This 1857 sequel to The Warden
wryly chronicles the struggle for control of the English diocese of Barchester. The evangelical but not particularly competent new bishop is Dr. Proudie, who with his awful wife and oily curate, Slope, maneuver for power. The Warden
and Barchester Towers
are part of Trollope's Barsetshire series, in which some of the same characters recur.
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''This delicious sequel to The Warden
examines the antics within the Barchester Diocese through a satirical magnifying lens...[with] memorable and entertaining people whose exploits listeners will follow with glee... (audiobook narrator) Vance is a highly talented reader, as comfortable with the author's more subtle use of sarcasm as with his broad sense of the ridiculous. He gives each character a unique voice and sounds like he's enjoying himself into the bargain. Well done!'' --Kliatt
''Trollope once said, 'In the writing of Barchester Towers I took great delight.'
The listener gathers that, in the reading of it, (audiobook narrator) Simon Vance also takes great delight. Obviously, he relishes impersonating the dramatis personae . . . He delivers the fustian narrative with particular fluidity, verve, and grace.'' --AudioFile
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