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Cartes Postales from Greece Audiobook

Cartes Postales from Greece

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Publisher's Summary

Cartes Postales from Greece is an extraordinary new audiobook from Victoria Hislop, the Sunday Times number one best-selling author of The Island, The Return, The Thread and The Sunrise. It is fiction in full colour - magical and unique.

Week after week the postcards arrive, addressed to a name Ellie does not know, with no return address, each signed with an initial: A. With their bright skies, blue seas and alluring images of Greece, these cartes postales brighten her life. After six months, to her disappointment, they cease. But the montage she has created on the wall of her flat has cast a spell. She must see this country for herself.

On the morning Ellie leaves for Athens, a notebook arrives. Its pages tell the story of a man's odyssey through Greece. Moving, surprising and sometimes dark, A's tale unfolds with the discovery not only of a culture but also of a desire to live life to the full once more.

©2016 Victoria Hislop (P)2016 Headline Digital

What the Critics Say

"Victoria Hislop writes so vividly about the Med, you can almost feel the scorching heat." (Good Housekeeping)

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    Helen Aylesbury, United Kingdom 17/05/2017
    Helen Aylesbury, United Kingdom 17/05/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Wonderful - dig out your passport!"

    I cannot wait for my next trip to Greece after reading this. Lots of short stories and fables woven into the main narrative. Each tale provoking a different emotion and mood, and each as captivating as the last. The whole thing beautifully read by the author and others. I've bought the book so that I can re read my favourite stories and list all the places I need to go to asap!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs 03/10/2016
    Mrs 03/10/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "A beautiful story."

    This story was in fact a series of short stories, each good in their own way, with a rather nice background story tying them all together. Very enjoyable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan 10/11/2017
    Susan 10/11/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Relaxing. whimsical story"

    I loved this book. stories in stories all leading to a satisfying conclusion. No disappointments.

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    V 06/11/2017
    V 06/11/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Fragmented and tenuous"

    Struggled to finish it. Some of the narration was wooden and lifeless. The volume level was inconsistent between the different voices. The concept behind the story did not work for me, it just seemed to be an excuse to link unconnected fables in one book, the result was disjointed.

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    Cybercat Middx England 28/10/2017
    Cybercat Middx England 28/10/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "Greece in my Heart. Perfect."

    A lovely story beautifully told. I've never visited the Peloponnese and this has been a delightful introduction. Other parts of Anthony's travels were familiar to me. An engaging and engrossing book for everyone.

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    Miss D Srao 29/08/2017
    Miss D Srao 29/08/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Superb!"

    A beautifully written and narrated book that genuinely took you to Greece. Wonderful wonderful book.

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    Christopher Lincoln, United Kingdom 19/08/2017
    Christopher Lincoln, United Kingdom 19/08/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Very little substance but well narrated."

    The last chapter made the book for me, it was what I actually thought the book was about.
    In between was a bit unstructured.

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    JudeJones cumbria, England 18/08/2017
    JudeJones cumbria, England 18/08/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Evoking Greece, one story at a time"

    I loved this book. The way Victoria Hislop evokes Greece is magical, I can feel the sun and smell the sea and kafenions. This collection of short stories was so cleverly woven together into an overall plot. I loved it, and will be downloading more of her books. The urge to revisit Greece has grown stronger after this book. Wonderful.

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    Shea 29/06/2017
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    "Beautiful separate stories but disjointed overall "

    Victoria Hislop is a storyteller so evocative of time and place that her novels immediately transport you. This did just that, but the many interwoven stories and separate standalone snippets made it disjointed and hard to follow as a whole piece.

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    Ruth 11/02/2017
    Ruth 11/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Dull, dull, dull."

    I found this book slow, dull and at times almost morose. The narration added to the mood. So disappointing.

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    08/08/17
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    "Where are the cartes postal? "

    Very disappointed that this book did not come with the matching postcards. They are like a main character of the story. Was looking forward to the accompanied PDF . I hope the publisher rectifies this soon enough. Some of the words were pronounced wrong which is a pity and could easily be avoided.

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