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Young, attractive and wealthy, Alice Vavasor is a woman in the prime of her life. And yet one question torments her: "What should a woman do with her life?" Torn between the kind but dull Mr. Grey and her dangerous and exciting cousin George, she is prone to constant indecision and uncertainty, much to the detriment of Mr. Grey. Can You Forgive Her? is a crisp and engaging novel, brimming with romance, humor, and pathos. It is the first of six in Trollope's celebrated Palliser series.

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Great narrator!

For lovers of Victorian age classics and Dickens i think you will love this Trollope too. It's charming and compelling. And the narrator does wonderful accents, voices and emotions.

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Good story, GREAT narration

This is the first book by Trollope that I’ve read. I made a really good choice in picking the version! The narrator was outstanding! The story was fine. There was some real suspense and witty in some parts. The narrator brought it all to life.

We read this for my Victorian book club. I may actually read more Trollope just for myself!

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Amazing performance

This is a captivating rendition of the first book of the Palliser series, which only gets better in subsequent volumes. I absolutely love this reader and these are some of the best books ever written—Trollope has an amazing eye for character and a surprising appreciation of women as full, strong beings. Some weaknesses in the central story here but well made up for by the ancillary narratives. Humor, wisdom, and story story story.

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Please Forgive Her!

What a wonderful tale! Certainly Anthony Trollope was a feminist! Strong women, obstinate when they had to be, full of criticism for their roles in society and for the men who sought to control the female mind. It seems scholars have described Trollope as anti-feminism. That is not impression i garnered from this rich tale of women, love and a society who would keep women “in their place”.

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Terrific book, beautiful written & exquisitely read

I can’t remember when I was so engrossed in a well written story.
The reader was superb!

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  • Anna
  • 07-28-20

Very satisfying

A wonderful book, wonderfully narrated by David Shaw-Parker. The reader has a lovely, rich ‘Mr Kipling makes exceedingly good cakes’ voice! (I am showing my age here, but perhaps a few other listeners will remember the Mr Kipling adverts!!)

I was throughout amazed at how perceptive Anthony Trollope is as regards people’s feelings and thought processes - in this book particularly those of a young woman! I was very impressed indeed.

There isn’t much ‘action’ as such, but if you want to immerse yourself in a beautifully written and narrated piece of Victorian literature then this is for you.

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  • MadgeUK
  • 09-02-17

Enthralling tale

Amusing moral tale of love and lovers, not much politics, narrated as by Trollope and superbly read by David Shaw Parker. Wonderful characterisation by Parker, very droll, full of irony. I think Lady Glencora's voice should have been a bit younger but otherwise perfect, enthralling listening.

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  • Cara
  • 12-14-17

Another age comes to life

This is a wonderful book with so many interesting characters and storylines. Despite the politics of the time being somewhat foreign to me, I felt very much at home in this era. Unfortunately I had to return to 2017! Trollope is very definitely one of my favourites!

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  • Karkers
  • 11-25-20

Brilliant

It is so refreshing to find a great narrator. One who doesn’t get in the way with a booming Shakespearean voice and over enunciation. Brilliant book beautifully read. Thankyou.

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  • 09-06-19

Great Narrator

Narration second to none. Really good story with some wonderful characters all brought to life by a splendid narrator.

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