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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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    marie Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada 04-01-13
    marie Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada 04-01-13
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    "classic Binchy"
    Would you listen to A Week in Winter again? Why?

    I would listen to it again as it is her last book and Rosalynd had a great voice!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved all the characters especially Ms Star!


    What does Rosalyn Landor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her voice and expression help you relate to the characters


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    William CEDAR PARK, TX, United States 03-26-13
    William CEDAR PARK, TX, United States 03-26-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Take me back to Ireland"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it discusses choices in life and how your life is impacted


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Week in Winter?

    When they saved the boy from jumping off the cliff


    What about Rosalyn Landor’s performance did you like?

    Loved the Irish acents


    Who was the most memorable character of A Week in Winter and why?

    The girlfreind of the banker


    Any additional comments?

    LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED it

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Katheline A. Phelan bethesda, maryland United States 03-04-13
    Katheline A. Phelan bethesda, maryland United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Charming"
    If you could sum up A Week in Winter in three words, what would they be?

    I listened to this book with sadness, knowing that it's the last one that Maeve Binchy ever wrote. It is quintessential Binchy - full of charm and character development and people overcoming the obstacles in their lives. Loved it!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters are almost all captivating


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon 06-27-16
    Sharon 06-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "fun"

    the characters rapped themselves around you comming together with a very enjoyable conclusion.
    I highly recommend.

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    resc 05-20-16
    resc 05-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Lovely book but abrupt ending"

    Great book except the ending seemed too brief, even abrupt. Still, it was an enjoyable story.

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    Christine B Dunn 04-05-16
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    "Excellent building of plot but..."

    The plot build up was great but the last chapter was poor. It ended abruptly.

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    Edie 02-04-16
    Edie 02-04-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Another keeper"
    Would you try another book from Maeve Binchy and/or Rosalyn Landor?

    I have listened to numerous stories by Binchy. She has a pleasant world she describes.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I wanted to hear more about the main character Queenie and her hotel. It segued off to a story of each guest and got a bit contrived...


    What aspect of Rosalyn Landor’s performance would you have changed?

    nothing


    Did A Week in Winter inspire you to do anything?

    not really


    Any additional comments?

    I love this writer. She has a great way of telling an easy and enjoyable story

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    Connie Altadena, CA, United States 01-30-16
    Connie Altadena, CA, United States 01-30-16 Member Since 2006
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    "Maeve does it again!"

    I've tea most if her books. This is one of the best and goes not disappoint the avid Binchey reader! Story laid out do uniquely and do captivating. 😀

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    micah damron 12-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "It didn't leave me with a desire to keep reading."

    it was a struggle to finish. no excitement, slow paced. it was all character development and no real story. there was nothing that kept me wanting more.

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    F. Girlando Santa Barbara, CA USA 07-23-13
    F. Girlando Santa Barbara, CA USA 07-23-13 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Mixed review on narration"

    As a Binchy fan, I enjoyed this book, although not quite as much as some of her others. It blends stories of people who come to stay in a newly formed B&B. My only complaint is with the narrator, who is excellent with her Irish accent for the women's voices. But she put on such a deep affectation for the male voices that they all sounded like 60-year old stodgy businessmen. I'd give her 5 stars for the women's voices and 1 star for the males.

    Note to all narrators: You DON'T have to change your voices so dramatically for members of the opposite sex!!! Just talk in a normal voice. We're intelligent. We'll figure it out.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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