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Summary

Lucy Honeychurch, accompanied by her vigilant guardian, Charlotte Bartlett, makes her first foray into the world, touring Italy and discovering a country very different to the English countryside she was brought up in.
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Absolutely Delightful!

A beautiful reading. I usually prefer unabridged readings but after loving 84 Charring Cross by the same reader I decided to fritter my credits...And I was well rewarded! It is delightful - download, you won't be disappointed!

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pure Forster charm...

Despite the "faithful" film adaptation scoring at the top of my most watched movies, the book gives so much more of this charming English story.
I decided on the audio version because of the Narrator. Juliet Stevenson scores 10 out of 10 each and every time.

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Fabulous narration

Juliet Stevenson brought this novel alive. It was like listening to a Radio 4 drama - superb!

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Wonderful story, wonderfully read

I loved this story, its gentle and subtle and beautifully written. The narrator was wonderful and really brought each moment to life. I highly recommend it and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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An interesting and enjoyable 'read'

Enjoyed this very much. At first I thought it was a simple story, but as it unfolded there was depth to it, encouraging the reader/listener to think about relationships and life in general - a lot of what was being said I felt was still quite relevant today.
Some beautiful and poetic prose to feast on too. I had to allow myself a little time to get into the story, but would recommend it.

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A view and a room

I last read this in my A level year 1973 and I think I understand and appreciate it more in my mid sixties. Of course it’s had two films and a few radio adaptations made since then. I now understand the title. Apart from
Forster’s wonderful writing Juliet Stevenson is her usual brilliant self. Definitely my favourite narrator. I recommend this audible to all of her fans and those who love top class classical English literature.

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  • Carl Smith
  • 12-07-08

bought abridged by mistake

The problem with audible is that you can't return things. I kept thinking something was missing in these characters. The abridged versions should be marked as well as the unabriged. Won't make that mistake again.

Anyway, interesting view of life and a good narrator.

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  • Jenny Jenkins
  • 06-05-20

Beautifully Written and Read

Juliet Stevenson reads this short, moving novel perfectly, bringing nuanced emotion to all the interesting, multidimensional characters. I read this in college and didn’t appreciate then how forward-thinking and looking Forster was in his view of love relationships and marriage as an equal partnership between a man and a woman. It did not occur to me that Room With A View is a feminist text. But it is in the best humanist sense — showing how a woman could not know her own desires in a society that repressed them but how she could learn to recognize her own sense of self and life when set free to do so. Beautiful and inspiring and full of real truth and compassion, brought to life perfectly by Juliet Stevenson.

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  • pandabear
  • 06-04-20

Love performance!

Love this story already but the performance by Juliet Stevenson is incredible! All of her character representations were perfect.

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  • Joanna Piper
  • 25-04-19

Fabulous ‘Room with a View’

Wonderful story and wonderfully read by Juliet. I’ve loved this book since I was a young teenager and read it at least once a year, thanks to this version I am sure I shall be hearing it all again on a more regular basis!
Highly recommend it 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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  • David P
  • 18-08-16

Wonderful novel, brilliant reader

It seems as if the one thing everyone in the world can agree upon is that Juliet Stevenson is an absolutely brilliant narrator. No one matches the intelligence of the choices she makes for character voices, line readings, and calm, steady storytelling. She never goes overboard in her delivery. She's supremely tasteful without for an instant being bland.

This is a delightful romantic drawing room comedy of sorts. Forster's insight into his characters puts into the category of "literature" and his characters always surprise. It is a wonderfully entertaining novel on the page, perhaps even more delightful in this audio version.

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  • Steven Alpert
  • 01-12-08

The best reading

Though it is an abridged version, this is the best reading I have found, and it is very entertaining. Juliet Stevenson gives just a perfect reading. She has the gift of playing the parts of each of the characters and it feels more like she is telling the story rather than merely reading it aloud. I almost dropped one star because it is abridged, but in the end I decided it deserved all 5 stars.

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  • Michelle T.
  • 08-10-18

Stevenson reads beautifully

I love Juliet Stevenson’s reading of this lovely book. It’s a pretty riveting story — a little dramatic, maybe, but I enjoyed it all the same. And Stevenson makes it come alive!

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  • C. Kresh
  • 01-10-18

A favorite

Juliet Stevenson does it again. a wonderful reading of a wonderful book. I loved it!

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  • 18-12-15

Fantastic!

I love Forster, and as well done as the movie is, the book is even better.