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Winter Solstice Audiobook
Winter Solstice
Written by: 
Rosamunde Pilcher
Narrated by: 
Lynn Redgrave
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Winter Solstice Audiobook

Winter Solstice

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Publisher's Summary

When Elfrida Phipps abandons London for a quaint country village, she settles in quickly. She has a tiny cottage, her faithful dog Horace, and the friendship of good neighbors, Oscar, Gloria and their little girl. Perhaps, at last, she can exorcise the pain of the past and find peace. But it is not to be. Tragedy upsets Elfrida's newfound tranquility and she takes refuge in a rambling house in the north of Scotland called Corrydale. Almost like a magnet, Corrydale attracts various waifs and strays, each of them escaping difficult personal pasts. As the holidays approach and the weather turns foul, it seems a perfect recipe for disaster. But somehow the group proves to be greater than the sum of its ill-suited parts, and as the solstice passes and Christmas approaches, the healing power of love on even the most troubled human spirit begins to work its magic.

©2000 Rosamunde Pilcher; (P)2000 Random House, Inc., Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Nominee, 2001 Audie Award, Solo Narration - Female

"... an excellent performance that truly brings the author's words to life...Redgrave inhabits the author's homey prose as easily as slipping into a comfy pair of slippers�" (Publishers Weekly)

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    Eileen Gardnerville, NV, United States 12-14-11
    Eileen Gardnerville, NV, United States 12-14-11

    So many books, so little time!

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    "A Good Read"

    Rosamunde Pilcher is only second to Jane Austin in my world, with The Shell Seekers on a par with Pride and Prejudice. Winter Solstice is not exciting in any way, it is like comfort food...filling and satisfying. It is a simple story about simple people who could be people you know or used to know. Do not let me give you the idea that this means the story is boring, it is not, not at all. I loved getting to know the characters, sharing their losses, pleasures and loves, especially Oscar. This is a perfect book to curl up with when you want soothing or to be taken out of your own woes for a short time and go for a brief visit somewhere else.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    paula HInsdale, MA, United States 04-20-09
    paula HInsdale, MA, United States 04-20-09 Member Since 2010
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    "I Loved this Audio"

    The reading by Lynne Redgrave was superb, she made my favorite characters come to life.The only thing I didn't like, was that I accidently bought the abridged version, my favorite part was edited out for the audio. Winter Solstice is my favorite Rosamund Pilcher book,

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Lyn NEW ULM, MN, United States 01-01-12
    Lyn NEW ULM, MN, United States 01-01-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Loved"

    A friend wanted me to read this book and actually bought me another one by Ms Pilcher. I am looking forward to listening and reading more of her books.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    MillenniumMike Aurora, IL United States 02-16-15
    MillenniumMike Aurora, IL United States 02-16-15 Member Since 2011

    Favorites are histories and mysteries. Once avid reader trying to pick up the pace again later in life.

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    "Sweet story, wonderfully read"

    I read this book some years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. This abridged audio version is a most enjoyable version, for the very relatable characters, the very descriptive prose, the satisfaction of characters trying to make life better for each other, and the absolutely wonderful reading by Lynn Redgrave. Early on this version spends a little too much time on a few less significant characters, but then it gets back on track and moves nicely forward. Highly recommended!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Easyfordkid 12-02-03
    Easyfordkid 12-02-03 Member Since 2006
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    "Good Story"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Good characters and a satisfying story.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy 07-22-16
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    "Fun Light Story"

    If you don't mind predictability and want a short happy tale, this is for you.

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    Marguerite Warriner 05-28-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Quite enjoyed the read."

    As always Ms. Redgrave read on this intriguing story was everything I expected. From beginning to end my interest was captured and rewarded with the wonderful variation's of the characters voices. Bravo Ms Redgrave.
    Ms Pilcher thank you for sharing your wonderful talent of story weaving. Your ability to paint pictures with your wordes brought me much joy.
    Again thank you both for a most enjoyable experience.

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    Amazon Customer 04-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Every wish fulfilled"

    The story is something of a paean to cosy British domesticity- excessively fixated on descriptions of comfy rooms, good plain food and traditional British clothing. Every character is just what they should be, almost to the point of satire. And other than the tragedy that happens off stage, everything is so wonderful, so perfect and so convenient that one wonders what the purpose of the story is. Total wish fulfillment.

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    Vicki J Salsbury Bar Harbor, ME USA 04-19-16
    Vicki J Salsbury Bar Harbor, ME USA 04-19-16
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    "winter solstice"


    An excellent story with just enough characters to give it the feel of a full coarse meal. Lovely descriptions of English villages puts the reader right there amidst all the happenings. It is a happily ever after story, with an old house that needs a new life and plenty of people to fill it. I wish there had been an unabridged version,but the story is missing nothing, and
    Lynn Belgrave does an incredible job with all the voices.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stacy Meredith COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, US 03-20-16
    Stacy Meredith COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, US 03-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Exceptional book, very good for an abridged version"

    I never get tired of this book. It is a lovely, sensible, amusing, heartfelt and sensitive story about a group of people coming together in unexpected ways, and making lemonade out of the lemons they have all been dealt.
    If you already love this book, the shortened version is beautifully performed and quite good. I wanted to share it with my husband on a road trip and couldn't get the unabridged version. I thought well, this way he can see if he likes it before he has to spend 18 hours with it.
    Well he loved it!! We laughed, I cried, we listened nonstop and he wants the unabridged version as soon as I can find it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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