The Pink Hotel

  • by Anna Stothard
  • Narrated by Imogen Church
  • 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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A seventeen-year-old London girl flies to Los Angeles for the funeral of her mother Lily, from whom she has been estranged since her childhood. Stealing a suitcase of letters, clothes and photographs from her mum's bedroom at the top of a hotel on Venice Beach, the girl spends her summer travelling around Los Angeles, returning love letters and photographs to the men who had known her mother. But as she discovers more about Lily's past and tries to re-enact her life, she comes to question the foundations of her own.

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What the Critics Say

"The quality of her writing is remarkable." (Helen Dunmore)
"She breathes new life into old literature" (Fay Weldon)
"Matters of personal identity underlie an exhilarating ride through LA's seamier side in the company of a hard-bitten yet highly engaging protagonist" (The Daily Mail)

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Beautifully written and narrated

I downloaded this on a whim having heard about the writer’s next book, due out later this year. While it’s a little hard to empathise with the protagonist sometimes, the narration is superb – great accents and you can really visualise the characters. But the main thing is the descriptive writing, which is amazing. It’s so evocative of the places, the people, the atmosphere. You can smell the scorching, sticky heat of LA wafting off the pages (or rather, out of the car speakers). Loved it. If I’d had the time to listen in one go, I would have! Definitely recommend.
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- Ru

Listless narration

I couldn't get on with the monotonous narration, very disappointed. Perhaps the story improved as it went on, however I found it almost as boring as the dull voice of the reader.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-08-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios