Iris and Ruby

  • by Rosie Thomas
  • Narrated by Rula Lenska
  • 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A story of love, loss, and the distance between three generations of one family, this novel centres on Iris and Ruby, a grandmother and her granddaughter, as they try and make sense of their respective lives.

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What the Critics Say

"Thomas can write with ravishing sensuality." (The Times)
"Rosie Thomas is both a subtle and realistic author and her portrait of Iris is never less than absorbing." (Daily Mail)

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Customer Reviews

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Tender, heart-felt and beautifully narrated

A beautifully written novel with deep understanding of the characters involved and of human nature. The straddling of two eras was well executed. I truly enjoyed the narration which made the story come to life!
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LONG LONG AND LONG

Would you listen to Iris and Ruby again? Why?

No, I wouldn't listen again. I found this book very long and it didn't go anywhere. I am struggling to finish the 2nd part.


What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Maybe I won't get there


What about Rula Lenska’s performance did you like?

I like Rula's reading but in this book I found it inconsistent. Ruby was part London Goth and part Toffee Tart


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

Have yet to get there.


Any additional comments?

I like stories that take me away and this book put me to sleep.

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- Deb "Wife, mother, nanna, part time actor, avid reader, world traveller, golfer, bridge player, lover of life."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-17-2007
  • Publisher: Audible Studios