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eBook Nine Coaches Waiting: Complete Unabridged ePub

by Mary Stewart

  • ISBN: 1850896577
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Mary Stewart
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Isis Audio Books (October 1991)
  • ePub book: 1216 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1138 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 100

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Nine Coaches Waiting Library Binding – October, 1999. - Audible Audiobook, Unabridged. Sometime in high school, I discovered Mary Stewart. I read everything she wrote and waited impatiently for her next novel

Nine Coaches Waiting Library Binding – October, 1999. by. Mary Stewart (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. I read everything she wrote and waited impatiently for her next novel. I read everything she ever published, including her children's books. On Thursday, October 12, 2017, I discovered that all of her Gothics were on sale for Kindle and in a rash moment, purchased them all.

Nine Coaches Waiting is a then-contemporary suspense, Gothic Romance novel by Mary Stewart published originally in 1958. The setting is the late 1950s - contemporary to the time of its first publication

Nine Coaches Waiting is a then-contemporary suspense, Gothic Romance novel by Mary Stewart published originally in 1958. The setting is the late 1950s - contemporary to the time of its first publication. The novel tells the haunting tale of a young English governess, Linda Martin, who travels to the Château Valmy, near Thonon-les-Bains, France, to take care of nine-year-old Philippe de Valmy. There she finds herself tangled in a murder plot which eventually results in the revelation of a dark secret.

Nine Coaches Waiting. First published in Great Britain in 1958 by Hodder & Stoughton. An Hachette UK Company.

I can't tell you how many times I've re-read this book. He looked earnestly up at me.

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Narrated by Ellie Heydon. Mary Stewart transports her readers to mid-century Savoy for a plot of danger.

Written by Mary Stewart, Audiobook narrated by Ellie Heydon. Narrated by: Daphne Kouma. Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins. I was beyond excited when I saw that the book was being released on audible, and fervently hoped that the narrator would do the book justice. Ellie Heydon did not disappoint.

A governess in a French chateau encounters an apparent plot against her young charge's life in this unforgettably haunting and beautifully written suspense novel. When lovely Linda Martin first arrives at Chateau Valmy as an English governess to the nine-year-old Count Philippe de Valmy, the opulence and history surrounding her seems like a wondrous, ecstatic dream. 1st Ballantine Books ed. External-identifier. Stewart, Mary, 1916-. urn:acs6:ew:pdf:157-740f22253b49 urn:acs6:ew:epub:b5c-1ddf9f7acb62 urn:oclc:record:1036766654.

Comments

Ghile Ghile
Sometime in high school, I discovered Mary Stewart. I read everything she wrote and waited impatiently for her next novel. I read everything she ever published, including her children's books.

On Thursday, October 12, 2017, I discovered that all of her Gothics were on sale for Kindle and in a rash moment, purchased them all.

I devoured Nine Coaches Waiting and to my delight, I still love as much as I did the first time and maybe a bit more as I now have life experience and can appreciate certain nuances now that I didn't back in the day. Much of the reason I love it is not only due to a complex plot and well-developed characters, but because even her minor characters have a few details that make them memorable. Another reason is the gorgeous way she writes. Her descriptions are vivid and I feel as if I could navigate that part of France based solely on her descriptions of the geography.
Mr.Twister Mr.Twister
What can I say? I have to give this 5 stars. I loved this book when I first read it at 13 and I still love it decades later. It's a Cinderella/Jane Eyre story with poor, orphaned 23-year-old Linda Martin, teacher in a school in London, hired to be governess to young Philippe, heir to the estate of Valmy in France. Linda is half French and speaks the language fluently, but, for some reason, the desired governess should not speak French, so, wanting the job badly and aching to see France again, she hides her abilities. Later she is to wonder why this seemed important to her employers.

Linda learns to love poor, lonely, orphaned Philippe, who's in the care of his aunt and uncle, after the death of his parents. She is also delighted with the French countryside and is on her way to falling in love with handsome, somewhat brooding, Raoul, 30-year-old cousin of Philippe and son of Philippe's guardian. Then she's horrified when she begins to feel that Philippe's life is in danger. Who can she trust to help her keep him safe? Even Raoul may perhaps be involved in the plots against the boy.

Suspicious characters abound. Both Linda and the reader will find it difficult to know just who Linda should confide in. So there's some unpredictability here. And Stewart's writing skills keep the reader on edge at the most suspenseful moments. Not to mention the love story (with just sexual tension and kisses) that was oh so romantic to my 13-year-old self and is just as good in my ripe old age. Mustn't forget to mention how beautifully Stewart is able to capture in words the exotic locales she writes about. You feel yourself right there with the characters. Stewart is a Founding Mother of the Romantic Suspense genre and I don't think she has been surpassed yet in quality of her stories.
Humin Humin
Nine Coaches Waiting is my favorite Mary Stewart book, with The Ivy Tree running a close second. Why can't U.S. readers get Stewart's titles in Kindle? Does the publisher not realize the huge market there is for Mary Stewart in the U.S.?
misery misery
Mary Stuart is a totally engaging mystery writer. Her plots are varied and always have different settings where the reader is being exposed to new things beyond our everyday life. The descriptions of scenery and nature are full and rich, as well as the development of characterization. These are for readers who appreciate good writing with thoughtful introspection as a break from action and suspense. I highly recommend this author. I was delighted to find her work again after decades to download on my kindle. I've bought every mystery available, and they are great price for the kindle version. She also writes great mysteries for children which I still enjoy as an adult, they are so well written.
deadly claw deadly claw
Although Nine Coaches Waiting was first published in 1958, it is one of my favorite discoveries of 2013.
Nine Coaches Waiting is written with a beautiful use of language, and a sense of place and time which evokes safety, even when characters are in mortal danger.
The novel takes place mainly in the south-east of France, in a chateau between the cities of Lyon and Geneva. Our heroine is the half-French governess, Linda, who has been hired to take care of nine-year-old aristocrat and heir to the family fortune, Philippe. Linda, who is an orphan, arrives at the Chateau Valmy with hopes of reconnecting with her roots. Instead, she finds that danger, and romance, lurk in the shadows of the manor.
I write the previous sentence with tongue in cheek, because, although Nine Coaches Waiting is unabashedly a classic romantic-suspense novel, it manages to avoid saccharine clichés common to the genre. Mary Stewart's writing is exquisite, her evocative descriptions of the French countryside made me never want to leave that fictional place. The novel is written in a slightly old-fashioned tone that manages to create a sense of escapism, rather than irrelevance.
Furthermore, Stewart's characters are eminently relatable; her heroine, Linda manages to be good and kind without being annoying. In this way, Stewart's world-view is a welcome relief from some of the more cynical writing I have read of late.
I think there is a trend in current fiction and film in which it is considered "uncool" or unrealistic to have characters that are basically decent, or live in a world which is good. It seems that there is a dichotomy between fanaticism, with unrealistic expectations of perfection, and "real-life," in which characters are written as deeply flawed and selfish. I very much enjoy reading books with antiheroes, or characters struggling with inner demons, but at the same time, the world these fictional, despairing characters inhabit is only one view of a world that none of us can truly understand in its entirety.
What I'm saying, in a rather longwinded way, is that, in Nine Coaches Waiting, I pleasantly re-experienced a world that was ultimately hopeful, without being Pollyannaish. I enjoyed Nine Coaches Waiting so much that I stopped reading all other books (I usually read 3 or 4 at a time) and can truly say that I was reading the story for pleasure. As an adult, who tends to see some level of productivity in everything I do, it was a welcome to relief to have a fun read.
As a final note, although I gave a five-star rating to Nine Coaches Waiting, this doesn't mean I thought the book was perfect. Present-day readers may find that male/female dynamics in the book occasionally seem dated. At one point, Linda makes some sort of comment that she is "only a woman."
Despite this, I enjoyed Nine Coaches Waiting immensely. Unlike The Crystal Cave, which I had read a year ago, and which left me cold, this novel had a lot of heart. I loved it so much that I purchased it for my best friend for Christmas, and am now reading Thornyhold by Mary Stewart. I am very glad to have discovered the novels of this wonderful storyteller.