Dr Thorne : Chronicles of Barsetshire

  • by Anthony Trollope
  • Narrated by David Shaw-Parker
  • Series: Chronicles of Barsetshire
  • 22 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dr Thorne, the third novel in Anthony Trollope's Chronicles of Barsetshire, sees Trollope steer away from the clergy and the church politics of The Warden and Barchester Towers and move towards the scandals and prejudice of the upper tiers of Victorian era aristocracies. It tells the tale of Frank Gresham and Mary Thorne, a couple intent on marriage despite their conflicting social backgrounds. Frank is engaged in a fierce battle with his family as his mother vehemently opposes the marriage and pushes him to marry a wealthy heiress; however, Frank shuns her attempts and is determined to accept Mary on her own terms. Dr Thorne contains all of Trollope’s beloved prose: always solicitous, gentle and kind to his audience, Trollope never shies away from poking fun at the pretentions of some of his characters as he peppers the narrative with wonderfully witty observations that will leave you smiling.
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Customer Reviews

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It's a treat

Superb narration, lovely story, overall very enjoyable.
Mr Shaw - Parker is quite impressive in a role of Sir Rodger, perhaps the best narrator I've heard so far.
I highly recommend this audio book.
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- Milica

I cannot get enough of Mr Trollope

Trollope does not disappoint. His characters are delightful and his humour exquisite! Looking forward to the next one in the series 'Chronicles of Barsetshire'.
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- Cara

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-07-2014
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks