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An Island Christmas

Narrated by: Sarah Barron
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (99 ratings)

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Summary

Christmas on the remote Scottish island of Mure is bleak, stark - and incredibly beautiful.

It's a time for hunkering down, getting cosy in front of whisky barrel wood fires and enjoying a dram with the people you love - unless, of course, you're accidentally pregnant to your ex-boss and don't know how to tell him. In what should be the season of peace and goodwill on earth, will Joel think Flora is a bearer of glad tidings?

Meanwhile Saif, the doctor and refugee from war-torn Syria, is trying to enjoy his first Western Christmas with his sons - but without his missing wife. Can the little family possibly find comfort and joy?

Travel to the beautiful northern edge of the world and join the welcoming community of Mure for an unforgettable Christmas.

©2018 Jenny Colgan (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

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Too much

The author tried to include too many threads in this book. The characters too black and white.

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great Christmas story

great Christmas story makes you feel warm and happy
would recommend to everyone as it is fab

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Tell me there will be more!!

Everything about this series is perfect. I couldn’t love it anymore, Sarah Barron is just wonderful as the narrator and I find myself completely sucked in from the beginning. I’ve read some reviews that say they would expect this to be the end but I can’t see how? I need more saif in my life!

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Dull storyline

I enjoyed the previous books in this series but unfortunately this story didn’t go anywhere and I got fed up of most of the characters. Just as the story was going somewhere at the end, it finished without finishing the characters stories. Very disappointed.

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The third in this series is back on form

While I enjoyed the first in this series The Seaside Kitchen, I found the second one The Endless Beach a bit silly.
So I hesitated over listening to this and put off parting with my credit for it, now I'm glad I did as it's definitely lifted back up to the original level of the Seaside Kitchen. Great story line and keeps your attention until the very end, I hope there will be a fourth book now! There were times when it was heavier than Jenny Colgan's usual, which was a bit uncomfortable, especially with the story of the island's immigrant GP and what may have happened to his wife, but I can forgive this as at least it had a purpose within the story. More great writing from Jenny Colgan and the narrator's accent gives it all an authentic feel.

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Not very good

The whole book is about misery and sadness.

SPOILER.....At the end of the previous book someone is dying and, I assumed he would have died before the new book started. But no. We had to have his illness and death all through this book, with no mention of this in the blurb that tells you what the book is about. If I wanted a miserable book I would have got one. What with all the other miserable stories as well, it was pretty dire. The child (Agat) has a terrible voice and never seems to grow up in any of the books. She still talks like a baby.

There's a sex scene was is cringeworthy. I felt sick listening to it. People who cannot write sex scenes, really should not.

The whole book was totally depressing.

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Great story, well narrated

I had to write in response to the reviewer who criticised the Scottish accents - the narrator is a bone fide Scot, and I think she does the Highland accent particularly well.

This is a beautiful sequel to the first story, I was so excited to find it. Full of twists, turns and emotion.

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Another Amazing Listen

I love this series of these books. I listened to this in 1 days couldn’t turn it off. I highly recommend listening to them. Just a lovely book.

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Island Christmas

Loved it, I hope there is going to be sequel, somethings were left hanging. Does this place exist

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Great Story but the little girls voice............

I Loved this book however the little girls voice was driving be around the bend. It was the only thing that spoiled the book. Otherwise a great book to listen too.

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  • Kathryn @theBookDate
  • 29-10-18

Loved it.

Loved it. Perfect narration again and just adored meeting up with the people from the Island of Mure. More please!