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From a Paris Balcony Audiobook

From a Paris Balcony

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Heartbroken and alone, Boston art curator Sarah West is grieving the recent deaths of her parents and the end of her marriage. Ultrasensible by nature, she's determined to stay the course to get her life back on track. But fate has something else in mind. While cleaning out her father's closet, she finds a letter from the famous Parisian courtesan Marthe de Florian, dated 1895. The subject? Sarah's great-great-aunt Louisa's death. Legend has it Louisa committed suicide...but this letter implies there's more to that story.

Determined to learn the truth, Sarah, against her nature, impulsively flies to Paris. There she's drawn into the world of her flatmate, the brilliant artist Laurent Chartier. As she delves deep into the glittering Belle Époque to unravel the mystery, Sarah finds that her aunt's story may offer her exactly what she needs to open up to love again.

Following Sarah in the present day and Louisa in the 1890s, this moving novel spans more than a century to tell the stories of two remarkable women.

©2016 Ella Carey. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    MuseumGirl Baltimore 07-10-17
    MuseumGirl Baltimore 07-10-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Excruciating narration"

    This is a trite, predictable book, full of painfully familiar metaphors and Hallmark Channel-like romance. That aside, the narrator's interpretation of the voices made it almost intolerable to listen to for very long. All the accents sounded like what a high school actor would portray and her breathy voice for the main character made her sound like a schoolgirl. This is by far one of the worst audiobooks I have ever purchased.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie 04-12-17
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    "Good mystery, good narrator."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it's an easy listen.


    Any additional comments?

    So glad we're not so bound by "uppercrust" society these days, but the characters still made poor and selfish choices. It was a good clean mystery. Narration was good, but there was too much french in it for me, but she was really good with different voices. I would listen to her narration again and would listen to this author again.

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    Sam 04-04-17
    Sam 04-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "HORRENDOUS NARRRATOR"

    I listened to the other two books by this author - and they were fantastic! I was sooo looking forward to book #3. This narrator with her ridiculous accents and portrayal of one of the main characters in the story - just killed it for me!!! I should've relied on the reviews for this one :(

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nasreen Jahan 10-15-16
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    "An Intriguing Story!"

    I loved this story. It had intrigue, mystery and suspense. A fantastic tale.

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    "A different choice"

    I usually like historical mysteries but this book was a little change and a very good choice for commute listening. It was a satisfying combination of historical content which was new to me about pre war Paris. And a pleasing sweet hopeful
    And clean romance. I found this book on Kindle unlimited and picked
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    The audiobook because it was such a good deal. I have added to other two books in the series to my Audible wish list. Of course it is more of a women's read but it gives you lots to think about with regard to the double
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    Ann Allgaier 03-09-17
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    "Great read"

    very interesting. couldn't wait for the end.Very interesting story
    Eould like to read more dtories by this author.

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    Slugbug United States 01-11-17
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    The story was hard to get into but leveled out and was enjoyable. I preferred the narrator from The House By The Lake but this narrator did an OK performance.

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    Kathy Dunn 07-21-17
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    "Loved every minute"

    I did not guess the ending. It was well presented and I loved the two interlock stories

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    Tanya M. Spiegel Miami, Florida 05-10-17
    Tanya M. Spiegel Miami, Florida 05-10-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Incredible story"

    This book is like a spine off of the Paris Time Capsule that I loved. The author is truly a gifted writer creating character rich in depth and style. Just loved the background of Paris and the apartment again. Highly recommend if you liked her other book. Well done.

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