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    • The Way We Live Now

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 32 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 706
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 512
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 509

    In this world of bribes, vendettas, and swindling, in which heiresses are gambled and won, Trollope's characters embody all the vices: Lady Carbury is 'false from head to foot'; her son Felix has 'the instincts of a horse, not approaching the higher sympathies of a dog'; and Melmotte - the colossal figure who dominates the book - is a 'horrid, big, rich scoundrel...a bloated swindler...a vile city ruffian'. But as vile as he is, he is considered one of Trollope's greatest creations.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Long, but well worth it.

    • By Nardia on 03-03-10

    Regular price: $31.97

    • The Warden: Timothy West Version

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 453
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 372
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 365

    The first novel of six in Trollope's series of the Chronicles of Barsetshire introducing the fictional cathedral town of Barchester and the characters of Septimus Harding, the Warden, and his son-in-law Archdeacon Grantly. The Warden concerns the moral dilemma of the conscientious 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Old Man & His Terrific and Single Daughter

    • By Joseph R on 08-30-09

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Framley Parsonage

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 19 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218

    In the fourth audiobook in Anthony Trollope's series known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, the values of a Victorian gentleman, the young clergyman Mark Robarts, are put to the test. Though he lives a comfortable life, has a doting wife, children and a patroness in Lady Lufton, his ambitions stretch beyond the little village of Framley. Through a combination of naivety and social climbing, Robarts is compromised and brought to the brink of financial and social ruin by the disreputable politician, Sowerby.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "Is the Game Worth the Gamble?"

    • By Joseph R on 01-08-10

    Regular price: $24.51

    • Doctor Thorne

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 504
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 386
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386

    Doctor Thorne is the third audiobook in Anthony Trollope's series known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire. Long regarded as one of Trollope's greatest works, it is a complex story of love, greed and illegitimacy. Set in fictional Barsetshire, it concerns the romantic challenges facing Doctor Thorne's penniless niece, Mary, and Frank Gresham, the only son of the impoverished squire of Greshambury. Mary falls in love with Frank but he is constrained by the need to marry well to restore the family fortunes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful Discovery

    • By Susan on 05-20-09

    Regular price: $27.71

    • Doctor Thorne

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 20 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 343
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great book. Great announcer. Bad audio production.

    • By cristina on 10-12-10

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Can You Forgive Her?

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 27 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 141

    Can You Forgive Her? is the first of the six Palliser novels. Here Trollope examines parliamentary election and marriage, politics and privacy. As he dissects the Victorian upper class, issues and people shed their pretenses under his patient, ironic probe.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Very Victorian

    • By David on 09-27-11

    Regular price: $34.96

    • He Knew He Was Right

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
    • Length: 30 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    When Louis Trevelyan's young wife meets an old family acquaintance, his unreasonable jealousy of their friendship sparks a quarrel that leads to a brutal and tragic estrangement.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nigel Patterson as the narrator is great

    • By N. H. on 10-31-16

    Regular price: $49.99

    • Barchester Towers

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 448
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 365
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 360

    Barchester Towers is the second of six in the series known as Chronicles of Barsetshire. Narrator Timothy West brings life to the story, begun in The Warden, of Mr. Harding and his daughter Eleanor. It chronicles the struggle for control of the English diocese of Barchester after one Bishop dies and a new one is selected. The rather incompetent new Bishop, Dr. Proudie, led by his formidable wife, and ambitious chaplain, Mr. Slope, begin to create turmoil with their desire to shake up the church establishment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Read The Warden first

    • By Janet on 12-30-08

    Regular price: $24.51

    • The Complete Barchester Chronicles (Dramatisation)

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Alex Jennings
    • Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Anthony Trollope's Small Affairs

    • By Joseph R on 08-30-09

    Regular price: $34.11

    • Barchester Towers

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Give Trollope a try

    • By Joseph on 08-17-09

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Vicar of Bullhampton

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 22 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    This comprehensive novel consists of three subplots which interlink to form the whole and supply a trio of targets at which Trollope aims his proselytising pen. The first treats on the courtship of a woman by a man whom she does not love and with whom she is not compatible. Mary Lowther will not accept such a marriage of dishonesty. The second deals with the plight of a young woman who has fallen prey to the wiles of an evil seducer and subsequently adopts a life of prostitution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Trollope discovery

    • By R. Hughes on 04-30-17

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Phineas Finn

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269

    In Phineas Finn, the second of the Palliser series, Trollope balances the rival demands of public and private life. Phineas Finn, an irresistible but penniless young Irish barrister enters Parliament and comes to London leaving behind him an Irish sweetheart, Mary Flood-Jones. In London, Phineas wins friends on all sides and is admitted into high society. However, he also falls more-or-less in love, first with politically-minded Lady Laura Standish, then with Violet Effingham, and finally with wealthy widow Madame Max Goesler.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Timothy West Is My Homeboy

    • By Virginia Waldron on 04-27-12

    Regular price: $27.71

    • The Prime Minister

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 27 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226

    Plantaganet Palliser, Prime Minister of England - a man of power and prestige, with all the breeding and inherited wealth that goes with it - is appalled at the inexorable rise of Ferdinand Lopez. An exotic impostor, seemingly from nowhere, Lopez has society at his feet, while well-connected ladies vie with each other to exert influence on his behalf - even Palliser’s own wife, Lady Glencora.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful!

    • By Liz on 10-14-11

    Regular price: $31.97

    • Can You Forgive Her?

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 28 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 471
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 383
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 382

    Can You Forgive Her? is the first of the six in the Palliser series. Trollope inextricably binds together the issues of parliamentary election and marriage, of politics and privacy. The values and aspirations of the governing stratum of Victorian society are ruthlessly examined, and none remains unscathed. But above all Trollope focuses on the predicament of women. 'What should a woman do with her life?' asks Alice Vavasor of herself, and this theme is echoed by every other woman in the audiobook.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb performance and sound

    • By David on 05-21-10

    Regular price: $31.97

    • The Small House at Allington

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 23 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ahhh!

    • By Kathleen on 01-04-08

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Way We Live Now

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 37 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    The Way We Live Now is a complex and compulsive tale that traces the career of Augustus Melmotte, a strange and mysterious financier who bursts into London society like a guided missile. In setting up a dubious scheme based on speculative money and stock market gambles, Melmotte manages to lure in several members of the English aristocracy, for whom money is the summum bonum. The world is at his feet - until the corruption catches up with him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun, but no heroes here

    • By Tad Davis on 03-20-16

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Eustace Diamonds

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 25 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 340
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 283
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280

    Who owns the Eustace Diamonds? Lizzie Eustace claims that Sir Florian Eustace, her late husband, gave them to her. But Mr Camperdown, the family solicitor, insists that they are an heirloom, to be passed down from generation to generation. Lizzie is both beautiful and clever, yet Mr Camperdown believes her to be a scheming liar. And Mr Camperdown is right! The battle for the diamonds rages until a robbery intervenes and they disappear. Or do they...?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Becky Sharp Revisited

    • By Natalie on 08-25-10

    Regular price: $31.97

    • The Last Chronicle of Barset

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 30 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 286
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221

    In the last and most complex of the Barsetshire novels, many of Trollope's best-loved characters appear, but the mood of the novel is darker and more uneasy than in earlier volumes. At the heart of the novel is the penniless Reverend Josiah Crawley, first encountered in Framley Parsonage, who in the opening of the book is accused of theft, creating a public scandal that threatens to tear the community apart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Clever Mr. Trollope

    • By Michele Kellett on 03-17-10

    Regular price: $31.97

    • The Barchester Chronicles

    • Six BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations
    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle, David Bamber, Iain Glen, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Six lavish BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of Anthony Trollope's much-loved novels. Anthony Trollope's series of witty and gently satirical stories of provincial life are set in the fictional town of Barchester and its surrounding county of Barsetshire. The canvas is broad and colourful, with a set of iconic characters in whose lives we become intimately involved as they grow up, grow old, and fall in or out of love and friendship across the years.

    Regular price: $24.78

    • Phineas Redux

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 23 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206

    In the fourth of the ‘Palliser’ stories, Trollope follows Phineas Finn’s return to the dangerous world of Westminster politics. When his political rival is murdered, Phineas is thrown under suspicion and eventually finds himself standing trial at the Old Bailey. The situation is complicated by the presence of two women in his life: his old flame Lady Laura, whose estranged husband is determined to destroy Phineas’s reputation, and the wealthy and enigmatic widow, Madame Max.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful

    • By Laurene on 11-02-10

    Regular price: $27.71

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