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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,563 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anthony Trollope Narrator: Timothy West Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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The first of Trollope's Barsetshire novels, The Warden concerns the moral dilemma of the Reverend Septimus Harding, who finds himself at the centre of a bitter conflict between defenders of Church privilege and the reformers of the mid-Victorian period. 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 Yifot | 2/17/2014

    " about Warden Harding and the mischief cause to him because someone took an interest in his finances (NOT AN ACTION PACKED ADVENTURE!) Still - quite good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 2/16/2014

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

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rebekah | 2/12/2014

    " ok so i'm kind of copping out here by choosing to read Le Fanu (who I love anyway) over Trollope for class. I'm probably in all likelihood NOT going to finish this book, but in case anyone is interested, it is AN EXTREMELY SLOW READ. And not very interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rosemary | 2/12/2014

    " A very nice book to read - a return to gentler times - or at least, more polite times. Interesting that the perceptions of journalists and lawyers haven't changed much.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 2/12/2014

    " 1st of the chronicles of Barsetshire, featuring a third person narrator who 'steps out' to address the audience. Humour is very dry and Austenesque. Great characters and story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/31/2014

    " This book was especially interesting to me given my work with ECFA and my interest in financial accountability in Christian ministries. Overall, I thought Trollope was a little dull in some of his wordier sections(I know, I know, book length was a virtue in his day) but there was a consistent supply of nuggets of profound truth mixed in with the longest descriptions or conversations to make the reading well worthwhile. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanette | 1/18/2014

    " This book tells a surprisingly absorbing tale of the social lives of the clergy in 19th century England. Despite the apparently narrow setting, many of the themes explored are as relevant now as in the time it was written. It has some wonderfully witty moments and the characters are beautifully described, but I also found there were a few flat spots where the story seemed to come to a grinding halt. Overall though, it was a very pleasant introduction to the Barsetshire series and left me wanting to read more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J. Alfred | 1/12/2014

    " Trollope creates a readable, touching, and sometimes funny question-of-conscience book while simultaneously determining conclusively that one can write a novel in which none of one's characters are antagonists. Charming! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phyllida | 1/9/2014

    " The Warden is an old favourite. I think this may be the third time I have read it. This time it was in preparation for reading the whole Barchester series of six books. I am just finishing Barchester Towers at the moment read to move on to the third in the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carolyn | 1/7/2014

    " There is a reason no one has heard of this Victorian author. "

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

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Celia | 11/10/2013

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 10/23/2013

    " my record show i read this in 2002 but i do not remember it.i had given it a 6 on a 1 to10 scale "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 10/22/2013

    " Enjoyed my first Trollope story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbi | 10/16/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Merri-Todd Webster | 9/11/2013

    " Any Episcopalian, any Anglican, probably any church person will recognize the characters and situations of Trollope's Barchester novels. The Warden is not quite as droll as its sequel, Barchester Towers, but it is funny as well as poignant. Trollope is my go-to guy for 19th-century fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 9/5/2013

    " not his best book - there is a reason it is not listed in the best books list "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha Johnson | 6/16/2013

    " I like Trollope -- another age, another sensibility. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven Taylor | 5/29/2013

    " Charming little story! I LOVE the good, simple Mr. Harding! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawn | 11/27/2012

    " Good story and very well written. Perhaps a bit of an understated ending - but an enjoyable read nevertheless. I really enjoyed the writer's style as he occasionally addresses the reader directly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 8/15/2012

    " 3.75 Took a while to get into it but I really liked it by the end. Enough that I will get to Barchester Towers eventually. The Warden is such a nice honorable man. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eileen | 4/10/2012

    " Slow-moving. Neither plot nor main character are very interesting till book's almost over. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan Cohen | 2/6/2012

    " Wonderful story, with one of my all-time favourite fictional characters - the eponymous warden. First and perhaps most enjoyable of the Barsetshire novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Van Wormer | 9/12/2011

    " Just the warm up to the world of Trollope. Read this, though, um, well, it was different. And then went on to read another 52 books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline Curtis O'Beirne | 7/1/2011

    " hmm good but not quite so good as I remembered it. Will move on to the first chronicle and see how that goes, "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nathan | 6/2/2011

    " I read this the summer after I graduated from High School, so I don't remember much about it, except for that I was mostly reading it so I could get to Barchester Towers. I think it's pretty slow. Maybe I'd like it better now that I'm slow. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ann | 5/29/2011

    " 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 Rob | 5/14/2011

    " A view into the Church of England in the 1850,s. It is not a pretty picture, but a fascinating one. Some of the theological issues of that day may be lost on the modern reader, but the story of ambition and sacrifice transcend time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Huma | 5/10/2011

    " God, I hated this book. Also, did you know that in the movie, the Odious Reverend Slope is played by the guy that plays Snape in Harry Potter?! :-O I saw Harry Potter and was like HOLY CRAP REVEREND SLOPE AAAA EVERYONE HIDE! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 4/29/2011

    " What a character study! Trollope can certainly invent the most believable characters!! Loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 3/19/2011

    " Kind of obsessed with Trollope now. Loved the quirky characters in this book, and the way that, early on, the narrator assures us that the girl we like isn't going to marry either of the men we don't want her to marry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shereese | 2/12/2011

    " Ah to read good writing; it is a splendid thing.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shereese | 2/12/2011

    " I just received a 1st ed. of this book. I love the illustrations. Stay tuned for my review. "

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