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Starburst | [Robin Pilcher]

Starburst

Every summer, the Edinburgh International Festival attracts celebrated artists, musicians, comedians, and actors to the beloved Scottish city. This year, the annual Edinburgh festival draws six unique and vibrant individuals, who all come together to follow their dreams and seek success, love, fame, and happiness. Each of them is trying to discover what destiny holds in store, and during this one magnificent summer, paths cross and lives are forever changed.
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Publisher's Summary

Every summer, the Edinburgh International Festival attracts celebrated artists, musicians, comedians, and actors to the beloved Scottish city. Hundreds of thousands of people descend on the town to join in the magnificent celebration.

This year, the annual Edinburgh festival draws six unique and vibrant individuals, who all come together to follow their dreams and seek success, love, fame, and happiness: Angélique, the beautiful and renowned violinist whose fame hides her secret heartache; Tess, a member of the festival marketing team and a newlywed struggling with her own secrets; Roger, whose dazzling fireworks display will be the grand finale of the festival and his career; Leonard, the aging cinematographer who wants one last time to shine; Rene, the feisty comedienne who is reaching for the stars; and Jamie, the handsome young flat owner who brings everyone together and finds love along the way. Each of them is trying to discover what destiny holds in store, and during this one magnificent summer, paths cross and lives are forever changed.

Inspiring, funny, engrossing, and full of vivid descriptions of the incredible sights and sounds of Edinburgh, Starburst is another Pilcher winner.

©2007 Robin Pilcher; (P)2007 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC

What the Critics Say

"Dynamic...[a] nicely handled ensemble novel...Pilcher keeps the stage full of light and color." (Publishers Weekly)
"Pilcher...tells a beautiful and cohesive story about the human spirit and our capacity for adaptation and growth." (Booklist)

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    john s larigan 04-22-08 Member Since 2003
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    "Another Winner"

    Robin Pilcher has written his best novel since An Ocean Apart. It is always fun to travel to where Mr. Pilcher wants to carry us and the where he takes us along the way provides all the fun. Well written and adept at bringing the six uniquely different individuals together at the Festival.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca Ashland, KS, United States 10-01-12
    Rebecca Ashland, KS, United States 10-01-12 Member Since 2009
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    no, too lengthy. I will always recommend audiobooks narrated by John Lee, his performances are always worth it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Starburst?

    There wasn't a memorable moment.


    Which character – as performed by John Lee – was your favorite?

    I didn't have a favorite character. John Lee gave an excellent narration, that is the reason I chose to keep listening, because he keeps you listening.


    If you could rename Starburst, what would you call it?

    I wouldn't rename it.


    Any additional comments?

    None

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Kenner, LA, United States 12-10-07
    Michael Kenner, LA, United States 12-10-07
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    "Double Entendre"

    It is hard not to like a book with Edinburgh as the background setting. AND, the mention of August,the month of festivals, theaters, plays, etc. brought special memories. The characters were well developed and fun to read about. I really liked the book and enjoyed seeing how the author brought the title into the lives of the characters.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    susan fayetteville, TN, United States 11-07-11
    susan fayetteville, TN, United States 11-07-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Quite enjoyable!"

    This is an enjoyable listening experience even if you are not at all familiar with Edinburgh and even more enjoyable if you are - because you've been on Prince's Street and to the Castle and Waverly Station and up and down the steep streets and can more easily envision what is happening. John Lee does a very good job with the various accents. There are different strands of the story with different sets of characters very well done - and they ARE tied back together, with the Festival as the unifying element. The listening hours go too quickly.

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