I'm so sad that this is the last we will be graced with from Maeve Binchy. My mother in law turned me on to her years ago. Tara Road was the first book I read of hers. Maeve was a beautiful story teller. During an extremely busy/hectic time at my work, to be able to climb in the car and be entertained by this book was a real treat. It's one of those books that I'm really missing now that its done.
I would listen to it again as it is her last book and Rosalynd had a great voice!
I loved all the characters especially Ms Star!
Her voice and expression help you relate to the characters
Yes, it discusses choices in life and how your life is impacted
When they saved the boy from jumping off the cliff
Loved the Irish acents
The girlfreind of the banker
Maeve Binchy does not disappoint with this last It is a gem.
More of all of my favorite characters.
I could not help but cry at the end knowing this was Binchy's last book. She will be missed.
Absolutely loved this book!
A Week in Winter ranks about midway plus in the audiobooks I have listened to thus far.
The most memorable moment for me was ehn all the guests had arrived. How exciting to finally have all the characters in place to watch how they would interact.
Roslyn landor's performance was steady so that I never once fell asleep listening to her voice. She kept my attention focosed on the characters and the story as it unfolded.
And the next visitor will be ...
At first I wanted all the characters to have arrived at the beginning of the book, but then realized that they come one by one to a bed and breakfast and so this was a clever way to introduce each one before bringing them all together. Fascinating plot!
Each chapter of this book is from a different person's point of view. But they all tell the same damn story. How many times can you beat a person over the head with premarital pregnancy and a relationship that ends not long after? By the time I got to the fifth character that happened to in the book, I had to stop and ask for my money back.
I like the author's writing style and I liked the narrator. But there was just too much of the same things over and over. The same themes, storylines, the same descriptions of how this one house is the best house ever. It was very repetitive.
Also, I appreciate the author's effort in using many separate characters different POVs to show how they were all connected. I didn't finish the book but it seemed like there was a lot of buildup to a lot of nothing. And not exactly tension-creating buildup. More like a bunch of characters meeting up, maybe? I don't know, but it didn't keep my interest very long.
If you like that style of book, it is masterfully done by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout,
yes, great story line and interesting characters
can't say , loved every minute of it
owner of the inn
I was a huge fan of Binchy in high school, and this story brought back those feelings. I definitely will reread some of those favorite books! The story was wonderful and the reader did a super job. I highly recommend!
As much as I liked the book, I don't think I would listen to it again unless I was using it as a teaching tool for a writing or reading class. But then again, I rarely read a book twice.
I like the way how well the end all fell in place - I knew that it was the same week represented from many different views, but it fell into place nicely. I also liked the part when Chickie returned to Stone House.
Her voice matched the way I imagined the characters would speak. Often, when I listen to audio books it takes a while for me to adjust the voice to the book. A few times, those two were so mismatched that I had to drop the audio book. This was a perfect match. Well read, and a pleasure to listen to.
It made me laugh, and also smiled often. I would like to hear another reading by Rosalyn Landor.
I've always enjoyed Maeve Binchy. She brings histories and environments that I've never experienced into my world. I like the way she develops characters.
I think that statement works for this book since that's the underlying theme of the story. Each of the characters in the book comes to Stone House with their own story, their own baggage, and their own goals. Binchy does a beautiful job of weaving the story together in a way that truly makes you respect how different people coming together from different places can combine to make a truly memorable story together. It's a very heartwarming story.