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Summary

Constance, a musician, composer, and arranger of other people's music, has made a new life for herself in Bali. On hearing the news of her sister's serious illness, the last thing she wants is to leave her relaxed lifestyle and return to London.
©2007 Rosie Thomas (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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loved it.

Rosie Thomas weaves wonderful stories. she has such range as well each one is different

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Just brilliant!

Oh what a book- I enjoyed it so much and feel a real sense of loss when it finished.
So beautifully read too - which made it so special.

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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I really enjoyed this long audiobook. If you are a fan of a long listen, this is a really good find. Loved the narrator and found the story, though a bit slow at times, really compelling.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I enjoyed all the different charaters, it was nice having people from different countries and finding out about their customs and traditions. I liked Constance, but really liked the lap dancer charachter the best.

What does Eva Haddon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I loved the narrator. Great voice, I am so picky about who I listen too, it was great to find a new one I liked!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes! But it was too long for me to manage that!

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blaming others for how we feel.....

Would you consider the audio edition of Constance to be better than the print version?

I love the tones the expression of a brillant readers voice. It allows me to fully relax a feel the story,flow into it with my imagination. If i had read it for myself ,i would have had to engage my brain ,rather deeply enjoying the audio book on a sensory level

Who was your favorite character and why?

constance,the outsider,the black sheep.I always love when a character reflacts on their life and makes peace with themselves and life.

What about Eva Haddon’s performance did you like?

Eva has a gentle expressive voice,which was easy to listen to

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes