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Winter Solstice

Lu par : Jilly Bond
Durée : 17 h et 52 min
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In Winter Solstice, best-selling author Rosamunde Pilcher brings listeners into the lives of five very different people.... 

Elfrida Phipps, once of London's stage, moved to the English village of Dibton in hopes of making a new life for herself. Gradually she settled into the comfortable familiarity of village life - shopkeepers knowing her tastes, neighbors calling her by name - still she finds herself lonely. 

Oscar Blundell gave up his life as a musician in order to marry Gloria. They have a beautiful daughter, Francesca, and it is only because of their little girl that Oscar views his sacrificed career as worthwhile. 

Carrie returns from Austria at the end of an ill-fated affair with a married man to find her mother and sister sharing a home and squabbling endlessly. With Christmas approaching, Carrie agrees to look after her sister's awkward and quiet teenage daughter, Lucy, so that her mother might enjoy a romantic fling in America. 

Sam Howard is trying to pull his life back together after his wife has left him for another. He is without home and without roots; all he has is his job. Business takes him to northern Scotland, where he falls in love with the lush, craggy landscape and set his sights on a house. 

It is the strange rippling effects of a tragedy that will bring these five characters together in a large, neglected estate house near the Scottish fishing town of Creagan. It is in this house, on the shortest day of the year, that the lives of five people will come together and be forever changed. 

Rosamunde Pilcher's long-awaited return will warm the hearts of listeners both old and new. Winter Solstice is an audiobook about love, loyalty, and rebirth.

©2000 Rosamunde Pilcher (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.

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  • Peggy Fulghum
  • 17/02/2018

The reader left me cold

I do not like to be negative but the reader really bothered me to the point I almost skipped to the end. Her feeble high pitched voice reminded me of an 88 year not a sixty something. The screeching and straining was unpleasant to my ears.

I enjoyed the story and decided to revisit Scotland but probably not in winter.

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  • Lindsay C.
  • 27/11/2018

Lovely Winter Story

I had read this years ago and thought what a wonderful story, drawing all these different characters and their respective storylines together, so when I saw an unabridged recording I was excited. Another review said they didn’t click with the narrator, so I was a little leery, but I think it was fine. (I do wish the Vanessa Redgrave abridged recording would have just gone ahead with the whole book, I’m sure she did a superb job but I can’t stand abridged works:/). The narrator does do an older/creakier woman’s voice for the main character but she is supposed to be 63 or so 🤷‍♀️. She does a better job with men’s deeper voices than many female narrator, too, and her child (well, teenage girl) voice was MUCH easier on the ear than many narrators. This was an awesome listen for my commute in chilly weather, very British, very cozy. Rosamunde pilcher is wonderful, and I would listen to audiobooks by this narrator again.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24/05/2019

An absolute joy!

I have loved this book ever since it was first published nearly twenty years ago, and have read it over and over again. The Audible version is an absolute joy. The narrator is delightful; she gives each character a distinctive voice, even managing Sam’s slight overlay of an American accent. I am sure I will give myself the pleasure of listening to this version again, and would recommend it to anyone, whether they are familiar with the book or newly encountering it.

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  • Karen Couch Brier
  • 18/04/2019

some chapters I have read 100 times!

When Ms. Pilcher died, I dug out all my copies of her books and reread them for the millionth time. in tribute, then decided to buy the Audible versions. Such a good reader. Such a wonderful story. I need more of Rosamund Pilcher in my life!

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  • Feather
  • 30/06/2018

Great story - hate the narrator

I first read this book 20 or more years ago and loved it. It is a hopeful story. At some point I purchased the book on cassettes. The narrator was terrific - those tapes are long gone and I was so excited to purchase the unabridged (although I do think it has some minimal abridgement) audiobook. Unfortunately, the narrator is not as good as the previous person and it did lessen my enjoyment.

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  • Susan T. Stephenson
  • 29/06/2018

Disappointed

I loved the Shell Seekers and the narrator Hayley Atwell took you right into the time and place of the story. I was looking for another such delight. But the narrator of Winter Solstice, Jilly Bond makes you wish you were elsewhere. I didn't get too far with the story simply because I couldn't listen to it any longer.

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  • pamela
  • 04/02/2018

Love this book!

I love the book.
The characters become so real, you want to call them up for a "boozy lunch". The writer takes you places that should have a 1-800 number for those of us who want to join in. So, if you like a book that is better than a bubble bath, get this one.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 14/08/2019

great story

I loved this story but the reader is awful. She makes all the characters sound like old people, even the children. This us .y second experience with her and I probably won't buy another if read by her.

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  • K
  • 10/08/2019

Sweet, old fashioned story!

Loved the characters and story; narration, not so much. Still, a fine escape. Love this author's work. Wish she were still with us!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20/07/2019

too long

A very long story that should have been condensed into half the time. I liked the Shell Seekers so I thought I'd like this. The reader sounded like the good witch in The Wizard of Oz . Way too sweet. The 14 year old girl sounded like 6. The "Old " woman, 60 sounded 80. This is supposed to take place in the last few years with references to cell phones and computers but it sounded like it was written 100 years ago.