Rachel Ray


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(4.5 stars; 50 reviews)

The love that develops between Luke Rowan and Rachel Ray is not universally welcomed. Mrs. Tappitt- a rich, influential, and bad woman - wishes him to marry one of her own daughters, while Rachel's mother and older sister are not sure he is worthy of her. After many adventures, everybody gets what they deserve. Characteristically to Trollope's works, there is also a secondary plot involving the election of parliament in Baslehurst."
Summary by Stav Nisser. The book lives still because of its delicate little scenes of comedy, the meeting of the lovers, Mrs. Tappitt's ball, the bedroom confidences of the Tappitts, Rachel's talks with her mother. -Walpole (13 hr 55 min)

Chapters

01 - The Ray Family 30:09 Read by bobolink
02 - The Young Man from the Brewery 21:38 Read by bobolink
03 - The Arm in the Clouds 38:08 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
04 - What Shall be Done about It 26:29 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
05 - Mr Comfort Gives His Advice 26:14 Read by Simon Evers
06 - Preparations for Mrs, Tappitt's Party 29:22 Read by Simon Evers
07 - An Account of Mrs. Tappitt's Party, commenced 28:17 Read by Piper Hayes
08 - An Account of Mrs. Tappitt's Party, concluded 29:48 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
09 - Mr. Prong at Home 28:04 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
10 - Luke Rowan Declares His Plans as to the Brewery 26:18 Read by Piper Hayes
11 - Luke Rowan Takes his Tea Quite Like a Steady Young Man 28:01 Read by Piper Hayes
12 - Rachel Ray Thinks 'She does Like Him' . 24:26 Read by Simon Evers
13 - Mr. Tappitt in his Counting-House. 27:45 Read by Simon Evers
14 - Luke Rowan pays a second visit to Bragg's End. 28:48 Read by Simon Evers
15 - Maternal Eloquence 28:25 Read by Barry O'Neill
16 - Rachel Ray's First Love-Letter 18:47 Read by Barry O'Neill
17 - Electioneering 35:55 Read by Barry O'Neill
18 - Dr. Harford 28:39 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
19 - Mr. Comfort Calls at the Cottage 27:52 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
20 - Showing what Rachel Ray Thought When She Sat on the Stile, and How she Wro… 30:05 Read by Simon Evers
21 - Mrs. Ray Goes to Exeter, and Meets a Friend 31:48 Read by Simon Evers
22 - Domestic Politics at the Brewery 25:45 Read by Simon Evers
23 - Mrs. Ray's Penitence 31:04 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
24 - The Election at Baslehurst 32:59 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
25 - The Baselhurst Gazette 16:29 Read by Piper Hayes
26 - Cornbury Grange 28:00 Read by Piper Hayes
27 - In Which the Question of the Brewery is Settled. 39:57 Read by Paul Stephens
28 - What took Place at Bragg's End Farm. 28:19 Read by Paul Stephens
29 - Mrs. Prime Reads Her Recantation. 22:15 Read by Janet248
30 - Conclusion. 15:45 Read by Simon Evers

Reviews

Marvellous novel read by wonderful readers.

(5 stars)

A big thank you to the wonderful readers for bringing this novel to life. This is one of my favourite of Trollope's novels involving politics, wisdom and romance in the context of the provincial life of England. The readers are exceptional and it was a joy to have listened to them.

Delightful Story!

(5 stars)

This book is read by a collaboration of some of the best narrators on LibriVox. I prefer a solo narration but because of the fine ability of each artist here the story flowed very well. An excellent story very well read and I was unable to put it down. Thank you LibriVox and thank you narrators. Very well done!

Sweet Romance

(5 stars)

Anthony Trollope is delightful. I often laughed out loud. This is a good-hearted, innocent, romance. So sweet! All the readers were good, although a few seemed to have small technical problems. Thanks.

(4 stars)

Thank-you. Another wonderful reading. Less one star only because this seems to be one of Trollope's less fascinating texts. Nothing to do with the readers.

Rachel Ray

(5 stars)

Good book. Some inconsistencies in recording quality from reader to reader but overall enjoyable story line.

Excellent

(5 stars)

Dickens and Troloppe the best. Nothing like them in modern fiction. Masters in English language.

(4 stars)

A nice, satisfying story - - just what one would expect of Anthony Trollop.

oh that was a terrific story enjoyed as intensely ok that was a

(5 stars)