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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,570 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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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.

The first in the series, The Warden finds Rev. Harding forced to question the moral basis of the life he is leading. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camille | 2/16/2014

    " Topical themes still resonate today. I must read more Trollope. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keith Rose | 2/5/2014

    " After Joyce, back to Trollope for linear tales. Sympathetic people in the wrong and unsympathetic people in the right "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbi | 1/16/2014

    " Quite a charming book and introduction to Trollope's writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Sulavik | 1/5/2014

    " Apart from the great characters and pitch-perfect sketches of the days-in-the-life of an English Victorian cathedral town, it was interesting to get a feel for that era's essential commercial fiction--or, the genuine Downton Abbey. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Ronan Drew | 1/4/2014

    " Trollope is THE great 19th century novelist, with much to offer than one does not find in Dickens. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 1/2/2014

    " Very wordy, but for all that a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 12/19/2013

    " Very engaging tale, kind of a more pathetic Lord Jim in ways, that shows some of the more prominent cracks in the 19th century English class system. I'll probably now want to read more Trollope and see how or if he betters on this one. A short, quick read, definitely worth checking out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Celia | 9/24/2013

    " It is slow but those who like old novels may like it. It deals with very modern themes of corruption in an organized Church, court cases, the press and the proper use of charity money. It is my first Trollope book and I find his writting style east to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Todd Thompson | 9/3/2013

    " Not a big fan of this one, though there is probably some personal prejudice clouding my view. Good and short taste of the period's literature. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ann | 7/27/2013

    " This novel was a Book Group choice; I never would have selected on my own. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Douglas | 7/1/2013

    " This is not a particularly exciting book. Nonetheless, the descriptions of 19th century Britain are charming, and the book has a good message about doing the right thing, even when it isn't popular. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lila | 4/27/2013

    " After re-reading Vanity FAir I decided to try some Trollope. After re-reading I changed it from 4 to 3 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stef | 7/9/2012

    " Narrated by Simon Vance. I found this book kind of depressing, and it was only after watching the BBC series that I understood why most people find it funny. I don't know if that was a fault of the narrator or just my mood at the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 2/7/2012

    " I am listening to the audiobook version narrated by Sir Nigel Hawthorne. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 3/4/2011

    " This is a well-written book but one of the slowest-moving plots of any English classic I've ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen | 7/22/2010

    " This is the first book in the Barsetshire series. I love to read Anthony Trollope. I have a collection of 33 books of his and have read 18 of them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Windy | 7/4/2010

    " Easier to read than his contemporaries and I enjoyed the satirical edge which targets the misuse of church funds, resonating with present day MP's expenses and also the power of the media. The bad guys get their come-uppance. A good story but I was glad it was a short one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janis | 4/17/2010

    " Leared about almshouses in 19th century England - rather Dickensesque - good book (listed on CD). Will probably follow with the next in the series at some point: Barchester Towers. "

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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.