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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,206 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anthony Trollope Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged 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.

In the second story in the series, the Reverend is now plain Mr Harding, bound up in a tale of intrigue, hypocrisy and ambition that will delight the listener. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erica | 2/15/2014

    " High church vs. low church politics, comedy ensues! Mr. Slope is a heel. Everyone wants to marry Eleanor Bold. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 aime | 2/13/2014

    " Hilarious - Trollope at his most comic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine L. | 2/13/2014

    " I went on from The Warden to this book. The church hierarchy is like a small town that seems boring at first. But Trollope has such command of character. It's good reading for anyone who has been disillusioned by organized religion, especially if it's much influenced by inside politics. Although it's strained at times, especially where love is concerned, it's a realistic and humorous look at the human underside of the clergy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miriam | 2/12/2014

    " I have to thank Kate for suggesting Trollope, which also means I have to confess it'd never occurred to me on my own to read him. I quite enjoyed this book with its scheming clergymen and little community uproars and even the sort of perfunctory love story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luke | 2/6/2014

    " The first half is hilarious. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 1/20/2014

    " I expected to love this as much as The Way We Live Now, but found it less compelling by far. Wonderful characters, and a good plot, but it dragged on and on at the end, with uncompelling resolutions to the various plots. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abby | 1/3/2014

    " This was a HARD one for me to get into and I probably wouldn't have made it through if not for book club. Once I got into it I really enjoyed it though...lots of social politics and dickens-esque one-liners and old fashioned moralizing. It made me feel like a grown-up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 1/3/2014

    " Trollope is the most humane of writers, he even loves his unpleasant characters. Time spent in his company is never wasted... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelley | 12/21/2013

    " my first eread! Convenient but missed the paper, especially reading a Victorian novel. Trollope is definitely one of my all-time favourite writers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ursula | 12/6/2013

    " Trollope is the answer to the equation: Miss Manners + Vonnegut + Austen = ? Manners satire with the typical pink bow (silk ribbon, of course) happy endings made famous by Mr. Popular Sentiment. "

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

    " book two in the chronicles of barchester. evangelicalism vs. high churchmanship in the 19th century church of england. funny characterization and engaging parallels to the crisis among anglicans today. "

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

    " War, war, internecine war... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 11/9/2013

    " The second of the six Chronicles of Barsetshire novels, "Barchester Towers" is the first Trollope novel I read and I loved it! It's full of wit, very well-ploted and I liked the characters very much. The fact that I love anything Victorian didn't hurt either;) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rahadyan | 5/29/2013

    " A torturously long novel, read for a survey course in British authors in college. Several days of my life I'll never get back again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Wu | 5/8/2013

    " Moments of insight and terrific detail make up for somewhat insipid plot and failure to follow up on early promise of book. Nonetheless I loved it anyhow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hope Huntington | 3/23/2013

    " very long but funny "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christel Devlin | 4/22/2012

    " What a wonderful, delightful, surprising novel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donald | 6/24/2011

    " I love long books. This is an entire world that he creates and carries from book to book. I'm working on reading them all! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 8/8/2010

    " A little slice of Victorian heaven. You wouldn't guess it, or possibly notice it at first, but this book is hilarious. A great bedtime book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 2/14/2010

    " #2 of the Barsetshire Chronicles "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Beth | 11/6/2009

    " I normally like 19th-century literature, but I just couldn't get into this book. It was badly written, the story was uninteresting, and the "scandalous conclusion" the back cover promised never materialized. 'Nuff said. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cheryl S. | 8/24/2009

    " Too slow moving, I got bored and didn't finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Celia | 6/24/2009

    " The first book The Warden was better. Some parts of Barchester Towers was good but too much time was given to a romantic comedy of errors. The problems of the church were more itneresting in the first book. "

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About the Author
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.