Orley Farm


Read by Leonard Wilson

(4.6 stars; 26 reviews)

Orley Farm is Trollope at his best (as good as the Barsetshire series), which means some of the best characterizations in the English language. Trollope's people are real; the beleaguered Lady Mason, charged with forging a will; the aged lover Sir Peregrine Orme; Madeleine Stavely, deeply but practically in love; the shallow, fickle Sophia Furnival and others are 3-dimensional figures that live and breathe. His satire of the so-called "justice" system is the best kind of satire: he just describes the court proceedings as they really are. The result is as up-to-date as today's newspaper. (Introduction by Leonard Wilson)

(32 hr 48 min)

Chapters

01 - THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE GREAT ORLEY FARM CASE 30:18 Read by Leonard Wilson
02 - LADY MASON AND HER SON 35:56 Read by Leonard Wilson
03 - THE CLEEVE 20:49 Read by Leonard Wilson
04 - THE PERILS OF YOUTH 18:50 Read by Leonard Wilson
05 - SIR PEREGRINE MAKES A SECOND PROMISE 16:59 Read by Leonard Wilson
06 - THE COMMERCIAL ROOM, BULL INN, LEEDS 33:09 Read by Leonard Wilson
07 - THE MASONS OF GROBY PARK 33:11 Read by Leonard Wilson
08 - MRS. MASON'S HOT LUNCHEON 15:03 Read by Leonard Wilson
09 - A CONVIVIAL MEETING 27:23 Read by Leonard Wilson
10 - MR., MRS., AND MISS FURNIVAL 23:04 Read by Leonard Wilson
11 - MRS. FURNIVAL AT HOME 25:37 Read by Leonard Wilson
12 - MR. FURNIVAL'S CHAMBERS 24:26 Read by Leonard Wilson
13 - GUILTY, OR NOT GUILTY 25:13 Read by Leonard Wilson
14 - DINNER AT THE CLEEVE 24:52 Read by Leonard Wilson
15 - A MORNING CALL AT MOUNT PLEASANT VILLA 23:04 Read by Leonard Wilson
16 - MR. DOCKWRATH IN BEDFORD ROW 23:25 Read by Leonard Wilson
17 - VON BAUHR 24:09 Read by Leonard Wilson
18 - THE ENGLISH VON BAUHR 18:08 Read by Leonard Wilson
19 - THE STAVELY FAMILY 32:46 Read by Leonard Wilson
20 - MR. DOCKWRATH IN HIS OWN OFFICE 19:50 Read by Leonard Wilson
21 - CHRISTMAS IN HARLEY STREET 25:19 Read by Leonard Wilson
22 - CHRISTMAS AT NONINGSBY 32:50 Read by Leonard Wilson
23 - CHRISTMAS AT GROBY PARK 18:46 Read by Leonard Wilson
24 - CHRISTMAS IN GREAT ST. HELENS 19:28 Read by Leonard Wilson
25 - MR. FURNIVAL AGAIN AT HIS CHAMBERS 25:11 Read by Leonard Wilson
26 - WHY SHOULD I NOT? 28:39 Read by Leonard Wilson
27 - COMMERCE 18:53 Read by Leonard Wilson
28 - MONKTON GRANGE 25:37 Read by Leonard Wilson
29 - BREAKING COVERT 22:22 Read by Leonard Wilson
30 - ANOTHER FALL 24:38 Read by Leonard Wilson
31 - FOOTSTEPS IN THE CORRIDOR 17:35 Read by Leonard Wilson
32 - WHAT BRIDGET BOLSTER HAD TO SAY 31:01 Read by Leonard Wilson
33 - THE ANGEL OF LIGHT 25:05 Read by Leonard Wilson
34 - MR. FURNIVAL LOOKS FOR ASSISTANCE 18:36 Read by Leonard Wilson
35 - LOVE WAS STILL THE LORD OF ALL 33:49 Read by Leonard Wilson
36 - WHAT THE YOUNG MEN THOUGHT ABOUT IT 21:37 Read by Leonard Wilson
37 - PEREGRINE'S ELOQUENCE 22:29 Read by Leonard Wilson
38 - OH, INDEED! 19:29 Read by Leonard Wilson
39 - WHY SHOULD HE GO? 37:42 Read by Leonard Wilson
40 - I CALL IT AWFUL 18:41 Read by Leonard Wilson
41 - HOW CAN I SAVE HIM? 26:12 Read by Leonard Wilson
42 - JOHN KENNEBY GOES TO HAMWORTH 20:30 Read by Leonard Wilson
43 - JOHN KENNEBY'S COURTSHIP 20:23 Read by Leonard Wilson
44 - SHOWING HOW LADY MASON COULD BE VERY NOBLE 31:45 Read by Leonard Wilson
45 - SHOWING HOW MRS. ORME COULD BE VERY WEAK MINDED 29:46 Read by Leonard Wilson
46 - A WOMAN'S IDEA OF FRIENDSHIP 19:26 Read by Leonard Wilson
47 - THE GEM OF THE FOUR FAMILIES 20:25 Read by Leonard Wilson
48 - THE ANGEL OF LIGHT UNDER A CLOUD 28:10 Read by Leonard Wilson
49 - MRS. FURNIVAL CAN'T PUT UP WITH IT 24:04 Read by Leonard Wilson
50 - IT IS QUITE IMPOSSIBLE 34:33 Read by Leonard Wilson
51 - MRS. FURNIVAL'S JOURNEY TO HAMWORTH 21:12 Read by Leonard Wilson
52 - SHOWING HOW THINGS WENT ON AT NONINGSBY 20:25 Read by Leonard Wilson
53 - LADY MASON RETURNS HOME 29:42 Read by Leonard Wilson
54 - TELLING ALL THAT HAPPENED BENEATH THE LAMP-POST 23:24 Read by Leonard Wilson
55 - WHAT TOOK PLACE IN HARLEY STREET 22:00 Read by Leonard Wilson
56 - HOW SIR PEREGRINE DID BUSINESS WITH MR. ROUND 22:16 Read by Leonard Wilson
57 - THE LOVES AND HOPES OF ALBERT FITZALLEN 22:18 Read by Leonard Wilson
58 - MISS STAVELEY DECLINES TO EAT MINCED VEAL 30:14 Read by Leonard Wilson
59 - NO SURRENDER 21:52 Read by Leonard Wilson
60 - WHAT REBEKAH DID FOR HER SON 24:20 Read by Leonard Wilson
61 - THE STATE OF PUBLIC OPINION 23:37 Read by Leonard Wilson
62 - WHAT THE FOUR LAWYERS THOUGHT ABOUT IT 21:47 Read by Leonard Wilson
63 - THE EVENING BEFORE THE TRIAL 28:58 Read by Leonard Wilson
64 - THE FIRST JOURNEY TO ALSTON 23:54 Read by Leonard Wilson
65 - FELIX GRAHAM RETURNS TO NONINGSBY 28:31 Read by Leonard Wilson
66 - SHOWING HOW MISS FURNIVAL TREATED HER LOVERS 22:56 Read by Leonard Wilson
67 - MR. MOULDER BACKS HIS OPINION 17:52 Read by Leonard Wilson
68 - THE FIRST DAY OF THE TRIAL 27:10 Read by Leonard Wilson
69 - THE TWO JUDGES 19:36 Read by Leonard Wilson
70 - HOW AM I TO BEAR IT? 26:32 Read by Leonard Wilson
71 - SHOWING HOW JOHN KENNEBY AND BRIDGET BOLSTER BORE THEMSELVES IN COURT 30:18 Read by Leonard Wilson
72 - MR. FURNIVAL'S SPEECH 22:13 Read by Leonard Wilson
73 - MRS. ORME TELLS THE STORY 28:13 Read by Leonard Wilson
74 - YOUNG LOCHINVAR 20:21 Read by Leonard Wilson
75 - THE LAST DAY 27:48 Read by Leonard Wilson
76 - I LOVE HER STILL 23:31 Read by Leonard Wilson
77 - JOHN KENNEBY'S DOOM 20:22 Read by Leonard Wilson
78 - THE LAST OF THE LAWYERS 27:50 Read by Leonard Wilson
79 - FAREWELL 29:40 Read by Leonard Wilson
80 - SHOWING HOW AFFAIRS SETTLED THEMSELVES AT NONINGSBY 20:10 Read by Leonard Wilson

Reviews

(3.5 stars)

Great story (stories). I didn’t care so much for the character reading but in all honesty that is probably due to my generally not liking character readings.

(4 stars)

Book is good at showing judicial system in England at that time and personal relations in this society.