A Week in Winter

  • by Maeve Binchy
  • Narrated by Rosalyn Landor
  • 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Stoneybridge is a small town on the west coast of Ireland where all the families know one another. When Chicky Starr decides to take an old, decaying mansion set high on the cliffs overlooking the windswept Atlantic Ocean and turn it into a restful place for a holiday by the sea, everyone thinks she is crazy. Helped by Rigger (a bad boy turned good who is handy around the house) and Orla, her niece (a whiz at business), Chicky is finally ready to welcome the first guests to Stone House’s big warm kitchen, log fires, and understated elegant bedrooms. John, the American movie star, thinks he has arrived incognito; Winnie and Lillian are forced into taking a holiday together; Nicola and Henry, husband and wife, have been shaken by seeing too much death practicing medicine; Anders hates his father’s business, but has a real talent for music; Miss Nell Howe, a retired schoolteacher, criticizes everything and leaves a day early, much to everyone’s relief; the Walls are disappointed to have won this second-prize holiday in a contest where first prize was Paris; and Freda, the librarian, is afraid of her own psychic visions.
Sharing a week with this unlikely cast of characters is pure joy, full of Maeve’s trademark warmth and humor. Once again, she embraces us with her grand storytelling.


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Didn't want it to end.....

I have been a Maeve Binchy fan for over 20 years.Her books transport me to Ireland and I "meet" people that I would love to include in my own life. I have both read and listened to her books, and by far, listening is the best way to enjoy her books. The narration makes the characters come alive. Maeve Binchy passed away last year, so this is her last book. It felt like such a loss when the book ended. I look forward to going back and listening to some of my favorites again. If you have never listened to one of her books before, you are in for a treat.
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I have been a fan of Maeve Binchy since "Light a Penny Candle" and have read all of her books. This one did not meet the mark. I found it more like a series of vignettes rather than a novel. Too many characters to keep me engaged for any length of time. I enjoyed the narrator and the book had some lighthearted moments but not like any of her other novels.
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- Linda

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-12-2013
  • Publisher: Random House Audio