The Island

  • by Victoria Hislop
  • Narrated by Emilia Fox
  • 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winner of the British Book Awards, Newcomer of the Year, 2007.
Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Book of the Year, 2007.
Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother's past, but Sofia has never spoken of it. She only admits to growing up in a small Cretan village before moving to London. When Alexis decides to visit Crete, however, Sofia gives her daughter a letter to take to an old friend and promises that through her she will learn more. Arriving in Plaka, Alexis learns that it lies a stone's throw from the deserted island of Spinalonga, Greece's former leper colony. She finds her mother's friend, Fortini, and hears the story that Sofia has buried all her life: the tale of her great-grandmother, Eleni, and her daughters, and a family rent by tragedy, war and passion. She discovers how secrecy holds them all in its powerful grip.

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What the Critics Say

"At last, a beach book with a heart." (Observer)
"Passionately engaged with its subject." (The Sunday Times)

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Customer Reviews

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A deep and interesting story.

This story transports you to beautiful Greece. Both the characters and the way the story is told keeps your interest throughout.
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- Mrs

it's not full book.


not full book. I was suprised that only parts of the book are read.
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- Ana

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-10-2006
  • Publisher: Headline Audiobooks