The Winter Ghosts

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Author(s): Kate Mosse
Original Publish Date: Feb 03, 2011
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (5.37 hours)
Product Number: Z100090689
Released: Feb 28, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781101978214
Narrator/s: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Description

From the New York Times bestselling author of Sepulchre and Labyrinth-a compelling story of love, ghosts and remembrance. World War I robbed England and France of an entire generation of friends, lovers and futures. In Freddie Watson's case, the battlefields took his beloved brother and, at times, his peace of mind. In the winter of 1928, still seeking some kind of resolution, Freddie is travelling through the beautiful but forbidding French Pyrenees. During a snowstorm, his car spins off the mountain road. Freezing and dazed, he stumbles through the woods, emerging in a tiny village, where he finds an inn to wait out the blizzard. There he meets Fabrissa, a lovely young woman also mourning a lost generation. Over the course of one night, Fabrissa and Freddie share their stories. By the time dawn breaks, Freddie will have unearthed a tragic mystery that goes back through the centuries, and discovered his own role in the life of this old remote town. By turns thrilling, poignant, and haunting, this is a story of two lives touched by war and transformed by courage.

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Author(s): Kate Mosse
Product Number EB00382201
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: #9781101513200

Professional reviews

"In a voice filled with subtle possibility, Julian Rhind-Tutt sets the chilling atmosphere for Kate Mosse's intelligent ghost story. Frederick Watson was hospitalized for depression after the death of his beloved brother in the Great War. Years later, while driving through the Pyrenees, a car accident sends him to a remote village whose inhabitants are dressed in medieval costume. That night he meets Fabrissa, a beautiful woman who tells him a tragic tale. With all the spookiness of a horror story told in the dark, Rhind-Tutt takes listeners through mental institutions, locked towers, dank graveyards, and ruined castles. Controlled and understated, Rhind-Tutt's husky breathiness conjures Frederick's heartfelt grief, an ancient mystery, and an assortment of credible fourteenth- and twentieth-century ghosts. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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