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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,350 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Trevor Narrator: Dermot Crowley Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN:
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You're beautiful, Johnny told her. And so, full of hope, seventeen-year-old Felicia crosses the Irish Sea to England to find her lover and tell him she is pregnant. Desperately searching for Johnny in the bleak post-industrial Midlands, she is, instead, found by Mr Hilditch, a strange and lonely man, a collector and befriender of homeless young girls....

William Trevor's tightly woven psychological thriller won the 1994 Whitbread Book of the Year Award and the Sunday Express Book of the Year Award. Susan Hill described it as, A masterpiece... It has one of the most memorable and convincing, most sinister and terrifying of characters created in the modern novel.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caryn | 2/12/2014

    " probably the least thrilling "psychological thriller" I've ever read, in fact it was pretty boring "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nickie | 2/10/2014

    " You end up feeling sorry both for Felicia and the strange man she meets even if they are so different one from the other. Very good study of characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Moira | 2/8/2014

    " The vile monster and the innocent girl were both given their full measure of humanity, and the horror of it was made all the more real. So upsetting that I put the book down and walked away. Twice. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shari | 1/26/2014

    " Slowing moving. Reading this takes discipline. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 1/22/2014

    " William Trevor is very good, deceptively good. He writes Joseph Ambrose Hilditch as a kind, harmless individual who does not recognize he is a psychopath. At some point you have to shudder when he starts lamenting the pain of broken "friendships" and wondering why his "gift" of companionship is rejected by those he "loves." (Everything is in quotes because his reality is terribly warped.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 1/20/2014

    " An extremely well-written book that draws you into the narrative right away. I liked it despite the downer of the narrative: a pregnant Irish teenager goes to England in search of her baby's father, and is befriended by a disturbed middle-aged man. The characters inhabit a sad world and fail to form strong ties with those around them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 1/19/2014

    " Another typically lovely novel from Trevor, about loneliness, longing and regret, and two vivid characters (Felicia and Mr. Hilditch) whose lives briefly cross, with only one emerging unscathed. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 chambejd / Joy | 1/14/2014

    " I did not enjoy this book at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 1/13/2014

    " This book is one of the saddest I have ever read. A cautionary tale about misplaced trust. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 12/17/2013

    " Well written, easy to read, and a little creepy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patsy | 11/29/2013

    " A creepy story served up with first class language. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Colleen | 11/19/2013

    " Hated it. Had nothing to keep me going. Didn't enjoy the writing style either. Not sure why so many people apparently loved this book when it came out. I would not recommend at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ferris | 11/17/2013

    " An intense, disturbing novel about a journey, loss of innocence, lonliness, desperation, and finally, hope and redemption. All in one brief novel. It is gripping! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/5/2013

    " Trevor is a great story teller. The story unfolds slowly yet with suspense as to what will happen next on the journey. Interesting characters with their own backgrounds and motivations are introduced throughout. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 3/25/2013

    " This literary thriller is more about delving into the (often secret) lives of its characters than it is about plot twists and surprises. Wonderfully written. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sera | 2/22/2013

    " Very slow, and I found the relationship with the man and the girl to be creepy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marlene | 7/23/2012

    " Creepy but so well written. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauren | 4/12/2012

    " Yeesh! This book made me want to curl up and kill the insects probably infesting my liver for even trying to undertake such a reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 2/23/2012

    " A haunting, beautiful read, despite its subject matter - the first William Trevor book that I read and it inspired me to read others. "

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

    " Excellent. You see words like thriller and suspense attached to this book, but I think haunting is the word to go with. Gives you lots of sinking feelings while reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 11/29/2011

    " Be careful what you really want. Sometimes there is no turning back. "

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About the Author
Author William Trevor

William Trevor is the author of nearly thirty books, including Felicia’s Journey, which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and was made into a major motion picture. In 1996 he was the recipient of the Lannan Award for Fiction, and in 2001 he won the Irish Times Literature Prize for Fiction. Two of his books were chosen by the New York Times as best books of the year, and his short stories appear regularly in the New Yorker. In 1997 he was named Honorary Commander of the British Empire. He lives in Devon, England.

About the Narrator

Dermot Crowley was born in Cork, Ireland, and began his career with RTE Radio. His theater work includes The Weir in London’s West End and on Broadway as well as seasons at the Royal National Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, and Hampstead Theatre. On television his work includes Father Ted, The Sculptress, and Falling For A Dancer. His film credits include The Legend of Bagger Vance, Before You Go, and Return of the Jedi. He works extensively for BBC Radio.