• A Year in Provence

  • By: Peter Mayle
  • Narrated by: Peter Mayle
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-03-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (168 ratings)

Regular price: $15.93

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Publisher's Summary

Peter Mayle and his wife had been to Provence as tourists. They had dreamed of one day trading the long, grey winters and damp summers of England for the blue skies and sunshine of the coast of southern France. And then they made it happen. They moved into an old farmhouse at the foot of the Luberon mountains and embarked on a wonderful, if at times bewildering, new life. Among their experiences that first year: being inundated with builders and visitors, grappling with the native accent, taking part in goat races and supervising the planting of a new vineyard.
Now, Peter Mayle personally recounts the pleasures and frustrations of Provençal life - sharing in a way no one else can, the unique and endearing culture that is Provence.
©1989 Peter Mayle (P)1991 Macmillan Audio
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Critic Reviews

" A Year in Provence is part memoir, part homeowner's manual, part travelogue, and all charming fun." (Amazon.com review)
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3 out of 5 stars
By marlowe on 03-30-15

Ban abridged versions

I love this story in its full length. I was not paying attention when I got this version and am irritated when I listen to it. The edits are very abrupt and part of the enjoyment of this book is meandering through their year, not racing through like a fire sale.
It would be 5 star unabridged.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Amy on 09-27-16

Awful editing

Love the story. Love the writing. Love the narration.

Horrid, awful, sudden, jerking editing. There is no pause between stories or chapters. It's disconcerting. Like whiplash.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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