Night Music

  • by Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by Clare Corbett
  • 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Spanish House is a mixture of designs, Georgian, Gothic and Moorish, as if whoever started it had simply got bored. It has long been known as an architectural folly to locals, and is now nearly derelict to boot. When its reclusive owner dies intestate, the Spanish House is left to his city-dwelling niece. For Isabel, recently widowed, the house is a potential lifeline - the only hope she has of providing for her two children without having to sell her most treasured possession. But for neighbour Matt McCarthy, the house is revenge - on the family who ruined his father. For his wife it's the key to the perfect family life, while a struggling property developer sees in it a whole new future. As desires clash and intertwine, lives and loves are demolished - and the Spanish House becomes a true folly indeed...

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Returned the book half way through the listen

I've never read Jojo's books before and thought I'd give it a go after reading positive reviews about her work. The story couldn't be more predictable and far fetched. The writing style is unimaginative and I was bored with the listen despite Clare Corbett's fantastic narration. She couldn't save the book for me. I am a fan of stories that make you wonder what's next in store for the characters that are developed and unique, stories that you think about well after you finish the book. I'm a fan of Murakami, Coelho, Moriarty so perhaps the bar was set too high in my mind. I won't bother with any of her books again.
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- Jane Syd

Sort of like a chick flick

My first impression is that it's a novel for women. All about relationships amongst the various characters. It obviously has much more than that because despite whatever chauvinist tendencies I may have I finished it in two days.

The story flows evenly from chapter to chapter. Whenever I resumed listening I was quickly hooked. It is an easy listen and uncomplicated.

The narration by Clare Corbett was up to her usual good standard.

I thought it was a great listen.
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- Andrew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-04-2009
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks