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Download The Greengage Summer Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Greengage Summer (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Rumer Godden
3.0036496350365 out of 53.0036496350365 out of 53.0036496350365 out of 53.0036496350365 out of 53.0036496350365 out of 5 3.00 (548 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rumer Godden Narrator: Nicola Pagett Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 ISBN:
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The green and gold of France during a hot August is poignantly remembered by Cecil, the middle sister of a family of English children on holiday in the champagne country of the Marne. The sudden illness of their mother means the children are left to deal as best they can with the hostile, mysterious, but entrancing world of the Hotel des Oeillets. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne Bell 9/10-2015 | 9/10/2015

    " Love this story especially in audio. I want to hear it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 2/11/2014

    " After four books together, Godden and I finally see eye to eye. I quite enjoyed this story, and all the characters seemed real and interesting. Calling this a "coming of age" novel seems trite, but even the narrator describes it so. If I were to guess, I would say this is probably one of Godden's highest rated works; off to find out if I'm right. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 2/9/2014

    " Very evocative of adolescence as well as managing to be a decent thriller. Made into a good film too (Kenneth Moore, Susannah York and Jane Asher) "

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

    " This book was entertaining...however it took the very end of the book to get there "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chartreuse | 1/19/2014

    " Old childhood favourite, and just as magical and enchanting thirty years later. Captivating coming-of-age story, full of well rounded characters and beautiful descriptions of a small French town in summer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne Fleming | 1/18/2014

    " I'm trying to come up with a definite time period for the setting of this novel. If Paul was a young child (perhaps five years old) when France was liberated (the summer of 1944) and assuming that he is around 18 at the time of the novel, then my best guess is that it would be set around 1957. It was published in 1958. Any further ideas? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 1/15/2014

    " One of the best books I have ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lois Hughes | 1/4/2014

    " An engaging coming-of-age tale with beautiful descriptions of the French countryside in the summer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Zinner | 12/29/2013

    " Love Rumer Godden's writing...she perfectly captures the long days of summer as a child (although in France) and how children view adults in situations they can't fully comprehend... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doreen Arnold | 12/3/2013

    " Charming little story, really enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eleanor | 11/25/2013

    " An unsettlingly accurate portrayal of coming of age,vividly written,but not a difficult read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gillian | 11/18/2013

    " This is one of my favorite books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Don | 11/9/2013

    " Not my type of book. Not really interested in a story based on the thoughts of a 13 year girl though it did bring back some happy memories of France. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire | 9/3/2013

    " I ended up with "couldn't put it down" after not thrilled with start. What a plot. I went back and re-read it right away. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denis | 5/31/2013

    " Another of Godden's deceitfully simple novels. Wonderfully written, perfectly evocative, and filled with tenderness. Godden knows about childhood and knows how to write about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carey Combe | 2/8/2013

    " So evocative, with beautifully drawn characters and poignant scenes. Loved this "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 1/28/2013

    " Summer in France is perfect on a cold winter night. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 10/14/2012

    " A coming-of-age novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn Pribus | 12/29/2011

    " Always have enjoyed Godden's books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 12/25/2011

    " Even with some heavy-handed foreshadowing, this book was a pleasant read. The author creates charming characters. It made me want to travel to France! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JodiP | 11/13/2011

    " This was my very first Rumer Godden book, which I believe I came across in the library catalog while searching for soemthing else. She is one of those very itneresting people who write great character books. I loved the story full of eccentric children during a summer in France. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 10/11/2011

    " This is a beautiful book, and, oddly enough, a mystery. A girl grows up and learns about life and love in a foreign land. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 8/8/2011

    " I'm glad I listened to this one. I really enjoyed the descriptions and all the French. Great characters and an overall great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Preeta | 7/17/2011

    " Everything I said about An Episode of Sparrows applies here to. One of the characters is a little gay (that word is never used, but you'll see) boy called Wilmouse. He designs clothes and saves up all his money to buy a silk muff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hirosasazaki | 1/23/2011

    " Personally I felt stylish with this book. Stream of time is often changed in order to tell this story more dramatically. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Don | 1/10/2011

    " Not my type of book. Not really interested in a story based on the thoughts of a 13 year girl though it did bring back some happy memories of France. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tebafin | 7/5/2010

    " This book was entertaining...however it took the very end of the book to get there "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doreen | 6/27/2010

    " Charming little story, really enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 3/23/2010

    " Even with some heavy-handed foreshadowing, this book was a pleasant read. The author creates charming characters. It made me want to travel to France!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kather21 | 1/23/2010

    " Summer in France is perfect on a cold winter night.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gillian | 1/5/2010

    " This is one of my favorite books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 2/15/2009

    " One of the best books I have ever read. "

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