We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
Evening Class | [Maeve Binchy]

Evening Class

The Italian evening class at Mountainview School is like hundreds of others starting up all over the city. But this class has its own special quality - as the focus for the varied hopes and dreams of teacher and pupils alike. Aidan Dunne needs his new evening class project to succeed almost as much as his pupils do. They too are looking for something more: Bill to find a way to keep spendthrift Lizzie at his side and Fran to make sure that young Kathy finds her way out from behind the kitchen sink.
Regular Price:$23.98
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

The Italian evening class at Mountainview School is like hundreds of others starting up all over the city. But this class has its own special quality - as the focus for the varied hopes and dreams of teacher and pupils alike.

Aidan Dunne needs his new evening class project to succeed almost as much as his pupils do. They too are looking for something more: Bill to find a way to keep spendthrift Lizzie at his side and Fran to make sure that young Kathy finds her way out from behind the kitchen sink.

The key to their success lies with the signora. Her passion has drawn her from Ireland to Italy and back home again with a burning desire to share her love of all things Italian - and a secret hidden in her heart ....

©1997 Maeve Binchy (P)1997 Audible Ltd

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.4 (24 )
5 star
 (15)
4 star
 (6)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.5 (17 )
5 star
 (9)
4 star
 (7)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.8 (17 )
5 star
 (13)
4 star
 (4)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Eloise Boezak Johannesburg, South Africa 07-26-15
    Eloise Boezak Johannesburg, South Africa 07-26-15 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    16
    16
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Vintage Maeve Binchy"

    Lyrical, interesting, packed with charming characters and unexpected story twists. If you enjoy a great story, this is a must

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Terry Ellen Raats 06-22-15 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Enchanting"

    Beautiful! Like listening to a friend. I'd read the book years ago but wanted to experience the book in an Irish accent - it fulfilled every expectation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sharon FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom 03-18-13
    Sharon FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom 03-18-13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Totally enthralling"
    Would you listen to Evening Class again? Why?

    Wonderful story, lots of different lives all entwined


    What did you like best about this story?

    The different families and their stories with a good story line


    Have you listened to any of Kate Binchy’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes I have read several others but this was definitely my favourite


    If you could rename Evening Class, what would you call it?

    I think the title was perfect


    Any additional comments?

    With the back drop of Italy this made it perfect for me. It inspired me to get lessons in Italian

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • Janice
    Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom
    9/19/10
    Overall
    "A great way to spend your evening(s)"

    This has to be my favourite of all Maeve Binchy's books, both the written and audio versions. A medley of characters, portrayed with generosity and sympathy, all embarking on the class for different reasons. I loved the way the back stories of the characters are melded together and how, the group moves forward together, to plan and then embark on their trip to Italy - which visit is the scene of some surprises for more than a few of them.

    The marvellous 'Signora' - Nora - tugs at your heart with her heart warming simplicity and honesty and how good to have a love story where the key characters are not young, trendy, aspirational and career oriented 'thirty somethings' but instead are gently middle-aged with disappointments and disillusion behind them. Other individuals and couples in the story, similarly chime true and with the bonus of picking up some handy Italian phrases on the way, this novel is worth curling up with any evening, several times - it is always pleasant to revisit Mountain View - both in Italy and Ireland, to meet up again with these old friends. Hats off, again, to Kate Binchy, for her flawless and characterful narration.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Suzanne
    Croydon, Surrey, United Kingdom
    6/13/09
    Overall
    "Loved it Loved it Loved it"

    What a wonderful book. It brought tears to my eyes and joy to my soul. Following the lives of what seems at first a mismatch of people who all embark on an Italian evening class for a wide variety of reasons takes you on a roller coaster of emotions and secrets. It also brings you into the world of Italy. For those of us who have been lucky to have visited it also is a trip down memory lane - I just with I had taken the class before I went. A fabulous listen!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Marilyn
    Banbury, United Kingdom
    12/7/12
    Overall
    ""Delightful""

    I really enjoyed this book.

    I couldn't wait for all the stories within the book to unfold. Full of warmth and humour, all of which Maeve Binchy does so well.

    Simple Delightful



    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Valerie
    6/16/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Brilliant"

    This is a lovely story with great characters, my favourite Maeve Binchy - I didn't want it to end!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. S. E. Bellwood
    United Kingdom
    5/15/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "easy listening"

    this story doesn't end in catastrophe for once! I so enjoy Maeve Binchy accompanying me on dog walks!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.