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Teeming with marvelous, memorable characters in an audiobook that is a true masterpiece, Rosamunde Pilcher's Coming Home is a story to be savored, re-listened to, and cherished forever.

Set against the backdrop of an elegant Cornwall mansion before World War II and a vast continent-spanning canvas during the turbulent war years, this captivating story tells of an extraordinary young woman's coming of age, coming to grips with love and sadness, and in every sense of the term, coming home....

In 1935, Judith Dunbar is left behind at a British boarding school when her mother and baby sister go off to join her father in Singapore. At Saint Ursula's, her friendship with Loveday Carey-Lewis sweeps her into the privileged, madcap world of the British aristocracy, teaching her about values, friendship, and wealth.

But it will be the drama of war, as it wrenches Judith from those she cares about most, that will teach her about courage...and about love.

©1995 Robin Pilcher, Fiona Pilcher, Mark Pilcher, and the Trustees of Rosamunde Pilcher's 1988 Trust (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.

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great story but they forgot about chapters.

The story was great. The recording does not indicate chapters because of this it gets confusing as its not clear when there is a change in direction like a new chapter. Also making it hard to back up for whatever reason as its broken up by the sections in the book. So you are faced with a 10 hour segment.

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A wonderful engaging story

This is one of those stories that is just plain good. There aren't a lot of crazy cliff hangers or anything, but it is a feel good, enjoyable read.

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still one of my favourites

I love love this story and only because of that did I manage to make it through. Not a fan of the narrator's voice. Though animated, it seemed too frail for such young characters. And I found the chapters/sections too long. It became bothersome to find where I left off (fell asleep).

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Great story

Following the lives of Judith and the people she meets along the way. Great story-tellling with lovely description of Cornwall. WW2 experiences as the backdrop. A good read. Good narrator.

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I forgot how wonderful this story is!

I love the war time details, the beautiful locations, the everyday descriptions of delicious meals and drinks and lovely homes, and the wonderfully drawn characters. It is truly like settling in to a downy chair in a quiet, well appointed room in a stately home and daydreaming up a perfect story. Enjoy!

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  • Michael G. Samyn
  • 2018-04-16

Great love story.

It is so refreshing to read an old fashion love story where all the characters you have come to to love have good things happen to them - despite living in the time of war. It made my heart feel happy.

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  • Joanna
  • 2018-05-15

loved it. excellent story, great characters.

This book is great for taking you to another place, out of your daily life. It's not deep or heady, but it was just what I needed for escapism. Perfect fro driving on a long trip, for just imagining and not thinking.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-03-17

Marvelous story line, Excellent narration

Wonderful characters against the back drop of WWII. Did not want the story to end. The narrator gave an excellent preformance and made listening to the novel worthwhile.

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  • jennifer
  • 2018-04-10

Bliss

Fall into total BLISS. There is no author like Rosamunde Pilcher for transporting the reader into another world. Read and find yourself in each scene and so well acquainted with each character. This is one of my favorite stories ever. Thank you for putting it on Audible !

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  • Barbara Hagan
  • 2018-04-22

Captivating

I can’t remember ever having enjoyed a book so much. I love these stories she writes. I am on my sixth audiobook and looking forward to another.

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  • amazonbuyer
  • 2018-06-08

Best enjoyed as an audio book

I am not sure I would have gotten through this book in print as it seemed so long and long winded with many characters and details woven in and out. But as an audio book I thoroughly enjoyed it -- it felt like Downton Abby --- you never wanted it to end but you are excited to see what happens next. I loved Helen Johns as narrator. Best audio book I've enjoyed so far!

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  • Coloradolady
  • 2018-10-22

This was truly a favorite. Absolutely wonderful.

I was so sad this story ended. I would love to find out how the characters moved on with their lives. This was a wonderful story of people in Cornwall. The characters were developed and the reader becomes deeply invested in all of them. Once we know all about them and love them, WW2 begins and the story follows each and every one of them and how their lives are affected. It goes on through the end of the war and tells of how these people pick up the pieces after the war is over and begin to live lives of hope after such loss. I truly loved it and never wanted it to end.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-04-20

my favorite narrator yet!

loved the history and perspective and stayed up way too late many nights listening to see what happened next...pleasant anticipation. except for literally only 3 small parts that seemed to drag I just shipped to the next chapter. Narrator was amazing

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  • M. E. Jesse
  • 2018-05-18

loved it

I loved this book. I didn't want it to end. The narration was excellent! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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  • Liz W.
  • 2018-11-11

Nice Coming of Age Story

This is a sweeping story of an English house and it's various inhabitants before and after WWII. The story follows two girls as they grow up and make choices - good and bad - that change their lives. It won't change your life, but it was a great listen on a long car trip. #Family Saga #WWII #Feel Good #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

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