All Good Things by Sarah Turnbull audiobook

All Good Things: From Paris to Tahiti: Life and Longing

By Sarah Turnbull
Read by Caroline Lee

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11.02 Hours Unabridged
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The author of the international bestseller Almost French sets sail to explore a new paradise: Tahiti. Sarah Turnbull turns her characteristically lush prose to this spectacular landscape as she describes adjusting to another new culture. In All Good Things, Frédéric’s work takes the couple to an island near Tahiti—but there is more to the move than simply a job opportunity. In this seeming paradise, where each day begins with a swim in the magical waters of the lagoon, Sarah seeks creative rejuvenation. “Book and baby: I’d never dared speak them so boldly, but my aims for the next two years were clear in my mind before we moved.” Turnbull transports the listener with her vivid, evocative descriptions of the natural environment while ruminating on the paradise myth and the special nature of islands—as well as the long-ago visit to the territory by Henri Matisse. Told with heartbreaking honesty and full of jewels of insight, All Good Things is a story about love and longings in one of the most beautiful and isolated places on earth.

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Summary

Summary

The author of the international bestseller Almost French sets sail to explore a new paradise: Tahiti.

Sarah Turnbull turns her characteristically lush prose to this spectacular landscape as she describes adjusting to another new culture. In All Good Things, Frédéric’s work takes the couple to an island near Tahiti—but there is more to the move than simply a job opportunity. In this seeming paradise, where each day begins with a swim in the magical waters of the lagoon, Sarah seeks creative rejuvenation. “Book and baby: I’d never dared speak them so boldly, but my aims for the next two years were clear in my mind before we moved.”

Turnbull transports the listener with her vivid, evocative descriptions of the natural environment while ruminating on the paradise myth and the special nature of islands—as well as the long-ago visit to the territory by Henri Matisse. Told with heartbreaking honesty and full of jewels of insight, All Good Things is a story about love and longings in one of the most beautiful and isolated places on earth.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Readers will be moved.” Herald Sun Weekend (Australia)
“Fluid with vibrant passages about the physical beauty of the island, its tangible lushness…At its heart it is about creative longing and quiet despair.” Western Australian
“Turnbull makes splendid use of her journalistic skills in this entertaining and heartfelt memoir recounting the joys of adventure and family life.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Sarah Turnbull

Author Bio: Sarah Turnbull

Sarah Turnbull is the author of the international bestseller Almost French. Formerly a television journalist with SBS in Sydney, she began working as a freelance writer following her move to Paris in 1994. After nearly a decade in France, she spent several years on an island near Tahiti. She now lives in Sydney with her husband, Frederic.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 11.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English