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Publisher's Summary

Max Skinner is a man at the heart of London's financial universe until his employers embark on a little asset-stripping of their own. Himself. Amid the grey London drizzle, there is one potential ray of sunshine: Max's Uncle Harry has left him his estate in his will, an eighteenth-century chateau and vineyard an hour's drive from Avignon. Out of a job, and encouraged by his friend Charlie about the money in modern wine, he heads for France. What Max discovers is a beautiful house, wonderful weather, and a bustling village. The downside is the quality of the wine in his vineyard; but when Max suggests calling in an expert, Roussel, a former employee of his uncle's, is resistant. Help is at hand, however, when a beautiful blonde Californian arrives unexpectedly at the chateau.
©2004 Escargot Productions; (P)2004 Time Warner AudioBooks

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  • Simon
  • Balmain, Australia
  • 02-01-14

Escapism for a Francophile

What made the experience of listening to A Good Year the most enjoyable?

A pleasurable book that was beautifully narrated. Story was better than the movie. Easy to listen to on a long flight.

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  • Ani
  • Australia
  • 07-01-12

Thoroughly enjoyable

Perfect book for francophiles! The narrator was great, and listening to this in my car made me wish I was driving in the south of France.

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Nothing like the movie with Russell Crowe

Nothing like the movie but enjoyable none the less. However it's a bit disconcerting when the storyline is so different from a movie you absolutely loved!

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  • Edward
  • 04-07-09

A Good Year. By Peter Mayle.

Charming, witty, unpredictable and thoroughly entertaining. Tim Piggot-Smith does an excellent job as narrator. One of those all too rare books you don't want to end.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Katy
  • 04-30-09

A Good Year

I really enjoyed this book. It is a feel-good story about sunshine, friends and wine in the South of France.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Starlight 3
  • 09-25-17

Very Good

After watching the film first wondered how this audio book would pan out. Feel its even better in someways than the film version. (Although the film is worth a watch too)

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  • Abby
  • 03-16-17

Excellent story brilliantly read

What made the experience of listening to A Good Year the most enjoyable?

Really enjoyed all the different voices, an absolutely intriguing story.

What did you like best about this story?

Loved all the wine details and the romance

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  • C
  • 05-13-16

Relaxing read

Leave you brain behind and a very enjoyable read. Easy to listen to on Audible

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  • Jonathan
  • 02-02-15

Brilliant...!

Love it. Fun and easy listening with a good "corkscrew" plot. Provence, a vigneron, two pals and a pretty girl!

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  • Dr V
  • 12-30-14

Another *very* good story from Peter Mayle

Would you consider the audio edition of A Good Year to be better than the print version?

Not particularly but I read the book years ago, greatly enjoyed it, and wanted to re-hear the story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Good Year?

The final twist

What about Time Pigott-Smith’s performance did you like?

Really enjoyable.

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

Laugh, definitely, and ache for the good life portrayed so wonderfully.

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  • S
  • 11-09-14

When you need to relax this is just perfect

What did you like most about A Good Year?

In this book Peter Mayle delivers great fun, great characters and you can just relax and let your mind enjoy it. The plot is not huge, the pace is medium, you laugh at his descriptions of wonderful meals and the sybaritic parts of life but it's FUN.

What about Time Pigott-Smith’s performance did you like?

The performance is well paced and he gets the french right without being either patronising or silly.

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

I listened to this driving home from work over a week and it set me up for a relaxed evening.

Any additional comments?

Download it, enjoy it, relax.

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  • MS A B MARTIN
  • 07-08-14

A Good Year Peter Mayle

What did you like most about A Good Year?

This was a very enjoyable listen as it is not heavy but entertaining and a good story. Just right for an evening listen after a hard day at work. It makes me want to be there and be part of such a community. Life as we knew it!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Charlie,a real card but Max good too.

What about Time Pigott-Smith’s performance did you like?

Liked the delivery and kept me listening

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

I want to be there!