We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Season of Storms | [Susanna Kearsley]

Season of Storms

In the early 1900s, the playwright Galeazzo D’Ascanio lived for Celia Sands. She was his muse and the inspiration for his most stunning and original play. But the night before she was to take the stage, Celia disappeared. Now, decades later, Alessandro D’Ascanio is preparing to stage the first performance of his grandfather’s masterpiece. A promising young actress - who shares Celia Sands’ name, but not her blood - has agreed to star. She is instantly drawn to the mysteries surrounding the play - and to her compelling, compassionate employer. And even though she knows she should let the past go, in her dreams it comes back.
Regular Price:$50.84
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

In the early 1900s, the playwright Galeazzo D’Ascanio lived for Celia Sands. She was his muse and the inspiration for his most stunning and original play. But the night before she was to take the stage, Celia disappeared. Now, decades later, Alessandro D’Ascanio is preparing to stage the first performance of his grandfather’s masterpiece. A promising young actress - who shares Celia Sands’ name, but not her blood - has agreed to star.

She is instantly drawn to the mysteries surrounding the play - and to her compelling, compassionate employer. And even though she knows she should let the past go, in her dreams it comes back.

©2012 Susanna Kearsley (P)2012 Oakhill Publishing

What the Critics Say

"Like something out of the pages of Daphne du Maurier." (Daily Express)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (97 )
5 star
 (32)
4 star
 (42)
3 star
 (21)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.0 (86 )
5 star
 (28)
4 star
 (36)
3 star
 (19)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.2 (85 )
5 star
 (37)
4 star
 (33)
3 star
 (12)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (2)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    F. Langley, BC, Canada 08-17-13
    F. Langley, BC, Canada 08-17-13 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    56
    13
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Season of Storms"

    Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. This story is superbly written and transports the listener to another world. Narration by Carolyn Bonnyman is supreme. I have now listened to all of Sussanna Kearsley's books and wish her latest book The Firebird was available in my country of Canada.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lindsay Kopp 10-24-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    18
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Breaking Curses"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. I love Bonnyman's narration, the characters are intriguing, the story is at once romantic and mysterious. A most enjoyable story.


    Which character – as performed by Carolyn Bonnyman – was your favorite?

    Since this novel takes place in the first person, I truly was engaged by Celia's inner thoughts. Bonnyman has a soft, winsome, and dreamy voice that gives encompasses Celia's self.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    MKo 01-15-15
    MKo 01-15-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Vivid and engaging story"

    Although I usually prefer Susana Kearsley's later books with stronger other-worldly elements, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this one. As usual, she paints incredibly vivid scenery and characters that feel like old friends.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Nancy Stubbs 12-05-14 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved it!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Season of Storms to be better than the print version?

    Both are excellent.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Celia Sands is my favorite.


    Which character – as performed by Carolyn Bonnyman – was your favorite?

    Still Celia.


    Any additional comments?

    Great narrator and story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    blue 04-10-15
    blue 04-10-15 Member Since 2012
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Wake me when it's over"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No, quit listening after about 1/3, just could not handle the "put me to sleep" monotone voice of the narrator. Listened to her in another book (Mariana) and she was very difficult to understand, and does not make it easy to distinguish between the different characters. Mariana had a better story though, Seasons of Storms just plain boring


    Would you recommend Season of Storms to your friends? Why or why not?

    No, snooze fest


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Very much so. If I ever see her name again as a narrator, simply won't buy the book


    Was Season of Storms worth the listening time?

    Nope


    Any additional comments?

    Disappointing

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Yu Yan 04-10-15
    Yu Yan 04-10-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    19
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    139
    44
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Season of Storms"

    This is my first book by this author and I have to b say it's all the good reviews it's got. Definitely a recommend here.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    LornaDavis United States 04-02-15
    LornaDavis United States 04-02-15 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    51
    30
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "eh"

    I am drawn to Susanna Kearsley's books but this on is just so-so. Sort of predictable with not much going on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    NancyQ-C 03-29-15
    NancyQ-C 03-29-15

    Nancy

    HELPFUL VOTES
    15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    27
    12
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Season of Storms"
    What did you love best about Season of Storms?

    Susanna Kearsley is a master storyteller, unparalleled.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Ms. Kearsley's imagination and writing makes her one of the premier authors of our time. She does not overwhelm the reader with characters or plots. Her storylines are imaginative.


    What aspect of Carolyn Bonnyman’s performance would you have changed?

    It did not compliment this great story. She has a tendency to mumble and go into spurts of chatter so fast that the listener would have to go back and lower the speed...SINCE THE LINK OF NARRATION AND BOOK DOES NOT EXIST.


    Any additional comments?

    Make sure to check that the narration and book is available...especially on a book of this quality. But read the book, it is as wonderful as one would anticipate from a Susanna Kearsley novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Linda Heiner 01-23-15 Member Since 2013
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great story but audio was very difficult to hear"

    Great story but audio was very difficult to hear even at full volume via Bluetooth. I missed quite a bit of it. I love this author, though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 01-03-15

    Eclectic, fun, zesty. Life is too short to not live fully.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    39
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Another solid book by Susanna Kearsley"

    Solid story line, superb performance. Celia Sands and her namesake will keep you engrossed until the end. The characters are completely developed; I could actually see them in my mind. There were a few surprises like the parentage of a couple of the characters. I particularly enjoyed the relationship between Poppy and Celia, and liked how the author brought her brand of drama to it. I wasn't surprised that a rift would happen, but how it happened was spectacular!

    Overall, the book is great, I didn't give it 5 stars only because I felt that it could have used one more chapter after the big reveal. I also wanted Celia's mother to be involved a little more in the story, but I'm not the author, so..... This book is definitely worth a credit.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-10 of 10 results
Sort by:
  • Katherine
    Winkleigh, United Kingdom
    11/11/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent book. I really enjoyed listening to it."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have already recommended this book to many of my friends. It keeps you on the edge of your seat.


    What other book might you compare Season of Storms to, and why?

    Some of Barbara Erskines book


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

    Excitement


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

    I tried but it was taking too long I give up about 1am each morning


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to reading the next one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Carol
    Peterborough, United Kingdom
    3/10/13
    Overall
    "disappointing"

    I love books by this author and have listened to all the others available on audible, this one however I just couldn't get into. I restarted 4 times and each time found my mind wandering within minutes. I'm not sure if its the narrator although she has a pleasant enough voice, but I was just bored by the story and couldn't figure out what was happening. In the end I realised I just didn't care enough about the characters to continue and give up.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-2 of 2 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.