The Long Weekend

  • by Veronica Henry
  • Narrated by Anna Bentinck
  • 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In a gorgeous quay-side hotel in Cornwall, the long weekend is just beginning...
Claire Marlowe owns 'The Townhouse by the Sea' with Luca, the hotel's charismatic chef. She ensures everything runs smoothly - until an unexpected arrival checks in and turns her whole world upside down. And the rest of the guests arrive with their own baggage. There's a couple looking for distraction from a family tragedy; a man trying to make amends for an affair he bitterly regrets...and the young woman who thinks the Cornish village might hold the key to her past.
Here are affairs of the heart, secrets, lies and scandal - all wrapped up in one long, hot weekend.

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Perfect escapism

This is an almost perfect escapist listen. It does have chick lit cliches and the ending is predictable but I loved the Cornish setting, the cast of characters and Anna Bentinck's excellent narration. I wish there was more Veronica Henry on Audible.
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- Saffy

Surprisingly fabulous!

If you could sum up The Long Weekend in three words, what would they be?

Carries you away!


Who was your favorite character and why?

So many great characters. I cannot pick just one.


What does Anna Bentinck bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Her narration of this book was great aside from one thing. She made several relatively young men sound like 90-year-olds with ill fitting dentures. I don't understand why she did this (after she presumably listened back) as other male characters were narrated really well and sounded normal!


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I never really wanted to put it down.


Any additional comments?

I took a punt on this as it was heavily discounted. I was doubtful about whether I would get along with it. I love contempory fiction, but it can be fine line to lightweight, wishy washy 'chick lit' and I feared this novel may be the latter. Happily, this was not the case at all. It was beautifully written, the characters were so well drawn. I quickly felt I knew them and, as their lives unfolded, I really cared about them and what happened to them. This is just a lovely book that carries the listener/reader away.

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- Ann D

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-04-2014
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group