The Last Chronicle of Barset

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5 out of 5 stars
By Philadelphus on 09-04-2009

Audiobook bliss

Timothy West and Trollope simply work. This series of the Barchester novels could compete for the title of Best Ever Audiobooks. The Last Chronicle is the darkest of the series, but Timothy West again brings a warm humanity to the voice of the author and a penetrating individuality to each of the characters without ever falling into exaggeration or caricature, that makes you want to listen to the end (and it's a long book).

Now that we've got to the end of Barchester please can we have the Pallisers and The Way We Live Now?

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15 of 15 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Suki on 08-04-2009

An absolute gem

This is a brilliant book read by a brilliant reader. I've now listened to all the Anthony Trollope books and there is no one better at reading them than Timothy West; get this one and no other version. Anthony Trollope's books are long but a sheer delight: he is able to capture a time long gone but which still resonates today. My advice is to listen to them all as they fit together and you meet old friends as well as new characters.

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13 of 13 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Jane Clare on 11-12-2010

The Last Chronicle of Barset

I first fell in love with Barsetshire and its inhabitants many years with the television production of The Barchester Chronicles, but found reading the books rather hard going.However with Timothy West's stunning performance my love has been totally rekindled and this final book of the series is in my opinion by far the best with its different strands of interest. I am now looking forward to his reading of the Palliser novels.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By kerrymay on 15-10-2009

Brought alive by reader

I was enraptured by this story mostly due to the brilliant reading. The various characters were brought to live by the subtlety of the actor's voice. The ending was really poignant

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Nicholas on 23-12-2013

Dark but brilliant

As others have said, Anthony Trollope read by Timothy West is audiobook heaven - would that he had recorded more! This is a darker, more troubled tale than most, and one cannot help but be frustrated with the principled obstinacy of the Revd Josiah Crawley. And then to admire his courage and integrity. His showdown with Bishop Proudie (and his wife, of course) is a stunning piece of theatre.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Maddy on 11-01-2015

Another great performance

Another superb reading from Timothy West brings the chronicle to a close. Perhaps a little more sombre than the other books but still a joy.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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