• Iris and Ruby

  • By: Rosie Thomas
  • Narrated by: Rula Lenska
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-17-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (19 ratings)

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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.
©2007 Rosie Thomas (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"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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5 out of 5 stars
By "unknown" on 04-21-10

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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4 out of 5 stars
By Deb on 03-02-13

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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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By Orchard Riser on 08-19-11

Shifts in time

This audiobook got me through a week in Disneyland Paris with 2 teenagers - great to have something distracting! It was beautifully read by Rula Lenska. The story flitted very well between the two generations and made me want to escape from Paris to Cairo. The war time scenes were particularly well done and I wondered what stories my mother might tell of her own experiences at that time to her granddaughters. Well worth a listen.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 05-16-11

Such a lovely story

Well read, easy to follow, a really lovely story of age and adolescence, of endless love, of war and loss, against a background of the streets of Cairo, now and during WWII. Well worth it.

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