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Tara Road Audiobook

Tara Road

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Publisher's Summary

Ria and Marilyn have never met - they live thousands of miles apart, separated by the Atlantic Ocean: one in a big, warm, Victorian house in Tara Road, Dublin, the other in a modern, open-plan house in New England.

Two more unlikely friends would be hard to find: Ria's life revolves around her family and friends while Marilyn's reserve is born of grief. But when each needs a place to escape to, a house exchange seems the ideal solution.

Along with the borrowed houses come neighbours and friends, gossip and speculation as Ria and Marilyn swap lives for the summer....

©1999 Maeve Binchy (P)2010 Audible Ltd

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    Philip Tonbridge, United Kingdom 04/09/2013
    Philip Tonbridge, United Kingdom 04/09/2013 Member Since 2016
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    "quietly absorbing"

    I was after an aga-saga and came here guided by Maeve Binchy's sales figures- a writer who sells that many copies must be doing something right.

    And she does... It's not the plot, which is interesting enough, not the characters, who are not very memorable- the charm lies in the narration- as it so often does with Antony Trollope (though in a different way) One has the feeling that here is a very sensible writer; that one can trust her to steer you through the novel and out again at the other end.... and, as with Trollope, you have to be prepared to take your time...

    The publisher's notes on Audible give very little away- really house-swapping only occupies about the last 3rd of the book- and by that time the bulk of the plot is more-or-less all over, bar the shouting- It's basically a tale of middle-class Dublin life and love.

    An extra 'edge' is given to the story in that a pall of nostalgia hangs over it- it's a very nineties tale of Dublin in the boom times.

    It's beautifully narrated- I went on to have a bit of a craze for Kate Binchy reading Maeve Binchy.

    Useful fact- 'Tara Road' was the first book to have a print run of a million copies prior to publication.

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    Tracey 19/11/2016
    Tracey 19/11/2016 Member Since 2015

    Tracey Hoy Author of Black Irish, Rhuddlan, Conwy, Pádraig, Galen's Child, Lilláen of the Lake, What Brainstem? Cadwy's Haircut...

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    "Superb Read!"

    Kate Binchy is a superb narrator. Welll drawn interesting characters around a solid plot. Fantastic!

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    N. Fail North East England 02/08/2016
    N. Fail North East England 02/08/2016 Member Since 2016

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    "Soothing"

    I immensely enjoy listening to Maeve Binchy books, the story's are great but what really makes it is the teller, Kate Binchy has an amazing ability to read a story and pull you into the world. I've read Maeve Binchy books for years but listening them is pure joy.

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    Fae Howard UK 14/06/2016
    Fae Howard UK 14/06/2016 Member Since 2015

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    "just love Maeve Binchy books"

    I adore the characters. The often simple and at the same time deeply poignant story. All pulled together and anchored in the fabulous narration by Kate Binchy.
    Another terrific aga saga ...

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    Love audio 12/10/2013
    Love audio 12/10/2013 Member Since 2014

    I love my audio, as a child Jackanory was my favourite. these days I have detail work and my eye get too tired to read books:-(.

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    "Don't want it to end!"
    Where does Tara Road rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I like the author, so it a win win when you don't know what you want to listen to.


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