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Publisher's Summary

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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Excellent reading

The narrator was excellent and was very good with accents
It was a long book and all the characters interplay was very amusing
Excellent story and I will lusted again

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A Lovely Book

I enjoyed this book on Audible as much as I did reading it many years ago.
Jilly Bond brings each character to life. Highly recommended.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 21-06-2018

September

good book for holiday reading especially if you are holiday in Scotland the description s are wonderful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-01-2022

Loved it

Struggled with getting the characters mixed up a bit but really enjoyable story and well read

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  • Debbie B
  • 31-10-2021

Read this book rather than listen to it

I love Rosamund Pilcher’s books, and together with The Shell Seekers, September is my favourite. However, the narration of this novel is awful. I usually like Jilly Bond’s narration, but I could not listen to this audiobook. The accents were parodies of the gorgeous Highland accent. Very disappointed.

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  • Alžběta
  • 26-09-2021

Such a treat! Great book and flawless narration.

I am in awe of the beauty and emotional depth of Rosamunde Pilcher's writing, so simple and yet so profound and moving. 'September' is a flawlessly told story. The book is 20 hours long, but it felt like no time at all since it's masterfully read by Jilly Bond.
I can't recommend the book highly enough. Listening to 'September' was an absolute treat!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-09-2021

September

Rosamunde never fails to entertain, but I have never heard such excruciating attempts at Scottish accents. Totally cringe-worthy.

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  • Daphne Hamilton
  • 03-08-2021

I have to congratulate Jilly Bond on her rendition of September, she did the accents beautifully and the men’s voices, and the h

I have to congratulate Jilly Bond on her rendition of September, she did the accents beautifully and the men’s voices and also the half mad voice of Lotty. Very enjoyable

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