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Narrated by: Jonathon Oliver
Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins

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1910 and Corley Roper, an eminent children's author mourns the death of his young daughter. Estranged from his wife, and wracked by grief, he happens one night upon Mary Wilson's, a woman mourning the stillbirth of her son. Roper decides that it is only through engaging with the real world, and the mystery of Mary Wilson's dispossessed heritage, that he may find purpose.

Part ghost story and part love story, it is also a novel about the redeeming value of art.

©2009 James Wilson (P)2009 Oakhill Publishing Ltd

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  • Penny
  • 10-07-2009

No Consolation

Disappointing is far too mild a word to describe this audiobook. The narration was dreadful - the reader almost shouting most of the time and the female voices being delivered in a peculiar breathy way.

As for the content - bitterly disappointing! Part ghost story and part love story was the description, but this book was neither. I could not believe it would not get better, but even 5 minutes from the end I was hoping it would fulfil the description.

Seems I need consolation to recover from having wasted an audio credit on <i>Consolation </i>

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  • Joan
  • 08-08-2009


This book was a great disappointment. From the description, it sounded very interesting but it was actually extremely dull. The main character was difficult, if not impossible, to empathise with. After a couple of hours of indifferent narrative and incredibly bad narration I had to give up on this one.

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