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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 594
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 434
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 426

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic! Fantastic!

    • By Sharon on 15-11-09

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Barchester Towers

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 19 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245

    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
    • West is best

    • By Francis on 28-10-08

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Pallisers

    • 12 BBC Radio 4 Full Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Ben Miles, David Troughton, full cast, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 33

    A sweeping radio saga of political intrigue, love affairs, financial wrangles and murder, based on the books by Anthony Trollope, creator of The Barchester Chronicles. This epic drama follows several generations of the Palliser dynasty as they navigate the twists and turns of political and high society in Victorian England. Starring Ben Miles as Plantagenet, Sophie Thompson as Glencora, Conleth Hill as Phineas and David Troughton as the Narrator, with a star cast including Bertie Carvel, Juliet Stevenson, Greg Wise and Rachael Stirling. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Mimo on 02-08-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • 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 906
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 560
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 563

    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
    • Barchester comes alive!

    • By Ian Henderson on 05-06-08

    Regular price: £32.00

    • The Claverings

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    At the opening of The Claverings (1866) the beautiful Julia Brabazon jilts her lover Harry Clavering in order to make a marriage of convenience with a wealthy but dissolute earl. Harry licks his wounds, leaves London to train as a civil engineer, and falls in love with his employer's daughter, to whom he soon becomes engaged. But when Julia returns unexpectedly as a wealthy widow, the flame of Harry's old love is rekindled.    

    Regular price: £32.79

    • 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 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Part Missing!!!

    • By Lee on 20-10-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Can You Forgive Her?

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 28 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 370
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270

    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
    • Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!

    • By Sharon on 08-03-10

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Framley Parsonage

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    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
    • Everything an audiobook should be

    • By Philadelphus on 05-03-09

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Duke's Children

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 21 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    The Duke's Children is the sixth and final audiobook in the Palliser series. Plantagenet Palliser, the Duke of Omnium and former Prime Minister of England, is widowed and wracked by grief. Struggling to adapt to life without his beloved Lady Glencora, he works hard to guide and support his three adult children. Palliser soon discovers, however, that his own plans for them are very different from their desires. Sent down from university in disgrace, his two sons quickly begin to run up gambling debts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Trollope and Timothy West perfectly matched ...

    • By Philadelphus on 10-08-11

    Regular price: £25.99

    • The Small House At Allington

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 23 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138

    The spirited Lily Dale, who longs to be loved, is devastated when her fiancé, the self-interested Adolphus Crosbie, jilts her for the aristocratic Lady Alexandrina. Although heartbroken, Lily still loves Crosbie and believes she must remain single despite him being unworthy of her affections. Even when the more deserving John Eame, presents himself she is still unable to see past her feelings for Crosbie. Meanwhile, Lily's sister Bell is also under pressure to marry for money, not for love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lily & co

    • By Jill on 19-03-09

    Regular price: £25.99

    • The Warden

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191

    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
    • A delight

    • By Ben on 08-10-09

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Prime Minister

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 27 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    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
    • This is now the full book. Bang up to date too.

    • By Philadelphus on 17-10-11

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Phineas Redux

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 23 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    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
    • superb

    • By Philip on 25-07-12

    Regular price: £25.99

    • The Eustace Diamonds

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 25 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163

    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
    • The Eustace Diamonds

    • By Client d'Amazon on 25-08-10

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Phineas Finn

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 23 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176

    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
    • As good as it gets.

    • By James on 01-07-10

    Regular price: £25.99

    • Doctor Thorne

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 20 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179

    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

    Regular price: £25.99

    • Dr Wortle's School

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Dr Wortle's School introduces the unassuming Mr. Peacocke and his polite, newly-wed bride, as they join the teaching staff of an elite and exclusive Christian boys' school. Dr. Wortle, a devoted English scholar and the headmaster of the seminary academy, welcomes his two new teachers, confident that they will uphold the high standards of education at the school.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dr Wortle's School

    • By Arlene on 15-03-10

    Regular price: £14.69

    • The Last Chronicle of Barset

    • Chronicles of Barsetshire, Book 6
    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 35 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    In The Last Chronicle of Barset, Trollope concludes his saga of ecclesiastical life. At the heart of the novel is the plight of Josiah Crawley, a proud, impoverished clergyman who faces difficult legal circumstances. Caught amid poverty, Josiah appears to have stolen a check and is forced to stand trial - despite the fact that he cannot remember its origins. To make matters worse, his daughter, Grace, desperately seeks the approval of Archdeacon Grantly, whose son she intends to marry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling narrative

    • By S. F. Bond on 29-02-16

    Regular price: £40.69

    • Phineas Redux

    • The Pallisers, Book 4
    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 29 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Returned from Ireland after the death of his wife, Phineas Finn has a newfound ambition to rise through the ranks of English politics. But not long after regaining his seat in parliament, Phineas's luck begins to desert him. His reputation is tarnished after the press circulate rumours of an affair with Laura Kennedy, and his ambitions are frustrated by opposition from within the Party. Then, when his Party rival Mr Bonteen is discovered dead, all fingers point towards Phineas, leading to his incarceration and humiliation at the dock.

    Regular price: £36.69

    • The Way We Live Now

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 37 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent rendition

    • By Kindle Customer on 24-08-18

    Regular price: £39.39

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