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The Decision | [Penny Vincenzi]

The Decision

A love affair...between Matt Shaw, self-made property tycoon, and Eliza Clark, dazzling fashion editor and one-time Deb of the Year. Their story spans sixties London, the extravagance of Milan and the lovely decaying country house that has been in Eliza's family for generations, and the source of huge trouble itself.
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A love affair...between Matt Shaw, self-made property tycoon, and Eliza Clark, dazzling fashion editor and one-time Deb of the Year. Their story spans sixties London, the extravagance of Milan and the lovely decaying country house that has been in Eliza's family for generations, and the source of huge trouble itself.

A marriage...Passionate, and difficult, the conflicts increased by social as well as professional pressures, Matt and Eliza's lives become irrevocably divided and entwined with others: Jeremy Northcott, charming, successful advertising man; the beautiful, flamboyant Italian fashion icon, Mariella Crespi; Matt's sister Scarlett, with her own complex love affairs. And then there is Louise, Matt's touch and sassy business partner, as successful as him and fighting for her own future.

A child...Emmie, adored, precocious, and ultimately the victim of her parents' doomed marriage, she both holds them together and drives them apart. The decision...which is agonizing and desperate, and taken in the divorce courts - where truths will be told, secrets revealed and reputations shattered.

And, at the heart of it all, lies the fate of a little girl.

©2011 Penny Vincenzi (P)2011 Headline

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    Just mississauga, Ontario, Canada 05-16-12
    Just mississauga, Ontario, Canada 05-16-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved every Minute of the 30 Hours!! Best Ever"

    This is by far the best book I have downloaded yet. 30 hours seemed daunting, but I hated for it to finally end. There were no wasted words, so if you are like me and do not like endless description, this is a great book. The character development was great, the story was great. Well I am not one for long reviews, suffice to say I would give this a 10 if I could. A marvellous family saga, enough romance in it without being too sappy, and certainly it was all believable. It takes place in the 60's to 70's in London. I so recommend this book.

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  • Deborah
    Stafford, United Kingdom
    7/15/12
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    "Another success"

    I have read every Vincenzi book and this was my first audio version. I really enjoyed it and the narrator was superb. I will be sticking with audio from now on as i was truely transported from London to Italy and back again, I loved it!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sue
    South Africa
    5/27/15
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    "Excellent novel, extremely well written."
    Would you listen to The Decision again? Why?

    Absolutely because I love the characters so much.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the way Penny Vincenzi gets inside her characters. As a reader I feel I not only know the characters but they are personal friends of mine. I become emotionally involved with each one of them.


    Which character – as performed by Sandra Duncan – was your favourite?

    Sandra Duncan performs all the characters extremely well.


    Any additional comments?

    I love the length of Penny Vincenzi long novels

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Clare
    Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
    1/26/15
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    "I'd have made the Decision earlier"
    Where does The Decision rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    more than just a chick lit but does have a happy ever after quality.


    Any additional comments?

    not everyone needs a man/women to for fill their lives and this is set a little earlier than my time but found that relationships a bit frustrating at times.

    I did however enjoy this read/listen

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  • Amazon Customer
    Isleworth, United Kingdom
    1/24/15
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    "Dull"

    I just found this rather long and rather dull nothing seems to happen, I did give it about three hours but had to give up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pauline
    1/24/15
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    "Great listen!"

    Involving plot line, interesting characters, well written and read. I enjoyed from start to finish. Vincenzi at her very best!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • G2gilly
    5/20/14
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    "The decision"
    What made the experience of listening to The Decision the most enjoyable?

    The amazing story told by a first class narrator !


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All the characters had fullness and body so I really can't choose.


    What about Sandra Duncan’s performance did you like?

    Sandra Duncan, what a gifted narrator, she switches between female and male voices with speed and accuracy .... Giving each character body and spirit.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Life is never simple.


    Any additional comments?

    Penny Vincenzi knows her upperclass world with whit and understanding, having spent the 80s on the London scene it was fantastic to be part of it again. Very well done. I am now an ardent fan. Thank you for your works, they make my long car journeys through rush hour traffic enjoyable.

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  • Joanne
    Pulham Market, United Kingdom
    11/10/13
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    "Epic tale that keeps you listening"

    This is a very long book that kept me gripped from beginning to end. Lots of twists and turns that kept the interest all along. More penny Vincenzci please

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  • Kay
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    10/3/13
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    "bit girly but a great story"

    Definitely a woman's book but a brilliant story and very compelling, found myself listening to it at all times of the day including in the bathroom! Penny Vincenzi never fails to deliver!

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  • Jacquelyn
    CORSHAM, United Kingdom
    3/7/13
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    "The Decision, Penny Vincenzi"

    A fabulous book, beautifully read by my favourite narrator. The story seemed trite at first but got much better as it went on and I couldnt leave it alone. Excellent choice.

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