adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT
adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $30.09

Buy for $30.09

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

A cherished heirloom reveals the destinies of three generations of women in a powerful saga of lost love by the bestselling Greek author of The House by the River.

After years spent in Germany struggling to come to terms with a dispirited and abusive past, Fenia Karapanos has returned to her roots in Greece. Her estranged grandfather has bequeathed her his villa in Athens, a gesture she assumes is reparation for having disowned her late mother. After taking in a grateful Syrian refugee to help her restore the property - and her life - Fenia discovers a collection of love letters hidden under the floorboards, reaching back nearly a century. In each one, Fenia unfolds another piece of her broken family history. 

But it’s Fenia’s solicitous cousin, Melpo, who offers more to the story than Fenia can imagine. Melpo shares everything she knows - about Fenia’s grandmother and mother, their elusive and heartbreaking searches for happiness, and two families linked across decades by betrayal, secrets, abandonment, and forbidden love. It upends everything Fenia believed was true about her family. But it could also draw her closer to finding self-fulfillment - and a place to call home.

©2017 by Lena Manta. Translation © 2019 by Gail Holst-Warhaft. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

What listeners say about The Gold Letter

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    120
  • 4 Stars
    36
  • 3 Stars
    22
  • 2 Stars
    10
  • 1 Stars
    6
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    109
  • 4 Stars
    31
  • 3 Stars
    15
  • 2 Stars
    9
  • 1 Stars
    4
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    108
  • 4 Stars
    27
  • 3 Stars
    18
  • 2 Stars
    9
  • 1 Stars
    6

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

What a wonderful story!

Such a masterfully told story...so completely magical. Anything, everything by this author takes you to another place and pulls you in. But this is the best.

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Saccharine Love Story

I went to school in Athens and lived in the same neighborhood as some of the characters so I slogged through this book. The narrator's male voices were just odd. The story line was predictable. The female characters were, actually all the characters were two dimensional. This is definitely a romance and that's not my genre.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

The Greek ways

I really loved the love story. The family saga really fascinated me. The charterers especially the women were well developed.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful Story

Beautiful story of love had & lost. Sadness because of circumstances, but a great story until the end. Beautiful, I loved it!!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Touching

This was an excellent book filled with touching details and many twists and turns. Recommend highlyl

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Predictable, bombastic and oppressive

I really wanted to like this book based on the narrative. The story was predictable and the ending pretty unsatisfying. The manner in which every male character was portrayed and narrated was bombastic and the text draconian. This makes Greek men appear to be unfeeling, prideful bullies. Maybe they are but it was exaggerated and overly narrated. I finished it but I will be returning it.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars

Narrator sucks

Not very human like the narrator sounds like a robot's mother😅😠want my 1.99 back Lol😯😤😡

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Eek! I couldn't finish this one!

Too wordy, anxed, and she reads it's too airy. It was hard to get through the the first chapter. like she was on the verge of crying. ugh. sorry.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

really enjoyable historical fiction

Great narrator and story, brings his Tory to life through the women and love stories of a family across more than acentury.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Fabulous book!

I thoroughly enjoyed everything about this book from beginning to end. The author is a masterful writer. I loved the storyline and learning about the Turkish and Greek cultures.