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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (366 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Trevor Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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William Trevor has established himself among the most celebrated authors of the past century. In 1997, he was named honorary Commander of the British Empire for his contributions to literature.

A New York Times best-seller, Death in Summer is hailed as astonishing by the Los Angeles Times< Book Review. Thaddeus Davenant's wife has just died in an automobile accident, leaving him to raise their infant daughter alone. Haunted by his wife's sudden death, Thaddeus agrees with his mother-in-law that the househould needs a nanny to help raise the child. Although she doesn't get the job, one young woman forms an immediate, secret attachment to Thaddeus and the baby - an attachment that will eventually become dangerous.

Death in Summer is Trevor at his finest - his fluid, poetic prose and profound understanding of human nature make for an amazingly graceful novel. Simon Prebble delivers a sumptuous reading that equals the deep compassion of this remarkable book.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Doug | 2/18/2014

    " This is a well crafted story with the points of view shifting through every main character, some perhaps unnecessarily. It's a quick and enjoyable read, but I came off of it feeling that something at its heart was missing--a real emotional attachment to the baby, Thadeus' miracle. Of course the writing is solid, but in the end, I don't think much of this one will stay with me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Megan | 2/14/2014

    " William Trevor is not for everyone, but if you are into writing for writings' sake, read him. I'd start with Reading Turgenev, and then maybe to this one or another. He's usually quite dark, but not gratuitously dark. Usually there is something really beautiful in the darkness he sees in the human condition. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Boyce | 2/5/2014

    " Trevor is a great short story writer and very good novelist. This is not among his best novels, which are all short, but still quite good in its way. Small Irish lives, sadness, loss, missed opportunities, words not said, death, realizations made too late. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Spyder | 1/29/2014

    " Kind of strange, but fun... a nice change of pace for me... "

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