Phineas Finn the Irish Member


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(4.2 stars; 36 reviews)

Phineas Finn is the sequel to “Can you Forgive Her?” and the second novel in Trollope’s Palliser series. The eponymous hero is a young Irishman who becomes a member of the English parliament. Trollope aspired to become an M.P. himself, and he ably describes the workings of the English political scene. There is also a love interest, as the somewhat inconstant Phineas courts three different women: his Irish sweetheart, Mary Flood Jones; Lady Laura Standish, the daughter of a prominent Whig politician; and a lovely heiress, Violet Effingham. (Summary by Karen Merline)

This is the second of Trollope’s six “Palliser” novels. LibriVox recordings of other novels in the series are available:
1-Can You Forgive Her?
2-Phineas Finn
3-The Eustace Diamonds
4-Phineas Redux
5-The Prime Minister
6-The Duke’s Children

(27 hr 1 min)

Chapters

Ch 1: Phineas Finn Proposes to Stand for Loughshane 31:38 Read by Laura Koskinen
Ch 2: Phineas Finn Is Elected for Loughshane 23:59 Read by Mil Nicholson
Ch 3: Phineas Finn Takes His Seat; Ch 4: Lady Laura Standish 26:30 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Ch 5: Mr. and Mrs. Low 25:51 Read by Mil Nicholson
Ch 6: Lord Brentford's Dinner 26:47 Read by Mil Nicholson
Ch 7: Mr. and Mrs. Bunce 26:33 Read by Mil Nicholson
Ch 8: The News about Mr. Mildmay and Sir Everard 23:01 Read by Philippa
Ch 9: The New Government 18:51 Read by Andy
Ch 10: Violet Effingham 19:23 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Ch 11: Lord Chiltern; Ch 12: Autumnal Prospects 28:38 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Ch 13: Saulsby Wood 12:17 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Ch 14: Loughlinter 24:49 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Ch 15: Donald Bean's Pony 25:20 Read by Pete Lutz
Ch 16: Phineas Finn Returns to Killaloe; Ch 17: Phineas Finn Returns to London 35:22 Read by Simon Evers
Ch 18: Mr. Turnbull 14:50 Read by Philippa
Ch 19: Lord Chiltern Rides His Horse Bonebreaker 20:32 Read by Steven Proctor
Ch 20: The Debate on the Ballot 27:21 Read by Bob Sage
Ch 21: "Do be punctual" 23:10 Read by Laura Koskinen
Ch 22: Lady Baldock at Home; Ch 23: Sunday in Grosvenor Place 32:39 Read by Philippa
Ch 24: The Willingford Bull 25:44 Read by Simon Evers
Ch 25: Mr. Turnbull's Carriage Stops the Way 22:01 Read by Simon Evers
Ch 26: "The First Speech" 25:13 Read by Ed Meade
Ch 27: Phineas Discussed 18:59 Read by Ed Meade
Ch 28: The Second Reading Is Carried 24:46 Read by Laura Koskinen
Ch 29: A Cabinet Meeting 24:16 Read by Laura Koskinen
Ch 30: Mr. Kennedy's Luck 18:04 Read by Amanda Hindman
Ch 31: Finn for Loughton 28:22 Read by Bob Sage
Ch 32: Lady Laura Kennedy's Headache 37:16 Read by Maire Rhode
Ch 33: Mr. Slide's Grievance; Ch 34: Was He Honest? 34:34 Read by Bob Sage
Ch 35: Mr. Monk upon Reform 28:16 Read by Bob Sage
Ch 36:Phineas Finn Makes Progress 19:38 Read by Simon Evers
Ch 37: A Rough Encounter 17:50 Read by Simon Evers
Ch 38: The Duel 17:49 Read by Simon Evers
Ch 39: Lady Laura Is Told 24:07 Read by Anna Simon
Ch 40: Madame Max Goesler; Ch 41: Lord Fawn 38:41 Read by Laura Koskinen
Ch 42: Lady Baldock Does Not Send a Card to Phineas Finn; Ch 43: Promotion 29:29 Read by Mil Nicholson
Ch 44: Phineas and His Friends 30:53 Read by Mil Nicholson
Ch 45: Miss Effingham's Four Lovers 13:14 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Ch 46: The Mousetrap; Ch 47: Mr. Mildmay's Bill 28:07 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Ch 48: "The Duke" 23:23 Read by Laura Koskinen
Ch 49: The Duellists Meet 17:42 Read by Simon Evers
Ch 50: Again Successful 18:07 Read by Simon Evers
Ch 51: Troubles at Loughlinter 25:55 Read by Simon Evers
Ch 52: The First Blow 18:44 Read by Simon Evers
Ch 53: Showing How Phineas Bore the Blow; Ch 54: Consolation 47:30 Read by Mil Nicholson
Ch 55: Lord Chiltern at Saulsby 28:17 Read by Mil Nicholson
Ch 56: What the People in Marylebone Thought 23:05 Read by Laura Koskinen
Ch 57: The Top Brick of the Chimney 22:38 Read by Laura Koskinen
Ch 58: Rara Avis in Terris 18:39 Read by Simon Evers
Ch 59: The Earl's Wrath 24:59 Read by Simon Evers
Ch 60: Madame Goesler's Politics 25:16 Read by Laura Koskinen
Ch 61: Another Duel 17:03 Read by Laura Koskinen
Ch 62: The Letter That Was Sent to Brighton 31:08 Read by Laura Koskinen
Ch 63: Showing How the Duke Stood His Ground 25:12 Read by Simon Evers
Ch 64: The Horns 29:17 Read by Bob Sage
Ch 65: The Cabinet Minister at Killaloe 23:14 Read by Maire Rhode
Ch 66: Victrix 22:15 Read by Maire Rhode
Ch 67: Job's Comforters 21:48 Read by Mil Nicholson
Ch 68: The Joint Attack 21:02 Read by Mil Nicholson
Ch 69: The Temptress 29:22 Read by Mil Nicholson
Ch 70: The Prime Minister's House; Ch 71: Comparing Notes 32:09 Read by Mil Nicholson
Ch 72: Madame Goesler's Generosity 26:12 Read by Laura Koskinen
Ch 73: Amantium Irae 12:48 Read by Simon Evers
Ch 74: The Beginning of the End 17:41 Read by Simon Evers
Ch 75: P. P. C. 28:15 Read by Simon Evers
Ch 76: Conclusion 15:27 Read by Andy

Reviews

POLITICAL STORY

(3 stars)

The reader Andy should not put herself forward as a reader. She partly mumbles does not articulate clearly, let’s her voice drop , and has a strong accent not easy to follow. Unfortunately she reads the last chapter. Had to skip it in irritation A pity. Good political story. Beautifully read by most.

(1 stars)

Great novel. shame about the reading, particularly first chapters, the reader of which reads like an automaton giving no sense to any of the words and rendering it very difficult to listen to. Worth getting an audible offer for this book as it's worth being read decently.

(3 stars)

The narration was only good with Simon Evers and Mil Nicolson . They are amazing readers. I had difficulty getting into this book as some of the other readers were difficult to listen to .

PHINEAS PHOOL!!

(4.5 stars)

Great tale. Ttrollope was obviously a patient writer