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I love all of troubles books so of course I love this. This is a dramatization of the story and not an abridged reading, which I would've preferred. However for what it is this is well done and very professional.
What did you like best about Miss Mackenzie, Neglected Classic (BBC Radio 4: Classic Serial)? What did you like least?
The characterisation was excellent, the actors gave great performances and it was a nice summary of a little-known Trollope. But part two was extremely compressed, and while I understand that a dramatisation must necessarily be edited, this was done so in a way that felt rushed and superficial.
Would you recommend Miss Mackenzie, Neglected Classic (BBC Radio 4: Classic Serial) to your friends? Why or why not?
I would recommend it to those who know the book, as an interesting and amusing way to pass some time. But you miss out on so much if you only hear this version.
What about the narrators’s performance did you like?
As it was a dramatisation there were many different performers.
Do you think Miss Mackenzie, Neglected Classic (BBC Radio 4: Classic Serial) needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
Absolutely not, Trollope always ties his standalone novels up in a neat bow, nothing more to be said. I would certainly like to see the full novel available in audio book though!!!
Any additional comments?
It's worth a listen. I must point out that I have enjoyed other radio dramatisations, and here the fault is purely with the script. Just please please please don't neglect to investigate the full novel!
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I love this book so much, my second favourite Trollope after Rachel Ray, but it can't be found on audible in the unabridged version. This dramatisation is delightful and well performed but just not quite true enough to the original book. But if you haven't read the original you'd enjoy this.