• by Robin Pilcher
  • Narrated by John Lee
  • 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Every summer, the Edinburgh International Festival attracts celebrated artists, musicians, comedians, and actors to the beloved Scottish city. Hundreds of thousands of people descend on the town to join in the magnificent celebration. This year, the annual Edinburgh festival draws six unique and vibrant individuals, who all come together to follow their dreams and seek success, love, fame, and happiness: Angélique, the beautiful and renowned violinist whose fame hides her secret heartache; Tess, a member of the festival marketing team and a newlywed struggling with her own secrets; Roger, whose dazzling fireworks display will be the grand finale of the festival and his career; Leonard, the aging cinematographer who wants one last time to shine; Rene, the feisty comedienne who is reaching for the stars; and Jamie, the handsome young flat owner who brings everyone together and finds love along the way. Each of them is trying to discover what destiny holds in store, and during this one magnificent summer, paths cross and lives are forever changed.
Inspiring, funny, engrossing, and full of vivid descriptions of the incredible sights and sounds of Edinburgh, Starburst is another Pilcher winner.


What the Critics Say

"Dynamic...[a] nicely handled ensemble novel...Pilcher keeps the stage full of light and color." (Publishers Weekly)
"Pilcher...tells a beautiful and cohesive story about the human spirit and our capacity for adaptation and growth." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

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Another Winner

Robin Pilcher has written his best novel since An Ocean Apart. It is always fun to travel to where Mr. Pilcher wants to carry us and the where he takes us along the way provides all the fun. Well written and adept at bringing the six uniquely different individuals together at the Festival.
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- john s larigan

Double Entendre

It is hard not to like a book with Edinburgh as the background setting. AND, the mention of August,the month of festivals, theaters, plays, etc. brought special memories. The characters were well developed and fun to read about. I really liked the book and enjoyed seeing how the author brought the title into the lives of the characters.
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- Michael

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-07-2007
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio