Kept in the Dark (Unabridged‪)‬

    • 3.3 • 3 Ratings
    • $5.99

    • $5.99

Publisher Description

Completed only a few months before his death, Kept in the Dark is one of Trollope's most captivating novels. Yet unlike Trollope's other major novels - the Palliser series, The Claverings, the Barsetshire novels - Kept in the Dark succeeds without the use of considerable length or legions of characters that many thought were essential to his fictional world.

Kept in the Dark is a probing psychological portrait of the near destruction of a marriage - a novel that combines keen insights with vigorous emotional strength. Jealousy, guilt, excessive pride, and compulsion all sweep across its surface: in George Western, the self-willed and fatally-proud husband, who would rather destroy his own happiness than admit to any moral strain in his character; in Cecilia Western, whose peculiar mixture of pride and submissiveness forces her inexorably toward deceit; in the grinding hypocrisy of Cecilia's friend, Miss Altifiorla; in the overwhelming egotism of the rejected suitor, Sir Francis Geraldine. Trollope gives us a distinctive portrait of the Victorian world. 

This excellent reading was originally recorded in 1986 in the days of reel-to-reel tape. Although the sound is not quite up to today’s digital standards, every effort has been made to enhance the recording. However, you may hear a slight "echo effect" in some places. This should not interfere significantly with your enjoyment of the story but, just to be sure, you may want to listen to a sample before purchasing. 

GENRE
Classics
NARRATOR
JM
Jill Masters
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
07:40
hr min
RELEASED
2008
July 10
PUBLISHER
Jimcin Recordings
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
SIZE
336.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Faykayray ,

Great story!

When I started it , I had to finish it. It’s a good story, although I wanted the villains to suffer a bit more lol. Their is an echo which is annoying but one is able to ignore it. The audio quality is poor. But I am grateful to have it as I don’t have time to read .. but I was able to listen to this in one day. THE STORY GETS 4 stars the audio 1 star.

Ari Cauri ,

Boooooooooo

Hands down the most repetitive book I’ve come across. Same issue, same thoughts, same conversations over and over and over again.

Frustrating to read bc the solution was so obvious and instead of solving the problem, we have to keep hearing about it. “Sh*t or get off the pot” personified.

The narrator was great.

The audio quality was ok except for maybe 2 chapters. Sounded like she was in a tunnel but it went back to normal.

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