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Scarlet Feather Audiobook

Scarlet Feather

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Publisher's Summary

Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather have decided to create the best catering company in Dublin. They have the perfect premises, heaps of talent, and even a few contacts - but not everyone seems as pleased by the idea of 'Scarlet Feather' as they are. Tom's parents are disappointed that he has turned his back on the family business.

Cathy's husband buries himself in work, becoming ever more distant, whilst his mother thinks Cathy should stay at home to look after him. And Tom's relationship with his beautiful, ambitious girlfriend becomes fraught as she struggles to realise her dream of becoming a model. As Cathy and Tom strive to maintain their emotional ties amidst catering triumphs and disasters they are supported - and undermined - by an enchanting cast of classic Binchy characters.

©2001 Maeve Binchy (P)2001 Audible Ltd

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    Kathleen Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands 10-01-12
    Kathleen Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands 10-01-12
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    "Welcome to the world of Scarlet Feather"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Scarlet Feather to be better than the print version?

    I've not read the hard copy of Scarlet Feather, however, I've listened to enough audio books and read enough hard copies to know sometimes you need to do both. I don't feel compelled to buy the book in this case. Kate Binchy does an exquisite job changing voices and scenes as if it were coming to life before your eyes. Maeve Binchy's smooth style of transition into the next scene makes you feel as though you were teleported from home to home & scene to scene. The emotions she evokes-fear, anger, joy, etc, makes you feel as if you are in each character's skin.


    What other book might you compare Scarlet Feather to and why?

    Tara Road is the only other book of her's that I've read. I'm on to Quentin's next.


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

    No.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely!


    Any additional comments?

    The world's that Maeve Binchy creates aren't perfect worlds, but they're worlds in which you want to escape. They offer you alternatives to situations within your own life.

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  • Christine
    7/9/16
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    "Characters are brought to life"

    I had previously read this book and had enjoyed it but listening to the audible book has brought the characters to life. I laughed out loud at some of the narrative.
    A very well written book that pulls at the heart strings and makes you fall in love with (most of) the characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jane Showering
    Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire United Kingdom
    5/4/16
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    "Lost in Ireland!"

    I loved every part of this book. Sadly it's so mor wish that it's over too quickly! Love the narration and love the gentle and kind plots and sub plots.
    You come away feeling a better person... And wanting to live in Ireland!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • N. Fail
    North East England
    12/9/15
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    "Great read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I read this book when it first came out, after listening to another Maeve Binchy book I knew I wanted to go back and listen to story, the narrator is superb, I worry she has spoils me for any other narrators! She really brings the characters to life. The story is real and very touching. I do,wish I had more on what happened to all,of them but I always think thats the mark of a good book, you believe they are real and want to know what happens in their lives!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Scarlet Feather?

    The twins were excellent!


    What does Kate Binchy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Everything, I have read the book and Kate's reading of it just brings it all to life. She is one of the best narrators I've had the pleasure to listen too. She makes the books so much richer in her telling of the story, brings an intamacy to the characters. I couldn't recommend her more!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No because it's an enjoyable read, the story flows beautifully, like talking with friends or family, you become part of it.


    Any additional comments?

    It's just great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lammey
    12/5/15
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    "Cosy escapism by Meave Binchy"
    Where does Scarlet Feather rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Like slipping into a warm bath, all the comfort of characters you have met before, a storey that touches on difficult times but you know all will be alright in the end


    What did you like best about this story?

    The book is a comforting book to go to sleep to, with the appearance of old friends. You soon know your way round Binchy's Dublin and the people who live there.


    What about Kate Binchy’s performance did you like?

    Kate Binchey's performance brings the characters to life and softly lulls you to sleep.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The book is warm and cosy only mild drama here.


    Any additional comments?

    If you need something to lull you to sleep, a book that takes your mind off the troubles of the day, this is a good listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gwyneth
    Palma de Mallorca
    7/7/13
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    "If you enjoy Maeve........"
    What did you like most about Scarlet Feather?

    The characters, particually the children!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Scarlet Feather?

    there wasn't one I enjoyed the whole book, fast paced and well read.


    What does Kate Binchy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Kate has a lovely reading voice which makes her easy to listen to.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laughed at the children, they say such strange things


    Any additional comments?

    More books with the children please.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Janet
    LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom
    5/2/13
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    "Yet another Maeve Binchy classic!"

    In the process of working my way through all the audible Maeve Binchy Collection, loved Scarlet Feather, based on the home catering business built up by two old college friends, Cathy Scarlett and Tom Feather, well written. Yet again enjoyed every minute of it! x

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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