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4.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 5 4.10 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laurie Lee Narrator: Laurie Lee Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN:
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Cider with Rosie is a wonderfully vivid memoir of childhood in a remote Cotswold village, a village before electricity or cars, a timeless place on the verge of change. Growing up amongst the fields and woods and characters of the place, Laurie Lee depicts a world that is both immediate and real and belongs to a now-distant past.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave Schumacher | 2/19/2014

    " A surprisingly good read and a story of a time gone by "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adrian Spink | 2/17/2014

    " I'd never read this before, and was really glad I did - beautifully written, and still very relevant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Stanley | 2/10/2014

    " I love this book, I've read it repeatedly and and it never loses it's poetic magic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elatsyrk | 2/5/2014

    " Beautifully written, but monotonous story. It's all about Laurie Lee's childhood and at first it's interesting because the reader can tell that some of the observations seem to come from a child's perspective. Unfortunately, the lack of plot gets more and more difficult to tolerate towards the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 1/27/2014

    " This nostalgic account of village life just after the Great War teems with a love of life, and despite the struggle which ensued for Lee and his family with their abandonment by his father, we are treated to glorious descrptive passages in an idyllic setting. This lost pastoral world is vividly brought to life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danyellemastro | 1/23/2014

    " This book made me smile constantly. At first I thought the prose would be too flowery and melodramatic, but this book was written by a warm and happy heart, and this resonates through every chapter. A fantastic recount of a world sadly lost to us now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janelle V. | 1/22/2014

    " I love the book as an expressionistic memoir of childhood. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alice | 1/18/2014

    " I love this book, and keep meaning to read it again. It holds a place in my heart, as it began my adult reading and kick started a real love of literature. I studied it as a set text and it made me realise that classics can be beautiful, moving and great reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gillian | 1/13/2014

    " A luxurious read about country village life between the wars - refreshingly from a different perspective than the usual ennobled norm. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan Melloy | 12/10/2013

    " I have loved this book for many years and read it at least 25 times. I have worn out one copy and am well into my second. Probably my all time favourite! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Moseley | 8/13/2013

    " An Edwardian childhood in Local Slad village. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beccy | 7/21/2013

    " Really took me to another time, that was really not so many years ago, that has now passed and gone. Thought provoking ideas about place, connection with the land, shared history, ancestral memory etc. Vivid portrayal of characters - completely enthralling. Loved it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Maree | 5/25/2013

    " I can't finish this book. It's very boring and the author uses so many adjectives that my mind starts wandering before I get to the end of a paragraph. I'm quitting this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily Harris | 12/27/2012

    " A delicious, warm & funny autobiography that I couldn't put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 8/31/2012

    " Great writing - more a few reminiscences than story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 8/27/2012

    " lyrical soul poetry -- coming of age "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lucia De winterbottom | 11/8/2011

    " This is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. Its a classic and everyone should read it. This book is a real insight into the mind of a young boy growing. Brilliant! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 10/28/2011

    " Another book I read in my childhood early teens and loved. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben Taylor | 8/10/2011

    " My favourite autobiography "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 8/7/2011

    " English O level. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Brownlee | 7/17/2011

    " One of my all time favourites, I love how the language slows down my reading speed to fully enjoy the flavour of the text. Should not be read in a rush, but read as a treat after a hard day! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 4/16/2011

    " They seemed wrapped as it were in a perpetual bloom, the glamour of their grown-up teens, and expressed for us boys all that women should be in beauty, style and artifice. For there was no doubt at all about their beauty, or the naturalness with which they wore it. .. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 1/7/2011

    " Loved it! I like to read a classic in between other reads and this was a glorious interlude. I would definately recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Booksdingle | 12/10/2010

    " loved this, so descriptive, so good - a classic "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandyboy | 12/10/2010

    " sweet little memoir ambles along gently enough "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seb | 12/3/2010

    " I regret there are not more stars to rate this book. Totally amazing and so cute! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 11/30/2010

    " Laurie Lee has successfully captured the story of his family and childhood in this book. It was a very honest portrayal of family with all their faults out on display. I must say I was surprised I had to wait so long to discover the meaning behind the title, but well worth a read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tresor | 11/4/2010

    " Read this book for the second time September 2010 - love it and will look forward to the next time. I grew up and live near Slad/Stroud and find the picture he paints so evocative. Sadly, the world he describes is gone, but we can still live it through his words. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucindalibrary | 10/22/2010

    " Beautiful writing style, the perfect springtime book. Every page sparkles with dew and buttercups. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanette | 7/20/2010

    " A fragile whisper of a young boy's poor, joyous days in a family of doting sisters and other-worldly mother in a pastoral English wayside -- a long-lasting gift of description to savor. "

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