• Gardens of Delight

  • By: Erica James
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 03-07-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
  • 3.9 (67 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Gardens of Delight brochure promises the opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful gardens in Italy. For Lucy, the chance to go to Italy offers more than just gardens.
Helen and her wealthy husband have just moved into the Old Rectory. With her husband spending so much time away from home, Helen throws herself into caring for the garden. But Helen needs help.
Conrad isn't the least bit interested in gardening. His life revolves around work and humouring Mac, his elderly uncle. Mac wants to go on the tour, but only if Conrad accompanies him. Reluctantly, Conrad agrees.
"Anything for a peaceful life," he concedes. But a peaceful life is the last thing any of them are in for....
©2005 Erica James (P)2006 W F Howes Ltd
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By K. on 08-16-14

Gardens English and Italian

What made the experience of listening to Gardens of Delight the most enjoyable?

Interesting variety of characters.

What did you like best about this story?

Good descriptions of a trip to the lake district of Italy.

What does Jilly Bond bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her Italian accents are excellent.

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

No, it was slow in places and I took longer than usual to finish it.

Any additional comments?

I wasn't sure I would like this as it started rather slowly with some unlikeable characters. Also the ending was not exactly what I expected. I enjoyed the development of the story, especially once the scene shifted to Italy.

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By Anne on 02-23-14

An enjoyment

Enjoyed the little twists in her life. It was a light happy read. I don't want to give away any of the details, but I can say it was nice to see friendships of all ages mixed.

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By Amazon Customer on 09-28-14

2 Small blips

Would you consider the audio edition of Gardens of Delight to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the book

What was one of the most memorable moments of Gardens of Delight?

I really enjoyed the whole book

Which character – as performed by Jilly Bond – was your favourite?

I loved mac's matter of factness

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Francesca's story really moved me

Any additional comments?

There were a couple of blips where 2 recordings played at the same time for a few seconds and on the second one the characters changed.

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By Elaine Calderwood on 07-14-13

First ever Erica James and it was a Delight

What did you like most about Gardens of Delight?

I loved this author's story and the narrator's voice was perfect . I was interested to see the stories unfold and how they merged and added new characters to the mix.This was my first Erica James but will certainly not be my last. Once started I could not put my iPod down. Lucky for me I bought another Erica James at the same time so it is time I was off to read another from Ms. James - looking forward to reading many more.

What other book might you compare Gardens of Delight to, and why?

I have not ready books like this , I usually really murder mystery but this was a refreshing change and one I was so glad I decided to buy

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

No never but I will search for her in future

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Gardens and their owners ....

Any additional comments?

Loved it

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