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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,892 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Danielle Steel Narrator: Fred Stella Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9781423388364
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The hotel was old, run-down. But to Swiss-born Hugues Martin, a young, ambitious hotelier trained in the most illustrious European traditions, it is a rough diamond, tucked away on a quiet, perfectly situated Manhattan street. After begging and borrowing every penny he can scrape together, Hugues purchases the building — and transforms it into one of the world’s finest luxury hotels. Under Hugues’s tireless, exacting supervision, the Hotel Vendôme is soon renowned for its elegance, its efficiency, its unparalleled service and discretion — the ideal New York refuge for the rich and famous, as well as a perfect home for Hugues’s beautiful young wife and their daughter. But when his wife runs off with a notorious rock star, Hugues is suddenly a single parent to four-year-old Heloise — who will grow up happily regardless, amid a fascinating milieu of celebrities, socialites, politicians, world travelers, and the countless hotel employees who all adore her. As the years pass, Hugues and the hotel are the center of Heloise’s life, a universe of unexpected mysteries and pleasures, crises and celebrations that make every day magical. She longs to follow in her father’s footsteps and one day run the Vendôme with him. New challenges mark her way: an unexpected romance for Hugues and her own journey to hotel school in Switzerland. The lessons she has learned at her father’s side, in their exciting upstairs-downstairs world, will carry her through it all, as they illuminate a story no listener will forget. Welcome to the Hotel Vendôme. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eddy Allen | 1/30/2014

    " The hotel was old, run-down. But to Swiss-born Hugues Martin, a young, ambitious hotelier trained in the most illustrious European traditions, it is a rough diamond, tucked away on a quiet, perfectly situated Manhattan street. After begging and borrowing every penny he can scrape together, Hugues purchases the building ? and transforms it into one of the world's finest luxury hotels. Under Hugues's tireless, exacting supervision, the Hotel Vend?me is soon renowned for its elegance, its efficiency, its unparalleled service and discretion ? the ideal New York refuge for the rich and famous, as well as a perfect home for Hugues's beautiful young wife and their daughter. But when his wife runs off with a notorious rock star, Hugues is suddenly a single parent to four-year-old Heloise ? who will grow up happily regardless, amid a fascinating milieu of celebrities, socialites, politicians, world travelers, and the countless hotel employees who all adore her. As the years pass, Hugues and the hotel are the center of Heloise's life, a universe of unexpected mysteries and pleasures, crises and celebrations that make every day magical. She longs to follow in her father's footsteps and one day run the Vend?me with him. New challenges mark her way: an unexpected romance for Hugues and her own journey to hotel school in Switzerland. The lessons she has learned at her father's side, in their exciting upstairs-downstairs world, will carry her through it all, as they illuminate a story no listener will forget. Welcome to the Hotel Vend?me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat Larsen | 1/29/2014

    " Pretty much like all her books... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jill | 1/23/2014

    " in a word....awful....the writing was as bad as the story "

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

    " an easy read once again by DS "

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

    " This is the kind of Danielle Steel novel that I like to read! I was a little weary with Ms Steel's novels as of late, but it was a pleasant surprise to see how much I enjoyed this book! It was fun, fresh, warm and just a great read. The characters were great, they weren't annoying and the plot was just right. I definitely recommemd this book. Danielle Steel at her finest! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia Solla | 1/17/2014

    " Typical Danille Steel for me. The storyline is interesting but seems a bit mundane then it gets a little better through the middle of the book but leaves me flat with the ending. It's not that I don't like story. It reads quickly and is interesting as I stated before but there's just something about the way the author ends the story that leaves me a bit let down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grace | 1/16/2014

    " Story was kind of boring and slow at times. The father had some extreme problems realizing he was worthy of a relationship with a woman because he had put his daughter on such a pedestal. Somewhat of a fairy tale story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leigh Hirnisey | 12/23/2013

    " Unlike most of Danielle Steel's books, this was just ok. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charla Fraley | 12/20/2013

    " Loved it, fun reading about growing up in a hotel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsey Kentish | 11/24/2013

    " brilliant feel good book ad always with danielle steel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sunny | 11/10/2013

    " If you can get past the repetitiveness, it's a really good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 11/3/2013

    " Pretty standard Danielle Steel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy Dennington | 10/24/2013

    " I loved this Steel book. I read it in just a few days. It is a sweet, quick easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trish | 9/13/2013

    " Mybe it was my Eloise complex, bu I loved this book andI really have not been a big Steel fan since the Promise when I read it in middle school. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 5/25/2013

    " The story was a little slow and Heloise is a brat and her father for all his fearlessness around the hotel doesn't have a backbone with her. Who's the dad anyway???!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 5/18/2013

    " This book was good but not one of my favorites from Danielle Steel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jann | 4/3/2013

    " It was an enjoyable read as always by this author however, it was not one of the better ones I have read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie Frankel | 3/19/2013

    " I can't remember when I last read a Dnielle Steel book. And I wasn't sure I wanted to add it to my list! However, a friend read it and enjoyed it. It was a perfect light read for after a very heavy one. Perfect way to escape! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cris Byrd | 2/25/2013

    " it was about the same as the other books , sort of the same plot in all the books of hers i have read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amie Beamer | 1/31/2013

    " Typical Steel...easy, quick read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Becky | 12/2/2012

    " I didn't really enjoy the third person perspective into the characters. It made for odd seeming psychological revelations in the story. Example being why did characters react in certain ways to certain news. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 9/25/2012

    " I haven't read any of her books for a long time. She is a good storyteller. I especially enjoyed the information about what happens behind the scenes is an exclusive hotel. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Vika | 9/18/2012

    " Ugh, I guess Danielle Steel is not for me. It was exhausting reading this book. It was so repetitive!! OK!! I GET IT! He loves his hotel & his daughter. Move on already. But the book just did not go anywhere. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Goldstein | 9/14/2012

    " I liked it and the ONLY reason it took me nearly 2 months to read is because I kept getting CD's that were scratched. In mid February finally got a copy that was scratch free. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marcia | 5/29/2012

    " Well, DS is usually a fun bit of guilty pleasure for me. Not so this time. The hotel setting was interesting; however, the characters did nothing for me. Father with no backbone + incredibly spoiled daughter + ambivalent girlfriend = disappointment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 5/14/2012

    " This should be a quick, easy read. Good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl Karkoff | 11/27/2011

    " A story about a father raising his daughter while running a hotel. Good easy reading. "

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About the Author
Author Danielle Steel

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over six hundred million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include: Big Girl, Southern Lights, Matters of the Heart, One Day at a Time, A Good Woman, Rogue, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death.

About the Narrator

Fred Stella has worked as an actor and voice talent in radio, television, independent films, and audiobooks. He was awarded the Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award for Best Male Narration in 2002. He is on the adjunct faculty staff of Muskegon Community College.