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A Week in Winter

By: Maeve Binchy
Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
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Summary

The Sheedy sisters had lived in Stone House for as long as anyone could remember. Set high on the cliffs on the west coast of Ireland, overlooking the windswept Atlantic ocean, it was falling into disrepair - until one woman, with a past she needed to forget, breathed new life into the place. Now a hotel, with a big, warm kitchen and log fires, it provides a welcome few can resist.

Winnie is generally able to make the best of things until she finds herself on the holiday from hell. John arrived on an impulse after he missed a flight at Shannon. And then there's Henry and Nicola, burdened with a terrible secret, who are hoping the break at Stone House will help them find a way to face the future....

©2012 Maeve Binchy (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd

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Waited for the story to come together

This wasn't one of my favourites and I'musually easy to please. The characters were well described and the book was well read but I found myself constantly waiting for the story to come together. With about 15 minutes till the end it kind of comes together but in a disappointing way. It's more like lots of short stories that are started but not finished. There's even one or two characters that were described in great detail but the storyline just stops and they don't even make it to the end. I had to continue listening because I wanted to see where it was all going but it really was a disappointment in the end.

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Not the best read.

The narrators accents were annoying. The mini stories were mostly uninteresting and did not capture my empathy in the slightest. I struggled to finish this.

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Snuggle in against the cold

This was a nice, wee story about a woman opening a hotel right on the cliff of a storm-beaten part of the Irish coast.

You learn her story on the week running up to the grand opening and then the stories of each guest. There's something about an Irish accent that always feels so comforting, I don't know why! Listening to this while the gales are raging outside was perfect afternoon fodder.

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  • 25-01-20

Lovely relaxing listen

I thoroughly enjoyed this gentle thoughtful book. Very easy listening, I thought the narrator was excellent.

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So Very Very Enjoyable

I haven't been so engrossed in a book as in this one, for a long time. I loved every minute of it, and it is so excellently narrated in that beautiful soft Irish brogue that is so easy to listen to. I can totally recommend A Week In Winter, wholeheartedly.

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Escape

Every now and again I feel the need to escape from my usual genre, this was exactly what the doctor ordered....feel good factor at its best Xxxx

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a relaxing read

My first audio book which I thoroughly enjoyed. Maeve at her best as usual and the narration by Caroline Lennon was lovely to listen too although couldn't listen too in bed as kept putting me to sleep!!

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A lovely gentle story

This is a lovely story with a good moral base. I very much enjoyed this story.

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Loved it

Great story and enjoyed the voice of the actress it was a relaxing and sweet book

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I know where I would like to spend my next holiday

I have never read/listened to a Maeve Binchy novel before, I enjoyed this so much not only will a read more of her work I want to go to Stone House on my next holiday. I was blessed to a couple of magical days with Chicky, Orly and Rigger while listening to a A Week in Winter I would love to spend a week with these warm careing magical characters. Thank you Maeve Binchy for introducing them to me

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