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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,201 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anthony Trollope Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: AudioGO Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN:
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Here is the acclaimed BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Anthony Trollope's classic story of provincial life.

One of the most respected, successful chroniclers of 19th-century life, Anthony Trollope is still widely read and much-loved today, and The Barchester Chronicles - witty moral comedies with a wonderful range of characters - are among his most popular tales. Doctor Thorne is a gripping drama of wealth and wedlock. Download and start listening now!

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

    " Another wonderful volume of the Barchester Chronicles, rich in story and characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al | 1/28/2014

    " A nice story about an attractive, impoverished young woman who falls in love with a well-born, but debt-ridden young man whose family has decreed that he must "marry money." This vehicle allows Mr. Trollope to introduce the usual run of characters coming from all walks of life, and to comment on the virtues and hypocrisies of the time, all with his usual conversational good humor. I love Trollope, and of course I know he's discursive, but in this case I didn't think the story really was worth 493 pages. It's still great fun, however, and I can't wait to read the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 1/5/2014

    " Includes a moving description of the alcoholic Sir Roger Scatcherd. The Doctor struggles to find a balance between professional responsibility, compassion and enabling in Sir Roger's dramatic death scene. "

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

    " I would give this 5 stars, but I try to save that for books that change me. It was 5 stars worth of fun, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Craig | 12/25/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. It is a new top-ten for me. Doctor Thorne is the third volume in Trollope's Chronicles of Barsetshire series and my favorite so far. (There are six volumes total in the series). His high literary style, compelling plot, engaging satire and discussion of the issues of his time, made it a page turner for me. This is perhaps one of the greatest, purest love stories I have read. The tension is felt throughout and builds to a climactic finish. While in his first two novels of the series, Trollope focused mainly on the religious mores and hypocrisy of the period, in this novel he excoriates the divisive class distinctions which predominated English society of this era. (A man of high blood must "marry money"). Trollope also takes some excellent shots at the rampant corrupt election practices countenanced by candidates running for seats in the British Parliment. But again, it is Trollope's high literary style which carried the day for me. He is such a wordsmith and writes with such brilliancy. I highly recommend this book. As a side note, the books in this series are not necessarily sequential. It is not necessary to have read the first two volumes in this series to enjoy this third volume, Doctor Thorne. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen | 12/20/2013

    " This is #3 in the Barsetshire series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 12/1/2013

    " Why say something in a sentence when you can write a paragraph? Anthony Trollope takes pages and pages to get to the forgone conclusion but I can't help but read every word. True love must prevail. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 11/27/2013

    " Third in Barset novels. Centers around Dr. Thorne and Mary, an illegitimate ward of the doctor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 11/24/2013

    " #3 of the Barsetshire Chronicles "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 8/23/2013

    " True to the formula, and therefore ultimately uninspired. This is hardly the Trollope who wrote the charming book "The Warden" or the Palliser books, which r were so filled with political machinations and complex characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phyllida | 5/25/2013

    " It was a very gentle romantic read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie Ferris | 12/21/2012

    " I loved this book for it's Victorian love stories and it's beautifully crafted depiction of mid-19th C England. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hugh Ashton | 2/25/2012

    " Not as good aas the earlier ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yvonne Wyzga | 7/12/2010

    " Love the deep character development and expression of the inner person in the classics. It reminded me of the BBC production of Wives and Daughters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 K. | 6/13/2010

    " I will NOT be reviewing the Kindle edition--but they didn't give an option in actual paper.

    When I finish the series, I hope to write a complete review detailing the series and why they are important to today's reader. "

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Author Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope (1815–1882), the author of forty-seven novels, was one of the most prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. He is best known for his series of books set in the English countryside as well as those set in the political life, works that show great psychological penetration.