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Hotel Vendome Audiobook

Hotel Vendome

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Publisher's Summary

The hotel was old, run-down. But to Swiss-born Hugues Martin, a young, ambitious hotelier trained in the most illustrious European traditions, it is a rough diamond, tucked away on a quiet, perfectly situated Manhattan street. After begging and borrowing every penny he can scrape together, Hugues purchases the building - and transforms it into one of the world's finest luxury hotels.

Under Hugues's tireless, exacting supervision, the Hotel Vendôme is soon renowned for its elegance, its efficiency, its unparalleled service and discretion - the ideal New York refuge for the rich and famous, as well as a perfect home for Hugues's beautiful young wife and their daughter. But when his wife runs off with a notorious rock star, Hugues is suddenly a single parent to four-year-old Heloise - who will grow up happily regardless, amid a fascinating milieu of celebrities, socialites, politicians, world travelers, and the countless hotel employees who all adore her.

As the years pass, Hugues and the hotel are the center of Heloise's life, a universe of unexpected mysteries and pleasures, crises and celebrations that make every day magical. She longs to follow in her father's footsteps and one day run the Vendôme with him. New challenges mark her way: an unexpected romance for Hugues and her own journey to hotel school in Switzerland. The lessons she has learned at her father's side, in their exciting upstairs-downstairs world, will carry her through it all, as they illuminate a story no listener will forget.

Welcome to the Hotel Vendôme.

©2011 Danielle Steel (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Lesley Owen 15/09/2016
    Lesley Owen 15/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Won't be able to turn this book off."
    What did you like most about Hotel Vendome?

    The narrater kept me enthralled from beginning till end.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hotel Vendome?

    The father daughter relationship.


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

    All are very well read.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Work hard for what you want out of life.


    Any additional comments?

    Haven't been into audio books that long but I can't see myself ever buying another book. Love these and I can listen to them while working.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Jan
    Melbourne, Australia
    04/12/11
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    "Love this one"

    I really enjoyed this book there was a lot happening slightly unbelievable the main character brings up his daughter alone and is too frightened to tell her he wants a life of his own when she is an adult. However I did enjoy it very much.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Christine
    Pewaukee, WI, United States
    27/05/12
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    "Repetitive, boring, repetitive"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Everything.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Danielle Steel again?

    Don't think so.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Need to find a more vibrant narrator. Stella is too monotone. No emotion.


    Any additional comments?

    Very disappointed. Needs to go back to writing books comparable to her first novels.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    25/11/11
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    "Nothing Nothing Nothing"

    I can now say that I have listened to an entire Danielle Steel book wherein absolutely NOTHING HAPPENS. I kept waiting for something resembling a climax to a book, listening ... listening ... listening. Save your money/credit.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth
    St. Johns, FL, United States
    16/11/11
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    "Disappointment..."

    I like Danielle Steele and have read many of her books. This one,however, is so dull and so predictable that I didn't even finish it. It's like a long overview of a story that could have been so much more. And the narrator speaks like he is reading a story to a room full of 5 year olds. It was a miss on all counts so I'll wait for her next work to come out and hope for better.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Elaine
    United States
    23/12/11
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    "disappointing"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    to have put more thought and energy into it. Was as though this book had to be written in a hurry.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    hard to say.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Hotel Vendome?

    all--I would have started over.


    Any additional comments?

    glad I didn't have to pay the store prices for this one.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Brighton Beach, South Africa
    09/01/12
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    "A good relaxing book"
    What did you love best about Hotel Vendome?

    It is relaxing to listen to it, the narrator is very good.


    What about Fred Stella’s performance did you like?

    his pronunciations of the foreign words were flawless and characters portrayals are consistent throughout the book.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Colleen Senterfitt
    21/07/15
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    "Soo disappointing"
    What disappointed you about Hotel Vendome?

    At first I thought it was the reader, because it sounded like he was reading a laundry list. Then I realized it was written that way. No imagination or personality in this.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not Steele.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sofiya
    Turkey
    03/05/12
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    "Great pastime"
    What made the experience of listening to Hotel Vendome the most enjoyable?

    It is a perfect staff for relaxation. I call it a "brain candy."


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    No need. The story serves relaxation purpose perfectly.


    Which character – as performed by Fred Stella – was your favorite?

    All are pretty nice.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Courtney
    Carrizo springs, TX, United States
    19/01/12
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    "Great book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I had quit reading Danielle Steel books for a while and after hearing about this one I decided I'd give it a try, it was a fantastic book!


    What did you like best about this story?

    How the characters changed for the better.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Heloise got married.


    If you could take any character from Hotel Vendome out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Heloise.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    02/11/16
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    "Hotel Vendome"

    A love story of three couples who find each other in the chaos of a small hotel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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