The Beautiful Visit

  • by Elizabeth Jane Howard
  • Narrated by Juliet Stevenson
  • 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On the eve of an unusual voyage, a young woman reviews her life. Her story begins with a 'beautiful visit' to friends in the country which serves as an awakening experience. What follows is an account of her struggle to retain the mood of her visit.


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Never judge a book by its summary.

What did you like best about The Beautiful Visit? What did you like least?

I liked best the sense of adventure at the start and the protagonist honesty, up to a point. I liked least the microscopic and cringe worthy self consciousness and the mostly dull story.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

If it started where it ended.

What about Juliet Stevenson’s performance did you like?

She kept interested and consistent throughout.

Do you think The Beautiful Visit needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No, most of the characters have been exhausted and a follow up book may do the same to the next lot of characters.

Any additional comments?

I was expecting a kind of Brideshead Revisited type story where the house and the characters would be strong and charismatic, with depth and make me care about what happened to them.

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- Debbie Rowe

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-02-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios