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Publisher's Summary

In the early 1900s, the playwright Galeazzo D’Ascanio lived for Celia Sands. She was his muse and the inspiration for his most stunning and original play. But the night before she was to take the stage, Celia disappeared. Now, decades later, Alessandro D’Ascanio is preparing to stage the first performance of his grandfather’s masterpiece. A promising young actress - who shares Celia Sands’ name, but not her blood - has agreed to star.
She is instantly drawn to the mysteries surrounding the play - and to her compelling, compassionate employer. And even though she knows she should let the past go, in her dreams it comes back.
©2012 Susanna Kearsley (P)2012 Oakhill Publishing
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"Like something out of the pages of Daphne du Maurier." (Daily Express)
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By Scott on 07-10-15

Evocative Prose

A writer's writer, Susanna Kearsley is a master at immersing her readers in the details of place, whether it be the coast of Scotland or northern Italy. The descriptions here of Venice and Lake Garda are spot on, and she always finds a way to seamlessly weave in local history, giving the contemporary scenes a sense of time and continuity. Which expertly sets the stage for her well-delineated characters. I also appreciate the measured pacing, so refreshing in this age of the sound bite. She's not in a hurry to tell her story, and I, for one, am never in a hurry to have her stories end. Season of Storms will remind you (in its fine sense of foreboding) of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca.

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By blue on 04-10-15

Wake me when it's over

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

No, quit listening after about 1/3, just could not handle the "put me to sleep" monotone voice of the narrator. Listened to her in another book (Mariana) and she was very difficult to understand, and does not make it easy to distinguish between the different characters. Mariana had a better story though, Seasons of Storms just plain boring

Would you recommend Season of Storms to your friends? Why or why not?

No, snooze fest

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Very much so. If I ever see her name again as a narrator, simply won't buy the book

Was Season of Storms worth the listening time?


Any additional comments?


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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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By Katherine on 11-11-13

Excellent book. I really enjoyed listening to it.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I have already recommended this book to many of my friends. It keeps you on the edge of your seat.

What other book might you compare Season of Storms to, and why?

Some of Barbara Erskines book

What does Carolyn Bonnyman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I tried but it was taking too long I give up about 1am each morning

Any additional comments?

Looking forward to reading the next one.

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By Carol on 03-10-13


I love books by this author and have listened to all the others available on audible, this one however I just couldn't get into. I restarted 4 times and each time found my mind wandering within minutes. I'm not sure if its the narrator although she has a pleasant enough voice, but I was just bored by the story and couldn't figure out what was happening. In the end I realised I just didn't care enough about the characters to continue and give up.

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