John Caldigate


Read by Simon Evers

(4.6 stars; 172 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.


(4.5 stars)

enjoyed the reader & the story. thanks

judging, jealousy, diligence, pride, hatred, wisdom, etc. the "human" condition


(4.5 stars)

Trollope does it best and although lengthy keeps you in suspense, wondering how it will all turn out. I agree with the other excellent reviews on here and only subtracted half a star to compare this story with others that I liked even more such as Dr. Thorne and The Pallister Trilogy. Of course great thanks to the amazing reader, who is most professional and talented. How generous to donate so much of his time, since, you will find, he has read many more of these lengthy classics on Librivox.

Been in the 19C all day


(5 stars)

Some writers “show it” and some “tell it”. Trollope is the foremost teller of each phenomenon ( also he’s so gifted at dialogue that he’s showing it the whole time too) Anyway how he carefully explains the weirdness of a judge’s reasoning-how wildly inaccurate he is while considering himself the soul of logic! Trollope is, in his telling, providing a painless education in lots of strange areas of life in those days. Plus he’s nice and warm-hearted. And I intend to listen to every Simon Evers recording and I thank him 10,000 times.

great reader! and a great book if you are a patient listener.


(5 stars)

Trollope can be a little wordy sometime, making the same point several times. But he is a great writer who consequently gets you into the details of the characters mindsets and emotions. Simon Every is a brilliant reader - good inflections to highlight irony and humor, easy to understand, keeps up a good pace and has a very pleasant voice. Also love Trollope's complex characters.