Trade Ed. ISIS Audio Books 2016
CD ISBN 9781407960531 $64.95 Six CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4079-6054-8 $64.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Narrator David Thorpe flawlessly re-creates the nineteenth-century England of Anthony Trollope's BARCHESTER TOWERS in this remarkable mystery featuring Trollope himself as an unlikely sleuth. Trollope's post office work takes him to Hiram's Hospital for Men, where he witnesses a shocking murder. Thorpe convincingly portrays people of all classes and educational levels and delivers the quavering voices of the hospital's patients as Trollope and Inspector Becker seek the killer among the frail old men. In addition to Trollope, Thorpe's standout characters are kind, gentle Reverend Harding, warden of the home, and nasty Archdeacon Grantly, Harding's son-in-law and polar opposite. Vivid descriptions of the glorious countryside and the horrors of prison, workhouses, and public hangings take listeners into the action. A clever afterword recommends THE WARDEN by Anthony Trollope as a follow-up to this audiobook. S.G.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2016]
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