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Greek Island Escape

By: Patricia Wilson
Narrated by: Mira Dovreni
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Publisher's Summary

I am Sofia. I am searching for my daughter, born 1st November 1972. Can you help me?

On the beautiful beaches of Crete, an old woman is handing out scraps of paper. Sofia, 85 years old, unable to speak, is desperate to find a daughter she has never known. After a tragic childhood in Athens and a soaring career as a singer, the brutal treatment of the man she loved by a tyrannical regime forced her to give up her daughter mere days after her birth. Now she longs to be reunited with her child before it's too late.

Meanwhile in London, Zoe is searching, too. In the two years since the disappearance of her teenage daughter, Zoe's life has crumbled apart. Her husband has left her, her son feels forgotten and every day is a struggle. But Zoe is desperate to track her daughter down, even if she doesn't want to be found....

©2020 Patricia Wilson (P)2020 Bonnier Books UK

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I had to sit down...

I typically listen to audio books during my daily tasks. This book, in the last few chapters, I had to sit and listen intentionally. I was immersed in the story and had to give my full attention as Sophia, Zoe, and Megan wrapped up this tragic, emotional journey.

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Great story - narration not so much!

I really loved the storyline and characters.
Unfortunately the narration spoiled it.
The volume difference from whisper to shouting made it difficult to listen.
One second I am straining to hear and the next second she is screaming in my ear.

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Leaves an imprint in your soul. A true “Must Read.”

Greek Island Escape is not what the cover might lead you to believe and in the end it left my heart in a state of deep fatigue as great stories should. Outlining the journey of various people and their realistic paths though life struggles, this book is truly an unexpected treasure. From a runaway daughter to the deep rooted love and peril of two people that met in passing as children in a divided time of war after losing their families. Although a work of fiction, the characters have so much thoughtful detail you will think they were truly real. This may be due to the fact that the individual characters are based on the accounting of real people gathered throughout the author’s travels which have been expertly woven within actual historical happenings to create a gripping and heartfelt fictional writing that feels like anything but.

This will keep you up all night as you saturate yourself in it. It will leave your eyes red, your heart swollen, and finish you off with an imprint in your soul.

I have not experienced any other books by author Patricia Wilson, but she is now on my shortlist of favorite writers. I have never been happier to stumble across a book outside of what I normally gravitate toward. This is a book that people truly need to experience. Do not make the mistake of passing over it.

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Loved this book!

I absolutely loved this book. I would gladly have paid for it. Not too over the top. Just enough of everything to make it great.

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Stick with it

I’m glad that I listened to the entire book. It’s very touching and emotional in the later part of the book. The beginning seems long but it’s weaving the story together and it’s worth it

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This is an amazing book!

The cover makes me think it will be light and fluffy, but it is full of depth and interesting characters. A lovely story of family, survival, and love. This is absolutely the best book I have heard on Audible Plus. Very moving and memorable.

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Wonderful story!

Very heartfelt story spanning three generations united by the power of relentless love triumphing over all.

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such a wonderful story

i throughly enjoyed this epic tale. If you are looking to take a journey to Greece listen to this story. Enjoy!

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very romantic

I can't say enough about this book it's perfect combination of tragic situations with comments on true love I would recommend it to anybody that's not afraid to let their feelings show

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Wonderful and heart breaking story

We visited Greece in 2019, wish I would have been able to read/listen to this book before then and known of more of the more recent history. We walked many of the places mentioned in this book and was able to picture them in my mind as the story was told. We meet many wonderful people while in Greece, and heard many wonderful stories of their past, but never knew something like this had happened during their life time. Makes me want to go hug the lady who runs the local Greek restaurant in our area, she is from Greece and I'm sure she would have many stories from her life that would fit into this book. The story is wonderfully told and read, my next book will be one from Patricia Wilson.

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  • Rosina Greenwell
  • 09-24-21

Powerful, interesting and gripping

This book was free with audible plus. Different to my usual reads but totally enjoyed the story and listened to it all in two days!
Definitely well worth listening to. I did google the history of Greece to find out more about the time the story is set.
If you’re looking for a book to stir you deeply, to challenge you and to renew your appreciation of your life, this novel is the one. Don’t forget your tissues!

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  • Kay Fidler
  • 05-10-20

Another fabulous book

I was so pleased to be in isolation and just spend my time total engrossed in another of Patricia Wilson’s books. Lost in the history, romance and longing for a happy ending and this covers all.
I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did.

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  • Bex
  • 11-13-21

A lovely, easy listen

A really enjoyable listen! Easy, but certainly not boring!
Emotive and relatable (in some aspects), I would highly recommend this book for a ‘pallet cleanse’, a good smile and an all round good time!

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  • fabmama
  • 11-10-21

Informative, emotional, exciting

A great read. I learnt a lot about modern Greek history whilst enjoying a great story crossing several generations

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-31-21

Well worth reading, I fully recommend it.

This is a compelling read that l had difficulty putting down. The story is fascinating but heartbreaking at times so you’ll need tissues nearby.

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  • krissi
  • 03-15-22

Couldn't reach the end

Twice I have tried to listen to this book and given up both times due to poor narration. The balance between hushed and loud made it impossible to enjoy. I've never come across this before in narration..

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  • Claire Williams
  • 11-18-21

sound issus

I couldn't get far with this one. the sound wax inconsistent...one second loud, another soft which meant I had to keep playing with volume settings. that was irritating so I gave up.

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  • Jo Powe
  • 01-24-23

Great listen !

Really enjoyed this .And the narrator was brilliant! Lovely story.
Great story highly recommend! 10/10

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  • Holly Burton
  • 01-02-23

Lovely story

This is a lovely and interesting story although switching characters each chapter can get a little confusing

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-22-22

Gripping book

Thank you for a great book! I loved it and not only was there romance, heartache, thrills I learnt a something about Greek history.

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  • Fineprint
  • 12-20-20

A riveting book with an excellent narrator

This book grew on me so much as I got further in to it. The narrator is excellent with her clear, characterful voice and good pronunciation of Greek words. And it was fascinating to learn the details of post-war Greek history about which I only had a vague idea.
What a great story!

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  • 01-24-23

Fabulous story

Thoroughly loved this beautiful story of 3 generations of women in 1 family. Awesome escapism!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-17-22

worth a listen

struggled with the start but pleased I continued listening. enjoyed the story and the characters

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  • Christina
  • 08-13-22

wonderful, but sad, totally captivated.

loved it, look forward to ready her other books. I would happily read this book again.

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  • Janette J Ryan
  • 07-12-22

Book cover belies the tragedy within

Set in Greece after the Second World War.
Greece is corrupt.
The Imperialists versus the Communists. The allies, side with the corrupt Imperialists and bomb innocent people.
Sophia is a singer, like her mother. Marcus’ father becomes her manager
Marcus is a Communist seeking revenge for the death of his family.
The story is a mix of Greek history after the war and the struggle for survival of the citizens from famine due to corruption and interference from America and England.
This book is a tragedy. It is a love story of Sophia and Marcus, of their baby, given up to save its life, and the search of her mother, Sophia, to see her before she dies.

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  • julee latimer
  • 06-23-22

Enjoyable read

I enjoyed the book overall but found a few of the characters a bit shallow, Megan particularly. Also, obvious holes in the prison story were irritating.
However, it was interesting for the most part.
Narration good.

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  • Jacquie van Heerden
  • 06-08-22

Lovely story

loved this book, well written & a must read for all who enjoy stories about families.

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  • Mira M.
  • 05-24-22

Fascinating Story

I loved listening to this audio book and it was hard to stop at night and get some sleep.
The characters are great. The story pulled me in and is very good written.
Although based on a sad violent time in Greece, there is also a lot of love, compassion
and emotions. I'll have a look at other books of the author.

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  • Suncica
  • 05-20-22

Amazing story. 👏 highly recommended .

Must read title. ..not bored any single moment. Narrator is so good. Story to remember...

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-08-22

Absolutely amazing

I would highly recommend this book , it was such a beautiful story, it was enriching to listen to.