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The Peacock Emporium Audiobook

The Peacock Emporium

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Publisher's Summary

The only place Suzanna Peacock finds comfort is her shop, which provides a haven for the misfits in town. But she is forced to confront events of the past and her family that have been haunting her for so long. And she discovers that the key to her happiness may have been in front of her all along....

©2004 Jojo Moyes (P)2005 W.F. Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"A rich chocolate box of a novel." (Good Housekeeping)

What Members Say

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    Tonya C. Wimberley 06-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Slow start but good"

    I love Jojo Moyes books! It was slow to start but ended excellent! Totally recommend!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Anita Kristensen 08-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A lovely, moving book"

    After a bit of a slow and confusing start, the book got hold of my heartstrings and moved me both softly and fiercely. So many lives and so much we dont get at a glance. Lovely read, very good job!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    June Baton Rouge, LA, United States 08-01-16
    June Baton Rouge, LA, United States 08-01-16 Member Since 2013
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    "I guess I was in the mood for it."
    What made the experience of listening to The Peacock Emporium the most enjoyable?

    I remained curious about the characters the entire time and although they were represented as real people with all of the challenges of life, they seems genuine to me. I wasn't triggered or irritated by any of the characters (like I often am with other books) and the entire story seemed believable- as if it were actually a true story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked how real this story seemed to me.


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

    Not sure if I have listened to other books narrated by Judith Boyd but I was very happy with the narration of this book.


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

    I didn't have any extreme reactions to this book- unlike "Me Before You" where I cried a lot during that audiobook. This was more of an easy listening book but still interesting and I really like the way it was written.


    Any additional comments?

    I like Jojo Moyes as an author. I have listened to 4 of her audiobooks and I can not tell they are all done by the same author (unlike other authors I have read where you can tell who wrote it). Sometimes I am struck by her writing style and find it quite pleasing overall. One Plus One was the only book that irritated me by Jojo but I'll save my comments on that!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elisabeth 09-13-16
    Elisabeth 09-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Enjoyed every minute"

    a slightly boring start but the book gets better and better until its just wonderful!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    P.W. Rodgers 09-09-16 Member Since 2011
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    "JoJo is always a good read."

    I wasnt sure I loved this book as much as some of her others, it was a bit long and began to get a bit predictable. I did like the characters and found the last chapters filled in all my questions with that bit of surprise we associate with Moyes' writing style.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Parisha 07-28-16
    Parisha 07-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not jojo's best"

    Hard to connect with the main character. The book was all over the place and I found myself wondering who we were talking about. Was hoping Suzanne was going to jump off cliff.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    patty mastracco 06-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Just couldn't get into it."
    What would have made The Peacock Emporium better?

    I only got about a hour into it but it was just so slow and not attention grabbing.


    What could Jojo Moyes have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    More meat, less fluff. Loved Me Before You and other Jo Jo books


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Judith Boyd?

    Yes


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Peacock Emporium?

    Didn't get far enough into it. Just couldn't keep listening.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Diana G Welsh 08-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Not one of Jojo Moyes' best"

    I am a big fan of Jojo Moyes, but this was probably my least favorite of her books. I did enjoy the narrator though.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Patricia
    scunthorpe, United Kingdom
    6/16/16
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    "perhaps unfair expectations"

    I always look forward to a new Jojo Moyes book as her past books have been beyond expectations and were 6 star ratings if that was possible. This book was enjoyable but did not quite live up other previous books. It will not stop me downloading future books straight away when they come out. It must be difficult to keep up her usual standard all the time.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Louise Fender
    6/14/16
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    "Amazing!! Loved it. Best book this year"

    I have listened to all Jojo moyes's books and this is by far the best.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Phil Smith
    6/23/16
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    "To slow"

    I thought it very hard to understand the story and the narrator was so slow it's the first time in a. Very long time I have not finished a book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • GerI
    6/18/16
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    "You really have to stick with this book"

    You really have to stick with this book. I almost gave up but glad I didn't as it's a lovely book with lots of stories within the story. it comes in from different angles and jumps backwards and forwards in time but all makes sense in the end. Beautifully written and it's possibly one of my most enjoyed books recently so stick with it and enjoy it as much as I did.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Lis
    7/18/16
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    "Disappointing"

    I kept on listening hoping it would improve, but for me it didn't. Having read several Jojo Moyes books I really wondered if she actually wrote it! I found it boring and disappointing.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    Bristol, UK
    9/16/16
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    "A regrettable purchase..."

    I hated this book by the end of chapter one, so haven't fully read it, skimmed through to see if it improves but no! In my experience, one finds an author whose book you love so much, you await the next, for me this could be said of Michelle Paver, Philip Pullman, Kate Mosse, Susan Waters, to name but a few, others fall into what I call the Roulette type, a classic example of this is Jane Retzig who wrote a book so brilliant, when I had finished I immediately bought two more with my credits, one was awful, dire, disappointing, yet the other was another work of genius, I buy another, it's awful again, these are inconsistent Authors, then there are the worst authors who churn out book after awful book that is literally a formulaic style, the same story with different names or settings, Radclyffe is one such author and others I could name, but this is enough examples of the roulette we risk when buying AudioBooks, and reading others reviews who rave about a book, you buy it only to wonder what they found so wonderful.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Catherine Elliott
    9/7/16
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    "Great listen"

    Very good book with realistic characters and a great storyline with plenty of twists and turns.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • sarah Davies
    8/23/16
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    "Boring"

    I like Jojo moyes normally but my god this was dull! I listened to the end but didn't really concentrate because I had lost the will to live!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    8/10/16
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    "The Peacock Emporium"

    This is a good solid story with aspects of romance and class differences.
    The plot was revealed gradually enough to make me keen to keep listening.
    However it was completely spoiled for me by the narrator's terrible attempt at the Suffolk accent. Ipswich is NOT in the West Country.
    I would have therefore enjoyed the book far more by reading it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Stephanie
    7/22/16
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    "Get ready for tissues"

    At first I have to admit I wasn't taken with this. A seemingly spoilt 30 something with mummy and daddy issues but as the story progressed I began thinking that the inevitable storyline shouldn't happen. I'll not spoilt the plot but it's altogether lovely and shocking in equal measures.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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