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The Island Audiobook

The Island

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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the British Book Awards, Newcomer of the Year, 2007.
Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Book of the Year, 2007.

Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother's past, but Sofia has never spoken of it. She only admits to growing up in a small Cretan village before moving to London. When Alexis decides to visit Crete, however, Sofia gives her daughter a letter to take to an old friend and promises that through her she will learn more. Arriving in Plaka, Alexis learns that it lies a stone's throw from the deserted island of Spinalonga, Greece's former leper colony. She finds her mother's friend, Fortini, and hears the story that Sofia has buried all her life: the tale of her great-grandmother, Eleni, and her daughters, and a family rent by tragedy, war and passion. She discovers how secrecy holds them all in its powerful grip.

©2005 Victoria Hislop; (P)2006 Headline Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"At last, a beach book with a heart." (Observer)
"Passionately engaged with its subject." (The Sunday Times)

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    Ana 19/05/2016
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    not full book. I was suprised that only parts of the book are read.

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    Mrs. Elizabeth Way uk 29/04/2015
    Mrs. Elizabeth Way uk 29/04/2015 Member Since 2014

    Married self employed stay at home Mum , trained in dairy herd management , love animals, have horses , cats and dog , live on an ex dairy

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    Interesting makes us want to holiday there and probably will , sad, happy , romantic , intriguing , similar to a book called the Island

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    I really enjoyed this book. I do not read much fiction so this was an exception, but well worth it.

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