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September

Narrated by: Jilly Bond
Length: 20 hrs and 15 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Rosamunde Pilcher's major best seller, also a successful TV film, now available in unabridged audio download.

As spring comes to Scotland and the hills burst into life, a dance is planned for September. The invitations summon home the group of people Violet Aird has cared for most in her long life. The oldest, strongest and wisest of them all, she sees Alexa, her vulnerable granddaughter, find love for the first time while the decision to send her little grandson away to school is driving parents Edmund and Virginia even further apart.

Far from them all is Pandora, the glamorous, exciting girl who ran away 20 years before. All will converge on Scotland this September, bringing their stories with them.

©1990 Fiona Mary Pilcher (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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good listen

i enjoyed this. easy to listen to. had a great story. interesting Aussie accent. that Lottie was a bit scarey too.

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This was a lovely story. Very well read and it actually transported me to Scotland and all that beautiful country offers. Felt I was standing alongside, with each character as the story unfolded.

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Great story terrible narration

I had read this story years ago and enjoyed listening to it but if I had been listening to it for the first time I don't think I could have coped with the narration of some of the male voices ( Noel and Henry for instance) .

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Wonderful story!!

I have been waiting for Rosamund Pilcher’s books to appear in Audible and I haven’t been disappointed so far!!

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  • Tracey
  • 10-04-2018

Fabulous

Would you consider the audio edition of September to be better than the print version?

Not better, equally as good. I enjoyed both.

What was one of the most memorable moments of September?

The ending! I won’t give it away. Even though I knew what was going to happen as I had read the book I was still shocked by the ending.

Which character – as performed by Jilly Bond – was your favourite?

Jilly Bond did an excellent job with the Scottish accents - I especially liked Vi, Edie and Mrs Ishac. The voice she did for Lottie Carstairs was menancing, snooty and mad as a hatter!

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Scotland in September, the thrills and spills of the Highland Dance Season.

Any additional comments?

Jilly Bond is an excellent narrator, I love this audiobook.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-01-2019

Very enjoyable story

I found the narrator a little irritating at times but overall very enjoyable. Good story

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  • April Axton
  • 02-09-2018

Talk about hard going

I found it almost impossible to concentrate on the story because of the dreadful narration. The accents are ridiculous, lady Violet sounds like a demented old Welsh woman while little Henry is similar.. A few chapters were all I could manage. I am returning the book. A shame as I like this author.

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  • Lynne Burton
  • 10-07-2018

Not t her best

I usually love Rosalind Pilcher but this was disappointing - the narration was awful and at times I nearly returned the book because of it but I stuck it out til the end.

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  • K E Webb
  • 31-08-2019

Another Old Favourite

Being able to listen to my favourite books now that reading is difficult is a joy !
September is one I was longing to read again and this audio edition is perfect .
The characters are so interesting anyway and the reader brings them to life .
Enjoyed every word 😊

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-07-2019

Loved this book

Great story with interesting characters and the excellent narration made this a very enjoyable listen.

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  • Sandy Suds
  • 30-06-2019

Wrong Scottish accents

I love this story and normally I love listening to Jilly Bond, but this one just did not work for me. I am Scottish and can easily distinguish regional accents. Jilly’s mish-mash of accents made me cringe in places and I have to say that most women of a certain age in Scotland would be horrified to hear themselves portrayed as grumpy old crones.

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  • Catherine kelly
  • 30-11-2018

Lovely book - unexpected ending

Another beautiful reading by Jilly Bond. She has a lovely warm voice and she brings you right into the story. This story dragged a little to begin with. I hadn't read The Shell Seekers before reading this one so was unacquainted with Noel and disliked him intensely to begin with.
Over time however, I really got into the story and enjoyed it immensely. I wasn't expecting the ending and it shocked me intensely. I loved the setting and have decided to go to Scotland to go have a look for myself. It just sounds beautiful.
I only gave the story 4 stars as initially, I really disliked a couple of the characters and also, I found the social classes aspect really annoying - for example (spoiler) I was a bit outraged that Edie hadn't been invited to the party - however, in spite of this, generally I loved it.

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  • Angela Lovering-Moon
  • 29-10-2018

Delightful

I found this book on Audible and it has transprted me to Scotland and it has been a wonderful find.

Thank you Audible.

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  • Merelina
  • 18-10-2018

Great Pilcher story

Bit ruined for me as I put it onto disk and unfortunately the auto record missed out the end of sentences at the end of a disc and beginning of the next. I need a 5 minute overlap to remember what is going on. Now Audible has messed about and it is difficult to get an overlap. Why to companies have to mess up a good system. I play them at night when going to sleep.
Jilly Bond is a great reader. I love RP her stories are always so interesting, the first the Shell Seekers is becoming a classic and I love in some books a bit of reference to another book, as September does to Shell seekers. Using the same characters.