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Four Letters of Love

By: Niall Williams
Narrated by: Gerry O'Brien
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Summary

'When I was 12 years old God spoke to my father for the first time. God didn't say much. He told my father to be a painter and left it at that.... '

So begins Niall Williams' magical tale about love and destiny. Nicholas Coughlan and Isabel Gore were made for each other - but fate doesn't always take the easiest or the most obvious route to true love. For a start, Nicholas and Isabel have never met and nor are they likely to, without some kind of divine intervention. But as God, ghosts, a series of coincidences and seemingly chance events and encounters conspire to bring the couple together, other - often more human - forces attempt to keep them apart. 'What will be, will be,' of course, but that doesn't guarantee a happy-ever-after ending, nor answer the question 'Will they or won't they?'

Written in a lyrical, lilting tone, Four Letters of Love is a glorious, uplifting story about faith, about seizing the moment, believing in your instincts and acting on impulse - and about following your heart, no matter where it may lead.

©2006 Niall Williams (P)2014 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd

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A dream like story read brilliantly.

This lovely tale, set on Southern Ireland, is made all the lovelier by its beautiful reading. The poetic language reads like a ballad and contours up vivid pictures as it weaves the mystery of the story from start to finish. Almost ethereal, the characters come alive. I was spellbound. Anyone who likes poetic language and a gentle story with a different type, but pleasing ending, will adore it.

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Couldn't stop listening

If you could sum up Four Letters of Love in three words, what would they be?

So refreshing to hear an Irish book read with sympathy and humour

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Please include more books like this

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A joy to listen to

The wonderful flow of words that told a soulful story of love, romantic love, parental love and Gods love

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Four Letters of Live

A wonderful story, beautifully told and very well narrated.
I was gripped from start to finish and now I want to start it all over again!

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Lovely story but with a "sudden ending"

Quick and short chapters that move between different people scenes and timelines. Didn't realise why the title until the last few chapters of the book. wish we got more of an insight into their togetherness

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Perfect writing and beautiful narration I didn’t want it to end

A wonderful story set in Ireland and as with all of Williams novels written with such beauty. The narrator a perfect match. I can’t criticise one element as for me this was perfect. If you want a lyrical story, full of love and the occasional sadness treated with gentle humour and with impeccable narration this is the audible book for you.

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Magical

I can honestly say that I have never encountered such beautiful writing.
An absolute magical story of love and loss ...
I just want to start it all over again.
Gerry O’Brien narrated this superbly.
From a very emotional Marie

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what rubbish

first three quarters offered promise then it turned into father Ted/bad rom com cliche . I was laughing out loud in places and hurray the by boat sank and she didn't get the letter. at least in a rom com boy gets girl what can I say do NOT waste your money on this

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