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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,848 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joanne Harris Narrator: Derek Jacobi Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2006 ISBN:
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Disillusioned by adulthood, and longing for the past, Jay Mackintosh's memories are revived by the mysterious delivery of a home-brewed bottle of wine, from long-vanished friends.

Intoxicated by the recollections it evokes, Jay escapes to a derelict farmhouse in France, only to find himself facing old demons. There is also the beautiful Marise, a woman who hides a terrible secret, and their deepening mutual attraction to contend with. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie | 2/9/2014

    " everyone raves about Chocolat but in my opinion this book is far superior. told from the point of view of the bottles of wine it shows expertise in story telling. another one i never mind re reading "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 2/7/2014

    " This was a very fun, magical read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilyn Peters | 1/25/2014

    " my absolute favourite of hers! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandy | 1/25/2014

    " Story of a blocked English author who is haunted by his past and finds a new life in France. Same little town as in Chocolat. Forgettable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shawna | 1/16/2014

    " Better than Five Quarters of an Orange, Blackberry Wine is lighter and more hopeful. The main character is likeable and the setting in France was lovely. The ending was just right. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott de Vries | 1/6/2014

    " Loved the way it reminded of my youth and simultaneously encourages you to let go of the past and move on. If you you have green fingers and enjoy a glass or two it's winner. Read on Holiday in Wales. Fantastic "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 1/5/2014

    " By the author of Chocolat: Good "power-out" reading, tiny French villages never seem to have too much electricity in your face. I enjoyed the gardening info, and Joe's T-shirts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madalina | 1/4/2014

    " A nicely-woven story, delightfull, witty and all in all a pleasure "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher Roden | 12/26/2013

    " Another superb story of France from Joanne Harris. This one can easily and acceptably be read as a ghost story. Recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynne Norman | 12/8/2013

    " Moving, beautifully written and with the touch of magic that Joanne Harris brings to all her novels. 'Blackberry Wine' is a simple enough tale but Harris' expert story-telling makes it a page turner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thais | 12/5/2013

    " Joanne Harris allo stato puro. Una storia di magia, di cibo e vino che riporta indietro nel passato. Molto carino e ben scritto. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Colleen Medlock | 11/30/2013

    " Usually I love Joanne Harris' novels, but this one just doesn't make the cut. I'm going to go read her Holy Fools again.....that's a page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katrina Sutton | 11/29/2013

    " Since I loved Chocolat, I decided to read Joanne Harris other books. This was a surprising read and kept me enthralled. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 11/25/2013

    " I didn't expect to love this book and ended up loving this book the best. A lot of soul in this story, I wanted to to go on and on... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mervi | 11/25/2013

    " One of my favorite books. So beautifully written and warm story... =) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Baxter | 11/12/2013

    " Subtly magical, beautiful gardens, and quiet, powerful plot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marykay | 7/30/2013

    " Has a bit ofthe paranormal which I don't care for. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Chapman | 3/29/2013

    " Better than Chocolat, and I loved Chocolat! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 12/21/2012

    " Such a simple story but very moving. Easy to read. Some magic . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 12/14/2012

    " My first experience of Joanne Harris, and so glad I ventured there. Her gentle way of bringing in a 'touch of other' helps make it all the more believable. Have visited France, and breathed in the land from the valleys I imagined while reading this book. Inspiring! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 chambejd / Joy | 10/7/2012

    " I enjoyed it but not nearly as much as Holy Fools or Chocolat, which is still my favorite of Harris's. I love her writing and will continue to read her other stories. I also love the food, nature, gypsy and single mother with daughter elements of her books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raewyn Holmes | 9/23/2012

    " Loved it!!! I wanted to climb inside the book and eat the words off the page. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie Bonin | 9/10/2012

    " I was dissapointed after adoring Chocolat. The story couldn't keep my interest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly | 6/28/2012

    " Blackberry Wine is my favorite of all Joanne Harris's books. You literally feel like you are in a small town in France and can smell the wine and taste the food. She is a beautiful writer. I think I've read this book about 10 times over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isabel | 1/1/2012

    " O meu romance favorito da Joanne Harris. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 10/22/2011

    " Delightful. Talking wine. A character that could have been my grandad, the armchair encyclopedia and traveller. A super tale. Can't remember much only that I thoroughly enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessie | 5/20/2011

    " Hated the first 50 pages. Magical realism usually turns me off. But I went with it and was glad I did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/8/2011

    " I was dissapointed after adoring Chocolat. The story couldn't keep my interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 4/27/2011

    " I wound up liking this way more than I expected. The first few pages, I was just kinda meh on, but I told myself to at least go fifty pages. I'm glad I did. The references to characters and events from 'Chocolat' were pleasing, and now I really want to visit the French countryside. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kris | 4/25/2011

    " An easy read. Fun idea... nice to read with a glass of wine!
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madalina | 4/8/2011

    " A nicely-woven story, delightfull, witty and all in all a pleasure "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ann | 3/20/2011

    " I ploughed through it on a rainy day, enjoying it well enough. I'd have given it another fraction of a star, but *Spoiler Alert* the word "rosy" actually appears in the book's very last sentence. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 2/12/2011

    " A lovely story! Takes place in the same little town that she wrote about in "Chocolat", along with a couple of the characters from that book as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martha | 1/29/2011

    " I loved this book. Although there are similarities in theme and characterization to her other novels, Joanne Harris takes my heart on this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandy | 1/29/2011

    " Story of a blocked English author who is haunted by his past and finds a new life in France. Same little town as in Chocolat. Forgettable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 1/25/2011

    " Subtly magical, beautiful gardens, and quiet, powerful plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candy | 1/4/2011

    " I enjoy Harris for her ways of winding fiction, food, wine, countryside all together. The plot had a little twist - a little far fetched but I enjoyed all of it. A coming of age story, a story of someone finding their way. Would have given a 3.5 if possible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 12/23/2010

    " Though not my favorite I did really like this book. It had a very nostaligic feel about it and the wahole thing with the bottles was cool. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vikki | 12/16/2010

    " I loved this book. A writer buys a house and "sees" Joe, his old mentor. "

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About the Author
Author Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris is the author of the Whitbread Award–nominated Chocolat, which was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp, and numerous other bestselling novels. She plays bass guitar in a band first formed when she was sixteen, is currently studying Old Norse, and lives with her husband and daughter in Yorkshire.

About the Narrator

Sir Derek Jacobi has had a long and distinguished career. He has toured in Becket and Uncle Vanya, and he received a Tony Award for his performance as Benedick in the RSC’s production of Much Ado about Nothing. His work in television includes the lead roles in Cadfael and I, Claudius, and his film credits include Henry V, Gosford Park, and Hamlet. His narrations have won him eleven Audiofile Earphones Awards.