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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,176 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Mayle Narrator: Ben Chaplin Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From Peter Mayle, a wonderful new novel steeped in wine—and the business of wine?and set in, bien sûr, Provence.

Max Skinner is not exactly setting the London financial world on fire?and when his supervisor steals his biggest client, it’s definitely time to inspect the vineyard in Provence that his recently departed uncle left him. Heartily and happily distracted upon his arrival by the landscape, the weather, and the food?not to mention the gorgeous notairehandling the estate and the stunning owner of the local bistro?Max almost forgets about his inherited property. 

Which might have been a good idea, because the wine produced there is swill. But then why, Max has to wonder, is his caretaker so anxious to acquire the land? When a beautiful young woman from California arrives with what might be a legitimate claim on the estate, and knowledge of vineyards that far outstrips Max’s own, the plot begins its twists and turns into and out of truly wonderful complications and resolutions. 

This is luscious reading?soothing us with the sensual wonders of Provence while it tells a fascinating tale of the hugely lucrative and competitive boutique-wine trade. It is Peter Mayle’s most satisfying, most delectable novel yet. Download and start listening now!

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  • A delightful divertissement. . . .plenty of . . . local color, comic dalliances and a feastful of entertainment. The Seattle Times “Happily snide (and knowledgeable). . . . Wicked turns of phrase . . . . Quite agreeable, with an insouciant nose . . . perfect for summer reading.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Reagan Ramsey | 2/16/2014

    " a great book about slowing down your life to smell the roses... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jennifer Fetterly | 2/3/2014

    " Nice, fun escapist read. Young heir comes to France reluctantly to claim his chateau and vineyard. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Donna | 1/27/2014

    " As with others I loved A Year In Provence and I must admit to relishing the idea of being able to live life in an area such as Provence and enjoying a simpler life. The escapism is so captivating. This book was a bit of a disappointment however and I found myself anxious to finish it. I will watch the movie for the first time in a couple weeks when it comes on TV and see if I agree with the critics. In the mean time--on to the next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Josigirl | 1/15/2014

    " You can't go wrong with any Peter Mayle book! "

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