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Summary

In a Greek taverna, high over the small village of Aghia Anna, four people meet for the first time: Fiona, an Irish nurse, Thomas, a Californian academic; Elsa, a German television presenter; and David a shy English boy. Along with Andreas, the old man who runs the taverna, they become close to each other after witnessing a tragedy when a pleasure steamer catches fire in the harbour.

Nights of Rain and Stars is the story of one summer when Fiona, Thomas, Elsa and David all have to face the particular life crisis which first made them leave their homes and end up in Greece. With the help of Vonni, a middle-aged Irish woman who lives in the village and is now a near-native, they each find a solution - although not necessarily the one they anticipated....

©2004 Maeve Binchy (P)2004 Audible Ltd

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As always, an enjoyable listen.

I think I've listened to most of Maeve Binchy's books and always enjoy them. This book is a little different to her others, usally there is a chapter for each character in the book but that's not the case with this one. Each character is introduced gradually, I must admit I'm glad I listened to the book but I probably enjoyed some of her other books more, i.e. Circle of Friends must be my favourite. Also it's worth reading this book as other books make refererence to Fiona's time on the Greek Island.

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The Narrator's Great!

Another review criticized the reader - wrong! The reader is excellent, clear and not too fast, perfect for driving along in the car :-)
The story is as magic as ever, especially if you have ever been on a Greek island for any length of time. Lovely flow of characters and relationships.

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wrong narrator...

Don't bother about this unabridged version, the narrator is completely wrong for the story. The abridged version is so much better read, by Kate Binchy.

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Nights of Rain and Stars

Lovely read as usual by Maeve Binchy. I love the way all her books roll into one, you feel you already know the characters. Beautifully written in her own wonderful style.

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Narrator spoilt a great story

To me, the narrator has an Irish accent that she slows downs in her speech and try’s to speak with an English accent and then other accents for other various characters which spoils it for me as they aren’t in the correct accent. It’s a shame as I love the author and storyline. If she spoke in the Irish accent I’d have preferred it.

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Brilliant family story

I loved it Maeve is a brilliant story teller. I feel like I know every character and loved the ending.

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sure like to listen

this book keeps you on the edge of your seats
lovely book . I enjoyed it

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This is another Maeve Binchy novels that was a delightful read. It's a light and

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