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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,042 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anthony Trollope Narrator: Timothy West Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this world of bribes, vendettas, and swindling, in which heiresses are gambled and won, Trollope's characters embody all the vices: Lady Carbury is 'false from head to foot'; her son Felix has 'the instincts of a horse, not approaching the higher sympathies of a dog'; and Melmotte - the colossal figure who dominates the book - is a 'horrid, big, rich scoundrel... a bloated swindler... a vile city ruffian'. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Avonlea | 2/15/2014

    " This wasn't my favorite. I know that he likes to get inside his characters' heads, but he took a long time explaining everyone's motives. I don't see why this particular novel is considered to be one of his greatest. It have a cute little love story, but that could have been told in about 300 pages, not 800. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by JackieB | 2/11/2014

    " This was really a set of interlinked stories which between them explored the tensions between traditional values and "old money" (i.e. money derived from land) and the values held by people making money from "trade" (which was a new phenomenon at the time this book was set). I really liked the nuanced characters. Trollope didn't portray anyone as being entirely right, although some of the characters had few, if any, saving graces. Even they had a little back story which explained how they got to be how they were. The book moved easily between the different stories and built them into a coherent whole, and although there were a few weak points in the plot they didn't spoil my enjoyment of the book as a whole. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Melodee | 2/9/2014

    " This book tells the story of an unscrupulous businessman, a ne'er-do-well bachelor and several well meaning secondary characters. It is overall a typical 19th century novel, with a lot of emphasis on the value of each person's estate. It seems that every character is assessed based on his/her income. It's rather a long book, and takes a while to get to the point. It has a neat little ending, with all the loose ends tied up. The bad guys get their comeuppance, and the good people all get married. Sometimes it makes me wonder how all of these people got by without doing any real work. I guess that wasn't the point. It was supposed to be a biting commentary on where society places its emphasis. In that, I suppose it was successful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mary Alice | 1/28/2014

    " Bernie Madoff? Some real stinking characters in this one. Only a few characters make the good guy cut. "

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