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Holding

Lu par : Graham Norton
Durée : 7 h et 26 min
4,7 out of 5 stars (3 notations)

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Graham Norton's masterful debut is an intelligently crafted story of love, secrets and loss.

The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama, and yet its inhabitants are troubled. Sergeant PJ Collins hasn't always been this overweight; mother of two Brid Riordan hasn't always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn't always felt that her life was a total waste.

So when human remains are discovered on an old farm, suspected to be that of Tommy Burke - a former love of both Brid and Evelyn - the village's dark past begins to unravel. As the frustrated PJ struggles to solve a genuine case for the first time in his life, he unearths a community's worth of anger and resentments, secrets and regret.

Darkly comic, touching and at times profoundly sad. Graham Norton employs his acerbic wit to breathe life into a host of loveable characters and explore - with searing honesty - the complexities and contradictions that make us human.

©2016 Graham Norton (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton

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Really enjoyed it

The story was great, the characters compelling and the narration was the cherry on the top. I would recommend this book in a heartbeat.

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  • Kathryn G.
  • 30/11/2016

Absolutely charming

What made the experience of listening to Holding the most enjoyable?

Having Graham Norton read his own work made this special. He has a wonderful voice for narration.

What does Graham Norton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His Irish accent - it made the characters really come alive.

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  • Sandie
  • 15/04/2020

A sweet story

Beautifully narrated by Graham Norton. Such a pleasure to listen to his voice. A sweet simple story. Nice escape for a few hours!

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  • Pineapple
  • 02/03/2020

Loved it!

It reminded me so much of life at home in a small town. Graham Norton is brilliant narrating the story and voicing the characters too.

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  • Angela
  • 02/11/2018

So brilliant!

Loved the way the story was told (loved Graham's reading of the story) and the charming characters. Such proficient writing. Well done Graham.

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  • lisa
  • 06/08/2018

Like sitting next to Graham.

How wonderful was this book! It was like sitting next to Graham and having him tell me a story about his family in Ireland. I really enjoyed the mystery of it, I was guessing different people throughout. And I especially liked feeling like I was there with all the details of the town and the people. Can’t wait for the next book!

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  • Joan
  • 09/07/2020

Such a charming mystery

This is such a charming mystery, excellently narrated by the author himself. The book focuses mostly on the characters, who are wonderfully written and all seems to be somehow involved in the mystery itself. I like the way this story was quietly and slowly unfolded as we got to know all the characters which is almost exactly like life in a very small town.

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  • Hannah
  • 13/11/2019

Really enjoyed it

I really enjoyed this book. It was a book club choice (not my own personal) I was a bit sceptical but Graham read it exceptionally well. He didn't do silly voices for each character, which I thought was perfect. His accent enhanced the story.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07/08/2019

very engaging

This was a very nice work, engrossing story beautifully read by the author! Mr. Norton has such a wonderful cadence and tone! His characters are sympathetic and his mysteries believable with just a touch of macabre sentimentality. I look forward to his next book!

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  • naomi
  • 28/11/2017

Loved it!

Very enjoyable murder mystery. Characters you can judge and cheer for at the same time. I am definitely buying his next book!

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  • "cdonns"
  • 03/11/2017

Holding

Loved it! Graham Norton is great fun to listen to and so is his story.

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  • Laura Rapeanu
  • 30/09/2017

Nette Geschichte, jedoch vorhersehbar!

Dieses Hörbuch hatte ich schon seit einiger Zeit auf mein Merkzettel, und Hörproben sowohl in deutsch als auch in englisch, aufmerksam gehört. Habe mich dann doch für die Originalsprache entschieden und muss zugeben, dass es die richtige Entscheidung war. Der Autor Graham Norton, der im Original auch selbst vorliest hat es richtig toll gemacht, denn er hat der Geschichte mit seinem irischen Akzent sehr viel Schwung und Sympathie gegeben. Auch wenn die Handlung sehr solide aufgebaut ist und es einige sehr sympathische Charaktere gibt, ist die Geschichte doch sehr vorhersehbar. Daher leider ein paar Punktabzüge. Gesamtheitlich kann ich das Buch denjenigen empfehlen, die eine nette Geschichte hören wollen. Wer dem englischen etwas mächtig ist, empfehle ich auf jeden Fall, es in der Originalsprache anzuhören.

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  • Ann
  • 10/10/2018

Lieblingshörbuch

Eines der schönsten Hörbücher die ich bis jetzt gehört habe! Toller Sprecher, gut verständlich und eine wunderschöne Geschichte.

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  • Vera P.
  • 06/12/2017

Sweet and understanding

A very sweet painted picture of an Irish village. You really get the feeling to deeply get to know the people, and start loving them for their flaws. The crime story is secondary and not the most thrilling one, but that doesn't matter, it's all about the charming portrait of normal day people. And beautifully read by the author himself, who just finds the right tone.

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  • ankepanke
  • 08/03/2018

Really enjoyed it.

Such nice characters, sad to see them go. I can highly recommend this book to anyone who likes Ireland.