An Old Man's Love


Read by Arnold

(4.1 stars; 13 reviews)

This was Trollope's last completed novel, and he may have acquired his sympathy for older lovers with age! A not-so-very-old man, Mr. Whittlestaff, dearly loves Mary Lawrie, the girl he provides a home for after her father's death. He wishes to marry her, and she reluctantly accepts him, but warns him of her deep regard for a young man she had known years earlier. That Mr. Gordon had not exactly engaged her, but had gone off to seek his fortune and had not communicated with Mary ever since. Shortly after Mary accepts Mr. Whittlestaff, Gordon shows up. Trollope works out a final arrangement which resolves the quandary, but not with comfort. (Arnold Banner) (7 hr 50 min)

Chapters

MRS BAGGETT 19:37 Read by Arnold
MR WHITTLESTAFF 21:43 Read by Arnold
MARY LAWRIE 18:34 Read by Arnold
MARY LAWRIE ACCEPTS MR WHITTLESTAFF 22:20 Read by Arnold
'I SUPPOSE IT WAS A DREAM' 19:56 Read by Arnold
JOHN GORDON 22:42 Read by Arnold
JOHN GORDON AND MR WHITTLESTAFF 19:39 Read by Arnold
JOHN GORDON AND MARY LAWRIE 19:30 Read by Arnold
THE REV MONTAGU BLAKE 19:14 Read by Arnold
JOHN GORDON AGAIN GOES TO CROKER'S HALL 19:25 Read by Arnold
MRS BAGGETT TRUSTS ONLY IN THE FUNDS 20:35 Read by Arnold
MR BLAKE'S GOOD NEWS 18:39 Read by Arnold
AT LITTLE ALRESFORD 17:55 Read by Arnold
MR WHITTLESTAFF IS GOING OUT TO DINNER 17:37 Read by Arnold
MR WHITTLESTAFF GOES OUT TO DINNER 24:12 Read by Arnold
MRS BAGGETT'S PHILOSOPHY 20:09 Read by Arnold
MR WHITTLESTAFF MEDITATES A JOURNEY 17:11 Read by Arnold
MR AND MRS TOOKEY 26:51 Read by Arnold
MR WHITTLESTAFF'S JOURNEY DISCUSSED 21:09 Read by Arnold
MR WHITTLESTAFF TAKES HIS JOURNEY 14:45 Read by Arnold
THE GREEN PARK 19:56 Read by Arnold
JOHN GORDON WRITES A LETTER 17:01 Read by Arnold
AGAIN AT CROKER'S HALL 16:45 Read by Arnold
CONCLUSION 14:55 Read by Arnold

Reviews

(3 stars)

Gads, does this story drag. Same topic over and over and over, and over. I don't know why anyone would listen to the housekeeper when she can't even take care of her own home. Reader is fairly good. He has a good pace and follows punctuations and pauses. Recording is well done, too.

A Different Time

(5 stars)

Arnold Banner’s narration is delightful and always distinguishes character voices well without being grating. While not my favorite Trollope story it is still very enjoyable. Worth a listen.

An Old Man's Love

(5 stars)

nice story nicely read