• Chestnut Street

  • By: Maeve Binchy
  • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 04-24-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
  • 3.7 (22 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Just round the corner from St Jarlath's Crescent (featured in Minding Frankie) is Chestnut Street. Here, the lives of the residents are revealed in Maeve Binchy's wonderfully compelling tales: Bucket Maguire, the window cleaner, who must do more than he bargained for to protect his son. Nessa Byrne, who's aunt comes to visit from America for six weeks every summer and turns the house - and Nessa's world - upside down.
Lilian, the generous girl with a big heart, and the fiancé not everyone approves of. And Melly, whose gossip about the neighbours leads to trouble in the form of a fortune teller, 'Madame Magic'...
No one rivals Maeve Binchy for stories of warmth, kindness, love, loss - and life not always turning out as expected.
©2014 Gordon Snell (P)2014 Orion Publishing Group
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By Catriona Ferris on 03-09-15

Insightful stories with loveable characters.

It takes time to get used to rhythm of short story format but it is worth it. A great collection.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful


By Moga on 07-24-14

Maeve at her best

What did you like most about Chestnut Street?

I absolutely loved this audio book. The characters as usual all believable and the narrator was wonderful. Such an insight into Irish life and people. Well recommended

What did you like best about this story?

True to life.

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

As always Kate's lovely voice makes listening a pleasure

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

Yes, definitely did not want it to end

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By Roger on 09-16-14

Satisfactory solutions

Would you listen to Chestnut Street again? Why?

Much of my MP3 listening is done when I have insomnia. The almost short story format was thus excellent. Some characters were interwoven throughout different chapters but a clear memory of every personality was not essential to the overall enjoyment of each story.

What did you like best about this story?

The dilemmas and challenges and minutiae of daily life were always satisfactorily resolved. This is in contrast to her earlier Victoria Line, Central line where the protagonists seemed to rarely wise up.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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