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2.14 out of 52.14 out of 52.14 out of 52.14 out of 52.14 out of 5 2.14 (22 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Trezza Azzopardi Narrator: Michael Page Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2007 ISBN: 9781423329756
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For the last twenty years, Lewis has been haunted by his brother’s death. He’s tried hiding from it, running from it, even erasing it from his memory, but the relentless ghost of Wayne confronts him at every turn. Then he meets Anna, a young woman who is also haunted - by her mother, Rita, a vivacious spirit who, unlike Wayne, happens to be very much alive. Rita is the exact opposite of her daughter: loud, carefree, and a daredevil. At seventy-six, she still runs a guesthouse on the coast and has a boyfriend, Vernon, a retired actor and bon vivant. Together they make a formidable pair, living life as if every day might be their last. Anna would be happy for them, if not for the memory of her late father, a reserved and careful man. Into this precarious environment of carousing, music hall turns, and cocktails, stumbles Lewis, on a quest to find the person he believes is to blame for the death of his brother. He immediately recognizes a kindred spirit in Anna, and she in him, but at first both are too headstrong to admit that they are susceptible to falling in love. Against the backdrop of the Norfolk coast, with its massive skies and relentless seas, they finally learn to trust each other, and accept that an uncertain future can be as wild and alluring as the landscape they have grown to love. Download and start listening now!

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  • One of the 2007 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janine | 12/4/2013

    " I could not get in to this book, so after about 45 pages I stopped reading. I thought the book went too long maintaining the separate stories without having them come together. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ann | 11/18/2013

    " YUCK! A recommended author but must have picked the WRONG book. Two damaged people working their way through life- ending was a yawn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 8/31/2013

    " I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Two damaged people find each other. About landscape, love, grief, family... I highly recommend it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peter Bellin | 3/12/2013

    " I found the story labored, characters uninteresting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 1/13/2013

    " Merely okay. I finished it because I was curious how it turned out, not because I really cared about the characters. I just didn't believe them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rise | 9/24/2012

    " Good - but not as good as some of her others "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bethany | 8/27/2012

    " Azzopardi's writing style is beautiful - as always - but Winterton Blue didn't hit me the way her previous two books did. I can't put my finger on why, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 7/9/2012

    " Well-written and quite lyrical ... went with the landscape of sea, sky, and wind. Not as compelling perhaps as her two earlier novels, but worth the time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne | 1/12/2012

    " I checked this out from the library so had no money invested in it - therefore, I felt no compulsion to finish it and didn't. There are two main characters, one whom I was intriqued by and interested to watch develop and one whom I dreaded to observe unfold. Overall it just didn't grab me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Abby Sominski | 12/29/2011

    " I did more than skim this book but it wasn't one I could read ... it held my interest just enough to skip to parts that looked interesting and move on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diana | 7/7/2011

    " Very evocative of place and mood. I liked the way there seemed to be no climax, things carried on hurtling haphazardly - like life. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Donna | 3/13/2011

    " Ugh. I don't even know why I finished this impenetrable book. I learned more about story from reading the dust jacket that I did from reading the book. Big, big waste of time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michael Fitzgerald | 12/26/2010

    " A thoroughly routine book. Not worth the time and effort. Apart from this, the author and/or editor have decided that the rules of English punctuation should not apply to them and so there are no quotation marks. Very frustrating and pointless. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ann | 10/2/2010

    " YUCK! A recommended author but must have picked the WRONG book. Two damaged people working their way through life- ending was a yawn. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michael | 3/17/2010

    " A thoroughly routine book. Not worth the time and effort. Apart from this, the author and/or editor have decided that the rules of English punctuation should not apply to them and so there are no quotation marks. Very frustrating and pointless. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 9/9/2008

    " Merely okay. I finished it because I was curious how it turned out, not because I really cared about the characters. I just didn't believe them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 8/20/2008

    " I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Two damaged people find each other. About landscape, love, grief, family... I highly recommend it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peter | 7/8/2008

    " I found the story labored, characters uninteresting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rise | 3/24/2008

    " Good - but not as good as some of her others "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bethany | 1/30/2008

    " Azzopardi's writing style is beautiful - as always - but Winterton Blue didn't hit me the way her previous two books did. I can't put my finger on why, though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne | 1/20/2008

    " I checked this out from the library so had no money invested in it - therefore, I felt no compulsion to finish it and didn't. There are two main characters, one whom I was intriqued by and interested to watch develop and one whom I dreaded to observe unfold. Overall it just didn't grab me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Abby | 12/16/2007

    " I did more than skim this book but it wasn't one I could read ... it held my interest just enough to skip to parts that looked interesting and move on. "

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About the Author
Author Trezza Azzopardi

Trezza Azzopardi is a British writer. She was born in Cardiff to a Maltese father and a Welsh mother. She studied creative writing at the University of East Anglia, and currently works as a lecturer there. She also has an MA in Film and Television studies from the University of Derby. Her first novel, The Hiding Place, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2000. Her novel also won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and was also shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Her second novel, Remember Me, was shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year. Winterton Blue was longlisted for the 2008 Wales Book of the Year. She also writes short stories, and readings for BBC radio. Her books have been translated into seventeen languages. She currently lives in Norwich.

About the Narrator

Michael Page has been recording audiobooks since 1984 and has over two hundred titles to his credit. He has won ten AudioFile Earphones Awards and in 2012 was a winner of the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. As a professional actor, he has performed regularly since 1998 with the Peterborough Players in Peterborough, New Hampshire. He is a professor of theater at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.