Cartes Postales from Greece is an extraordinary new audiobook from Victoria Hislop, the Sunday Times number one best-selling author of The Island, The Return, The Thread and The Sunrise. It is fiction in full colour - magical and unique.
Week after week the postcards arrive, addressed to a name Ellie does not know, with no return address, each signed with an initial: A. With their bright skies, blue seas and alluring images of Greece, these cartes postales brighten her life. After six months, to her disappointment, they cease. But the montage she has created on the wall of her flat has cast a spell. She must see this country for herself.
On the morning Ellie leaves for Athens, a notebook arrives. Its pages tell the story of a man's odyssey through Greece. Moving, surprising and sometimes dark, A's tale unfolds with the discovery not only of a culture but also of a desire to live life to the full once more.
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"Victoria Hislop writes so vividly about the Med, you can almost feel the scorching heat." (Good Housekeeping)
I usually love Victoria Hislop's novels but I was slightly disappointed with this one. I t was really just a collection of very short stories linked together by a journal. The individual stories are good as were the narrations but the book was not what I expected.
A great collection of short stories joined together by a simple, but lovely, narrative. The stories really capture the culture and society of Greece both now and in decades gone by. A really enjoyable read.
Having read and enjoyed many of Victoria Hislops previous novels I had high hopes for this one. Unfortunately it did not live up to my expectations. It was basically a series of short stories/Greek folk tales which had no connection to each other or the main story line. I found it boring and was so pleased when I finished it. Sorry don't like leaving a negative review but feel I wasted my time listening to it
Lovely story about some letters that never reach the recipient. A beautifully written book , well narrated and a marvellous insight into travelling in Greece. Well worth a read. I would definitely recommend this book.
Having really enjoyed Victoria Hislop's previous novels, I was a little disappointed in this book. It felt more like anthology of short stories read by a variety of narrators none of whom really gave an engaging performance other than Dan Stevens. I'm not a particular fan of short stories - I prefer something that you can get your teeth into, so alas this was not the book for me.
I am a happy fairly fit young 71 year old who despite being born with a sight impairment have loved books all my life.
Refreshingly different from her novels, almost a Documentary containing wonderful stories both ancient & modern about Greece.Whilst I loved The Island & The Thread, I was disappointed by The Sunrise & for me, Cartes Postales is as I said 'refreshingly different'
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