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The Dream House

Narrated by: Julia Franklin
Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
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Summary

Shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year, 2007.

Londoners Kate and Simon must balance the raising of two young children whilst holding stressful jobs. As things start to fall apart, they decide to uproot to the Suffolk coast. Kate battles to make a new life for the family under her mother-in-law's roof as they search in vain for the perfect home. When she stumbles upon the house of her dreams, it's tantalisingly out of reach. It belongs to a frail old lady, Agnes. As the two become close friends, Kate is amazed to discover how much the dying woman's story echoes her own. As past and present intertwine, Kate comes to realise how uncertain and unsettling a life built on dreams can be.

©2006 Rachel Hore (P)2006 Isis Publishing Ltd

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Just the sort of story I love to read

A great book. Good for a holiday or to knit and listen to. A little bit of family history. A little bit about the arts. A little bit of the supernatural. A little bit of family life. A little bit of pain and a whole lot of joy.

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Searching for the country idyll

Family leaves London for the country life but it doesn't work out as planned. I'm not sure I could live with my mother in law for as long as the main character in this story does but they manage it without any major fallings out. Pleasant story, without making my pulse race or want to hang on to every word but I enjoyed it.

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Pleasant story

I have enjoyed a number of Rachel Hore’s book but this is not as good as the other stories. It’s a pleasant read and well narrated. The story was quite light and lacked the passion of her other books but enjoyable at a lighter level.

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The dream house

Such a wonderful story. I loved the ending too. Beautifully narrated by Julia Franklin Marvellous

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A tale that leaves you satisfied

Beautiful tale of missed opportunities and coincidences believable characters that you warned too and beautifully narrated.

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A GREAT AUDIBLE BOOK. EXCELLANT NARRATION.

EXCELLANT NARRATION. GREAT CHARACTERS. LOVED IT. COULD NOT STOP LISTENING TOO.
THE NARRATER BROUGHT YOU INTO HER WORLD.

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romantic drivel

despite enjoying other books by Rachel hore, this really was predictable romantic drivel. y struggled to get through it and won't go near another one like this. not my cup of tea at all