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Publisher's Summary

Here is a new audio edition of the acclaimed BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of Anthony Trollope's gently satirical tales of provincial life, available together in one download.Nearly 20 hours of ironic, witty, and wonderfully written drama is contained in this audiobook. The cast includes Anna Massey, Alex Jennings, David Haig, Rosemary Leach, Kenneth Cranham, Emma Fielding, and Brenda Blethyn.
©2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd; (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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By Joseph R on 08-30-09

Anthony Trollope's Small Affairs

This is a BBC production. What else could better express the excellence of this audio book? The music and performances are perfect. This version is even more accessible than the unabridged audio book. I think this is a result from the slimming down of the original while remaining true to the storyline. The story includes The Warden, Doctor Thorne and The Final Chronicles of Barset. This production fairly zips along without losing any essential element of the story during the dramatization process. It is an ambitious undertaking and faultless executed.

From one point of view, this is a story with strong willed women and is peppered with men with their usual failings. There are delicious misunderstandings about who is to marry whom. The intramural quarrels were fortunately conducted without resort to swords, axes, guns or bombs. In particular, I loved the proposal scene where Mrs. Bolts slaps the face of the odious Mr. Slope. If any man deserved a good solid slap, it was he. This is a thoroughly enjoyable performance to the very last line.

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By MSN on 07-16-08


If you like Jane Austen and are looking for something funny and engaging, I think you may enjoy this. The dramatisation works very well and the actors are uniformly excellent.

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By Ian Henderson on 06-05-08

Barchester comes alive!

Time I heard a classic whilst I drive, were my thoughts when I purchased this dramatization. From the off I was in another world, the world of the Victorian's. With the many and various goings on acted out superbly by a wonderful cast. I found myself going the long way, just to listen for longer, I even found myself listening whilst walking!! I could not wait to hear what would unfold next. If you think that Clasics are dull I urge you to try this. With the many twists and turns, sadness and happiness, I am sure that you will enjoy 'The Barchester Chronicles'

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By Lisa on 01-08-09

Simply Sublime

A great series of dramatisations and a wonderful cast. I cannot recommend this enough.

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