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Chestnut Street Audiobook

Chestnut Street

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Publisher's Summary

Just round the corner from St Jarlath's Crescent (featured in Minding Frankie) is Chestnut Street. Here, the lives of the residents are revealed in Maeve Binchy's wonderfully compelling tales: Bucket Maguire, the window cleaner, who must do more than he bargained for to protect his son. Nessa Byrne, who's aunt comes to visit from America for six weeks every summer and turns the house - and Nessa's world - upside down.

Lilian, the generous girl with a big heart, and the fiancé not everyone approves of. And Melly, whose gossip about the neighbours leads to trouble in the form of a fortune teller, 'Madame Magic'...

No one rivals Maeve Binchy for stories of warmth, kindness, love, loss - and life not always turning out as expected.

©2014 Gordon Snell (P)2014 Orion Publishing Group

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    Catriona Ferris Guildford, Surrey 09/03/2015
    Catriona Ferris Guildford, Surrey 09/03/2015 Member Since 2014

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    "Insightful stories with loveable characters."

    It takes time to get used to rhythm of short story format but it is worth it. A great collection.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Moga 24/07/2014
    Moga 24/07/2014 Member Since 2012
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    "Maeve at her best"
    What did you like most about Chestnut Street?

    I absolutely loved this audio book. The characters as usual all believable and the narrator was wonderful. Such an insight into Irish life and people. Well recommended


    What did you like best about this story?

    True to life.


    Have you listened to any of Kate Binchy’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    As always Kate's lovely voice makes listening a pleasure


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, definitely did not want it to end


    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    JP 04/06/2016
    JP 04/06/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "easy listen"

    This audio book is beautifully narrated and very easy to listen to, keeping me amused, thoughtful and entertained while sewing!

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    Ngaio Merrick 28/02/2016
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    "Good read even though it's short stories"
    If you could sum up Chestnut Street in three words, what would they be?

    I'm not a fan of short stories but still thoroughly enjoyed this collection from the master story teller herself!


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    Lynn T. 12/10/2015
    Lynn T. 12/10/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Pleasant collection of short stories"

    This is a collection of short stories about the residents of a street. Nice easy listening to do housework to.

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    Mrs S :-) 04/10/2015
    Mrs S :-) 04/10/2015

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    "chestnut street"

    I persevered with this book. ..but wished I hadn't. ..maybe it's just not my cup of tea.
    did not like the narrator. could not get used to her voice.

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    Ms. F. J. Scott 30/09/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "perfect"

    Charming, up-lifting and witty stories wonderfully narrated. Just perfect to listen to when you only have a little bit of time.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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