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The Pleasing Hour

Lily King

Winner of the 1999 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, Lily King's splendid novel, The Pleasing Hour, is based on her experiences while traveling throughout France and Spain. She worked as an au pair during her four-year adventure and was inspired to begin writing. Having suffered a tremendous loss, 17-year-old Rosie decides to make a fresh start. Taking a job as a nanny on a houseboat in Paris, she fills the void of loss with a new family. Almost immediately she lets the three children and their needy father, Marc, into her heart. As their relationship becomes increasingly intimate, Rosie soon discovers the secrets of the cold and detached mother, Nicole--whose demons are eerily similar to her own. Masterfully giving voice and personality to each character, Suzanne Toren's narration does justice to Lily King's witty tale, leading the listener to both laughter and tears.

Winner of the 1999 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, Lily King's splendid novel, The Pleasing Hour, is based on her experiences while traveling throughout France and Spain. She worked as an au pair during her four-year adventure and was inspired to begin writing. Having suffered a tremendous loss, 17-year-old Rosie decides to make a fresh start. Taking a job as a nanny on a houseboat in Paris, she fills the void of loss with a new family. Almost immediately she lets the three children and their needy father, Marc, into her heart. As their relationship becomes increasingly intimate, Rosie soon discovers the secrets of the cold and detached mother, Nicole--whose demons are eerily similar to her own. Masterfully giving voice and personality to each character, Suzanne Toren's narration does justice to Lily King's witty tale, leading the listener to both laughter and tears.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Winner of the 1999 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, Lily King's splendid novel, The Pleasing Hour, is based on her experiences while traveling throughout France and Spain. She worked as an au pair during her four-year adventure and was inspired to begin writing. Having suffered a tremendous loss, 17-year-old Rosie decides to make a fresh start. Taking a job as a nanny on a houseboat in Paris, she fills the void of loss with a new family. Almost immediately she lets the three children and their needy father, Marc, into her heart. As their relationship becomes increasingly intimate, Rosie soon discovers the secrets of the cold and detached mother, Nicole--whose demons are eerily similar to her own. Masterfully giving voice and personality to each character, Suzanne Toren's narration does justice to Lily King's witty tale, leading the listener to both laughter and tears.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Suzanne Toren

Length:

8h 55m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

31:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

32:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

37:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

29:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

49:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:55


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

27:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:04


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:56


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

37:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:29


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

57:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

31:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

33:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

31:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:21