Blackberry Wine

  • by Joanne Harris
  • Narrated by Derek Jacobi
  • 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Disillusioned by adulthood, and longing for the past, Jay Mackintosh's memories are revived by the mysterious delivery of a home-brewed bottle of wine, from long-vanished friends. Intoxicated by the recollections it evokes, Jay escapes to a derelict farmhouse in France, only to find himself facing old demons. There is also the beautiful Marise, a woman who hides a terrible secret, and their deepening mutual attraction to contend with.


What the Critics Say

"Enchanting." (Women's Journal)


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Customer Reviews

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Read the book instead

I don't normally like abridged versions and this proved why. The book is much more enjoyable and fills in all the little gaps that this reading has. If you've read the book, I don't think you'll enjoy listening to it. If you haven't you really might enjoy this.
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A Pleasant Surprise.

What did you love best about Blackberry Wine?

The narrator

If you’ve listened to books by Joanne Harris before, how does this one compare?

It's almost as if she's afraid to really take a risk. I've read several of her books. This one feels like Harris-lite. Still, it's worth the time.

Which scene was your favorite?

When the boy realizes his friend is missing.

Who was the most memorable character of Blackberry Wine and why?

the wine

Any additional comments?

I love the conceit that the story could be told from the point of view of a bottle of wine.

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- Meri "meripixie"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-03-2006
  • Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited