Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain

  • by Barney Norris
  • Narrated by Claire Skinner, Christopher Benjamin, Hasan Dixon, Joe Jameson, Linda Bassett, James Doherty
  • 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

There exists in all of us a song waiting to be sung which is as heart-stopping and vertiginous as the peak of the cathedral. That is the meaning of this quiet city, where the spire soars into the blue, where rivers and stories weave into one another, where lives intertwine.
One quiet evening in Salisbury, the peace is shattered by a serious car crash. At that moment, five lives collide - a flower seller, a schoolboy, an army wife, a security guard, a widower - all facing their own personal disasters. As one of those lives hangs in the balance, the stories of all five unwind, drawn together by connection and coincidence into a web of love, grief, disenchantment and hope that perfectly represents the joys and tragedies of small-town life.

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Customer Reviews

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Sensitive and thought-provoking

Norris writes beautifully, lyrically and voices with equal comfort the thoughts of teenager, old farmer and troubled woman and lonely wife. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys exploring the interior lives and thoughts of a set characters whose lives intersect in a compelling narrative
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- felicity philpott

Interesting literary experiment.

What did you like best about Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain? What did you like least?

Most of the characters were very interesting and fascinating to listen to - especially Rita and George. Alison was a desperate case.


What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The way the stories build, cross refer and relate to each other.


What three words best describe the narrators’s performance?

Solid. Sensitive. Engaging.


Was Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain worth the listening time?

Yes,


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- Mark

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-04-2016
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks