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A Week in Winter Audiobook

A Week in Winter

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Publisher's Summary

Stoneybridge is a small town on the west coast of Ireland where all the families know one another. When Chicky Starr decides to take an old, decaying mansion set high on the cliffs overlooking the windswept Atlantic Ocean and turn it into a restful place for a holiday by the sea, everyone thinks she is crazy. Helped by Rigger (a bad boy turned good who is handy around the house) and Orla, her niece (a whiz at business), Chicky is finally ready to welcome the first guests to Stone House’s big warm kitchen, log fires, and understated elegant bedrooms. John, the American movie star, thinks he has arrived incognito; Winnie and Lillian are forced into taking a holiday together; Nicola and Henry, husband and wife, have been shaken by seeing too much death practicing medicine; Anders hates his father’s business, but has a real talent for music; Miss Nell Howe, a retired schoolteacher, criticizes everything and leaves a day early, much to everyone’s relief; the Walls are disappointed to have won this second-prize holiday in a contest where first prize was Paris; and Freda, the librarian, is afraid of her own psychic visions.

Sharing a week with this unlikely cast of characters is pure joy, full of Maeve’s trademark warmth and humor. Once again, she embraces us with her grand storytelling.

©2013 Maeve Binchy (P)2013 Random House Audio

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    Rio Delta Wild Harlingen, TX 04-08-13
    Rio Delta Wild Harlingen, TX 04-08-13 Member Since 2004

    I enjoy mysteries, NOT thrillers, contemporary fiction, especially about diverse cultures, and sometimes history, if it doesn't involve too many dates. I often listen to a book multiple times, discovering unnoticed details in the retelling.

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    "I love Maeve Binchy!"
    If you could sum up A Week in Winter in three words, what would they be?

    Excellent characters, tale.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    sorry, don't remember


    What about Rosalyn Landor’s performance did you like?

    I like hearing different accents; her's are splendid!


    If you could take any character from A Week in Winter out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    sorry, don't remember.


    Any additional comments?

    Keep on writing, Maeve!!
    and Thanks!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    kathy New York, New York, United States 03-11-13
    kathy New York, New York, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Nice story"

    It is a nice story even if a little contrived. Enjoyable escape read. Would recommend it to a friend.

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    Sheila McGee-Smith Amherst, NH USA 03-11-13
    Sheila McGee-Smith Amherst, NH USA 03-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "A Bittersweet Read of Maeve's Final Book"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this Binchy book, as I have every book she wrote. It was sad to think it would be the last one.

    A Week in Winter follows a format that Bichy began a few years back: individual stories in chapters weaved together with a theme. It worked a little better - a little less forced - here than it has in some of the more recent ones.

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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 04-07-13
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 04-07-13 Member Since 2016

    I am an avid eclectic reader.

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    "A great story"

    Maeve Binchy died just as she finished this book. I had just discovered her last year I feel so sad to lose a great story teller. But I can go and read all her past books. She mentions some of the characters from prior books in this story, so it is helpful if you have read her last few books. In her brilliant way of spinning a story, Binchy takes her readers to the west coast of Ireland to the village of Stoneybridge where hometown girl Chicky Starr has returned home to open a hotel. The book follows Chicky and her staff fixing up the hotel and to the first week it opens. It's this group of hotel guests and their individual stories that gives the warmth and compassion that Binchy's books are so famous for. Binchy is a master story teller. Rosalyn Landor did a good job narrating the book.

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    A. Merritt Island, FL, United States 08-15-13
    A. Merritt Island, FL, United States 08-15-13
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    "Also DISAPPOINTED"

    I agree with Linda of Dumont NJ. There were just too many characters and too many vignettes. It was very easy for me to put down. I've enjoy Binchy books in the past but this one left me confused and tired of listening and trying to figure out...now who is this character and how are they related to the hotel and the story.

    If it wasn't for Rosalyn Landor, it would have been rated 1 star throughout for me.

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    Amanda 09-05-15
    Amanda 09-05-15
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    "Another great Meave Binchy"

    sadly her last novel but lived up to my expectations. great story with strong characters

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    Laraine Andover, NY, United States 06-11-15
    Laraine Andover, NY, United States 06-11-15 Member Since 2013

    Love audiobooks. Mystery and suspense novels are the ones I enjoy the most.

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    "Awesome."

    I really enjoyed this book. It was not what I had expected. Everyone should listen to this book and think about real life.

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    Nan O 06-11-15
    Nan O 06-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Lovely Vacation Listen"

    A delightful story. It felt like being on vacation. Maeve Binchy has such sight into ordinary people and makes one feel extra ordinary for just being human.

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    Amy M Collins 03-20-15
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    "Charming characters and brilliant storytelling"

    Binchy never disappoints with the way she weaves together stories of charming characters that feel like old friends by the end of the book!

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    LARRAINE Brooklyn, NY United States 02-22-15
    LARRAINE Brooklyn, NY United States 02-22-15 Member Since 2008
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    "A Week in Winter is a fantastic plot and storyline"

    A Week in Winter is a fantastic storyline and plot. Ms Binchy uses plenty of sensory details of imagery where it makes me feel like I'm her story. The performance of the narrator does an excellent job. The tone of her voice is smooth and relaxing..

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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