• The Strawberry Thief

  • By: Joanne Harris
  • Narrated by: Joanne Harris
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (64 ratings)

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By: Joanne Harris
Narrated by: Joanne Harris
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Publisher's summary

Disappear into the world of the Sunday Times best-selling Chocolat....

Faith. Secret. Magic. Murder....

Vianne Rocher has settled down. Lansquenet-sous-Tannes, the place that once rejected her, has finally become her home. With Rosette, her youngest child, she runs her chocolate shop in the square, talks to her friends on the river, is part of the community. Even Reynaud, the priest, has become a friend. 

But when old Narcisse, the florist, dies, leaving a parcel of land to Rosette and a written confession to Reynaud, the life of the sleepy village is once more thrown into disarray. Then the opening of a mysterious new shop in the place of the florist's across the square - one that mirrors the chocolaterie, and has a strange appeal of its own - seems to herald a change: a confrontation, a turbulence - even, perhaps, a murder....

What will the wind blow in today?
 

©2019 Joanne M Harris (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

Critic reviews

"So wise, so atmospheric, so beautifully written." (Marian Keyes)

"The most magical, stunningly beautiful novel." (Joanna Cannon)

"It will intrigue and charm readers every bit as much as Chocolat." (Monica Ali)

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Please don't read your own books.

The story is passable but was ruined for me as it was read by the author. Most of the time I had no idea who was talking as she used the same voice for every character. It's a shame when a book is ruined by its own author. If you must, buy the book in paper or kindle and avoid the audible version, I almost returned the book a dozen times, but made it to the end. Your mileage may vary

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I regret reading this book, the magic is gone :(

Well, that was bad😣
I can’t believe Joanne did this to me, the reader who has listened to Chocolat and The Lollipop Shoes so many times that I could quote them word for word. Seems like it’s not the main character Vianne, but the writer who’s lost her faith and magic. I’m sorry to say that this book seems extremely rushed, meant to get sales purely😔
The writing is chaotic and so repetitive that it made me question the fact it was Joanne Harris who actually wrote this book. It doesn’t even look like a Chocolat sequel as lots of the characters’ qualities and descriptions are horribly conflicting.
I listened to the book twice, having decided to give it a second chance, but - no. I love the writer’s books, she’s always been my favorite, but I wish I’d never read Strawberry Thief.
And lastly, please let Juliet Stevenson do the narration. Her voice and style are amazing and she’s definitely responsible for 40% of the charm and mystery of Chocolat and Lollipop Shoes🙈

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Enchanting ...

Equally enchanting and moving. A poignant window into loss and love’s return. Harris is a masterful storyteller.

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Enjoyable

Would have loved it more if someone else was reading it. It was hard to differentiate between the different characters as her voice never changed. Overall story was as usual very enjoyable.

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Joanne Harris's Stories Carry On The Wind

I have read almost everything of Joanne Harris, like the chocolate Vianne makes, her books are full of surprise, and linger leaving you wanting more!

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Absolutely beautiful x

I was hooked from then beginning. I can highly recommend this book. It was so clear every word drew a picture which make the book come to life. love love loved it.

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A Truly Excellent Story

This was a well written and wonderfully entertaining journey back to the world of Chocolate

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