Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of World War I
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Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of World War I Audible Audiobook – Unabridged

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Listening Length 8 hours and 8 minutes
Author Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb
Narrator Alex Wyndham, Billie Fulford-Brown, Morag Sims, Gary Furlong, Greg Wagland, Antony Ferguson, Derek Perkins, Mary Jane Wells
Audible.com Release Date October 03, 2017
Publisher HarperAudio
Program Type Audiobook
Version Unabridged
Language English
ASIN B074NBJJ1K
Best Sellers Rank #29,398 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#309 in Coming of Age Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#501 in War & Military Fiction
#658 in Military Historical Fiction

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Reviewed in the United States on October 14, 2017
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Noelle Kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars A stunning, totally engrossing piece of historical fiction
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 28, 2017
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5.0 out of 5 stars Set in Paris - A novel consisting of letters written over the course of WW1 - stunning!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 10, 2017
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5.0 out of 5 stars Set in Paris - A novel consisting of letters written over the course of WW1 - stunning!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 10, 2017
This novel will make you cry. Oh it’s so beautiful and immerses you in the time and era in which it is set. Using letters as story telling device is expertly done here and extremely apt. The story, the emotions of the letter writers comes across like a dream. You read each letter pretty much like the recipients do – looking forward to the next one and imagining the letter writer as you do.

Another clever device was to separate the novel into years of the war. This added to the sense of time, what was happening and when people thought and were told, it would be over by Christmas, what they had to realise is that no-one had said which Christmas.

The flow of the letters also brings the emotions of the people to the fore. The art of letter writing is somewhat lost nowadays but it’s so personal and poignant here. When Thomas writes from ‘somewhere in France’ and some words are blacked out, the reality of their situation comes through. So too does the humour and the innocence of the young – I found certain sections in particular so poignant reading this, knowing how history panned out.

If you’re not an emotional wreck by the time you get to the 1958 visit to Paris, then you have a heart of stone. Hazel and Hannah you really have written a novel with heart here. Emotion, love, history and humanity.
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Alexandra
4.0 out of 5 stars A story that's all right with good characters
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 29, 2020
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Leeanne Lewis
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely story
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 10, 2021
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Bannanna
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous novel, loved every page.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 9, 2018
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