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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (810 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anthony Trollope Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 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.

Framley Parsonage tells the story of a naïve, ambitious young clergyman whose unwise associations bring him to the brink of ruin. 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 Al | 2/15/2014

    " Once again, Trollope doing what he does best: Skewering the hypocrisies and pretensions of English society, while providing opportunities for decent persons at all social levels to overcome adversity and achieve their deserved rewards. As usual, the female characters are most admirable and constant. Trollope's novels of 150 years ago have much to teach us. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Blaise | 2/4/2014

    " This is Book 4 of the Chronicles of Barchester. I've enjoyed all of the books so far in the series, but for me this one far surpassed the others. I think the two biggest reasons are that the two central plot conflicts seem more real in today's world than do the plot lines in the other books in the series thus far and the characters seem more three dimensional. No matter how good or likable any character is, they are portrayed with human frailties and weaknesses that makes them seem even more believable and personable. This technique makes Trollope's entire world come alive and seem as relevant today as it was well over a hundred years ago when he wrote it. The conflicts are resolved in an extremely satisfying and entertaining way, something that was really missing in Dr. Thorne (Book 3 of the seris). I'm looking forward to reading the last two books of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 2/1/2014

    " Not my favorite in the Chronicles of Barsetshire--too much tense time spent on a bad debt situation--but still pretty wonderful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/22/2014

    " I enjoyed this one at least as much as Dr. Thorne. I think my two favorite female characters created by Trollope are Lucy Roberts and Miss Dunstable. They alone make this book worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roy Kenagy | 12/27/2013

    " Spoiler: Dr. Thorne & Miss Dunstable - a match made on earth, and the better for it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claudia | 12/18/2013

    " Another great Trollope. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ange | 12/12/2013

    " Lent to me by Dayna. Enjoyed it, although skimmed thru some parts when talking in metaphors of British politics. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Annalisa | 11/7/2013

    " I heard of this book in an autobiography of Duff Cooper and thought I'd give it a try. I confess I couldn't get into it and took it back to the library unfinished. While I like English period pieces Trollope just didn't draw me in . I think I've been spoiled by Austen, Bronte, Eliot and Hardy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 8/19/2013

    " This was much better than its predecessor. While I strongly suspected that things would work out in the end, there were some major obstacles to overcome and I wasn't sure how Trollope would resolve everything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad | 6/12/2013

    " One of the better books in the series -- really enjoyed this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Risa | 4/3/2013

    " I love Trollope's description of marriage at the end, made me laugh, though I don't think it is supposed to. He's so insightful in human behavior... still! Lucy Roberts & Martha Dunstable are the only Trollope women that I like, they are great! This is my favorite Trollope book I've read so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alicia | 9/29/2012

    " So hard to select my favorite among the Barset novels (it's a 5-way tie for first, with House at Allington in lone 6th); this is another winner. Beautifully told, intimate and expert handling of the human experience, even more than a century after their writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy Weitz | 9/29/2012

    " Loved this. Great examination of pride (and prejudice) in its many forms. Highly recommend the series thus far - two more to go! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy Preacher | 1/15/2012

    " I found the language delightful, the characters charming, and the subject matter skullcrushingly dull. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 11/12/2011

    " This novel definitely is more enjoyable if you have read the previous books in Trollope's Barsetshire series. Victorian mothers scheming marriages and sons not obliging them, church politics, and men living beyond their means trying to convince heiresses to marry them - Framley Parsonage has it all! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 7/30/2010

    " I enjoyed this a lot. When I read Barchester Towers I had some difficulty with the language, but I didn't with this one. Either I got used to it, or this one is not so difficult. "

  • 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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About the Author
Author Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope (1815–1882) grew up in London. He inherited his mother’s ambition to write and was famously disciplined in the development of his craft. His first novel was published in 1847 while he was working in Ireland as a surveyor for the General Post Office. He wrote series of books set in the English countryside as well as those set in the political life, works that show great psychological penetration. One of his greatest strengths was his ability to re-create in his fiction his own vision of the social structures of Victorian England. The author of forty-seven novels, he was one of the most prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era.