Nora Webster

  • by Colm Tóibín
  • Narrated by Fiona Shaw
  • 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The downloadable, digital audiobook edition of Colm Tóibín's new novel, read by Fiona Shaw.
It is the 1960s and Nora Webster is living with her two young sons in a small town on the east coast of Ireland. The love of her life, Maurice, has just died. Nora must learn how to forge a new life for herself, how to give her sons a future as she tries to hold onto the past. And, as Nora returns to memories of the happiness of her early marriage something more painful begins to intrude: memories of her own mother and what brought about the terrifying distance between them.


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Mediocre story of an Irish widow

I found the story unengaging with little to recommend it other than the decent narrator.
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- Brandy

Slow moving and tedious

I had to force myself twice to go back to this book and continue listening. The details of Nora Webster's life were so boringly ordinary, I couldn't imagine why the author had thought it a story worth writing in the first place.

The narrator was dreadful - especially in the men's characters. Her pitch was irritating, her tone inappropriate to the content of the speech and her stress quite unnatural.

I only bought this book as I had enjoyed Brooklyn so much, but I soon regretted it. Even my own life is more interesting than Nora Webster's and that is not saying much.

Recommend for those who get a special kick out of watching paint dry
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- E.M. Biggs

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-02-2014
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd