We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
 >   > 
Let Me Tell You About a Man I Knew Audiobook

Let Me Tell You About a Man I Knew

Regular Price:£19.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • £7.99/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
    • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Provence, May 1889. The hospital of Saint-Paul-de Mausole is home to the mentally ill. An old monastery, it sits at the foot of Les Alpilles mountains amongst wheat fields, herbs and olive groves. For years the fragile have come here and lived quietly, found rest behind the shutters and high, sun-baked walls.

Tales of the new arrival - his savagery, his paintings, his copper-red hair - are quick to find the warden's wife. From her small white cottage, Jeanne Trabuc watches him - how he sets his easel amongst the trees, the irises and the fields of wheat and paints in the heat of the day.

Jeanne knows the rules; she knows not to approach the patients at Saint-Paul. But this man - paint-smelling, dirty, troubled and intense - is, she thinks, worth talking to. So, ignoring her husband's wishes and the dangers, and despite the word mad, Jeanne climbs over the hospital wall. She will find that the painter will change all their lives.

Let Me Tell You About a Man I Knew is a beautiful novel about the repercussions of longing, of loneliness and of passion for life. But it's also about love - and how it alters over time.

©2016 Susan Fletcher (P)2016 Little Brown Book Group

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.4 (9 )
5 star
 (5)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.6 (9 )
5 star
 (6)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.3 (9 )
5 star
 (5)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    bookylady 11/11/2017
    bookylady 11/11/2017 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    289
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    86
    68
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    41
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Beautiful writing, classy story."

    I spent many happy hours listening to this wonderful tale of the interaction between Vincent van Gogh and the wife of his Provence sanatorium's supervisor.

    Based on one sentence in a letter Vincent sent to his brother Theo, the narrative unravels many threads about love, friendship, marriage, creative impulses (good and bad) beauty and mental health.

    Susan Fletcher is a talented storyteller and brings the past alive in a very accessible way. I could see Vincent in his Provence world, painting in the fields and arousing local gossip.

    Starry, starry paintings; starry, starry novel. Loved every minute of it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    David Gunn 04/02/2018
    David Gunn 04/02/2018 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Beautiful, thought provoking, loved this book. Always wonderful writing from Susan Fletcher"

    Beautiful, thought provoking, loved this book. Always wonderful writing from Susan Fletcher. Get lost in Provence and get an insight into Van Gogh”s later life and work and the people who may have shared it. This is only part of this wonderful book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Eridu 14/03/2017
    Eridu 14/03/2017 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    21
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Susan Fletcher"

    This was an amazing story. A chance to re-see history and start seeing the human side of things. I loved this. And I cried! Susan Fletcher is just an amazing story writer and this almost topped Corrag for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.