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The Glass Painter's Daughter Audiobook

The Glass Painter's Daughter

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Publisher's Summary

Fran Morrison, a travelling musician, is summoned home to London after her father suffers a stroke. She finds herself in charge of the family business - a stained glass workshop.

When the vicar of the local church asks Fran to restore a shattered window, her research into its origins uncovers a fascinating and moving love story from the Victorian past that resonates in her own life.

©2008 Rachel Hore; (P)2009 WF Howes Ltd

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    Mrs MONMOUTH, United Kingdom 03/11/2009
    Mrs MONMOUTH, United Kingdom 03/11/2009 Member Since 2008

    duke10john

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    "Really enjoyable story"

    This is an 'unturnable off' story with thoroughly believable characters. It's an unusual setting in a stained glass workshop where a window is being restored. There's an historical element too related through a diary about how the window was first commissioned and built. Also a strong musical element, the main character, Fran is a tuba player.

    The narration is excellent with each voice being instantly recognizable for who it's meant to be.

    Easy listening but well written and read. Highly recommended


    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Greenie Notts, UK 23/05/2011
    Greenie Notts, UK 23/05/2011 Member Since 2015

    Dog loving history nerd with a geranium fetish and a need to read.

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    "Lovely!"

    Yet another good story from Rachel Hore. As usual, there is an interweaving of past and present with everything coming to a satisfactory, if somewhat expected, conclusion. Her historical information is spot on, and the description of Elgar`s "Dream of Gerontius" and the rehearsals, flows nicely. She`s obviously done her research!

    However, Jilly Bond has to be THE most annoying narrator ever. Her voice is constantly full of emotion, yet her reading and interpretation of the characters is both emotion and passionless. In future, for me, Rachel Hore`s novels will have to be on the printed page unless narrated by someone else!!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    sue fordingbridge, United Kingdom 09/08/2012
    sue fordingbridge, United Kingdom 09/08/2012 Member Since 2016

    I am a regular busy 50 something woman who really loves being able to listen to great stories while I am walking the dog or working at home.

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    "a little disapointing"

    Loved the gathering storm , but this one did not quite hit the spot. It seemed to labour on a little and I lost interest.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer hampshire, United Kingdom 18/11/2016
    Amazon Customer hampshire, United Kingdom 18/11/2016 Member Since 2016

    nothing like a good thriller to quicken the pulse

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    "chick flix novel"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    no, although I really don't want to read any more of rachel hores novels as they are all very samey and have gotten boring


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

    not make is quite so predictable


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    non stood out


    Do you think The Glass Painter's Daughter needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carg 14/04/2016
    Carg 14/04/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Very enjoyable"

    The pace was a bit slow at the beginning but once the scene was set I couldn't stop listening. As usual the past and the present weave together to tell a brilliant story.

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    Shaznf 09/10/2014
    Shaznf 09/10/2014
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    "Really disappointed"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Nope, it just plods along


    What will your next listen be?

    The darkest hour, Barbara Erskine


    How could the performance have been better?

    Predictable , slow story


    Was The Glass Painter's Daughter worth the listening time?

    It was a chore


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Miss Bristol, United Kingdom 07/04/2013
    Miss Bristol, United Kingdom 07/04/2013
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    "brilliant"

    I loved this book. The story was engaging. The characters were like friends along the way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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