Barchester Towers

  • by Anthony Trollope
  • Narrated by David Timson
  • 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Penguin Classics presents Anthony Trollope’s Barchester Towers, adapted for listening and now available as a digital audiobook as part of the Penguin English Library series. The text is expertly read by the actor David Timson.
"What to come here a stranger, a young, unknown, and unfriended stranger, and tell us, in the name of the bishop his master, that we are ignorant of our duties, old-fashioned, and useless!"
Trollope's comic masterpiece of plotting and backstabbing opens as the Bishop of Barchester lies on his deathbed. Soon a pitched battle breaks out over who will take power, involving, among others, the zealous reformer Dr Proudie, his fiendish wife, and the unctuous schemer Obadiah Slope.
Barchester Towers is the second (as well as the most loved) book in Trollope’s Chronicles of Barsetshire series, which captures 19th century provincial England with wit, worldly wisdom, and an unparalleled gift for characterization.
Part of a series of vintage recordings taken from the Penguin archives, the Penguin English Library series offers affordable, collectable, quality productions that are perfect for on-the-go listening.

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Classic Trollope

Great bedtime listening - not too exciting or disturbing, so it won't keep you awake or give you nightmares! I enjoy Trollope's dry sense of humour and witty comments on society in general. You would be well advised to read/listen to The Warden before Barchester Towers, as it sets up this story.
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- MRM

Book Details

  • Release Date: 31-05-2012
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd