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Summary

When an exotic stranger, Vianne Rocher, arrives in the French village of Lansquenet and opens a chocolate boutique directly opposite the church, Father Reynaud denounces her as a serious moral danger to his flock - especially as it is the beginning of Lent, the traditional season of self-denial.

As passions flare and the conflict escalates, the whole community takes sides. Can the solemnity of the church compare with the sinful pleasure of a chocolate truffle?

©2018 Joanne M Harris (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group

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Delicious!

This book is a wonderful, multi-layered masterpiece. The author leads you into the narrow streets of the village and into the very heart of its inhabitants. Her internal dialogue, and that of her nemisis move the story along with a natural and appealing grace. The film was great, the book is greater.

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Great read

This was a beautifully read story which captivated my attention from start to finish. I only wish it had been a longer book.

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  • 24-04-18

Even better on second reading

A hint of magic, beautiful prose and of course lots of chocolate! Even better on reading it for a second time!

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Lovely listen, I’d forgotten how good this book is

I read this book years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m now visually impaired and so often listen to books rather than read them.

It was wonderful to listen to the book read by the author. The story was just as good as I remembered, better actually than when I read it as I could relax and just listen to the beautiful tale as it was meant to be told.

Brilliant!

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Chocolate!

The books it’s self, is fairly boring and a basic story. Where one is able to look ahead and work out what is going to happen. Yet a good book for a cold winters night. It is also not shortened for anyone who wondered whether it was :)

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Brilliant book

I am not sure which is better. Joanne reading the book or the book itself.

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Boring

Possibly the most boring start to a book ever. Gave up after first chapter. Couldn't bear it.

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Beautifully written

Beautifully written, read and thoroughly enjoyed! I highly recommend this book and can't wait to get the next in the series!

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Thoroughly enjoyed it

Kept me in suspense with beautiful descriptions, a lovely story full of real people, joy and tears.

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Enchanting

An enchantingly beautiful story. The magic and folklore interwoven with the basic mundaneness of daily life completely capture the imagination. The juxtaposition of Vianne's decent, true kindness and decency against the fake, forced "morality" of the faithful is perfectly written. Highly recommended and a great introduction to Joanne Harris

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  • 21-11-21

Chocolat - written and read by Joanne Harris.

Chocolat, one of my favourite books that I keep going back to like an old friend, is read by the author herself- so beautifully. Enthralling; couldn’t wait to get back to listening.
In my opinion, the two of Joanne Harris’ books read by the author herself, are, by far, the best of the Harris books available on Audible.
Audible!!! We need more read by the author.
Please Joanne, read us more of your books!!
Your performance way exceeds the other overacted performances of your work.
I’ll be on the lookout….