• by Graham Norton
  • Narrated by Graham Norton
  • 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Graham Norton's masterful debut is an intelligently crafted story of love, secrets and loss.
The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama; and yet its inhabitants are troubled. Sergeant PJ Collins hasn't always been this overweight; mother of¬ two Brid Riordan hasn't always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn't always felt that her life was a total waste.
So when human remains are discovered on an old farm, suspected to be that of Tommy Burke - a former¬ love of both Brid and Evelyn - the village's dark past begins to unravel. As the frustrated PJ struggles to solve a genuine case for the first time in his life, he unearths a community's worth of anger and resentments, secrets and regret.
Darkly comic, touching and at times profoundly sad. Graham Norton employs his acerbic wit to breathe life into a host of loveable characters, and explore - with searing honesty - the complexities and contradictions that make us human.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Absolutely charming

What made the experience of listening to Holding the most enjoyable?

Having Graham Norton read his own work made this special. He has a wonderful voice for narration.

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

His Irish accent - it made the characters really come alive.

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- Kathryn G.

Absolutely loved it!

If you love Graham Norton you'll love this book. His narration and the story lend themselves to a very entertaining experience. I didn't want it to end. I hope that he is writing more stories. I am a huge fan!
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- K. Fox

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-06-2016
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton