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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (982 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joanna Trollope Narrator: Lindsay Duncan Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2010 ISBN:
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Braving another emotional minefield, this is a novel by the author of The Choir, A Village Affair, The Rector's Wife, and A Spanish Lover.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie Petersen | 2/20/2014

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I've never read Joanna Trollope before, but appreciated her in-depth look at the human condition. I especially liked the fact that the "wronged woman" wasn't painted as the usual victim, to be pitied by everyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 2/14/2014

    " It wasn't my favorite book by her, although I still enjoy her writing and will continue to read books by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Norah | 2/5/2014

    " Much to the disapproval of some of the local Bookcrossing group, I actually quite enjoyed this book. Having just come out of a long relationship, I was interested in the relationship dynamics in the story, and found that the writer has a great insight into these, even of her writing style is a bit stilted! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 2/2/2014

    " A respectable judge decides to leave his wife and marry his young mistress. The book charts the effects on his grown-up family. Fast-moving, and very well thought-out, looking deep into the heart of modern life and assumptions. Thought-provoking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana | 1/29/2014

    " Finished Marrying the Mistress (Joanna Trollope) early this morning after staying up most of last night to read it! Loved it. Love Trollope. No one does a better job at creating REAL characters, lovable for their flaws as well as their virtues. Every character is so expertly drawn that you feel you know them in your real life. This is a story about a typical family, with the parents having been married for 40+ years, with grown children who are now raising children of their own. Suddenly, Guy, the patriarch, a well respected judge in his 50's, meets a young female barrister while on a train to London. Guy was not enthralled with his marriage to Laura, a woman who is somewhat of a shrew, but he wasn't looking to leave, either. He and the barrister fall madly in love and carry on, secretly & happily for the next 7 years until he decides he MUST marry this MUCH, MUCH younger woman. She is younger than his children, and it is no surprise that her own father died when she was a baby, and she is drawn to GUY, in part, because he IS old enough to be her father. The story plays out against the fallout from Guy's decision. Every single child, grandchild, and even minor character has a role in this well written tale. Now i am on to the next Trollope in my pile: The Rector's Wife. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lydia | 1/19/2014

    " the book didn't really make sense. no resolution for any of the characters, and a lot of jumping around. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carli Malcolm | 1/13/2014

    " Easy read, Brit grit and family dynamics "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Teryl | 1/8/2014

    " A very unsympathetic view of the first wife. The mistress is a much nicer character, so you end up blaming the wife for the affair. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becka Ramaglia | 1/6/2014

    " This book was very refreshing with how many takes on life it had. I enjoyed seeing things from many perspectives. I was able to relate to several different characters at different times throughout the book which was nice, it helped me be reflective of my own actions. Definitely recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nan Helder | 1/6/2014

    " I have read all of her books and thoroughly enjoyed each of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 12/31/2013

    " Great read. Just what I was looking for. A compelling, well written story with characters I liked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johnna Cornett | 12/19/2013

    " Not a romance in the usual genre sense, though the title had given me that impression. Family story set in London and commuter village. More a story of relationships across three generations of a family. Surprisingly hard on the wife/grandmother whose husband leaves to marry the mistress. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 12/14/2013

    " Re-reading this one. Loved it the first. Loving it again. Why? Because it's so realistic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 11/23/2013

    " I loved the way the author delved into family relations but I was so disappointed in the two main character's way of handling this issue! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erie | 11/22/2013

    " cheating...cheating..cheating...hmmm....how cheating could break a relationship and caused so much problems... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellie Revert | 11/15/2013

    " Joanna Trollope is such a great writer! This takes place in London area---and her characters are so well rounded. As the pages pass by, she challenges us to really think about the right thing. And the last 30-40 pages--about the son, Alan--and Charlie---are just right! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 11/14/2013

    " Really enjoyed this book, Joanna Trollope always comes up trumps. An easy read. Good lessons for mother-in-laws!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 M.C. | 11/8/2013

    " The dialogue tags were very confusing and there were many occasions of POV change that also caused me to backtrack and reread for proper perspective. Very disappointing from a successful literary novelist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gretchen Achilles | 7/31/2013

    " Satisfying British novel--great vacation read. I will look for more titles b this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melinda | 7/9/2013

    " Quick read for a weekend trip. Believable plot and characters. Found myself cheering for the best characters--as opposed to the "proper" one :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 3/6/2012

    " liked her insight into the situation of marriages and the ripples of behaviors of family members on other family members "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 3/4/2012

    " Brilliant, scary brilliant. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bobbie Grob | 3/3/2012

    " For me, this book just dragged on and on, until I found myself not giving a damn about the characters. Definitely not for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikel27 | 2/21/2012

    " Bookcrossing "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea Sachs | 11/16/2011

    " Interesting characters, but not really my "cuppa." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra | 10/14/2011

    " Surprising and entertaining. A delight to read. Her books are among my favorites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Priscilla Keane | 9/29/2011

    " I liked this book, not as much as some of her others, but it is enjoyable and I read it in a couple of days. There is always some descriptive phrase or twist to her prose that is so appealing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 M.C. | 3/22/2011

    " The dialogue tags were very confusing and there were many occasions of POV change that also caused me to backtrack and reread for proper perspective. Very disappointing from a successful literary novelist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fi | 3/5/2011

    " This was one of the best Joanna Trolloppe books I've read, possibly because I've been in the position of the main character, & could so identify with her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 12/2/2010

    " It wasn't my favorite book by her, although I still enjoy her writing and will continue to read books by this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mindi | 8/23/2010

    " I loved this book, but was sad that it didn't end quite the way I wanted it to. I'm always rooting for the underdog! I love English books, the characters are so refined! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 7/22/2010

    " A respectable judge decides to leave his wife and marry his young mistress. The book charts the effects on his grown-up family. Fast-moving, and very well thought-out, looking deep into the heart of modern life and assumptions. Thought-provoking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 5/3/2010

    " I loved the way the author delved into family relations but I was so disappointed in the two main character's way of handling this issue! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 4/1/2010

    " not her best book, but I really like the way she treats the ramifications of all sorts of relationships. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendy T | 2/17/2010

    " I found this book dragged on and on and at times lost focus and I'm surprised I finished the book. The main focus of the story is divorce and the effects it has one an English family. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Teryl | 1/9/2010

    " A very unsympathetic view of the first wife. The mistress is a much nicer character, so you end up blaming the wife for the affair. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellie | 12/31/2009

    " Joanna Trollope is such a great writer! This takes place in London area---and her characters are so well rounded. As the pages pass by, she challenges us to really think about the right thing. And the last 30-40 pages--about the son, Alan--and Charlie---are just right! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 8/31/2009

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I've never read Joanna Trollope before, but appreciated her in-depth look at the human condition. I especially liked the fact that the "wronged woman" wasn't painted as the usual victim, to be pitied by everyone. "

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About the Author
Author Joanna Trollope

Joanna Trollope, a descendant of nineteenth-century English novelist Anthony Trollope, is the author of historical novels and a study of women in the British Empire. However, she has become best known for her lively contemporary novels, often centered on the nuances and dilemmas of domestic life in England. She has now written seven of these novels. Joanna Trollope was born and still lives in Gloucestershire, England.

About the Narrator

Lindsay Duncan is a Scottish stage, television, and film actress. She has won two Olivier Awards and a Tony Award for her performance in Private Lives. In addition to her screen and stage performances, she has also lent her voice to several audio books, including Marrying the Mistress, Brother and Sister, and Aesop: The Complete Collection