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The Christmas Angel Audiobook

The Christmas Angel

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Publisher's Summary

As Christmas approaches, everything seems to be falling into place for Dossie. Her son Clem and his adorable five-year-old son Jakey have moved to Cornwall to be closer to her. She runs her own successful catering business. All she needs now is for the run of bad luck in her romantic life to end. Forming a slightly unconventional family setup with Dossie are the jovial nuns of the local convent and the wonderfully eccentric Janna. With humour, kindness and a deep need of somewhere to belong, they form a tight bond. But will this close-knit unit who so depend on each other still be together next Christmas?

©2011 Marcia Willett (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Mark Worcester, United Kingdom 13/12/2012
    Mark Worcester, United Kingdom 13/12/2012 Member Since 2008
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    "A gentle tale evoking images of Cornwall"

    Despite the start being a little confusing I really warmed to this book. The story is entertaining and kept my interest throughout.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Loz 19/12/2012
    Loz 19/12/2012
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    "Gentle story, beautifully read"

    I really enjoyed this story - my first book from this author.

    Good pace, well read - great accents - lovely structure.

    An ideal read for the Christmas period :)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bára Reykjavik, Iceland 16/12/2012
    Bára Reykjavik, Iceland 16/12/2012 Member Since 2016
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    "Catching, a lovely little story, quite delightfull"

    I'm so glad Audible had this as a advent offer. I'd never have happened upon it otherwise. The story builds up wonderfull and loveble characters that gradually evolve through a year of changes. I found myself interested and warmed by their journey and when the story ended I wanted more. The narration is mild and unobtrusive, clearly conveying the characters through subtle changes in tone and accents. A well worth read and especially apt for the season.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lynn Northampton, United Kingdom 13/06/2014
    Lynn Northampton, United Kingdom 13/06/2014 Member Since 2012
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    "If your a fan of Marcia Willet, you'll love this."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Christmas Angel to be better than the print version?

    As I have not read it in print I really shouldn't comment. I enjoyed the narrated version very much.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The small grandchild was quite endearing in this.


    What about Phyllida Nash’s performance did you like?

    I like Phyllida's renditions, they seem down to earth and no unnecessary nonsense. The story is important, so a good narrator should blend with it.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Steve Kilpin 13/04/2013
    Steve Kilpin 13/04/2013 Member Since 2012
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    "Middle class Christmas?"

    A warm tale about life in rural Cornwall. I persevered with this book expecting a Christmas miracle. Unfortunately it never really happened. I felt that there should have been some sort of crescendo, I even listened to the last couple of chapters again thinking that I must have missed something. In all, if you you're not looking for anything too exciting, it's an excellent choice! It is well read and for the 'price' I really cannot complain.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. M. Ingham UK 13/04/2013
    Mr. M. Ingham UK 13/04/2013 Member Since 2012

    Wavey

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    "A Christmas Surprise"

    What a great listen. The narrative held me. the characters delightfully human. And there were answers. Loved it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick High Wycombe, United Kingdom 13/04/2013
    Patrick High Wycombe, United Kingdom 13/04/2013
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    "The Christmas Angel - Sparkling storytelling!"

    Thank you Audible for suggesting The Christmas Angel. A very pleasurable listen. The story contains a fascinating selection of characters, and a varied selection of sub-plots, not all that easy to grab hold of straight away but once one gets hold of them they are tremendous fun. A fascinating look at life from a slightly different perspective. Well read by Phyllida Nash. A few points in the recording where pauses have been left out, which slightly spoiled the overall experience, but this is definitely one recording that I will be listening too again. Highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Helen United Kingdom 07/04/2013
    Helen United Kingdom 07/04/2013 Member Since 2012

    I love reading crime fiction, and interesting stories. I enjoy 'reading' on my commute though crying whilst driving is not recommended.

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    "Good story for the Christmas hols"

    I listened to this over the Christmas holidays and whilst not being set purely at Christmas it was a very fitting book. It is a book which deals with relationships - friendships, love, family. I found that I was finding things to do (including cleaning) to justify listening to it. It is not too meaty but is a good holiday listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C MANCHESTER, United Kingdom 07/04/2013
    C MANCHESTER, United Kingdom 07/04/2013
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    "Lovely story"

    Sweet Christmas story with lots of loveable characters. Sad at times but overall an upbeat tale about the importance of a loving family.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J. Baldwin Worcester, England 30/12/2015
    J. Baldwin Worcester, England 30/12/2015 Member Since 2014

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    "A really feel good book"
    What made the experience of listening to The Christmas Angel the most enjoyable?

    A year in the life of a child and the innocence of believing at Christmas


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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