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A Week in Winter Audiobook

A Week in Winter

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Publisher's Summary

Stoneybridge is a small town on the west coast of Ireland where all the families know one another. When Chicky Starr decides to take an old, decaying mansion set high on the cliffs overlooking the windswept Atlantic Ocean and turn it into a restful place for a holiday by the sea, everyone thinks she is crazy. Helped by Rigger (a bad boy turned good who is handy around the house) and Orla, her niece (a whiz at business), Chicky is finally ready to welcome the first guests to Stone House’s big warm kitchen, log fires, and understated elegant bedrooms. John, the American movie star, thinks he has arrived incognito; Winnie and Lillian are forced into taking a holiday together; Nicola and Henry, husband and wife, have been shaken by seeing too much death practicing medicine; Anders hates his father’s business, but has a real talent for music; Miss Nell Howe, a retired schoolteacher, criticizes everything and leaves a day early, much to everyone’s relief; the Walls are disappointed to have won this second-prize holiday in a contest where first prize was Paris; and Freda, the librarian, is afraid of her own psychic visions.

Sharing a week with this unlikely cast of characters is pure joy, full of Maeve’s trademark warmth and humor. Once again, she embraces us with her grand storytelling.

©2013 Maeve Binchy (P)2013 Random House Audio

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    "Another keeper"
    Would you try another book from Maeve Binchy and/or Rosalyn Landor?

    I have listened to numerous stories by Binchy. She has a pleasant world she describes.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I wanted to hear more about the main character Queenie and her hotel. It segued off to a story of each guest and got a bit contrived...


    What aspect of Rosalyn Landor’s performance would you have changed?

    nothing


    Did A Week in Winter inspire you to do anything?

    not really


    Any additional comments?

    I love this writer. She has a great way of telling an easy and enjoyable story

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Connie 01-30-16
    Connie 01-30-16
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    "Maeve does it again!"

    I've tea most if her books. This is one of the best and goes not disappoint the avid Binchey reader! Story laid out do uniquely and do captivating. 😀

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    Amanda 09-05-15
    Amanda 09-05-15
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    "Another great Meave Binchy"

    sadly her last novel but lived up to my expectations. great story with strong characters

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    Laraine Andover, NY, United States 06-11-15
    Laraine Andover, NY, United States 06-11-15

    Love audiobooks. Mystery and suspense novels are the ones I enjoy the most.

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    "Awesome."

    I really enjoyed this book. It was not what I had expected. Everyone should listen to this book and think about real life.

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    Nan O 06-11-15
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    "Lovely Vacation Listen"

    A delightful story. It felt like being on vacation. Maeve Binchy has such sight into ordinary people and makes one feel extra ordinary for just being human.

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    "Charming characters and brilliant storytelling"

    Binchy never disappoints with the way she weaves together stories of charming characters that feel like old friends by the end of the book!

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    LARRAINE Brooklyn, NY United States 02-22-15
    LARRAINE Brooklyn, NY United States 02-22-15
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    "A Week in Winter is a fantastic plot and storyline"

    A Week in Winter is a fantastic storyline and plot. Ms Binchy uses plenty of sensory details of imagery where it makes me feel like I'm her story. The performance of the narrator does an excellent job. The tone of her voice is smooth and relaxing..

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    marie Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada 04-01-13
    marie Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada 04-01-13
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    "classic Binchy"
    Would you listen to A Week in Winter again? Why?

    I would listen to it again as it is her last book and Rosalynd had a great voice!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved all the characters especially Ms Star!


    What does Rosalyn Landor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her voice and expression help you relate to the characters


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    William Springfield Oregon 03-26-13
    William Springfield Oregon 03-26-13
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    "Take me back to Ireland"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it discusses choices in life and how your life is impacted


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Week in Winter?

    When they saved the boy from jumping off the cliff


    What about Rosalyn Landor’s performance did you like?

    Loved the Irish acents


    Who was the most memorable character of A Week in Winter and why?

    The girlfreind of the banker


    Any additional comments?

    LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED it

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Katheline A. Phelan bethesda, maryland United States 03-04-13
    Katheline A. Phelan bethesda, maryland United States 03-04-13
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    "Charming"
    If you could sum up A Week in Winter in three words, what would they be?

    I listened to this book with sadness, knowing that it's the last one that Maeve Binchy ever wrote. It is quintessential Binchy - full of charm and character development and people overcoming the obstacles in their lives. Loved it!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters are almost all captivating


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