The Past

  • by Tessa Hadley
  • Narrated by Caroline Lennon
  • 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Three sisters, a brother, and their children assemble at their country house one last time before it is sold. The house is filled with memories of their shared past, yet beneath the idyllic surface, hidden passions, devastating secrets, and dangerous hostilities threaten to consume them. Sophisticated and sleek, Roland's new wife arouses his sister's jealousies. Passion erupts where it's least expected, shattering the quiet self-possession of Harriet, the eldest sister. Over the course of this summer holiday, the family's stories and silences intertwine, small disturbances build into familial crises, and a way of life - bourgeois, literate, ritualized, Anglican - winds down to its inevitable end.


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There was no plot or climax. Kept waiting for a exciting event to occur & it didn't happen.
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- Marlyne Foster

Chances lost and fulfilled

Filled with Hadley's usual astute observations and intelligent insights. There's not much of a plot, so the novel starts slow, but strong character development takes over, with the real interest lying in their self reflections and evolving sensitivities.
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- DM

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-07-2016
  • Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC