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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (610 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Torday Narrator: David Rintoul Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Late one summer evening, Wilberforce - rich, young, work-obsessed and self-contained - makes an unexpected detour on the way home from the software company he owns and unwittingly takes the first step on a journey that will change his life. His uncharacteristically impulsive act leads him to the door of Caerlyon Hall, the domain of Francis Black, a place where wine, hospitality, and affection flow freely.

Through Francis, the eccentric and enigmatic owner of Caerlyon, Wilberforce is initiated into a rich life he could never have imagined, becomes a willing pupil to Francis' master, and in the cellars of Caerlyon he nurtures a new-found passion for fine wine. But even the finest wine can leave a bitter aftertaste, and Wilberforce will learn that the undercroft holds some unpalatable secrets, and that passion comes at a price. 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 by Laurent | 2/17/2014

    " This is the most depressing book I read in 2012, but this does mean that its' portrayal of a man's descent into alcoholism and self-destruction with the loss of all that he holds dear and ultimately his life is very convincing. It's frightening in a way as it's insidious, at least for him, but he has a hefty dose of self-denial to help him along. This is a great book in the way that watching a building collapse in an earthquake is fascinating, but for Christ's sake don't make it the last thing you read before turning off the lights. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Annal | 2/16/2014

    " Very sad but ending disappointing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Donald | 2/1/2014

    " Quite a sad, depressing story, but a good read none the less. Written backwards in four 'vintages', the end (which is actually the beginning) is heartbreaking in it's optimism, knowing, as we do, the real ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Becky Yamarik | 1/17/2014

    " A really great and thoughtprovoking book that is somber but also funny, about a man who drinking himself to death. It starts at the end of his life and moves backwards. Really makes me want to read the other books by this author. . . highly recommended! "

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