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The Lemon Tree Café

Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
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Summary

The Lemon Tree Café was originally published as a four-part serial. This is the complete story in one package.

A deliciously cosy story of family, friendship and a little dolce vita, perfect for fans of Milly Johnson, Trisha Ashley and Katie Fforde.

©2017 Cathy Bramley (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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Brilliant

Yet another gorgeous book by Cathy Bramley.
Strong characters, twists and turns that you weren't expecting full of humour and tears a delightful read.
Another one I had a job to put down.
Coleen Prendagast 's narrating adds to the warmth of the book , her clever use of voices gives each character their individuality.
looking forward to my next read Wickham hall.

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Actually quite good

Would you listen to The Lemon Tree Café again? Why?

Maybe. It had a few twists and turns, not normally seen in this style of book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lemon Tree Café?

Interesting family dynamics. I like the bits about building up the business and trying to come up with new ideas etc.

Have you listened to any of Colleen Prendergast’s other performances? How does this one compare?

About the same.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Much better than previous book. This one had some surprises. Still too much romance for me. And the main character is completely different to her personality in previous book. People can change, but not like this; so was unrealistic.

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predicable and same characters too long now ..

I so did not enjoy it !! I finished it because I did not want to waste my book credit used although feel I wasted it on this one ! it was so predictable all the way through . the characters are on going from previous books and it's boring now.... needs a new fresh story fresh characters. .sorry but I won't bother with the next one !

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Really good read

This is my first audio book and I couldn't have chosen better. This book has it all and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was gutted that it was over and I'll definitely be reading more from this author, it was right up my street!

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Pretty pointless...

This book is yet another disappointment from Cathy Bramley. The story seems to have been written just for the sake of it and although it does seem to be a sequel to 'The Plumberry School of Comfort Food' as several of the same characters are featured, the plot-line just plods on & on & on...it took until part 2 to actually explain something that was prior just alluded to, however I was so very bored by them that I actually did not care what what was happening/ had happened to the characters. The narration is dreadful and although it is the same narrator as 'The Plumberry School of Comfort Food' the main character has a completely different voice and accent now in 'The Lemon Tree Cafe' so there is no continuity. I wish I had not wasted a credit on this book and I will be contacting customer service to make a complaint as I have not even been able to listen to the end as it is so awfully dreary and pointless.
Additionally some of the plot-line seems remarkably similar to Alexandra Brown's book 'The Great Village Show'.
This is my last attempt to listen to a Cathy Bramley title if Colleen Prendergast continues to narrate the books as she has done fo the past 7 audio titles.

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very easy to listen to and I found it very enjoyab

listening to this bird and really enjoyed the story as a basically it tells you to never take things for granted and always appreciate the small things in life as a family and a few good friends is all you ever need and I found this book really enjoyable and would definitely recommend it

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A delight

I chose the lemon tree cafe as it had links to another food Cathy’sbookswill leave you guessing on which one. With Audible I set the timer for 60 minutes invariably fall asleep so keep going back in minutes to where I remember this book was beautiful heartwarming kind and I will listen to again.

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Absolutely lovely

I absolutely loved this , like a hot cup of tea in front of the fire on a cold winter day.
I strongly recommend that any one wanting to listen to this, listens to The Plumberry School of Comfort Food first , as several of the characters from there feature in this book and it is an advantage to know their background story.
Great narration as always by Colleen Predergast

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Loved it

As always Cathy Bramley delivers a beautiful story, brought to life by the brilliant Colleen Prendergast.

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Not impressed.

Was looking forward to an easy listening story but was disappointed with the narrator. I thought there was no “interest” in the voice, quite monotone, and the Italian accent was atrocious. Shame, as the story sounded like a feel good one.