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An Island Christmas

Narrated by: Sarah Barron
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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Christmas on the remote Scottish island of Mure is bleak, stark - and incredibly beautiful.

It's a time for hunkering down, getting cosy in front of whisky barrel wood fires and enjoying a dram with the people you love - unless, of course, you're accidentally pregnant to your ex-boss and don't know how to tell him. In what should be the season of peace and goodwill on earth, will Joel think Flora is a bearer of glad tidings?

Meanwhile Saif, the doctor and refugee from war-torn Syria, is trying to enjoy his first Western Christmas with his sons - but without his missing wife. Can the little family possibly find comfort and joy?

Travel to the beautiful northern edge of the world and join the welcoming community of Mure for an unforgettable Christmas.

©2018 Jenny Colgan (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

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Not the cheery Christmas story I was hoping for

I usually like Colgan's books for a bit of escapism, and I do love a good Christmas story in the lead up to Christmas. But this one was full of death, disharmony, and misunderstandings. a bit grim for Christmas escapism and cheer. It ended on an okay cheerful-ish note I guess, but still left me feeling meh, rather than uplifted and looking forward to Christmas.

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  • Kathryn @theBookDate
  • 29-10-2018

Loved it.

Loved it. Perfect narration again and just adored meeting up with the people from the Island of Mure. More please!

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  • Sally barry
  • 18-11-2018

great Christmas story

great Christmas story makes you feel warm and happy
would recommend to everyone as it is fab

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  • harriet black
  • 22-10-2018

Tell me there will be more!!

Everything about this series is perfect. I couldn’t love it anymore, Sarah Barron is just wonderful as the narrator and I find myself completely sucked in from the beginning. I’ve read some reviews that say they would expect this to be the end but I can’t see how? I need more saif in my life!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-10-2018

Too much

The author tried to include too many threads in this book. The characters too black and white.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-12-2019

Great Christmas read

Loved this book. Easy Christmas read. Especially likes the Scottish setting being Scottish myself. Will look forward to another by the author.

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  • Queenie
  • 22-12-2019

Lovely festive listen until THOSE ACCENTS

Never have a witnessed as bad an accent since dick can dyke in Mary Poppins. I Loved the story but the accents she put on were horrific and very cringy and almost offensive

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  • Trevelyan
  • 17-12-2019

So sad!!!

This story is beautifully written, dramatic, gripping and atmospheric. It is however, terribly, terribly sad. Do not expect cheerful Christmas chick lit with this book because it is wonderful but in a very different way. I found myself unable to stop listening, especially towards the end and crying through most of it. Most Christmas books at this time of year are cheerful and full of seasonal optimism - be warned - this is a very different kettle of fish. Wonderful, well written and well narrated.....
Well done Miss Colgan!

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  • Mrs O
  • 12-11-2019

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Gripped from start to finish. You just want them all to be happy in the end

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  • Nicola
  • 13-10-2019

Dull storyline

I enjoyed the previous books in this series but unfortunately this story didn’t go anywhere and I got fed up of most of the characters. Just as the story was going somewhere at the end, it finished without finishing the characters stories. Very disappointed.

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  • Katie
  • 26-08-2019

The third in this series is back on form

While I enjoyed the first in this series The Seaside Kitchen, I found the second one The Endless Beach a bit silly.
So I hesitated over listening to this and put off parting with my credit for it, now I'm glad I did as it's definitely lifted back up to the original level of the Seaside Kitchen. Great story line and keeps your attention until the very end, I hope there will be a fourth book now! There were times when it was heavier than Jenny Colgan's usual, which was a bit uncomfortable, especially with the story of the island's immigrant GP and what may have happened to his wife, but I can forgive this as at least it had a purpose within the story. More great writing from Jenny Colgan and the narrator's accent gives it all an authentic feel.

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  • Rory
  • 25-08-2019

Not very good

The whole book is about misery and sadness.

SPOILER.....At the end of the previous book someone is dying and, I assumed he would have died before the new book started. But no. We had to have his illness and death all through this book, with no mention of this in the blurb that tells you what the book is about. If I wanted a miserable book I would have got one. What with all the other miserable stories as well, it was pretty dire. The child (Agat) has a terrible voice and never seems to grow up in any of the books. She still talks like a baby.

There's a sex scene was is cringeworthy. I felt sick listening to it. People who cannot write sex scenes, really should not.

The whole book was totally depressing.