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Bring Me Home

Narrated by: Alan Titchmarsh
Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
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Summary

Britain's favourite gardener and TV presenter Alan Titchmarsh takes us to the scenic highlands of Scotland for his new tale of betrayal, mystery and romance. The author of eight bestselling novels including The Haunting and Folly, Titchmarsh's new multi-generational novel makes the perfect gift this Mother's Day.

It seems a perfect afternoon in the Highlands. Standing at the door of the lochside castle that has been his family's home for generations, Charlie Stuart welcomes his guests to the annual summer drinks party. Conversation, laughter and the clinking of glasses soon fill the air as friends and neighbours come together to toast the laird's happiness and prosperity. But Charlie sees the truth behind the façade: the sacrifices made to safeguard the estate; the devastating losses that have haunted him for decades; the guilt that lies at the heart of it all. And in a few hours, he knows, the perfect afternoon will come to an end.

The past, with its dark secrets of love, death, loyalty and betrayal, is about to catch up with him. And it could finally tear his family apart...

©2014 Alan Titchmarsh (P)2014 Hodder & Stoughton

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enjoyable but a bit o' summat and nowt

I just couldn't get Alan Titchmarsh's face out of my mind when listening to this book. I couldn't separate his voice from gardening and chat shows to take the delivery of this story seriously. If you are going to attempt a Scottish accent for one Scottish person surely every Scot should have a Scottish accent? I think he overuses archaic language alongside current vernacular to no good effect. If I was writing his report card I would say "Tries too hard". He needs to decide what mode of language he wants to use and not overfill his book with big words and old-fashioned terms.

A story of big castles, family trials and tribulations and peace in the end. I listened to it all but was not hooked.

I think it may have been better with a different narrator.

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Bring me home

Brilliant, this is up to Alan's usual standard. With his narration this helps you to be absorbed into the story.

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Fabulous

Loved the story. Bought to life by the author and narrator of the incredibly talented Alan Titchmarsh. A well told story. Through decades of this family and old school friend's life. Sadness and happiness as true to life as it can be.

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Another titchmarsh

Very enjoyable book well read and written great description on surrounding nice easy to listen book

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Really great .

It met very all my expectations . The story held me every way. Can't wait to get the next one . Narrated well

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warming

love that alan titchmarsh tells his own stories! love his voice!
warming and true to life.

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A bit disappointed

I have read quite a few of Alan Titchmarsh books but I was disappointed with this one. It seemed far fetched and was way too long, certainly didn’t need so many chapters. It just never felt believable, I finished the book but was hoping it would improve but I never felt it did.

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Totally Chilled !!

Such a great listen.. the book was charming with a lovely storyline and all you could ask for a holiday novel.. Alans' voice is so restful, I could listen to him all day long.. and sometimes I do, sometimes his lilting tones rock me to sleep !!

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Lovely story.
Alan Titchmarsh is the best narrator I've heard on Audio Books smooth voice & you can tell instantly the character he is playing.

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Very Easy listening

Alan Titchmarsh has lovely gentle voice and was well suited to the story.
I felt at times that the story was about to end and then it continued on another pathway, but I still consider it was worth listening to whilst driving a distance so not too taxing a listen.

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  • Minda Leah Kahn
  • 25-02-19

Brilliant

Alan Titchmarsh is a wonderful story teller, and his own voice enhances the tale. I love his books and heartily recommend them.