High on the cliffs of the west coast of Ireland, overlooking the windswept Atlantic Ocean, is Stone House. Once falling into disrepair, it is now a beautiful hotel specialising in winter holidays. With a big, warm kitchen, log fires and understated, elegant bedrooms, it provides a welcome few can resist, whatever their reasons for coming... Henry and Nicola are burdened with a terrible secret, and are hoping the break at Stone House will help them find a way to face the future.
Winnie, generally one to make the best of things, finds herself on the holiday from hell. Then there's John, who arrived on impulse after he missed a flight at Shannon; eccentric Freda, who claims to be a psychic - and the silent, watchful Nell, who seems so ready to disapprove. But looks can be deceptive…
A Week in Winter is full of Maeve's trademark warmth, humour and characters you want to spend time with. Read by Kate Binchy.
Kate Binchy has worked extensively in all media from West End to fringe theatre. Numerous television appearances include RUTH RENDELL MYSTERIES, FATHER TED, PEAK PRACTICE, CASUALTY, POIROT and FAIR CITY. She has appeared in over 500 radio plays, and films such as MRS DALLOWAY and THE LONELY PASSION OF JUDITH HEARNE. She is Maeve's cousin and has read all of Maeve's audiobooks.
©2012 Maeve Binchy (P)2012 Orion Publishing Group
Looking for riveting fiction with well developed characters, close to real life stories and a compelling narrator who feels the story.
While Maeve's sister Kate does a good job at telling the story, the story itself isn't Maeve's finest. It feels like a rough draft which needs a fair bit of polish.
As I have read every Maeve Binchy book, I don't think I would listen to another.
I don't think the characters themselves were very well written.
At points I was sad but overall, everything was ho hum.
The Irish accent of the narrator
Other Maeve Binchy books, though this wasn't her best
The first, Chicky's part
None. It was apt
I love reading Maeve Binchy. This one is her last but not her best. Though the reader does a good job.
This was my first audiobook of the author.
Yes the narrator did a good job.
I like the author very much but this book didn't inspire me.
"A lovely story"
This is the second book I have read from the author. And I do love her style of writing. I highly recommend this book.
One of Maeve best all the characters are great and how she brings them together is just brilliant. I was very sad when I finished this book got so into the characters.
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