Salterton Trilogy
Books in series3
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(4.1 based on 107 ratings)
  • 1

    Tempest-tost: The Salterton Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Robertson Davies
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (29)

    An amateur production of The Tempest provides a colorful backdrop for a hilarious look at unrequited love. Mathematics teacher Hector Mackilwraith, stirred and troubled by Shakespeare's play, falls in love with the beautiful Griselda Webster. When Griselda shows she has plans of her own, Hector despairs on the play's opening night.

    Mary says: "First of the first (and shows it)"
    First of the first (and shows it)

    As the first book in Davies' first trilogy, Tempest-Tost sets the stage for what is to come in Salterton, then elsewhere in his world.

    I ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 22 2009 by Mary (Bridgewater, NJ, United States)
  • 2

    Leaven of Malice: The Salterton Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Robertson Davies
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    The following announcement appeared in the Salterton Evening Bellman: "Professor and Mrs. Walter Vambrace are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Pearl Veronica, to Solomon Bridgetower, Esq., son of ..."

    Clifford says: "Gentle part 2 of trilogy"
    Gentle part 2 of trilogy

    Set in the late fifties or early sixties in an imagined Canadian university town the characters leave us wanting to "read" part three.

    Reviewed on September 13 2013 by Clifford (Canada)
  • 3

    A Mixture of Frailties: The Salterton Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Robertson Davies
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    A Mixture of Frailties is so much more than the story of Monica Gall's life in London and her education as a singer. It is an account of her education as a human being, and the result is an absorbing novel, comic in the true sense, vivid and frequently moving.

    Mary says: "even better than on paper, and that's saying a lot"
    even better than on paper, and that's saying a lot

    I love Robertson Davies' books and have read them all. This is the second audiobook I've gotten. The first was Leaven of Malice. Because it is so c..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 14 2009 by Mary (Bridgewater, NJ, United States)