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Doctor Thorne Audiobook

Doctor Thorne

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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.

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    Jane MacFarlane 07-30-12
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    "I love Timothy West"
    Where does Doctor Thorne rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I am an Anthony Trollop fan because I like to listen to books when I am doing other things and he makes me laugh out loud since his characters are so real and applicable to people today, especially in the Church and Politics.


    What other book might you compare Doctor Thorne to and why?

    It's exactly like all the other Barsetshire Books.


    Have you listened to any of Timothy West’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. I particularly love his readings and his voice is very easy on the ears.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Neil Chisholm Buninyong, Australia 11-22-12
    Neil Chisholm Buninyong, Australia 11-22-12

    "fabric artist and quilter"

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    "Sadly Predictable"

    Having listened to the previous novel in the series, Barchester Towers, which had me chuckling to myself, I raced to download Dr Thorne. Unfortunately Trollope lets the cat out of the bag with the plot towards the very beginning and its a long listen to the end waiting to see if there is a twist.

    There is the usual observational wit and cutting sarcasm this time aimed at the landed gentry but it sort of misfired. The Countess was a insufferable snob, Lady Arabella an even bigger snob and the Squire completely ineffectual - all stereotypes which we can all recognise and have seen in many a bonnet drama.

    Timothy West was a delight and in this novel kept me listening to the end, without his outstanding performance I don't know if I would have kept going.

    In a series there are the gems and there are the weak links - I hope that the next novel is an improvement on this one or it might be time to go and listen to the Palliser series - I'm not giving up on Trollope yet ... and nor should you!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ladyofthelake Wisconsin 02-06-17
    ladyofthelake Wisconsin 02-06-17
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    "Love this book!"

    A very satisfying classic novel filled with memorable characters, and beautifully narrated. I highly recommend this audio book.

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    Wolfpacker Fort Mill, SC 01-30-17
    Wolfpacker Fort Mill, SC 01-30-17 Member Since 2014

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    "Enchanting Story After Chapter Three"

    Hang in there. Once you wade through three chapters of setting up the all-new characters from the first two books in the series, the story takes off and is very nice. I plan to continue the series. Narration is top-notch!

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    Amazon Customer Tennessee 12-16-16
    Amazon Customer Tennessee 12-16-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Great book, great narrator"
    What did you love best about Doctor Thorne?

    Trollope at his best


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    Timothy West is wonderful. I can't imagine Trollope's books being narrated by anyone else!

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    Paul Stansbury 10-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Doctor Thorne is delightful melodrama"

    While this novel is clearly writing for an earlier era and may safely be categorized as "chic lit," it will be enjoyed by those who also find the novels of Jane Austin a treat. What the plot lacks is thrills and surprises the quality of the writing more than makes up for.
    Mr. West is the perfect narrator for this piece. He is Doctor Thorne.

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    NM Reader Albuquerque, NM United States 09-08-16
    NM Reader Albuquerque, NM United States 09-08-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Fabulous Period Piece"

    A great historical romance in the style of Downton Abbey. Set a generation before DA; if you enjoy a novel of manners and the ins and outs of social class and marrying for money, Trollope's novel definitely delivers.

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    delila james California 09-04-16
    delila james California 09-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A Treasure"

    Timothy West's reading of Trollope is a true treasure. The combined talents of author and reader are staggering.

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    Saguaro59 Tucson, AZ, United States 07-29-16
    Saguaro59 Tucson, AZ, United States 07-29-16 Member Since 2011
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    "What a narrator!"

    Timothy West is an amazing narrator. While the story is a wonderful snapshot of time and place, Mr. West's narration brings it to life. I am now planning to listen to the rest of the Trollope novels that Mr. West narrates.

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    Mollshree 07-16-16
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    "Predictable but very well read"

    Descriptions can get tedious but characters are simple yet powerful. Enjoyable nonetheless . This was the first Trollope I have read

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  • eatough1999
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    2/28/16
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    "Brilliant"

    Once again a brilliant narration by West. The narrative is brought to life through him.

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  • Sandra Wilson
    11/27/15
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    "Wonderful"

    This wonderful novel was brought to life with the marvellous narration of Timothy West. I felt like I was listening to a theatrical performance. It was just superb. I am loving each of The Barchester Chronicles as much as the last. Anthony Trollope deserves so much more recognition for his story telling.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Susan
    Doncaster, United Kingdom
    11/21/13
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    "great book, brilliant reader!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Doctor Thorne to be better than the print version?

    I thought this "audible" version very enjoyable


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I enjoyed all the characters, they are so well described.
    Timothy West has done a first class job of bringing life to the characters. I shall certainly look for any more books narrated by him.


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  • Philip
    Tonbridge, United Kingdom
    3/31/17
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    "excellent"

    Of course it was a dead cert that this was going to be good, Timothy West reading Trollope always is.

    His Louis Scatcherd voice is particularly good- I think he's described as sounding like a cross between a yankee and a stable groom- Timothy West managed to catch this voice and imbue it with all the right arrogance and pathos.

    The plot of the novel is perhaps a little over-stretched... one knows where it is going and it gets there in its own good time- but the leisurely journey is well worth taking.

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  • wisty
    10/17/16
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    "Brilliant story made even better by Timothy West"

    Trollope's humour is fabulous but I would have missed a lot of it if it hadn't been for Timothy West's rendition.

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  • ROSEMARY
    5/18/16
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    "So well read - a joy"

    A delight to listen to. Characters and plot come to life. So much better than trying to read it!!

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  • Amazon Customer
    5/17/16
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    "Dr Thorne in best form"

    3rd part of the Barchester Series read by Timothy West. The embodiment of Anthony Trollope.

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  • Mrs S Turner
    3/26/16
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    "Jane Austen eat your heart out !"

    Wonderful clever story. Trollope's writing is very undervalued, he captures the essence of his characters beautifully and together with
    the narration by Timothy West who gives the characters believable
    voices. A pleasure to hear.
    Sue

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  • VersaillesThree
    3/21/16
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    "Delightful"

    Lovely story by Anthony Trollope, with wonderfully humorous observances of his own characters.
    And Timothy West is the absolute master reader, none better.
    I listened to the audio in anticipation of the ITV/Julian Fellowes production which I found very disappointing. This audio gives you the whole delightful Trollope experience.

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  • Sue
    3/20/16
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    "Wonderful!"

    Many hours of absolute pleasure! Trollope gently pokes fun at human foibles in his beautifully written novel, which is read absolutely brilliantly by Timothy West - the perfect combination.

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