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  • The Glass Painter's Daughter

  • By: Rachel Hore
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Romance
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (137 ratings)

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Summary

Fran Morrison, a travelling musician, is summoned home to London after her father suffers a stroke. She finds herself in charge of the family business - a stained glass workshop.

When the vicar of the local church asks Fran to restore a shattered window, her research into its origins uncovers a fascinating and moving love story from the Victorian past that resonates in her own life.

©2008 Rachel Hore (P)2009 WF Howes Ltd

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Really enjoyable story

This is an 'unturnable off' story with thoroughly believable characters. It's an unusual setting in a stained glass workshop where a window is being restored. There's an historical element too related through a diary about how the window was first commissioned and built. Also a strong musical element, the main character, Fran is a tuba player.

The narration is excellent with each voice being instantly recognizable for who it's meant to be.

Easy listening but well written and read. Highly recommended


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Lovely!

Yet another good story from Rachel Hore. As usual, there is an interweaving of past and present with everything coming to a satisfactory, if somewhat expected, conclusion. Her historical information is spot on, and the description of Elgar`s "Dream of Gerontius" and the rehearsals, flows nicely. She`s obviously done her research!

However, Jilly Bond has to be THE most annoying narrator ever. Her voice is constantly full of emotion, yet her reading and interpretation of the characters is both emotion and passionless. In future, for me, Rachel Hore`s novels will have to be on the printed page unless narrated by someone else!!

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the story and narrator

not as good as the other books. narrator again makes the men sound 100 years old and as though they are weak and gasping for breath, always let's the males in the stories down

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Loved it

Loved this book from beginning to end. Very good story, in two tied time frames. Well read. A joy

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a little disapointing

Loved the gathering storm , but this one did not quite hit the spot. It seemed to labour on a little and I lost interest.

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Enjoyable.

After having read Last Letter Home by Rachel Hore, I decided to listened to another on audible. I chose this particular one as I enjoy Ancestry , Art and History and the synopsis had a combination of all three! It was a captivating story , set in London.It was easy to switch back and forth from Victorian England to present day.The audible contained a wealth of information about Music as well as Church windows.However, I wasn't too keen on the Narrator for this one, most especially when she was reading the main character's voice.In all fairness though , it is due to personal interpretation of how we feel a character may speak. Absolutely well worth a listen to.

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Really wonderful

Listened to this during a period of convolesence.
Such a lovely story, beautifully written and
Enjoyment had in the narrarion, just the tale
For all.to.enjoy

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Beautifully written and read

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel - well formed plot, evocative narrative and the narration was so good, it was like listening to a play. I have purchased 2 more titles by the author in the strength of this one.

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Listening is so relaxing

Captivating story, so loved the way it spanned generations of the family. Loved narration too.