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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Narrated by: Taylor Owynns
Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The beloved, life-affirming international best seller which has sold over five million copies worldwide - now a major film starring Lily James, Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Courtenay and Penelope Wilton.

To give them hope, she must tell their story.

It's 1946. The war is over, and Juliet Ashton has writer's block. But when she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey - a total stranger living halfway across the Channel, who has come across her name written in a secondhand book - she enters into a correspondence with him, and in time with all the members of the extraordinary Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

Through their letters, the society tell Juliet about life on the island, their love of books - and the long shadow cast by their time living under German occupation. Drawn into their irresistible world, Juliet sets sail for the island, changing her life forever.

©2008 Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (P)2008 Vision Australia

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Very enjoyable

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. Moving story, very well read

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Marvellous

I enjoyed the story and the narration enormously. Do yourself a favour, it’s a wonderful book for the holidays.

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Entertaining book, exquisitely performed

I loved this audiobook, laughing out loud in some parts, and gaping in shock in others, both because of the beautiful writing and the perfect performance. The one thing I could suggest is that because the main story ends so abruptly, it could be helpful to also include narration of the 'Afterword' from the print edition. This is a thoroughly entertaining listen, and I didn't want it to end!

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Love it

Wonderful and very entertaining,
Even better than I had imagined.
Very much enjoyed the narration.

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Enchanting<br />

A beautifully narrated book. The story was engaging and I loved it. It certainly provided insight into the history of the British Isles during the war. I loved the salt of the Earth characters. A real gem. Sorry that it ended.

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Can I join?

I loved this book. The story was engaging and the characters came to life with the excellent narration. When I care what happens to characters and find myself cheering them on, I know I've come across a gem. Taylor Owynns did an amazing job of individualising the characters. I really wanted to join this society just to meet with the characters again and again.

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Fantastic narration

A charming and gripping story. The narration was perfection.
I’ve both read and listened to this story and believe it is better in the audio format.

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  • Kate V Elliott
  • Enmore, NSW, AU
  • 03-09-2018

Very enjoyable

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. Moving story, very well read

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • platypus6
  • 21-12-2018

Marvellous

I enjoyed the story and the narration enormously. Do yourself a favour, it’s a wonderful book for the holidays.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-11-2018

Entertaining book, exquisitely performed

I loved this audiobook, laughing out loud in some parts, and gaping in shock in others, both because of the beautiful writing and the perfect performance. The one thing I could suggest is that because the main story ends so abruptly, it could be helpful to also include narration of the 'Afterword' from the print edition. This is a thoroughly entertaining listen, and I didn't want it to end!

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  • Robyn Wilson
  • Noonamah, NT, Australia
  • 31-10-2018

Love it

Wonderful and very entertaining,
Even better than I had imagined.
Very much enjoyed the narration.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-10-2018

Enchanting<br />

A beautifully narrated book. The story was engaging and I loved it. It certainly provided insight into the history of the British Isles during the war. I loved the salt of the Earth characters. A real gem. Sorry that it ended.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-10-2018

Can I join?

I loved this book. The story was engaging and the characters came to life with the excellent narration. When I care what happens to characters and find myself cheering them on, I know I've come across a gem. Taylor Owynns did an amazing job of individualising the characters. I really wanted to join this society just to meet with the characters again and again.

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  • Nicole
  • Australia
  • 05-10-2018

Fantastic narration

A charming and gripping story. The narration was perfection.
I’ve both read and listened to this story and believe it is better in the audio format.

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  • Kate V Elliott
  • Enmore, NSW, AU
  • 03-09-2018

Very enjoyable

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. Moving story, very well read

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • platypus6
  • 21-12-2018

Marvellous

I enjoyed the story and the narration enormously. Do yourself a favour, it’s a wonderful book for the holidays.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-11-2018

Entertaining book, exquisitely performed

I loved this audiobook, laughing out loud in some parts, and gaping in shock in others, both because of the beautiful writing and the perfect performance. The one thing I could suggest is that because the main story ends so abruptly, it could be helpful to also include narration of the 'Afterword' from the print edition. This is a thoroughly entertaining listen, and I didn't want it to end!

  • Overall
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  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Robyn Wilson
  • Noonamah, NT, Australia
  • 31-10-2018

Love it

Wonderful and very entertaining,
Even better than I had imagined.
Very much enjoyed the narration.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 27-10-2018

Enchanting<br />

A beautifully narrated book. The story was engaging and I loved it. It certainly provided insight into the history of the British Isles during the war. I loved the salt of the Earth characters. A real gem. Sorry that it ended.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 09-10-2018

Can I join?

I loved this book. The story was engaging and the characters came to life with the excellent narration. When I care what happens to characters and find myself cheering them on, I know I've come across a gem. Taylor Owynns did an amazing job of individualising the characters. I really wanted to join this society just to meet with the characters again and again.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Nicole
  • Australia
  • 05-10-2018

Fantastic narration

A charming and gripping story. The narration was perfection.
I’ve both read and listened to this story and believe it is better in the audio format.