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A Good Year | [Peter Mayle]

A Good Year

Max Skinner is a man at the heart of London's financial universe until his employers embark on a little asset-stripping of their own. Himself. Amid the grey London drizzle, there is one potential ray of sunshine: Max's Uncle Harry has left him his estate in his will, an eighteenth-century chateau and vineyard an hour's drive from Avignon.
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Max Skinner is a man at the heart of London's financial universe until his employers embark on a little asset-stripping of their own. Himself. Amid the grey London drizzle, there is one potential ray of sunshine: Max's Uncle Harry has left him his estate in his will, an eighteenth-century chateau and vineyard an hour's drive from Avignon. Out of a job, and encouraged by his friend Charlie about the money in modern wine, he heads for France. What Max discovers is a beautiful house, wonderful weather, and a bustling village. The downside is the quality of the wine in his vineyard; but when Max suggests calling in an expert, Roussel, a former employee of his uncle's, is resistant. Help is at hand, however, when a beautiful blonde Californian arrives unexpectedly at the chateau.

©2004 Escargot Productions; (P)2004 Time Warner AudioBooks

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    A pleasurable book that was beautifully narrated. Story was better than the movie. Easy to listen to on a long flight.


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    Perfect book for francophiles! The narrator was great, and listening to this in my car made me wish I was driving in the south of France.

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    "Nothing like the movie with Russell Crowe"

    Nothing like the movie but enjoyable none the less. However it's a bit disconcerting when the storyline is so different from a movie you absolutely loved!

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    "A Good Year. By Peter Mayle."

    Charming, witty, unpredictable and thoroughly entertaining. Tim Piggot-Smith does an excellent job as narrator. One of those all too rare books you don't want to end.

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    "A Good Year"

    I really enjoyed this book. It is a feel-good story about sunshine, friends and wine in the South of France.

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    This was a very enjoyable listen as it is not heavy but entertaining and a good story. Just right for an evening listen after a hard day at work. It makes me want to be there and be part of such a community. Life as we knew it!


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    Charlie,a real card but Max good too.


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    Liked the delivery and kept me listening


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    I want to be there!


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