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The Listeners (Rethink New Novels Book 3)

The Listeners (Rethink New Novels Book 3)

  • Title: The Listeners (Rethink New Novels Book 3)
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  • Language : English
  • Page : 198 pages


May 1940 Ghosts haunt the woods and fields of Norfolk, as Europe descends into full blown warfare William Abrehart, a strange, nature loving boy who hasn t spoken since the mysterious death of his father, struggles to keep the promise he made to look after his withdrawn mother and older sisters Rachel, the eldest, is waiting for news from France of her soldier sweethear May 1940 Ghosts haunt the woods and fields of Norfolk, as Europe descends into full blown warfare William Abrehart, a strange, nature loving boy who hasn t spoken since the mysterious death of his father, struggles to keep the promise he made to look after his withdrawn mother and older sisters Rachel, the eldest, is waiting for news from France of her soldier sweetheart, while Kate has designs on an airman stationed nearby Over the course of a momentous weekend, a complex family web of lies and self deception will unravel, as the past and present dramatically collide Drawing on the Gothic traditions of Walter de la Mare s poem of the same name, Edward Parnell s The Listeners is a dark, elegiac tale about grief, love and loss, and how we try to make sense of existence through stories and memories


Author Edward Parnell




The Listeners (Rethink New Novels Book 3) Reviews (9)

  • The most compelling aspect of this book is the atmosphere The natural world, described in intimate detail, and old fashioned rural life imbues every scene, but not in the chocolate box idyll people imagine the countryside It is raw, brutal as well as beautiful, and this is reflected in the story its [..]

  • A wonderful novel set in May 1940 in which the Norfolk countryside and its wildlife plays an intergral and vivid role It s a novel primarily about grief and loss, I think, and a family coming to terms with various strands of it This is mirrored foreshadowed in the vanishing wildlife depicted in the [..]

  • John Albrehart has been dead for close on a year and the effects of his death still affect his wife, two daughters and his son, who all have different views on him In Edward Parnell s The Listeners, we find out about John through the people who knew him or thought they did though mainly through the [..]

  • A book that is such a pleasure to read, from the fine writing skill of the author to the story itself I hesitated briefly over the multiplicity of narrators it can be a difficult thing to pull off, but he has They take us on a path of discovery, an exploration of the complexities following the loss [..]

  • A beautifully written evocative novel The vivid descriptions of the natural world of a Norfolk village during the Second World war are enchanting and fill the novel with an atmospheric and at times, haunting, sense of time and place The multi narrator format works exceptionally well with each distin [..]

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