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The Potter's House

Written by: Rosie Thomas
Narrated by: Rula Lenska
Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Olivia has settled on the tiny Greek island of Halemni; she is married to a Greek man and is mother of two small sons. As the turquoise of summer dissolves into the cool of autumn, so the rhythm of island life goes on unchanged, until an earthquake ravages the Turkish coast, sending a tidal wave to envelop the island. Its force devastates Halemni, tearing apart the fabric of the small community. In the aftermath, a stranger appears. Kitty, an Englishwoman, is alone and without possessions. She accepts Olivia's offer of refuge in the potter's house, but she guards her past as preciously as Olivia protects her young family.
©2001 Rosie Thomas (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"[Rula Lenska] is superb....Rosie Thomas has written a humane story, and Lenska takes the story to new heights with her magnificent application of Greek dialect, understanding of human emotions, and love of these characters." (AudioFile)

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  • Kimberly
  • 06-09-05

Not bad.

This book got off to a bit of a slow start but once it got going I enjoyed it. The parallel between the 2 main characters lives was interesting and it had a decent ending.

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  • Alison
  • 11-03-13

Escape to the Greek Islands...

Where does The Potter's House rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Probably top.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Potter's House?

The opening chapter when the heroine experiences an earthquake sets the tone for a believable "disappearing" act.

Which character – as performed by Rula Lenska – was your favorite?

The mother in law, Mellula(?). Rula has an impressive ability to change accents.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

It will be all right - in the end!

Any additional comments?

Love the author and the narrator. Those combined factors attracted me to purchase.

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  • Lindsey
  • 15-01-10

Unimpressed

I love The Potters House but I didn't realize that I had downloaded part two of this book. So I am quite disappointed. 1 credit should equal one whole book, not a half a book.

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  • Anne
  • 20-03-06

A great listen

Rula Lenska's narration is superb, building wonderful pictures in your mind. An excellent read!

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  • Glitteringbug
  • 23-05-19

unable to synopsis

I have absolutely no idea what went on in this book.
Nothing interested me or kept my attention.
I kept with it as thought "It must get better" & by the time I was half way through it thought "I may as well finish it now".
Narrated was ok, but not good enough to give me an interest in what she was narrating.
Wish I'd given up at first chapter & moved onto another book.
Won't be recommending this to anyone, although I'm sure there must be people out there who have enjoyed it, but definitely not for me.

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  • Book Lover
  • 05-12-16

POTTERS HOUSE<br />I'm loving this audio book BUT...<br />

the visible chapter number on the sreen DOESNT show the correct chapter that is being read
CAN YOU CORRECT THIS PLEASE ??