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The Bookshop on the Shore

Narrated by: Eilidh Beaton
Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)

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Escape to the Scottish Highlands, where a tiny bookshop perches on the edge of a loch.

Zoe is a single mother, sinking beneath the waves trying to cope by herself in London. Hari, her gorgeous little boy, is perfect in every way - except for the fact that he just doesn't speak at all. 

When her landlord raises the rent on her flat, Zoe doesn't know where to turn. Then Hari's aunt suggests Zoe could move to Scotland to help run a bookshop. 

Going from the lonely city to a small village in the Highlands could be the change Zoe and Hari desperately need.   

Faced with an unwelcoming boss, a moody, distant bookseller named Ramsay Urquart, and a band of unruly children, Zoe wonders if she's made the right decision. But Hari has found his very first real friend, and no one could resist the beauty of the loch glinting in the summer sun. If only Ramsay would just be a little more approachable....  

Dreams start here....

©2019 Jenny Colgan (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

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Bookvans, Castles and the Loch Ness Monster

A lovely addition to the Bookshop series. Some familiar characters and some entirely new make up the ensemble in this tale. Not so much about the books this time but a quietly earnest story of broken families and shattered hearts. I found myself reaching for this book at every opportunity.

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Gets much better

I didn’t like this book at first, as I persevered I got more engrossed, I really loved it in the end and highly recommend it. Nice to read a story without so much glitz and glam.

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excellent book

i was hooked on this book from the beginning though to the end .found it gad all you could ask for. a real change from what i normanly listen to .

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  • S. A. MASSEY
  • 25-06-2019

Oh botha'

I couldn't get through the first chapter, forced to listen to all the personal outlooks on life before getting to the story, and then, by then, having to try to see the point to the story through the shrill voice of the narrator, and navigate back and forth from the juvenile baby voice / role playing and whatever the supposedly, explanation parts that would suggest what the story might be about. My mind is still reeling from the bad story telling, that only a room of toddlers could enjoy (not needing to understand). I had to quickly turn it off.

Maybe if i listen to the written form through my kindle bot, it may take on a closer form of adult reading and i can see the writers intentions for the reader. Even better, they may publish it with another narrator, that can appeal to more adult readers.

Audible is has so many great new writers, I truly wouldn't let one bad experience, or loss of credit, turn me away, but i have learned from this to look out for repeat listings of certain narrators, and try hard not to judge the books by them

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-07-2019

bookshop on the shore

this book grabbed me more than I expected. it got to the stage where I couldn't stop listening. not normal romance but with plenty of twists and turns.

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  • Zephora
  • 27-12-2019

Adorable

This quirky book got me hooked from the beginning and I enjoyed it all the way through. The characters were delightful and I really enjoyed the narrator’s interpretation of them. I don’t often read romantic fiction but this was lovely.

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  • Angela Marchi
  • 05-12-2019

Stick with it.

For the first couple of chapters I didn't think there was much to this book but it does get much more interesting. It's a pretty easy listen with likable characters.

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  • Lynda
  • 06-11-2019

Loved it!

This was a really enjoyable read. I found I was listening at every opportunity! It had enough ups and downs to keep my interest and enough characters to like and annoy. The good storyline included today’s world’s relevant issues. Brilliant, Jenny!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-11-2019

Enjoyed it

little predictable but enjoyable nonetheless. Narration is good and story is a little different from the usual

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  • Librarylady
  • 28-10-2019

wow!

when I discovered this book I had never heard of jenny colgan. now I wonder how I ever read without her. beautiful story with a few shocks along the way. zoe is a likeable character and I'm hoping there may be a sequel to this story with zoe being the main character again. love love love this book. highly recommend!

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  • loopy_lou
  • 12-10-2019

fab book

fab book! i loved it. it was engaging from start to finish. highly recommended to all.

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  • Linda Ann Woollard
  • 02-10-2019

Absolutely brilliant!

completely brought to life, sweet story, incredible narration. I would highly recommend this audio book

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-10-2019

Loved it!

Had me hooked from the start. Lovely heartwarming story. Loved the narrator too, not come across her before. Will definitely look out for her again

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  • Mrs S M Hughes Williams
  • 18-09-2019

I loved it

I always enjoy Jenny Colgan’s books, but this one had the added bonus of a brilliant narrator. I really believed in her characters. I’ll look out for her in the future.