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John

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  • How It All Began

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Penelope Lively
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (234)
    Performance
    (190)
    Story
    (192)

    When Charlotte Rainsford, a retired schoolteacher, is accosted by a petty thief on a London street, the consequences ripple across the lives of acquaintances and strangers alike. A marriage unravels after an illicit love affair is revealed through an errant cell phone message; a posh yet financially strapped interior designer meets a business partner who might prove too good to be true.

    Molly-o says: "Wonderful and beautifully written"
    "Wonderful novel, beautifully read"
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    Where does How It All Began rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the most enjoyable books I have listened too this year.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters are fascinating, and the novel combines both an interesting story that captifates the attention with some fascinating reflections on age, love, memory, the changing times, and family relationships.


    Which character – as performed by Katherine Kellgren – was your favorite?

    All of the characters are well drawn, but the immigrant accountant is particularly well done, one can hear his English improve through the novel.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a book, in other words, that is easy to listen to and that grabs you from the first minutes, and yet has some real depth that sticks with you. First rate.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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