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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (348 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joanna Trollope Narrator: Eleanor Bron Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN:
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Dairy farmer Robin Meredith has just buried his Californian wife Caro who, though a central figure at the farm for more than twenty years, had remained a mystery to the family. With Caro gone, her adopted daughter Judy feels cut adrift. To Robin's brother, Joe, Caro had been the emblem of a freedom he'd glimpsed in America and his grief is far deeper than the family suspects. Even Robin and Joe's parents, entrenched in the adjoining farm, feel suddenly vulnerable to time and change as well.

Into their midst comes Judy's friend Zoe, whose disturbing directness becomes a catalyst for change.... Read by Eleanor Bron.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liliane | 1/7/2014

    " I loved this book. Good character development. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Underwood | 12/13/2013

    " Love Joanna Trollope "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mindi | 11/30/2013

    " I really liked this book. Started out thinking I was going to hate Zoe, but ended up feeling like she was a friend. It was interesting to see how the relationships evolved and dissolved because of the tragedies this family endured. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cb | 11/29/2013

    " I used to love JT but this it has to be said is not one of her best - try her earlier books for a good read. This isnt offensively bad butits not good either "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tamra | 10/22/2013

    " The clean up was too tidy at the end and the charactars were not that likable nor did their personalities and actions stay consistent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tali | 10/6/2013

    " deep character in a simple story of unexpectation, changes and decisions. Good to read while on holiday. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth Ann | 9/12/2013

    " English farm family drama with complex relationships, grief and starting over themes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 8/28/2013

    " I wasn't sure I was going to like this book at first, but as it happens, I did. The characters were interesting and unfamiliar to me. And I ended up liking them more than I thought. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alasse | 6/11/2013

    " Didn't make it through. It's probably a good book, but I was sick of literary and really craving a good fantasy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 2/7/2013

    " Good Joanna Trollope style with all the emotional intricacies. This time about an extended farming family & the effects of a family death. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linera | 11/17/2012

    " An exploration of grief, set in the real world of farm work, not the pretty milkmaid version. Odd, I thought of the writer as pretty much determined by the Aga-Saga venue, but this book is clear, surprising, and emotionally grounded. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen Coleman | 11/15/2012

    " Great story that you will not want to put down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alison | 9/23/2012

    " Desperate for a book in Pohara - picked this up second hand in the camp site shop. Better than I expected. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caroline | 9/15/2012

    " I usually like Joanna Trollope, but this one was a bit formulaic and I found most of the characters unsympathetic. I'd skip this one and read The Choir, The Rector's Wife, and The Spanish Lover instead. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dana Nucera | 5/15/2012

    " This was a well written story about hard life on a farm. It was about perserverance and family ties. I enjoyed the read, but I doubt I will read anymore of her books because I get the feeling they are all generally the same in theme and outcome. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 2/15/2012

    " I thought this book was a good story with an interesting look at human nature and how people deal with tragedy. Although at times I felt the plot was a bit of a stretch, I did enjoy it at the end and I was glad I read it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy Gourley | 1/30/2012

    " just couldn't get into it "

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About the Author
Author Joanna Trollope

Joanna Trollope is the number-one bestselling author of eighteen highly acclaimed contemporary novels, including The Other Family, Daughters-in-Law, and The Soldier's Wife. She was appointed OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List and was the chair of judges for the Orange Prize for Fiction. She lives in London and Gloucestershire.

About the Narrator

Eleanor Bron is an English actress whose stage career includes many productions, such as The Clean House, All about My Mother, and In Extremis. On television she has appeared in Fat Friends, Ted and Alice, Hippies, Vanity Fair, and as Patsy’s mother in Absolutely Fabulous. Her film credits include Wimbledon, Iris, and The Little Princess.