The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick audiobook

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

By Phaedra Patrick
Read by James Langton

Harlequin Audio, MIRA 9780778319337

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781504739665

  • ISBN: 9781504739658

  • ISBN: 9781504739672

Runtime: 8.95 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A 2017 Selection for the ALA Listen List for Outstanding Audiobook Narration

In this poignant and sparkling debut, a lovable widower embarks on a life-changing adventure 
Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater-vest, waters his fern, Frederica, and heads out to his garden. 
But on the one-year anniversary of Miriam's death, something changes. Sorting through Miriam's possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he's never seen before. What follows is a surprising and unforgettable odyssey that takes Arthur from London to Paris and as far as India in an epic quest to find out the truth about his wife's secret life before they met—a journey that leads him to find hope, healing and self-discovery in the most unexpected places. 
Featuring an unforgettable cast of characters with big hearts and irresistible flaws, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is a curiously charming debut and a joyous celebration of life's infinite possibilities.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“With clear-eyed prose and a moving story, Patrick reminds us how selfless people can be…This book will illuminate your heart.” Nina George, New York Times bestselling author
“Filled with colorful, complex characters and adventure…A lovely story about grief and healing.” Marisa de los Santos, New York Times bestselling author
“An endearing celebration of life.” Real Simple magazine
“It’s a sweet quest and a thoughtful reminder that sometimes the person who loves us most knows us better than we know ourselves.” Martha Stewart Living
“Charming by name, charming by nature, this book is a balm for the soul and the heart.” Sun (5 stars)
“Patrick has created a likable, curmudgeonly character in Arthur Pepper. Arthur and the quirky cast of others radiate from the page as they grow and change (albeit somewhat reluctantly). The different travel settings, family dynamics, and a little bit of mystery add together for a delightful, introspective reading journey.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
“Tender, insightful, and surprising…a stunning addition to the popular genre of transformative stories of otherwise uneventful lives.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Patrick’s debut evokes whimsy and poignancy…This is a sweet story.” Publishers Weekly
“Pierces the heart. You root for [Arthur] every step of the way.” BookPage
“A sweet and poignant story about marriage, grief, and memory. Readers will find bumbling, earnest Arthur utterly endearing.” Booklist
“James Langdon gives a fitting narration…crisp, perfectly suiting the quirky story.…[a] lovely tale about how to carry on with the adventure of life in the face of grief.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Phaedra Patrick

Author Bio: Phaedra Patrick

Phaedra Patrick is the author of several novels. She studied art and marketing, and has worked as a stained-glass artist, film-festival organizer, and communications manager. An award-winning short-story writer, she now writes full time.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 8.95
Audience: Adult
Language: English