Five Quarters of the Orange Audiobook | Joanne Harris | Audible.com
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.
 >   > 
Five Quarters of the Orange | [Joanne Harris]

Five Quarters of the Orange

When the widowed Framboise moves back to the village of Les Laveuses, where she grew up, she is pleased to discover that no-one recognises her. She soon forges a new life for herself there, and before long has established a profitable creperie.
Regular Price:$14.01
  • 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

When the widowed Framboise moves back to the village of Les Laveuses, where she grew up, she is pleased to discover that no-one recognises her. She soon forges a new life for herself there, and before long has established a profitable creperie.

All is going well, until her profiteering nephew realises that money can be made by publishing a collection of Framboise's increasingly popular recipes, left to her by her mother, a woman despised throughout the village. For the book to be a success, her true identity must be revealed, opening the flood gates to a past life and painful childhood memories.

©2001 Joanne Harris; (P)2001 Hodder & Stoughton Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"If Joanne Harris didn't exist, someone would have to invent her." (Sunday Express)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.2 (29 )
5 star
 (3)
4 star
 (11)
3 star
 (7)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (4)
Overall
3.1 (14 )
5 star
 (2)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (6)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (1)
Story
3.8 (12 )
5 star
 (2)
4 star
 (6)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Gina Elmhurst, Il, United States 01-13-07
    Gina Elmhurst, Il, United States 01-13-07 Member Since 2005
    HELPFUL VOTES
    40
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    89
    16
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    "Poorly edited"

    Please remind me not to buy another abridged book. This one was shortened to the point that you lose all the suspense and characterization that I assume the author put in the original novel. If this book isn’t available as an audio book in the unabridged form, read it on paper.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Janicew Waverly, KY, USA 10-22-09
    Janicew Waverly, KY, USA 10-22-09
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Give this one a chance-you will be glad you did!!"

    Five Quarters of the Orange is a testimate to how life experience changes one's perspective. A young Franboise Dartigen and her mother, Maribell experience the classic love and hate relationship many mothers and daughters struggle with during their youth. Maribelle a seemingly callased and bitter woman is left to manage the family farm and raise her children after the death of her husband during during WW II. This novel dialetically reveals a story of young people using their own natural resources to survive in a less than ideal situation, secrets that lead to their family demise, and a daughter coming to understand her mother. Joanne Harris offers vivid imagary that captivates. Along with a vulnerability throughout this novel, Joanne Harris writes honestly about what was really goes on inside family homes. A slow read at first, make yourself push through the first thirty pages, you will be glad you did.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-2 of 2 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

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.