• Nights of the Rain and Stars

  • By: Maeve Binchy
  • Narrated by: Terry Donnelly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (287 ratings)

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Nights of the Rain and Stars

By: Maeve Binchy
Narrated by: Terry Donnelly
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Publisher's summary

In a small Greek island village, a group of travelers from around the world and the local residents they encounter are brought together in unexpected ways when sudden tragedy strikes. In her inimitable style, Maeve Binchy shares with listeners the lives of these strangers, learning their hopes, dreams, and fears as they move forward, forever changed by their experience.

Here is the story of old Andreas, the gentle taverna owner who has spent many years regretting the argument that drove his only son to America; Elsa, the beautiful German reporter who gave up her television career and the man she loves once she learned the secret he hid from her; and Fiona, the Irish nurse and dutiful daughter, who's gone off to travel with the man everyone says is wrong for her, determined to show them all, even if everyone is right. This is also the story of David, the only son who loves his family but not the family business; Thomas, the Californian who is able to cope with his recent divorce but not with sharing his son with his wife's new husband; and Vonni, who rashly left behind her life in Ireland to follow her true love to this village 30 years ago, and who is wise for everyone but herself.

A story that only Maeve Binchy could tell, told with the authenticity, charm, and grace that are her trademark, Nights of Rain and Stars will be rightly cherished by her millions of fans around the world.

©2004 Maeve Binchy (P)2004 Penguin Audio and BBC Audiobooks America

Critic reviews

"Satisfying and comforting.” (The Columbus Dispatch)

“Engaging…Binchy’s fans will enjoy this summery page-turner.” (Publishers Weekly)

“A remarkably gifted writer...a wonderful student of human nature.” (The New York Times Book Review)