The Illegal Gardener : Greek Village

  • by Sara Alexi
  • Narrated by Suzanne Heathcote
  • Series: Greek Village
  • 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A delightful glimpse into the lives of two very different people who became friends and were both better for it. A rare friendship that changed their lives and may change yours a bit too.


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Customer Reviews

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Enjoyable Listen, Sweet, Maybe Too Sweet...

I did enjoy this novel and the audio performance was flawless. The story was a bit simplistic and although the author does explore the hardships which are faced by the illegal immigrants in Greece (and elsewhere in this world); the tragedy of these lives could have been better developed. The story centers around the life of a middle-age woman who has moved to Greece to start a new life for herself. She develops a friendship with her "illegal gardener" and, from there, the reader is given a glimpse both into the woman's pursuit to build a new life and of the life of the gardener whose life is vastly more difficult and impoverished. It was fun to hear about the Greek countryside and people. There is a lightness to the book which is enjoyable while at the same time it borders on trite. I would have enjoyed deeper character development. Ms. Alexi is an excellent writer in terms of prose and grammar. If you are looking for a "light" read which has a little cultural exploration in it, this might just be the book for you.
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- Marjorie


This story gave me a fresh perspective on immigration and the "illegal" status of those who are seeking a tolerable life away from their homeland. Well written story and excellent narration.
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- Kathy J

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-2014
  • Publisher: Sara Alexi