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Kirstine

Kirstine Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom Member Since 2007
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  • "A slow-burner of a book"

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    At first there appear to be four separate stories: a young school-girl, Melody, unhappy about her family's move from Paris to the wilds of the South of France; a wealthy, homosexual antiques dealer in London yearning for change; his sister living in the south of France in a lesbian relationship; an aging Frenchman living in a crumbling mansion and his sister living resentfully nearby in a bungalow. Her life scarred by being sexual abused by her brother and father when a young woman. As you can see there's a morass of unhappiness to add to a slowing evolving story with tragic consequences. The title 'Trepass' gradually begins to make sense as the four sets of characters eventually come together in the South of France.
    At first I thought the book was just going to be about feelings and the evocation of the atmosphere of the South of France, but, as you'll find out, it's much more than this. The pleasure of the book is greatly enhanced by Juliet Stephenson's excellent narration: she uses her beautiful and expressive voice to bring the many characters to life.

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    Trespass

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    • By Rose Tremain
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
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    In a silent valley stands an isolated stone farmhouse. Its owner is Aramon Lunel, an alcoholic so haunted by his violent past that he's let his hunting dogs starve and his land go to ruin. Meanwhile, his sister, alone in her modern bungalow within sight of the Mas Lunel, dreams of exacting retribution for the unspoken betrayals that have blighted her life. Into this closed world comes Anthony Verey, a wealthy but disillusioned antiques dealer from London.

    Kirstine says: "A slow-burner of a book"
  • "A memorable family saga"

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    Gradually one gets to know the three generations of a family as the story swings back and forth in time. You have to be on your toes to keep track of the era being described as there are no chapter headings to give you a clue. The character whose life is at the centre of the book is Alice and her important relationship with John. For anybody who has lost a loved one the final chapters are very poignant but do ring true.
    A fine book describing family relationships with insight. Excellently narrated.

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    After You'd Gone

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    • By Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated By Lesley Mackie
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    A distraught young woman boards a train at King's Cross to return to her family in Scotland. Six hours later, she catches sight of something so terrible in a mirror at Waverley Station that she gets on the next train back to London, where a traffic accident leaves her in a coma.'AfterYou'd Gone' follows Alice's mental journey into how she came to be this way, as she twists together threads of memory in a plot that grips from the outset.

    Kirstine says: "A memorable family saga"
  • "A pleasant meander in Venice"

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    I enjoy these Brunetti books not because they are intense thrillers or clever investigations but for the characters who populate the pages as they seem like old friends whose foibles and day-to-day lives make pleasant listening. There is a crime to be detected in this book but it is incidental to the pleasure of hearing about Brunetti's famiiy, his colleagues, the lovely food he eats and the atmosphere of Venice that pervades these books. David Rintoul is a great narrator.

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    The Golden Egg

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    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
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    Twenty-one years ago, when a conductor was poisoned and the Questura sent a man to investigate, readers first met Commissario Guido Brunetti. Since 1992's Death at La Fenice, Donna Leon and her shrewd, sophisticated, and compassionate investigator have been delighting readers around the world. For her millions of fans, Leon's novels have opened a window into the private Venice of her citizens, a world of incomparable beauty, family intimacy, shocking crime, and insidious corruption.

    Kirstine says: "A pleasant meander in Venice"
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    Have so enjoyed this book it makes you laugh out loud. Never read or heard anything from this author before. Thank you to another Audible reviewer I have now found a gem

  • The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

    "Compelling"

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    I really enjoyed this book. Mainly because it concentrated on the characters not the mechanics, Usually WW2 books spend a lot of time explaining how the characters got where they are. This one refers back in simple terms about the characters skills and how they learnt them.

  • A Gathering Storm

    "Rachel Does it Again"

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    Loved it. Rachels books always bring you in from page one and take you on a journey Emotional,Geograpical,Historical etc Just when you think you kow the ending it twists again.

  • Grace and Mary

    "Disaapointed"

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    Having read the hype and reviews was very disappointed with this. Was rambling in places and the narration left a lot to be desired as a big Melvyn Bragg fan I felt somehow cheated with this particular novel

Anthony

Anthony Sydney, Australia 30/09/2013 Member Since 2012

Prof of Global Health & Development - wide interests, fiction & non-, politics, justice & rights, culture & food, travel, art & creativity

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  • "Migration, racism, identity & viole..."

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    Beautifully written and narrated - the story of a Slovenian unskilled worker, migrating to Tasmania in search of a better future. Against the backdrop of racism, alcohol and violence, we learn of the stories experienced by these migrants, prior to their departure from Europe, and of how the violence recurs to dominate family members in Tasmania.

    Beautifully written and narrated, the violence is as predictable as inevitable, anticipated by the reader in the same way that Sylvia, the daughter, awaits her drunken father's repeated physical abuse.

    It's a story also of resilience by a young woman who exercises her agency to escape and take control of her own life, despite all the adversity, and about the deep bonds exerted by family alongside the hurt.

    The novel informs us also of the post-World War II Europeans who settled in Australia and helped build its infrastructure, and of the systematic racism, exploitation and poverty they faced. The stories and tragedies from their European homelands structure their identities and challenging lives in Tasmania.

    From one generation to the next, prior identity is attenuated and new identities formed. Despite much bleakness, this is also a story of agency and resilience, of overcoming violence and abuse, and of building the future.

    Highly recommended!

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    The Sound of One Hand Clapping

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    • By Richard Flanagan
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    In 1954, in a construction camp for a hydroelectric dam in the remote Tasmanian highlands, Bojan Buloh had brought his family to start a new life away from Slovenia, the privations of war, and refugee settlements. One night, Bojan's wife walked off into a blizzard, never to return - leaving Bojan to drink too much to quiet his ghosts, and to care for his three-year-old daughter, Sonja, alone. Thirty-five years later, Sonja returns to Tasmania and a father haunted by memories of the European war and other, more recent horrors.

    Anthony says: "Migration, racism, identity & violence in Tasmania"

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    Sara says: "Relished every minute"
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  • The Luminaries (






UNABRIDGED) by Eleanor Catton Narrated by Mark Meadows

    The Luminaries

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    It is 1866 and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of 12 local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky.

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    Kali hatte immer ein kühles Verhältnis zu ihrer Mutter. Nach deren Tod findet sie einen Stapel Postkarten - alle von einer Frau namens Susannah, alle mit demselben Text. Wer ist Susannah, und was weiß sie über Kalis Mutter? Mit ihrem kleinen Sohn Finn reist sie auf die abgelegene Insel vor der Küste Kanadas, auf der Susannah lebt. Doch die rätselhafte Frau weigert sich, von damals zu erzählen, und als Kali selbst Nachforschungen anstellt, verhält sich Susannah immer befremdlicher.

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    Kali hatte immer ein kühles Verhältnis zu ihrer Mutter. Nach deren Tod findet sie einen Stapel Postkarten - alle von einer Frau namens Susannah, alle mit demselben Text. Wer ist Susannah, und was weiß sie über Kalis Mutter? Mit ihrem kleinen Sohn Finn reist sie auf die abgelegene Insel vor der Küste Kanadas, auf der Susannah lebt. Doch die rätselhafte Frau weigert sich, von damals zu erzählen, und als Kali selbst Nachforschungen anstellt, verhält sich Susannah immer befremdlicher. Am verstörendsten ist ihr großes Interesse an Finn.

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ABRIDGED) by Ted Thompson Narrated by Hans Kremer

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    Möglicherweise war es nicht Anders' brillanteste Idee, sich auf der Weihnachtsparty der Ashbys sinnlos zu betrinken. Oder mit deren halbwüchsigem Sohn Drogen zu nehmen. Aber die Begegnung mit seiner Ex-Frau und ihrem neuen Partner setzt Anders mehr zu als gedacht, und so endet die Party in einem Fiasko. Dabei hatte er gehofft, dass seine Scheidung eine Befreiung aus einem Leben voller Zwänge sein würde. Doch er bereut seine Entscheidung und will sein altes Leben zurück. Als eine Katastrophe passiert, ist Anders gezwungen, sich seinen zerstörten Illusionen zu stellen.

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ABRIDGED) by Philip Teir Narrated by Hans-Werner Meyer

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UNABRIDGED) by Jennifer Clement Narrated by Nina Hoss

    Gebete für die Vermissten

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Jennifer Clement
    • Narrated By Nina Hoss
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    Ladydi wächst in einem Dorf in den mexikanischen Bergen auf. Es ist eine karge und harte Welt. Eine Welt, in der verzweifelte Mütter ihre Töchter als Jungen verkleiden oder in Erdlöchern verstecken, sobald am Horizont die Geländewagen der Drogenhändler auftauchen. Aber Ladydi träumt von einer richtigen Zukunft. Ein Job als Hausmädchen in Acapulco verspricht die Rettung, doch dann verwickelt ihr Cousin sie in einen Drogendeal.

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UNABRIDGED) by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen Narrated by Kate Rawson

    The Rabbit Back Literature Society

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen
    • Narrated By Kate Rawson
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    Only very special people are chosen by children's author Laura White to join 'The Society', an elite group of writers in the small town of Rabbit Back. Now a 10th member has been selected: Ella, literature teacher and possessor of beautifully curving lips. But soon Ella discovers that the Society is not what it seems. What is its mysterious ritual, 'The Game'? What explains the strange disappearance that occurs at Laura's winter party, in a whirlwind of snow? Why are the words inside books starting to rearrange themselves?