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  • Doctor Thorne

  • By: Anthony Trollope
  • Narrated by: Timothy West
  • Length: 20 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182

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
  • Hooray! Real Trollope

  • By Philadelphus on 16-01-08

Addictive

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-07-18

I have been listening to Anthony Trollope books read by Timothy West for some time now and if you love period writing you’ll enjoy Trollope.

The character observation and storylines are well thought out with characters you will love and hate, sit back and enjoy!

  • The Jupiter Myth

  • Marcus Didius Falco, Book 14
  • By: Lindsey Davis
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

Marcus was hoping for a relaxed visit to Britannia. But things turn serious at the scene of a murder. King Togidubnus has been stuffed down a bar-room well - leading to a diplomatic situation which Marcus must resolve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Part II of II

  • By Michelle on 25-11-09

Loose yourself in Londinium

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-17

Great story that follows Falco from conclusion of The Body in the Bath House.

The narration by Christian Rodska is outstanding and he manages to bring all the characters alive with his amazing talent for different voices.

I would definitely recommend this book.

  • The Good Husband of Zebra Drive

  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 8
  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Precious Ramotswe, the ample and good-natured owner of the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, is experiencing staffing difficulties. Her relationship with her assistant, Mma Makutsi, is strained. But the work of the agency must continue. Mr J. L .B. Matekoni becomes involved in the agency's work when he investigates an errant husband. But can a man investigate such matters as competently as one of the ladies?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • i was transported to Botswana

  • By Dina on 14-05-17

Gentle tales of Botswana

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-16

These books are a delight to listen to. The plots are uncomplicated which makes them easy to listen to. The characters develop with each new book and have the ability to make you smile as you listen.

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  • Not Quite Nice

  • By: Celia Imrie
  • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 686
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 625
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 624

Theresa is desperate for a change. Forced into early retirement, fed up with babysitting her bossy daughter's obnoxious children, she sells her Highgate house and moves to the picture-perfect town of Bellevue-sur-Mer, just outside Nice. With its beautiful villas, bustling cafes and shimmering cerulean sea, the village sparkles like a diamond on the French Mediterranean coast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fun and unexpected turns

  • By jacqui on 30-12-15

Sunny escapism

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-05-16

I listened to this book over a weekend whilst decorating. It was light, funny and refreshing, with very good characters. The story had many twists and turns and it was a good job I listened, rather than read it, otherwise the decorating would not have been done!
Celia Imrie's narration was first class.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful