• A Peaceful Retirement

  • By: Miss Read
  • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
  • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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A Peaceful Retirement

By: Miss Read
Narrated by: Sian Phillips
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Publisher's Summary

The village schoolmistress, Miss Read, greets retirement with excitement, and settles down to endless lazy days, but her idyll is interrupted by the daily cares of her friends and fellow villagers in this, the latest Miss Read novel.

©1996 Mrs D J Saint (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Kathy
  • 09-08-10

A Peaceful Retirement

Thank you, thank you Audible Team for bringing out 6 more Miss Read audio books! One of them, A Peaceful Retirement, is a typical example of this author's work. Its about day to day country life, but also insightful and deals with social issues of its day. Miss Read is a bit like Jane Austin in her observations! A real treat.

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  • A. Jackson
  • 10-26-20

A very peaceful read

Thoroughly enjoyed this restful and relaxing book. Sian Phillips has the kind of voice that I could listen to for hours. Indeed, I have.

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  • Firenze
  • 10-01-18

SUBLIME

My absolute favourite of MISS READ. Am currently living out the same story and I am getting strength from listening to the ups and downs of real life.

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  • marsel
  • 02-22-18

Miss Read

I thoroughly enjoy listening to Miss Read's books so easy to listen too and most enjoyable

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  • Pamela
  • 03-19-22

Miss Read's Comforting Stories.

I am never able to explain the enjoyment and comfort I get from Miss Read's books. And ultimately, it does not matter. What matters is that I do enjoy them. Gentle, dreamy escapism.

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  • Alžběta
  • 03-17-22

I wish I could give 10 stars!

What a delicious treat! Whichever way I look at it, I cannot find a single flaw in any of Miss Read's books. And "A Peaceful Retirement" is another piece of flawless, dreamy, gentle escapism and nostalgia that fills my heart with immense joy.

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  • pebbles141
  • 03-01-22

Another absolute gem

I have listened to all of Miss Read’s Fairacre books and all of them a wonderful glimpse into a slower pace of country life. I cannot wait to move on to the Thrush Green series, but will always have these old friends to return to. Perfect Sunday afternoon listening. Thank you Miss Read.

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  • G M HEWITT
  • 02-23-22

another gem

a lovely story read by sian Phillips. miss read at her best. maybe she will marry one of her admirers one day.

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  • helen fitzsimmons
  • 01-21-22

Perfection

Loved it! Miss Read is such a comfort in rocky times . A cosy hug of a book. And funny too

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  • Blue Jelly Studios
  • 11-20-21

A Satisfying Ending...or Beginning.

The Miss Read books have long been a guilty pleasure, used as a moment of calm long before 'mindfullness' or 'positive mental health' became important. Like an old friend, this final book let's us share the first year of Fairacre's Ex-headmistresses retirement: unexpected challenges, joys and frustrations and even a little gentle romance.
The narrator's voice is perfect providing enough variety between characters without breaking the flow. I am now keep to listen from 'Village School' onwards. A joy.