Barchester Towers : Audible Exclusive - Chronicles of Barsetshire, read by Timothy West

  • von Anthony Trollope
  • Sprecher: Timothy West
  • Serie: Audible Exclusive - Chronicles of Barsetshire, read by Timothy West
  • 19 Std. 5 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch

Beschreibung

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Barchester Towers is the second of six in the series known as Chronicles of Barsetshire. Narrator Timothy West brings life to the story, begun in The Warden, of Mr. Harding and his daughter Eleanor. It chronicles the struggle for control of the English diocese of Barchester after one Bishop dies and a new one is selected.
The rather incompetent new Bishop, Dr. Proudie, led by his formidable wife, and ambitious chaplain, Mr. Slope, begin to create turmoil with their desire to shake up the church establishment in Barchester with new policies and practices. However, the established clergy of Barchester, led by Archdeacon Grantly, the son of the previous Bishop, are equally determined to keep things just as they've always been. Archdeacon Grantly declares 'War, war, internecine war!' on Bishop Proudie, but who will win the battle between the archdeacon, the bishop, Mr. Slope, and Mrs. Proudie?
The Guardian included Barchester Towers in its list of '1000 novels everyone must read'. Full of humour and extraordinary characters, it is no wonder it continues to be Trollope's best-loved work.
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.

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"It was in [Trollope's] fifth book, Barchester Towers, in which he blended his satirical gifts with disdain for evangelical puritanism, that he found himself." (Washington Post)

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Klerikal aber unterhaltsam

Ein Roman über ein paar Kleriker der Church of England - wie öde ist das denn?
Ganz im Gegenteil! BT ist beste Unterhaltung - es geht um Karriere, sozialen Status und natürlich die Liebe.
Wenn Trollope heute lebte, würde er vermutlich seine Romane im Silicon Valley ansiedeln (besser als Dave Eggers schreibt er jedenfalls); die Kirche war zu Trollopes Zeit eben eine Organisation, in der man Karriere machen konnte und damit ein gutes Setting für Intrigen.

Trollope hat hier einige unvergessliche Charaktere geschaffen, die einfach Spaß machen:
Mrs. Proudie, die Frau des Bischofs, der schleimige Kaplan Mr. Slope, die exzentrische Signora Vesey Neroni ...
Einen Punkt Abzug für die Story nur deshalb, weil sich der heutige Leser sich schon kurz einlesen sollte in die Thematik High Church/Low Church. Aber wofür gibt's Wikipedia ...

Timothy West liest exzellent.
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- Philine

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  • Erscheinungsdatum: 09.10.2008
  • Verlag: Audible Studios