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A Week in Paris Audiobook

A Week in Paris

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Publisher's Summary

September 1937. Kitty Travers enrols at the Conservatoire on the banks of the Seine to pursue her dream of becoming a concert pianist. But then war breaks out and the city of light falls into shadow.

Nearly 25 years later, Fay Knox, a talented young violinist, visits Paris on tour with her orchestra. She barely knows the city, so why does it feel so familiar? Soon touches of memory become something stronger, and she realises her connection with these streets runs deeper than she ever expected.

©2014 Rachel Hore (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"A tour de force. Rachel's Paris is rich, romantic, exotic and mysterious." (Judy Finnigan)

"The Paris of both ages is beautifully drawn and the women's stories are skilfully interwoven, resulting in a richly emotional story, suspenseful and romantic." (Deirdre O'Brien, Sunday Mirror)

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    Ms. M. Evans Liverpool 05/02/2015
    Ms. M. Evans Liverpool 05/02/2015 Member Since 2011

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    "Good book; poorly read"
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    This is a gripping story but the narrarion is poor. Why choose a reder for a book containing a lot of French, who clearly does not know the language? Even her English pronunciation is poor and this is so annoying that it spoilt my enjoyment of the book.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    ddodson 25/09/2015
    ddodson 25/09/2015 Member Since 2012
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    "Fantastic book"

    This was such a treat. It was written beautifully and the narrator was first class with her voice full of clarity and excellent different voices.
    I didn't want this to end. I also learnt lots about how Parisians suffered in the war. Won't say too much and ruin it for others.
    I really recommend this book to everyone, a thoroughly enjoyable listen from start to finish.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ellen Lingwood London UK 05/10/2016
    Ellen Lingwood London UK 05/10/2016 Member Since 2010
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    "Compelling Story"

    I really enjoyed this audiobook. The narrator was very good but with one flaw. She has very little knowledge of French pronunciation. Some French words were mispronounced and I found that irritating but overall a most enjoyable book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Annie Montignac sur Charente, France 28/09/2015
    Annie Montignac sur Charente, France 28/09/2015 Member Since 2011
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    "Interesting tale, badly read"
    Would you try another book written by Rachel Hore or narrated by Avita Jay?

    Perhaps, with another narrator - Avita Jay read the story in a very stilted manner and her attempts at French pronunciation were dreadful and her English spoken with a French accent sounded like something out of 'Allo, Allo'!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Week in Paris?

    I can't think of one


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Avita Jay?

    Anyone who can speak French


    Did A Week in Paris inspire you to do anything?

    Not listen to anything narrated by this narrator


    Any additional comments?

    The writing was also a bit stilted and the characters rather one-dimensional.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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