The House I Loved by Tatiana de Rosnay audiobook

The House I Loved

By Tatiana de Rosnay
Read by Kate Reading

Macmillan Audio 9780312593308
5.94 Hours 1
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Sarah's Key and A Secret Kept comes an absorbing new novel about one woman's resistance during an époque that shook Paris to its very core. Paris, France: 1860's. Hundreds of houses are being razed, whole neighborhoods reduced to ashes. By order of Emperor Napoleon III, Baron Haussman has set into motion a series of large-scale renovations that will permanently alter the face of old Paris, moulding it into a "modern city." The reforms will erase generations of history—but in the midst of the tumult, one woman will take a stand. Rose Bazelet is determined to fight against the destruction of her family home until the very end; as others flee, she stakes her claim in the basement of the old house on rue Childebert, ignoring the sounds of change that come closer and closer each day. Attempting to overcome the loneliness of her daily life, she begins to write letters to Armand, her beloved late husband. And as she delves into the ritual of remembering, Rose is forced to come to terms with a secret that has been buried deep in her heart for thirty years. Tatiana de Rosnay's The House I Loved is both a poignant story of one woman's indelible strength, and an ode to Paris, where houses harbor the joys and sorrows of their inhabitants, and secrets endure in the very walls...

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Summary

Summary

From the New York Times bestselling author of Sarah's Key and A Secret Kept comes an absorbing new novel about one woman's resistance during an époque that shook Paris to its very core.

Paris, France: 1860's. Hundreds of houses are being razed, whole neighborhoods reduced to ashes. By order of Emperor Napoleon III, Baron Haussman has set into motion a series of large-scale renovations that will permanently alter the face of old Paris, moulding it into a "modern city." The reforms will erase generations of history—but in the midst of the tumult, one woman will take a stand.

Rose Bazelet is determined to fight against the destruction of her family home until the very end; as others flee, she stakes her claim in the basement of the old house on rue Childebert, ignoring the sounds of change that come closer and closer each day. Attempting to overcome the loneliness of her daily life, she begins to write letters to Armand, her beloved late husband. And as she delves into the ritual of remembering, Rose is forced to come to terms with a secret that has been buried deep in her heart for thirty years. Tatiana de Rosnay's The House I Loved is both a poignant story of one woman's indelible strength, and an ode to Paris, where houses harbor the joys and sorrows of their inhabitants, and secrets endure in the very walls...

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

As we get to know Rose (through Kate Reading's voice, her intimate laughter, and the smiles that we can hear in her tone), we begin to wait patiently as she builds the courage to tell us the secret she's kept locked up for most of her life. New World Review
An audio book makes a welcome companion on a long drive, provided it's the right one. This fits the bill: absorbing and easy to follow without the complexities that might make it a driving distraction. Newark Star-Ledger
Kate Reading's narration transports listeners to the streets of Paris…De Rosnay's prose is enhanced by Reading's stellar narration; she reads with a robust English accent, sprinkling her performance with almost flawless French pronunciations. Publishers Weekly
An emotional, poignant story of adoration, loss, and bravery, The House I Loved is an unforgettable listening experience, and highly recommended. The Midwest Book Review
Tatiana de Rosnay's novel is skillfully narrated by the delightful Kate Reading…Reading's subtle tones and refined accents are pitch-perfect as Rose reveals her most cherished moments and her deepest secrets. AudioFile Magazine
If you pick up the audio version, it is only enhanced by Kate Reading's narration. Her French accent complemented the story without being distracting and gave a strong voice to the story's heroine. Columbia Daily Tribune
“The audiobook passes quickly, giving listeners a compelling crash course on a pocket of French history while entertaining them with the story of a woman who seems to walk the line between completely rational and utterly daft. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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Author Bio: Tatiana de Rosnay

Author Bio: Tatiana de Rosnay

Tatiana de Rosnay is the author of a number of novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The House I Loved, Sarah’s Key, and A Secret Kept. Her novel Sarah’s Key is the basis for a major motion picture.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 5.94
Audience: Adult
Language: English