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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,734 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anita Brookner Narrator: Anna Massey Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN:
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Into the rarefied atmosphere of the Hotel du Lac timidly walks Edith Hope, romantic novelist and holder of modest dreams. Edith has been exiled from home after embarrassing herself and her friends. She has refused to sacrifice her ideals and remains stubbornly single. But among the pampered women and minor nobility Edith finds Mr Neville and her chance to escape from a life of humiliating spinsterhood is renewed...

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sketchbook | 2/10/2014

    " The Hotel du Lac is closed. Try the Splendide. "

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

    " He smiled, this time sadly and without ambiguity. 'No, I don't love you. But you have got under my guard. You have moved and touched me, in a way in which I no longer care to be moved and touched. You are like a nerve that I had managed to deaden, and I am annoyed to find it coming to life. I shall do my utmost to kill it off again as soon as possible. After all, I am not in the business of losing my centrality. We must get off, Edith. Give me your hand.' "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J.a. Campion | 1/26/2014

    " I thought this book was brilliant. The quality of the writing,characterisation and engaging plot is exceptional "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhonda | 1/24/2014

    " I'm amazed by how much I loved this. Never read Brookner before. She takes no shortcuts but doesn't waste any time, either. I was disappointed by the ending but then realized it was the only honest possibility for that character. I probably would be that stupid myself, so who am I to judge her? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sherry | 1/15/2014

    " I remember reading this book after catechism classes, while I waited for my parents to fetch me. It sticks in my memory because there were some nasty ants colonising the paved walkway I was sitting on while I read it, and some of them bit my bottom. Ouch. Needless to say, my attention wasn't so much on the contents of the book. Otherwise, it was a really unremarkable piece of writing for me when I read it as a 16-year-old. Maybe I'd think differently if I read this book again now. "

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

    " Excellent study in relationships, or not. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fran Wilkins | 12/31/2013

    " I read this because it was a prize winner and wanted to like it. It was ok. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alan | 12/28/2013

    " rather good book, well written, subtle, but not engaging enough for me to want to read any more of her's. Probably my loss. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sandi | 12/21/2013

    " A bit too much on the the walls were this color, the carpet that, it's notice describe notice describe, notice describe. *yawn* Was only to glad to see the end of it as I tossed in the return box at the library. *whew* "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theodore | 12/7/2013

    " One of my all time favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shivesh | 12/5/2013

    " A slow paced but completely enjoyable read. A typical British book filled with manners and social commentary, all of which happens "between the lines" of people's interactions. Recommended for a winter weekend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irene | 10/12/2013

    " Though it's a prize winning book, and the characters and scenes are described well, I couldn't empathize with any of them. I was not at all touched by this novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo | 3/16/2013

    " good writing ( won the Booker prize in 1984) A period piece -I didn't get the reason why it won the most prestigious British literary award- billed as "wryly funny" (ya know those British!)- I thought it sad and somewhat of a mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Panda | 2/26/2013

    " Again as with Fraud I listed to this read byAnna Massey. Not quite as successful a book as Fraud but it did delight me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrienne | 6/23/2012

    " A lovely, sad, slow book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 1/2/2012

    " I should have rated it three and a half stars, but this book caught me on a bad week, so the half-star has been unfairly rounded down instead of up. Life is sometimes not fair, but next time we can hope to do better, or to appreciate good books better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Adams | 9/2/2011

    " Hotel du Lac is slow-moving but I enjoyed the character portraits of the narrator and the other guests at the hotel, and it's interesting to see how the narrator learns about herself through what she observes in others. "

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

    " Eh, easy read but not much to these characters. A perfect and quick summer read but don't expect to get much out of this one. It is what it is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 6/20/2011

    " Read this a while ago, know that I liked it...can't recall why. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol | 6/18/2011

    " Characters I couldn't relate to or like. Didn't really enjoy it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eleanor | 6/18/2011

    " read several years ago. dry but nice writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 5/25/2011

    " Wonderful prose and beautifully written. Unfortunately it was one of the dullest stories I've read. Every description possible for the word "grey" was used throughout. If it was any longer than 250 pages I don't think I would have made it through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bernadine | 1/31/2011

    " Brookner is my very favorite author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 1/25/2011

    " I was surprised that this book won the booker award. I liked it, but it got a little bogged down in places. But "wow" what a great ending. 5 stars for that. I will read her other novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo | 1/21/2011

    " good writing ( won the Booker prize in 1984) A period piece -I didn't get the reason why it won the most prestigious British literary award- billed as "wryly funny" (ya know those British!)- I thought it sad and somewhat of a mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cally | 1/11/2011

    " Wasn't moved the first time I read this story, but perhaps because of where I was at in my life at the time I enjoyed it better the second time. I folded the corner of several pages because I liked what was said about love, marriage and being alone and shared the passages with friends. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Karen | 1/3/2011

    " Don't understand why this won Booker Prize. "

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