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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (396 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anthony Trollope Narrator: Tim Pigott-Smith, Samantha Bond Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation by Martyn Wade of Anthony Trollope's classic novel.

Orley Farm, described as a [B]rilliantly choreographed legal thriller (Mail on Sunday), centres on the pathos of the main character, Lady Mason. Youthful marriage choices, middle-aged marital crisis, love and loss revolve around the legal action and the complex portrayal of Lady Mason, who is both sympathetic and wily. The novel proposes a standard of morality higher than that embodied in the practice of an English court of law. With its concern for social issues and its extensive coverage of middle-class and landed life, Orley Farm is a novel that demands attention in the rich field of 19th century fiction. Trollope wrote in his autobiography that his friends considered this the best I have written.

With Tim Pigott-Smith as Anthony Trollope and Samantha Bond as Lady Mason, this production also stars Ronald Pickup, Dan Stevens, Amanda Root, Jonathan Christie, and Lydia Leonard. Directed by Tracey Neale.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Aaron | 12/24/2013

    " A great book without as many characters as many of Trollope's novels. The main characters wrestle with a moral question and come to a different conclusion than people today would. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Laura | 11/19/2013

    " A tenant is determined to prove that the estate is in the wrong hands. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Margaretmary | 9/19/2013

    " A weak effort from Trollope. I don't recommend it; there's some lovely pathos in it, but I'm not sure it's worth dragging yourself through hundreds and hundreds of pages for. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cynthia | 3/25/2013

    " The first Trollope I read, and the one that enticed me into reading everything by him that I could get my hands on. I'll have to go back and reread it for fine points, but it has a wonderful complex plot and believable characters who are tormented but not so much so that it's annoying. "

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