• Christmas at Claridge's

  • By: Karen Swan
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 11-02-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (22 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

'This was where her dreams drifted to if she didn't blot her nights out with drink; this was where her thoughts settled if she didn't fill her days with chat. She remembered this tiny, remote foreign village on a molecular level and the sight of it soaked into her like water into sand, because this was where her old life had ended and her new one had begun.'
Portobello - home to the world-famous street market, Notting Hill Carnival and Clem Alderton. She's the queen of the scene, the girl everyone wants to be or be with. But beneath the morning-after makeup, Clem is keeping a secret, and when she goes too far one reckless night she endangers everything - her home, her job and even her adored brother's love.
Portofino - a place of wild beauty and old-school glamour. Clem has been here once before and vowed never to return. But when a handsome stranger asks Clem to restore a neglected villa, it seems like the answer to her problems - if she can just face up to her past.
Claridge's - at Christmas. Clem is back in London working on a special commission for London's grandest hotel. But is this really where her heart lies?
Christmas at Claridge's is a glamorous contemporary romance by the best-selling Karen Swan, author of Christmas in the Snow.
©2017 Karen Swan (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio
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Customer Reviews

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2 out of 5 stars
By Donna F. Rodriguez on 02-06-18

Could have been great!

Great storyline but the female lead is too ditzy and confused. I detest story’s that depict women as stupid, insipid creatures. The narrator was horrible. I ended up skipping to the end because I just couldn’t take it anymore.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Eve L. on 01-14-18

Could not root for the main character

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Halfway through, I kept wanting to return the book, just did not like the main character enough to root for her

What was most disappointing about Karen Swan’s story?

I read 2 of Karen Swan's books and loved them, but this book, it was so hard to root or like the main character, by 2/3 to 3/4 of the book I felt I should keep trudging forward wanting to redeem this main character and like her, but by the time the book ended, I was frustrated and felt I wasted my time. Not one of her best story or character.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Gerribean on 01-15-18

I can’t listen to the reader

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

I couldn’t recommend the audible version of this book to anyone as I think the reader sounds unnatural and over dramatic
I’ve had to buy the Kindle version but I haven’t read it yet. I usually enjoy Karen Swan’s books but was very disappointed with the Audible version

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Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Imogen Church?

I enjoyed the narrators of other Audible books by Karen Swan

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Irritation and disappointment

Any additional comments?

It would be great if Audible re recorded this book with a better reader

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5 out of 5 stars
By Stewart G. on 11-23-17

Couldn't stop listening

I've read other reviews of the book that say it was a predictable end.... I didn't see it until towards the end. I recently listened to 'players' another of this authors and found it hard to follow.... this was much easier to listen to and follow. These books are chic lit with a bit more depth.

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