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Doctor Thorne

Sprecher: Timothy West
Spieldauer: 20 Std. und 51 Min.
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Doctor Thorne is the third audiobook in Anthony Trollope's series known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire. Long regarded as one of Trollope's greatest works, it is a complex story of love, greed and illegitimacy. Set in fictional Barsetshire, it concerns the romantic challenges facing Doctor Thorne's penniless niece, Mary, and Frank Gresham, the only son of the impoverished squire of Greshambury. Mary falls in love with Frank but he is constrained by the need to marry well to restore the family fortunes and Greshambury estate. Despite the promptings of his family to consider a Miss Dunstable, heiress to a fortune, Frank's affections persist, and the humane Doctor Thorne, as Mary's protector, must confront the prejudices of the mid-Victorian society.

Timothy West's narration enhances all the wit and satire that one expects from Trollope. Full of snobbery and hypocrisy, it is a social comedy full of some of Trollope's most brilliant characters.

Narrator Biography

Timothy West is prolific in film, television, theatre and audiobooks. He has narrated a number of Anthony Trollope’s classics, including the six Chronicles of Barsetshire and The Pallisers series. He has also narrated volumes of Simon Schama’s A History of Britain and John Mortimer’s Rumpole on Trial. Timothy West’s theatre roles include King Lear, The Vote, Uncle Vanya, A Number, Quarter, and Coriolanus. His films include Ever After, Joan Of Arc, Endgame, Iris, The Day of the Jackal. On television, Timothy has appeared in Great Canal Journeys, Last Tango in Halifax and Bleak House.

Public Domain (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Kritikerstimmen

" Doctor Thorne is engaging, witty, profoundly moving, and full of emotional strands that seem as relevant today as when it was written. I love it." (Julian Fellowes)

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Unglaublich wie toll Timothy West den einzelnen Charakteren gekonnt ihre Persönlichkeit verleiht. Spannendes, detailreiches Sittengemälde.

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Classic Trollope, beautifully rendered by Timothy West. A high song on Victorian values now all but forgotten. Critical of rank without heart and money without merit. Highly recommended!

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Lady Arabella - Masterful Spin Doctor

Würden Sie Doctor Thorne noch mal anhören? Warum?

Timothy West ist ein wundervoller Sprecher und Anthony Trollope ein großartiger Geschichtenerzähler mit Anmutungen von Long-Form Journalism. In diesem Buch 3 der Serie ist nicht so viel davon drin, dafür könnte, was Lady Arabella so von sich gibt, auch dem ausgebufftesten Spin-Doctor noch was beibringen.

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