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Voices in Summer: Complete & Unabridged Audio Cassette – Audiobook, Feb 1992

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  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Chivers Audio Books; Unabridged edition (Feb. 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0745161987
  • ISBN-13: 978-0745161983
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 16.5 x 22.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,519,590 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Rosamunde Pilcher has had a long and distinguished career as a novelist and short story writer, but it was her phenomenally successful novel, THE SHELL SEEKERS, that captured the hearts of all who read it, and won her international recognition as one of the best-loved story-tellers of our time. Her bestselling novels, SEPTEMBER and COMING HOME, were made into television films. WINTER SOLSTICE, her most recent bestseller, was also made into a television film. In 2002 she was awarded an O.B.E for services to literature. She lives near Dundee.

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I don't know where Rosamunde Pilcher has been all my life... (New York Times)

the pleasing style of Rosamunde Pilcher...makes for gently entertaining reading (Publishers Weekly) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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* First published by Sphere 1989, transferred to Warner 1992. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. A. M. Chadwick on 11 Jan. 2010
Format: Paperback
This is my second book by this author; I couldn't wait to read another one of her books as I really enjoyed the one I've just finished.

Laura has recently married Alec and goes to stay with his family in Cornwall, as she's been ill and he needs to go on a trip and can't leave Laura to struggle on her own. She loves her new surroundings and makes a few new friends, which helps to calm her spirit as she's been made to feel uneasy by Alec's first wife.

Out of the blue a nasty letter has arrived claiming that she's having an affair whilst she's married. One is also sent to her husband, but his daughter finds it first and decides she must travel to Cornwall to see what's going on.

Then another of these anonymous letters arrive accusing someone else, so now the hunt begins for this awful person who is trying to cause trouble for no reason other then jealousy.

The author garbs you right from the start; she takes you a long on this journey which you'll find has a surprising twist in its plot. Her characters have lovely personality and she gives them plenty of depth. :-)

I really enjoyed this book, was an enjoyable novel and was extremely compulsive, (I love books like this), I'd read it in a couple of hours as this was another book I couldn't put down. :-)

It's a book I'd recommend to anyone that loves to read, and It's one I'd defiantly read again as well as being worth every penny. :-)
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83 of 86 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 July 1999
Format: Paperback
Laura, Alec's adoring but rather timid second wife goes to convalesce with Alec's family in a large house in Cornwall. Once there she gains confidence but menacing events start to occur which lead to a minor tragedy. The book culminates in the reunion of Alec and the daughter he has not seen since she was a child, and unmasks the unsuspected madness of a family friend. The book is a rivetting read and an absolute must for anyone who enjoyed reading September.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Jane Baker VINE VOICE on 30 Jan. 2007
Format: Paperback
I like Rosamund Pilcher when I need a comfort read; no effort demanded from me to think. She never fails. This was a little predictable but the characters were nice people, apart from Sylvie, and life-like. This is Pilcher's strength - that she provides the reader with a credible story without a protracted plot. The characters would all have been nice to have to dinner; perhaps not poor May or neurotic Sylvie. No-one would have rocked the boat and all would have been polite and appreciative. If you have a lazy afternoon to while away this is the book to open and simply enjoy.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 7 Jun. 2011
Format: Paperback
I was very surprised when I saw this title of Rosamund Pilcher's in Amazon. I thought I had read everything she had ever written. But I was wrong, here was another little jewel waiting to be discovered. I kept it for a spare afternoon and more or less read it in one go and it did not disappoint. Reading Rosamund Pilcher is like being wrapped in a warm blanket on a cold day beside a roaring fire with a cup of hot chocolate in hand. You are transported to a better place. Voices in Summer makes you absolutely desperate to travel to Cornwall immediately in order savour its balmy delights of the ocean and the climate and the atmosphere, which simply ooze from the pages. While reading, you are aware that it is set in a rarefied, more genteel world, which doesn't seem to exist anymore, though I do so wish it did, but the sentiments and the messages and the sheer force of human nature within the characters are timeless as always. Basically I completely loved it and didn't want it to finish, Thank you amazon for bringing it to my attention and Please, Please, Please Rosamund Pilcher, write some more!!
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29 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Monique on 5 Nov. 2002
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I discovered this title after having read all of Rosamunde Pilcher's other novels. Once again she has built an involving story from believable and interesting characters, real situations and charming locations. I have begun to notice a pattern with some of her novels and readers may notice a similarity to "Winter Solstice" - the convergence of the main characters from all over the world under the one roof, the history of some kind of tragedy in some of their lives, and the uncanny ability of strangers to fall in love after only a few days. This is still a lovely story and the characters linger in your mind long after you've turned the last page.
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By Emma Hardy on 26 May 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
Nice sums this book up. It's good enough to keep you reading but it does get tedious at points. It appears dated at points and jars with our 2015 outlook: a man is pointed out as being 'coloured' and therefore presumably an oddity, the characters get changed for dinner and, most annoying of all, every female character has or is looking for a nice strong man to look after them. There is one who isn't but her willingness to go it alone is over emphasised and she is a minor character.

However, this has pleasantly whiled away a couple of days reading on holidy. The atmosphere of a long, lazy Cornish summer was relaxing and the main characters were nice enough. I last read Rosamunde Pilcher more well known novels as a teenager which is why I sought her out again. I can now see why my young, teenage self loved her - romance, simple plot line and all neatly finished off at the end. Nice.
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