presents an interesting por..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 14 2008 by Connie (Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada)
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    Dr Thorne: Chronicles of Barsetshire, Book 3 | Anthony Trollope

    Dr Thorne: Chronicles of Barsetshire, Book 3

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    • By Anthony Trollope
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    It tells the tale of Frank Gresham and Mary Thorne, a couple intent on marriage despite their conflicting social backgrounds. Frank is engaged in a fierce battle with his family as his mother vehemently opposes the marriage and pushes him to marry a wealthy heiress; however, Frank shuns her attempts and is determined to accept Mary on her own terms.

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    Framley Parsonage | Anthony Trollope

    Framley Parsonage

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    • By Anthony Trollope
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    In the fourth of the Barsetshire Chronicles, the values of a Victorian gentleman, the young clergyman Mark Robarts, are put to the test. Through a combination of naivety and social ambition, Robarts is compromised and brought to the brink of ruin. Trollope tells his story with great compassion, offsetting the drama with his customary humour. Like all the Barsetshire novels, it is an extraordinarily evocative picture of everyday life in 19th-century England.

    "Is the Game Worth the Gamble?"

    Timothy West did a great narration bringing out all of Trollope's subtle humor, sly jabs, the winks and nods. Lawyers, newspapermen, financers and chu..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 08 2010 by Joseph R (Dry Prong, LA, USA)
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    Framley Parsonage | Anthony Trollope

    Framley Parsonage

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    • By Anthony Trollope
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    Mark Robarts, a young vicar, is newly arrived in the village of Framley. With ambitions to further his career, he seeks connections in the county's high society. He is soon preyed upon by a local member of parliament to guarantee a substantial loan, which Mark, in a moment of weakness, agrees to, even though he knows the man is a notorious debtor; it brings Mark to the brink of ruin.

    Doesn't disappoint

    Hooray for Audible for adding this and Doctor Thorne to their library. Simon Vance does a nice job reading. If you are new to Trollope, you are bett..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 27 2007 by Herv J. Peairs (Massachusetts, USA)
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    The Small House At Allington | Anthony Trollope

    The Small House At Allington

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    • By Anthony Trollope
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    Lily is the niece of Squire Dale, a morose and rather unimaginative old bachelor who lives at the 'Great House' at Allington. His sister-in-law lives at the adjacent 'Small House', with her two daughters Lily and Belle, and the action centres on the relations between the two houses and on the romantic entanglements of the two girls.

    Lilly Dale, At Times, An Infuriating Heroine

    This is a fabulous story, splendidly narrated by Timothy West. Lily Dale is at times an infuriating heroine. She makes me want to jerk Anthony Trollop..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 26 2009 by Joseph R (Dry Prong, LA, USA)
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    The Small House at Allington | Anthony Trollope

    The Small House at Allington

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    • By Anthony Trollope
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    The Small House at Allington introduces Trollope's charming heroine, Lily Dale, to the Barsetshire scene. Lily is the niece of Squire Dale, an embittered old bachelor living in the main house on his property at Allington. He has loaned an adjacent small house rent free to his widowed sister-in-law and her daughters, Lily and Bell. But the relations between the two houses are strained, affecting the romantic entanglements of the girls.

    Ahhh!

    Here's a story to sink into and lose yourself for hours and hours. Trollope was one of the great early psychologists. His characters are brimming wi..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 04 2008 by Kathleen (New York, NY, USA)
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    The Last Chronicle of Barset | Anthony Trollope

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

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    • By Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated By Timothy West
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    In this, the last of the Barsetshire novels, many familiar characters appear, but the mood of the novel is darker and more uneasy than in earlier volumes.

    The Clever Mr. Trollope

    This is one of the few Trollope novels I had not read. It re-introduces several characters from earlier Barchester Chronicles, wrapping up their story..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 17 2010 by Michele (SEATTLE, WA, United States)
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    The Last Chronicle of Barset | Anthony Trollope

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Anthony Trollope
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    This last novel in the Chronicles of Barsetshire series involves Mr. Crawley, the impoverished curate of Hogglestock, who is accused of theft when he uses a large check to pay off his debts. The scandal fiercely divides the citizens of Barsetshire and threatens to tear apart Mr. Crawley's family.

    Superb!

    Simon Vance brings the characters so vividly to life that you will begin to feel as if you know them as well as you do your friends and neighbors. The..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 19 2008 by Charles (Santa Fe, NM, United States)
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    The Last Chronicle of Barset, Parts 1 & 2 | Anthony Trollope

    The Last Chronicle of Barset, Parts 1 & 2

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
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    In the grand finale to the Barchester novels, the proud curate Mr. Crawley is accused of theft, and many familiar characters take sides. Bishop and Mrs. Proudie, Archdeacon and Mrs. Grantly, Reverend Harding, the Thornes, the Greshams, Lady Lufton, Johnny Eames, and Lily Dale are among those involved in this tale of pathos, intrigue, and love, which frequently leads to laughter.

    get the other one

    This narrator is awful. The book is Trollope's usual wonderfulness--get the one narrated by Simon Vance.

    Reviewed on January 06 2008 by H. Saunders ()