John Caldigate


Read by Simon Evers

(4.6 stars; 87 reviews)

After a rather dissolute youth and having been disowned by his father, John Caldigate sets sail for Australia with his friend Dick Shand hoping to make his fortune in the goldfields in New South Wales. On the voyage, he meets Euphemia Smith and they conduct an indiscreet affair aboard. After various problems, Caldigate literally strikes gold and returns to England. On his return, Caldigate meets and marries a previous acquaintance, Hester Bolton, and they have a son. He sets himself up as his father’s heir and life seems perfect. However, Euphemia suddenly reappears and claims they were married in Australia, making Caldigate a bigamist and his son illegitimate. (Summary by Simon Evers) (19 hr 37 min)

Chapters

01 - Chapter 1 18:08 Read by Simon Evers
02 - Chapter 2 18:09 Read by Simon Evers
03 - Chapter 3 17:34 Read by Simon Evers
04 - Chapter 4 18:02 Read by Simon Evers
05 - Chapter 5 17:30 Read by Simon Evers
06 - Chapter 6 17:46 Read by Simon Evers
07 - Chapter 7 18:26 Read by Simon Evers
08 - Chapter 8 18:47 Read by Simon Evers
09 - Chapter 9 16:46 Read by Simon Evers
10 - Chapter 10 18:10 Read by Simon Evers
11 - Chapter 11 18:48 Read by Simon Evers
12 - Chapter 12 17:44 Read by Simon Evers
13 - Chapter 13 18:28 Read by Simon Evers
14 - Chapter 14 18:45 Read by Simon Evers
15 - Chapter 15 18:24 Read by Simon Evers
16 - Chapter 16 18:25 Read by Simon Evers
17 - Chapter 17 17:39 Read by Simon Evers
18 - Chapter 18 17:46 Read by Simon Evers
19 - Chapter 19 18:12 Read by Simon Evers
20 - Chapter 20 19:03 Read by Simon Evers
21 - Chapter 21 19:30 Read by Simon Evers
22 - Chapter 22 17:29 Read by Simon Evers
23 - Chapter 23 17:33 Read by Simon Evers
24 - Chapter 24 18:17 Read by Simon Evers
25 - Chapter 25 18:41 Read by Simon Evers
26 - Chapter 26 18:35 Read by Simon Evers
27 - Chapter 27 18:11 Read by Simon Evers
28 - Chapter 28 18:19 Read by Simon Evers
29 - Chapter 29 18:09 Read by Simon Evers
30 - Chapter 30 19:27 Read by Simon Evers
31 - Chapter 31 18:44 Read by Simon Evers
32 - Chapter 32 18:22 Read by Simon Evers
33 - Chapter 33 19:38 Read by Simon Evers
34 - Chapter 34 18:29 Read by Simon Evers
35 - Chapter 35 17:49 Read by Simon Evers
36 - Chapter 36 18:51 Read by Simon Evers
37 - Chapter 37 20:06 Read by Simon Evers
38 - Chapter 38 17:56 Read by Simon Evers
39 - Chapter 39 18:16 Read by Simon Evers
40 - Chapter 40 19:44 Read by Simon Evers
41 - Chapter 41 19:26 Read by Simon Evers
42 - Chapter 42 18:14 Read by Simon Evers
43 - Chapter 43 20:03 Read by Simon Evers
44 - Chapter 44 19:33 Read by Simon Evers
45 - Chapter 45 18:52 Read by Simon Evers
46 - Chapter 46 19:28 Read by Simon Evers
47 - Chapter 47 19:41 Read by Simon Evers
48 - Chapter 48 19:36 Read by Simon Evers
49 - Chapter 49 18:32 Read by Simon Evers
50 - Chapter 50 18:14 Read by Simon Evers
51 - Chapter 51 19:01 Read by Simon Evers
52 - Chapter 52 20:04 Read by Simon Evers
53 - Chapter 53 17:53 Read by Simon Evers
54 - Chapter 54 20:11 Read by Simon Evers
55 - Chapter 55 17:46 Read by Simon Evers
56 - Chapter 56 17:38 Read by Simon Evers
57 - Chapter 57 18:18 Read by Simon Evers
58 - Chapter 58 17:49 Read by Simon Evers
59 - Chapter 59 17:23 Read by Simon Evers
60 - Chapter 60 19:20 Read by Simon Evers
61 - Chapter 61 17:58 Read by Simon Evers
62 - Chapter 62 17:31 Read by Simon Evers
63 - Chapter 63 19:08 Read by Simon Evers
64 - Chapter 64 11:20 Read by Simon Evers

Reviews

Great reading, good story

(4 stars)

This is a good story but perhaps lessened by its length. At 19 hours it's long in the telling but enjoyable enough thanks to the excellent narration.

Superb!

(5 stars)

Great story, characterization and reader! Trollope is amazing! Another Dickens! As is usual, starts out slow but then it picks up speed .... Don't miss it!

Great Reader.

(4 stars)

Mr Troloppe writes an interesting if not a somewhat long-winded story. Because the reader is so good it is pleasant to hear.

(4 stars)

a lovely reading and a great yarn - just complicated enough and with plenty of twists and turns.

Most enjoyable and worthy of its length.

(5 stars)

Exceptional reader ! I have never really been drawn to Trollope but I'm so glad I chose to this time & is in part because of the narrator, he had me hooked on first chapter. That said the book is equally entitled to the 5 stars.

Great reader, 2nd rate Trollope

(4 stars)

Trollope is always entertaining, but this one is a little overlong and repetitive in places. Still, the story is a good one, and worth a listen. The reader is great. I will be looking for more of Simon Evers's performances!!!

ellene

(4 stars)

Young ne’er-do-well Squire’s son ventures to the goldmines of Australia to make his fortune and a new start. Scrupulously fair in business and romance his sense of decency later comes back to bite him threatening everything he holds dear.

Excellent!

(5 stars)

This is an interesting story done only as Trollope can do. Simon Evers reading Trollope is perfect and kept me interested and highly entertained. A very unique tale that I didn’t want to end.