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The Bookshop on the Shore

Lu par : Eilidh Beaton
Durée : 13 h et 11 min
Catégories : Romance

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Escape to the Scottish Highlands, where a tiny bookshop perches on the edge of a loch.

Zoe is a single mother, sinking beneath the waves trying to cope by herself in London. Hari, her gorgeous little boy, is perfect in every way - except for the fact that he just doesn't speak at all. 

When her landlord raises the rent on her flat, Zoe doesn't know where to turn. Then Hari's aunt suggests Zoe could move to Scotland to help run a bookshop. 

Going from the lonely city to a small village in the Highlands could be the change Zoe and Hari desperately need.   

Faced with an unwelcoming boss, a moody, distant bookseller named Ramsay Urquart, and a band of unruly children, Zoe wonders if she's made the right decision. But Hari has found his very first real friend, and no one could resist the beauty of the loch glinting in the summer sun. If only Ramsay would just be a little more approachable....  

Dreams start here....

©2019 Jenny Colgan (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

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  • Linda Byrne
  • 11/05/2020

A disappointment

I really wanted to like this book, but I found the main character very unlike able and the situations she found herself in very irritating. It just didn’t add up.

The narration of the main male characters voice was terrible.

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  • S. A. MASSEY
  • 25/06/2019

Oh botha'

I couldn't get through the first chapter, forced to listen to all the personal outlooks on life before getting to the story, and then, by then, having to try to see the point to the story through the shrill voice of the narrator, and navigate back and forth from the juvenile baby voice / role playing and whatever the supposedly, explanation parts that would suggest what the story might be about. My mind is still reeling from the bad story telling, that only a room of toddlers could enjoy (not needing to understand). I had to quickly turn it off.

Maybe if i listen to the written form through my kindle bot, it may take on a closer form of adult reading and i can see the writers intentions for the reader. Even better, they may publish it with another narrator, that can appeal to more adult readers.

Audible is has so many great new writers, I truly wouldn't let one bad experience, or loss of credit, turn me away, but i have learned from this to look out for repeat listings of certain narrators, and try hard not to judge the books by them

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  • Ina
  • 19/08/2019

Jenny Colgan goes Daphne Du Maurier...

... Or: Zoe Blinked.
I couldn't decide on a heading so I'm using both.
Indeed, like other reviewers noted, Jenny goes a tad darker in this one. Rebecca says hello, with the minor difference that Mandalay here is in Scotland and that the heroine is not the new wife but the Au Pair. But worry not, it is still a feelgood story, a great pick me up.
Excellent reading by Ms Beaton, thank you for that.
A friendly note to the author and the editor likewise: I recommend a word count on the word 'blinked'. There is a lot of blinking going in here, 'xyz blinked' is the answer to everything. I moved from slight surprise to annoyance to laughing out loud at approximately the 100th time Zoe 'blinked'. And that was half way through. Remember, Thesaurus is your friend!

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  • Dauerschleife
  • 12/07/2019

recht gelungen

Insgesamt ein gut gelungenes Buch und Hörbuch. Ich habe es an einem Ferientag durchgehört. Fast durchweg habe ich das Hören genossen.
Etwas schwer tue ich mich noch mit den Anteilen, die an die letzten beiden Bücher der Autorin erinnern. Ich habe fast alle Bücher von ihr gelesen oder gehört. Die letzten Bücher waren für mich dann merkwürdige, teilweise in sich unstimmige, extrem düster anmutende Geschichten, was mit jeder Fortsetzung schlimmer wurde. Es muss ja nicht immer eine freundliche Atmosphäre sein, aber zuviel Düsterkeit und die verschwommenen Konturen der -männlichen- Hauptpersonen, die v.a. die Düsterkeit verbreiten und irgendwie verklärt werden, gefallen mir nicht. In diesem vorliegenden Buch waren es ziemlich tragische Umstände, die die Autorin meines Erachtens etwas schwächer ausgeprägt hätte gestalten können, womit sie das Buch für mich aufgewertet hätte. Auch hier gefiel mir der Mann (was genau ist eigentlich sein Broterwerb? Auch das blieb etwas schleierhaft) mit seinem wirklich verantwortungslosen Verhalten den Kindern gegenüber nicht. Durch mystische Verklärung und andere Tricks, war er am Schluss irgendwie doch ein toller Hecht. Die Vorgeschichte vergessen und verdeckt.
Ich habe aber eingangs gesagt, dass ich zufrieden war mit dem Hörerlebnis. Ich denke die Vorerfahrungen bezüglich 'Endless Beach' usw haben mich etwas übersensibel gemacht, was die oben beschriebenen Mechanismen angeht.

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  • pixie
  • 28/10/2019

Narrator

One would not lose the thread of the story if the voice of the narrator were not so very very bad in her voice interpretation with its drawn-out monotony.
It is so awful, it puts one to sleep. The speaker should just use her natural voice.
A narrator can make or break an audio book.
Therefore, a low rating.