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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,700 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Trevor Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2017 ISBN: 9781449814601
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A stunning, rich novel of suspense from one of Ireland’s most distinguished writers.

In Felicia’s Journey, Trevor gently explores the intricate relationship between a predator and his intended victim.

Felicia is young and pregnant, having stolen away from a small Irish town to search for her boyfriend in the industrial sprawl of the English Midlands. Fat, 50ish, and unfailingly reasonable, Mr. Hilditch is looking for a new friend to join the five other girls he has “befriended”. Under Trevor’s master hand, both characters become startlingly sympathetic in their tragic dance from which only one of them will emerge victorious—and alive.

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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 "

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

    " Simple human lives explored and exposed. Masks torn apart. Trevor had brought out startling human emotions through Felicia's Journey... disguised as a "semi-thriller". Try it out if you gan get a copy! "

  • 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. "

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

    " 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. "

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

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sera | 1/27/2014

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

  • 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill Lancaster | 1/24/2014

    " Even darker than most Irish literature, the bright spot being the serial killers demise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jay | 1/24/2014

    " When I got to the middle part of this book, I didn't want to put it down. My low rating might stem from the subject matter that crystallizes in the the last third of the book - not to say that it wasn't foreshadowed - was quite disturbing. I couldn't stand to read any more about Hilditch, but I plugged through to the end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lily | 1/24/2014

    " Tough introduction to this fine author. Didn't encourage me to keep reading his work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 1/23/2014

    " Sad story of a desperate, vulnerable woman confronted with limited options and the unsympathetic and even creepy folks she encounters. The author does an excellent job of making the reader feel her pain and sorrow, as well as the pain of the man who "befriends" her. "

  • 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 1/18/2014

    " A nail-biter... but very sad! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nerissa | 1/17/2014

    " Creepy, in a good way. "

  • 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashleigh | 12/14/2013

    " Starts off slow, but then really picks up. At times I felt disgusted, helpless, and pretty much creeped out. Trevor makes you feel as if you're right there in the small village, watching the tragedy unfold. Very understated. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 12/9/2013

    " A rather creepy story, beautifully written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shovelmonkey1 | 12/9/2013

    " Pretty good but not as gripping or as heart wrenching as The story of Lucy Gault. Mr Hilditch was a well written and creepy character and as usual with William Trevor, it's as much about what he implies as what he actually says. "

  • 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 Marlene | 9/11/2013

    " Creepy but so well written. "

  • 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 Amy | 2/13/2013

    " One of my favorite other one night reads. I just thought of it when I was reviewing "The Road". Not that they have anything else in common. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 8/2/2012

    " Trevor's work in this one is exquisite as always, and the end is as chilling as you'll ever read. "

  • 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denali | 4/18/2012

    " A surprising story. Trevor tells the story of a naive young woman and a manipulative serial killer without the prurience, sadism, and cheap thrills that usually accompany this material. "

  • 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. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 chambejd / Joy | 3/16/2012

    " I did not enjoy this book at all. "

  • 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 Katie | 1/22/2012

    " The end is really exciting -- sort of a thriller. The beginning's not bad either. There's an interesting British/Irish thing going on. "

  • 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 8/29/2011

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shari | 8/21/2011

    " Slowing moving. Reading this takes discipline. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ferris | 5/23/2011

    " 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 Keiron | 5/10/2011

    " A simply stunning novel - the vulnerable and desperate meets suburbanite nightmare. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lily | 4/8/2011

    " Tough introduction to this fine author. Didn't encourage me to keep reading his work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mgb76 | 1/13/2011

    " Questo libro mi ha lasciato perplesso: da un lato è scritto bene e racconta una storia originale e per nulla banale, dall'altro non mi ha coinvolto più di tanto, mi è mancato quasi totalmente quel trasporto e quelle emozioni che ti sanno donare certi libri. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 12/18/2010

    " I was very surprised to not like a book about a serial killer. I usually love reading about serial killers. Sad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joann | 11/25/2010

    " Finished at 11 pm and had to start another book to get this one out of my head...creepy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcie | 11/10/2010

    " About an Irish girl who becomes pregnant and leaves for England, becoming vulnerable to all manner of people. Kind of interesting but the ending is unsatisfying. "

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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

Simon Prebble, a British-born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobooks. As one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices, he has received thirty-seven Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.