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The Glass Painter's Daughter

Narrated by: Jilly Bond
Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
Categories: Fiction, Chick Lit
3.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Fran Morrison, a travelling musician, is summoned home to London after her father suffers a stroke. She finds herself in charge of the family business - a stained glass workshop.

When the vicar of the local church asks Fran to restore a shattered window, her research into its origins uncovers a fascinating and moving love story from the Victorian past that resonates in her own life.

©2008 Rachel Hore (P)2009 WF Howes Ltd

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  • Mrs
  • 11-03-09

Really enjoyable story

This is an 'unturnable off' story with thoroughly believable characters. It's an unusual setting in a stained glass workshop where a window is being restored. There's an historical element too related through a diary about how the window was first commissioned and built. Also a strong musical element, the main character, Fran is a tuba player.

The narration is excellent with each voice being instantly recognizable for who it's meant to be.

Easy listening but well written and read. Highly recommended


17 of 17 people found this review helpful

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  • Greenie
  • 05-23-11

Lovely!

Yet another good story from Rachel Hore. As usual, there is an interweaving of past and present with everything coming to a satisfactory, if somewhat expected, conclusion. Her historical information is spot on, and the description of Elgar`s "Dream of Gerontius" and the rehearsals, flows nicely. She`s obviously done her research!

However, Jilly Bond has to be THE most annoying narrator ever. Her voice is constantly full of emotion, yet her reading and interpretation of the characters is both emotion and passionless. In future, for me, Rachel Hore`s novels will have to be on the printed page unless narrated by someone else!!

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  • sue
  • 08-09-12

a little disapointing

Loved the gathering storm , but this one did not quite hit the spot. It seemed to labour on a little and I lost interest.

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  • PeggySue
  • 07-31-19

Listening is so relaxing

Captivating story, so loved the way it spanned generations of the family. Loved narration too.

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  • xenia watson
  • 02-27-19

the story and narrator

not as good as the other books. narrator again makes the men sound 100 years old and as though they are weak and gasping for breath, always let's the males in the stories down

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  • Maggiemarl
  • 06-30-17

Loved it

Loved this book from beginning to end. Very good story, in two tied time frames. Well read. A joy

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-18-16

chick flix novel

Is there anything you would change about this book?

no, although I really don't want to read any more of rachel hores novels as they are all very samey and have gotten boring

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

not make is quite so predictable

Which scene did you most enjoy?

non stood out

Do you think The Glass Painter's Daughter needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

no

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  • Carg
  • 04-14-16

Very enjoyable

The pace was a bit slow at the beginning but once the scene was set I couldn't stop listening. As usual the past and the present weave together to tell a brilliant story.

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  • Shaz
  • 10-09-14

Really disappointed

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Nope, it just plods along

What will your next listen be?

The darkest hour, Barbara Erskine

How could the performance have been better?

Predictable , slow story

Was The Glass Painter's Daughter worth the listening time?

It was a chore

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-07-13

brilliant

I loved this book. The story was engaging. The characters were like friends along the way.

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  • Mark
  • 02-23-19

Happy to recommend this Book

This book immediately had me interested. A bit predictable but I wanted to listen all the way through.
The Narrator (Jilly Bond) did a very good job. She brought the story to life for me.