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  • "Beautiful"

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    The combination of Timothy West and Trollope has got to be my very favourite Audible experience.

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    The Warden

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • 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.

    Lynne says: "Volume one in a perfect series"
  • "Brought alive by reader"

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    I was enraptured by this story mostly due to the brilliant reading. The various characters were brought to live by the subtlety of the actor's voice. The ending was really poignant

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    The Last Chronicle of Barset

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 24 mins)
    • 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.

    Lynne says: "Audiobook bliss"
  • "Great reader but not my favourite D..."

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    The reader was brilliant, especially his portrayal of Quilp. However, this was not my favourite Dickens. I can usually put aside minor irritations as conventions of the era but I found the saintliness of Nell began to grate after a while. Also, the fact that she was always referred to as 'the child'.

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    The Old Curiosity Shop

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    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Anton Lesser
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    Provoking an unprecedented outpouring of public grief when it was first published, it follows the story of Little Nell and her feckless grandfather. Forced to leave their magical shop of curiosities in London, they are pursued across the English countryside by the grotesquely evil dwarf Quilp. They escape - but at what cost?

    Stephen says: "The Curiosity of Time"
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