The Bertrams

  • by Anthony Trollope
  • Narrated by Flo Gibson
  • 18 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

We follow the mid-Eastern travels, careers, loves and marriages as three Oxford graduates explore the spirit of competition and the mid-Victorian money culture. This book is a remarkable novel full of psychological insight, satire, and social comedy.


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This Woman should NEVER Read Trollope

Awful, just awful. This narrator's high, American voice rattling away at a gallop with bizarre intonation and stops has made this unlistenable to me.

I adore Trolllope and Timothy West has taken me through Parliament and the aristocracy with the Pallisers and Barchester with the Clergy. Ms Gibson could not take me to chapter three.

I wasted my money do not waste yours. I would have given no stars were it possible.
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- Mr. Simon Frobisher

Not a patch on Timothy West

Having listened with great pleasure to the Palliser and Barchester novels, read by Timothy West, I looked forward to this. But the narrator is just terrible. The voices of the cast of characters are indistinguishable, one from the other, and all - including the author's comments - are read in without humour or change of rhythm. I would say it was monotonous, but Ms Gibson does put in strange rises and falls, intonations more suitable for questions occur in statements, and questions are asked flatly.

I do wonder if it is because she is an American. But I am one hour in, and cannot say that I will ever continue. Unless I purchase the book, or Audible releases it with a better reader, I will never find out what happens to the Bertrams and their friends.
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- Rosina Rowantree

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-04-2011
  • Publisher: Audio Book Contractors, Inc.