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    • Victoria Hislop

    • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
    • By: Victoria Hislop, Gabriel Fleming
    • Narrated by: Victoria Hislop, Gabriel Fleming
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Victoria Hislop joins Gabriel Fleming in the Audible Studios to discuss her latest novel.

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    • Cartes Postales from Greece

    • By: Victoria Hislop
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens, Victoria Hislop, Esther Wane, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Week after week the postcards arrive, addressed to a name Ellie does not know, with no return address, each signed with an initial: A. With their bright skies, blue seas and alluring images of Greece, these cartes postales brighten her life. After six months, to her disappointment, they cease. But the montage she has created on the wall of her flat has cast a spell. She must see this country for herself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Where are the cartes postal?

    • By Book Addict and Pasta Lover on 08-08-17

    Regular price: $24.51

    • The Sunrise

    • By: Victoria Hislop
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the summer of 1972, Famagusta, in Cyprus, is the most desirable resort in the Mediterranean, a city bathed in the glow of good fortune. An ambitious couple open the island's most spectacular hotel, where Greek and Turkish Cypriots work in harmony. Two neighbouring families, the Georgious and the Özkans, are among many who moved to Famagusta to escape the years of unrest and ethnic violence elsewhere on the island. But beneath the city's façade of glamour and success, tension is building.

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    • The Return

    • By: Victoria Hislop
    • Narrated by: Jane Wymark
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Beneath the majestic towers of the Alhambra, Granada's cobbled streets resonate with music and secrets. Sonia Cameron knows nothing of the city's shocking past; she is here to dance. But in a quiet café, a chance conversation and an intriguing collection of old photographs draw her into the extraordinary tale of Spain's devastating civil war. Seventy years earlier, the café is home to the close-knit Ramírez family. In 1936, an army coup led by Franco shatters the country's fragile peace, and in the heart of Granada the family witnesses the worst atrocities of conflict.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Two stories woven into one...

    • By Daryl on 10-07-14

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Return

    • By: Victoria Hislop
    • Narrated by: Judy Bennett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
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    Beneath the majestic towers of the Alhambra, Granada's cobbled streets resonate with music and secrets. Sonia Cameron knows nothing of the city's shocking past; she is here to dance. But in a quiet café, a chance conversation and an intriguing collection of old photographs draw her into the extraordinary tale of Spain's devastating civil war. Seventy years earlier, the café is home to the close-knit Ramírez family.

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    • The Thread

    • By: Victoria Hislop
    • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Thessaloniki, 1917. As Dimitri Komninos is born, a devastating fire sweeps through the thriving Greek city where Christians, Jews and Muslims live side by side. Five years later, Katerina Sarafoglou's home in Asia Minor is destroyed by the Turkish army. Losing her mother in the chaos, she flees across the sea to an unknown destination in Greece. Soon her life will become entwined with Dimitri's, and with the story of the city itself, as war, fear and persecution begin to divide its people.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Powerful story

    • By Daryl on 10-13-15

    Regular price: $19.62

    • The Island

    • By: Victoria Hislop
    • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother's past, but Sofia has never spoken of it. She only admits to growing up in a small Cretan village before moving to London. When Alexis decides to visit Crete, however, Sofia gives her daughter a letter to take to an old friend and promises that, through her, she will learn more. Arriving in Plaka, Alexis learns that it lies a stone's throw from the deserted island of Spinalonga - Greece's former leper colony.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Depressing

    • By Jan on 10-07-12

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    • L'île des oubliés

    • By: Victoria Hislop
    • Narrated by: Pulcherie Gadmer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Une jeune Anglaise, Alexis, ignore tout de l'histoire de sa famille maternelle, tant sa mère, Sophia, fait peser sur le passé une chape de plomb qui empoisonne leurs relations. Pour dénouer ce nœud obscur, Alexis décide de se rendre dans le village natal de Sophia, en Crète. Et découvre que juste en face se trouve Spinalonga, l'île où l'on déportait les lépreux. Quand elle apprend que son arrière-grand-mère y serait morte, elle décide d'élucider tous ces mystères.

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    • Une dernière danse

    • By: Victoria Hislop
    • Narrated by: Laëtitia Lefebvre
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Derrière les tours majestueuses de l'Alhambra, les ruelles de Grenade résonnent de musique et de secrets. Venue de Londres pour prendre des cours de danse, Sonia ignore tout du passé de la ville quand elle arrive. Mais une simple conversation au café El Barril va la plonger dans la tragique histoire de la cité de García Lorca et de la famille qui tenait les lieux.

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    • The Last Dance and Other Stories

    • By: Victoria Hislop
    • Narrated by: Victoria Hislop, Gareth Armstrong, Jane Collingwood, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 10 powerful stories, Victoria Hislop takes us through the streets of Athens and into the tree-lined squares of Greek villages. As she evokes their distinct atmosphere, she brings vividly to life a host of unforgettable characters, from a lonesome priest to battling brothers, and from an unwanted stranger to a groom troubled by music and memory. These bittersweet tales of love and loyalty, of separation and reconciliation, captured in Victoria Hislop's unique voice, will stay with you long after you reach the end. Three of these stories appeared previously published in Victoria Hislop's collection, One Cretan Evening.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • La ville orpheline

    • By: Victoria Hislop
    • Narrated by: Maia Baran
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
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    Été 1972. La ville de Famagouste, à Chypre, héberge la station balnéaire la plus enviée de la Méditerranée, cité rayonnante et bénie des dieux. Un couple ambitieux ouvre l'hôtel le plus spectaculaire de l'île, Le Sunrise, où Chypriotes grecs et turcs collaborent en parfaite harmonie. Deux familles voisines, les Georgiou et les Özkan, sont de celles, nombreuses, venues s'installer à Famagouste pour fuir des années de troubles et de violences ethniques dans le reste de l'île, où la tension monte. Lorsqu'un putsch grec plonge l'île dans le chaos, celle-ci devient le théâtre d'un conflit désastreux. La Turquie envahit Chypre afin de protéger sa minorité sur place, et Famagouste est bombardée. Quarante mille personnes, n'emportant que leurs biens les plus précieux, fuient l'armée en marche. Dans la ville désertée, seules deux familles demeurent. Voici leur histoire.

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    • The Island

    • By: Victoria Hislop
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
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    Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother's past, but Sofia has never spoken of it. She only admits to growing up in a small Cretan village before moving to London. When Alexis decides to visit Crete, however, Sofia gives her daughter a letter to take to an old friend and promises that, through her, she will learn more. Arriving in Plaka, Alexis learns that it lies a stone's throw from the deserted island of Spinalonga - Greece's former leper colony.

    Regular price: $14.94

    • HiBrow: World Book Night 2013

    • By: Graeme Simsion, Lucy Fleming, Jojo Moyes, and others
    • Narrated by: Graeme Simsion, Lucy Fleming, Jojo Moyes, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
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    A celebration of adult literature and reading. The whole book industry, including booksellers, librarians and publishers, were invited come together and pick out their favourite titles to be included the final list of 25 books by authors from the UK and Ireland. The final list included fiction, poetry and memoirs, among others. There were some best sellers, some classics and some lesser known. Interviews with Graeme Simsion, Lucy Fleming, Jojo Moyes, Lemn Sissay, Mark Haddon, Tracy Chevalier, Victoria Hislop, Rupert Thomson and Andrew Motion.

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