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Five Days in Paris

3.55  ·  Rating Details ·  6,553 Ratings  ·  253 Reviews
Danielle Steel rewards her fans yet again with this magical story of two people from very different worlds who, by chance, meet in Paris, and are forever changed. Simultaneous hardcover release from Delacorte Press. 4 cassettes.
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Published November 1st 1995 by Random House Audio (first published 1995)
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Nour Sharif
Last year, I tried reading another book by Danielle Steel called "The toxic bachelor" and to be honest, I couldn't get past page 10. The thing is Steel puts too much effort into the background in order to be done with it the first 50 pages while as I read other books, the background was put by the author all along the book and not all at once in a certain place. That defect made me get bored from the first 30 pages in this book, too. The first 30 pages were dedicated entirely to the background w ...more
Alaa
Jun 15, 2011 Alaa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
هذه الرواية جدا رائعة ... أحببتها جدا ... تصور لك كيف عندما نصل في مراحل حياتنا بأن نكون مغموسوون جدا في موقف ما وتترتب عليه كل حياتنا ... كيف علينا أن نتصرف ... هل نستمر وننسى مانحب أم نقف في وجه هذا الانغماس ... لاتفوت على نفسك الفرصة ^^
David
Oct 31, 2012 David rated it did not like it
Five Days in Paris review

I read Five Days in Paris by Danielle Steel. To begin, I honestly did not like this book very much. It was a very boring book, and the way Danielle explained and introduced new plot was horrible. She would explain the concept bluntly and upfront. Everything was given to you, and to make it worse, she wouldn’t merge the information with what one of the characters was saying or thinking, she would break the fourth wall and say it directly. Horridly boring way to get info
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Aya
Mar 07, 2014 Aya rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
اسلوب الكاتبة ضعيف اوي وكئني بقرا لطفلة في اعدادي .. معرفش يمكن الواحد اتعود يقرا لناس تقيلة فعشان كده لما قريت القصة حسيتها ساذجة والاسلوب ركيك دي القصص الروائية للناشئين بتتكتب بشكل اروع من كدة بمراحل

لكن هي ممكن تنفع فيلم كده يمثله احمد عز ومي عز الدين لكن متنفعش أكتر من كده

zespri
Dec 28, 2010 zespri rated it did not like it
I can't believe how unbelievably awful this book was. Having never read a Danielle Steel before thought it would be a quick easy holiday read and would give it a try - the word Paris in the title was the deciding factor. It turned into a speed read just to get to the end. Paris featured briefly as the place that man meets woman.

Will leave Danielle Steel for those who enjoy this kind of thing!
أميرة عتمان
كتاب لطيف و خفيف جدا
موقعه الأفضل هو كاستراحة بين الكتب الثقيلة
فهو لا يسمو بروح أو ينمي العقل
تماما كالوجبات السريعة حينما نتناولها لكسر الروتين
لكنها لا تبني جسدا و لا تنهض بصحة أبدا
Suzanne
Dec 28, 2013 Suzanne rated it liked it
This was fine, a quick summer read is all I ask for from Danielle Steel. Although it is frustrating to witness the 'snobby' self importance of the 'well to do' wife of the nice, down to earth guy.
Alison
May 30, 2013 Alison rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
For something by such a well known author I was sorely disappointed.

Firstly as a lot of people seem to have mentioned the background wasn't well distributed around the book, if she felt the need to tell the whole backstory it would have been less dizzying if she just started from there.

The romance was the typicical plot, cheesy lines copy pasted over and over. Then the worst part for me was the one dimensional characters "pity me I'm a handsome hard working man who's wife doesn't give me as mu
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Noor Baher
دنيال ستيل نمطية في أغلب رواياتها .. الروايات تشبه روايات عبير و أنا شخصياً أسميها .. روايات الحب " الرخيص" لأن الحب يظهر فيها خارقاً بنهايات سعيدة كقصص الأطفال و الحكايات الخرافية !! ربما النهاية لم ترقني

فهناك خيانة مبررة .. انفعالات غير متوقعة و غير واضحة .. لا سبب تعطيه الكاته في النص .. الفكرة شوهدت في عدد كبير من الأفلام الهوليوودية .. و بطريقة ساذجة تعيد نفسها في الرواية التالة
Asghar Abbas
Dec 22, 2016 Asghar Abbas rated it did not like it

One star rating. I thought I was the Only One (AURORA's voice from her song Conqueror) but one star rating is pretty much the norm with this novel.

I didn't mind reading it but I agree with others, it was meh.
E. Jamie
Dec 17, 2015 E. Jamie rated it really liked it
Nice, lovely read. Predictably Danielle Steel which is good for comfort reading. Loved the chemistry between Peter and Olivia but I felt the ending was too rushed.
Crystal Cowles
Oct 17, 2012 Crystal Cowles rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
terrible! this is my third Steel book.I love the others.But This book was incredibly slow, repetitive, and boring.Almost the entire book was about business and politics.
Courtney
Apr 16, 2013 Courtney rated it did not like it
All her books are the same story line just different locations and characters! They are so boring! I am totally done reading her books!
Mehdi Boudjatit
القصة
هو رئيس شركة ويلسون-دونوفان الرائدة في مجال الصيدلة متزوج وأب لثلاث أولاد ذكور. هي زوجة سيناتور أمريكي، توفي ابنها و هو صغير بمرض السرطان. يسافر بييتر إلى باريس لمدة خمسة أيام للحصول على النتائج النهائية لتجارب تجرى على دواء جديد لمرضى السرطان-يمكنهم من المعالجة في المنزل دون التنقل للمشتشفى- قبل المثول على لجنة المراقبة لإعطائهم الضوء الأخصر ليباشروا مرحلة تجريبه على مرضى متطوعين. وأوليفيا تسافر مع زوجها أندرسون تاتشر سيناتور أمريكي. يلتقيان في فندق الريتز ومن ثم تتغير حياتهما كليا بعد هذ
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Coyney
Mar 26, 2017 Coyney rated it it was amazing
I love a good Danielle steel book
Louise Fry
Aug 25, 2014 Louise Fry rated it really liked it
I picked this book up from the holiday bookshelf as there wasn't anything else and I found myself not really wanting to read it but I did anyway! I found myself slowly enjoying the book more and more as I was getting through it!
The way the author danielle steel developed the characters and their backgrounds and stories made it more enjoyable as it felt like you could probably understand more of what happened with the characters and could have a better relationship with them!
There could of been a
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Charlie
Oct 08, 2015 Charlie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Five Days in Paris by Danielle Steel

If you want to read about a cringeworthy romance, please read this one. Ugh, there was cheating in this book and the main character had NEVER thought about cheating before until he was this particular woman. It was love at first sight, literally. After five days they said they loved each other. What??? That doesn't happen. This man was married to his wife for eightteen years (a shitty marriage at that) and he fell in love with a random woman he had never met before.

His wife and his father-in-l
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Kirizen
Oct 29, 2012 Kirizen rated it it was ok
I know Danielle Steel was one of the most noted novelist in the world but this novel, Five Days in Paris was not as grand as her previous novels. The pace of the story was a bit slow-- and fast-- and it was not necessarily boring but redundant. The conflict was interesting. I was told that most of Steel's works are like that, slow building pace of climax but this one was different. Peter's battle with his wife and his father-in-law was boring and every page has the same content. It turned out to ...more
Allison
Jan 13, 2015 Allison rated it it was ok
I have never read a Danielle Steel book before. I wanted to read a genre that I would never normally read. Loving France as I do, I enjoyed the setting of the majority of the book. However, I didn't really enjoy the characters or the situations they were in. Although I had sympathy for the positions they were put in, I felt their interactions were wrong. There was a lot of repeating the same information throughout the book. Eh...I wouldn't read it again.
LeAnn
Sep 30, 2010 LeAnn rated it really liked it
Recommended to LeAnn by: sunshine9@imonmail.com
I listened to this novel when I was not in the mood for a mystery. I enjoyed the development of the two main characters. It is a good example of how life tries to twist and turn our morals and goals and then we have a wake up call. It's the kind of book that makes you say "there is hope and love in the world." Read it when you need a book to uplift you and you need confirmation that staying true to yourself prevails. . . If you are a Danielle Steel fan, you will want to read this.
Dianne Lipe
Sep 02, 2012 Dianne Lipe rated it it was ok
Shelves: about-france
One of the reasons I chose this book is that I love to read about Paris. There were a few places mentioned but little, if any, descriptions concerning the city. Much too much time was devoted to character development and that character's feelings (very repetitious). I would have liked for the story to move on. The story line was okay, just very predictable.
Sahar
Sep 18, 2015 Sahar rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: كتب-عندى
مش احسن حاجة كتبتها دانيال ستيل لكنه مش اسوء برضو هو فكرته حلوة وتناولها فيه للقصة طفولى نوعا ما بس لطيف وخفيف ويقرأ بين كتابين دسمين كفاصل هو شبه الافلام الرومانسية الخفيفة اللى بتتعرض على mbc max :) :)
Moony Awamy
Jan 19, 2015 Moony Awamy rated it liked it
رواية خفيفة ،، ممتعة ،، تعطي دفعةً لمن يظنُّ ان الوقت تأخّر ليجد الحب النافع / الحب الداعم / الحب الذي يعطي القوة ويمنح الراحة ،، وليس الحب الذي يجرفنآ لتأنيب الضمير وللاحساس بالذنب او الامتنان تجاه من نحب..
((عيشوا بحرّية ، لا تتراجعوا عن أحلامكم ، ستجدون السعادة ! ))
Annelies
Dec 27, 2016 Annelies rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
pfff ... ik ga me toch maar terug houden aan mijn voornemen enkel boeken te lezen waarvan ik op voorhand vermoed dat ze goed zijn.
Kimmie
Aug 10, 2012 Kimmie rated it did not like it
Awful!
Nancy
Jun 26, 2014 Nancy rated it did not like it
I liked the plot, but she drags out every page describing the same things over and over.
Could have been written in half the pages!
Stephanie Mccallum
Apr 19, 2013 Stephanie Mccallum rated it did not like it
boring....cant get into book at all
نسمة
و انتلقا معا نحو الحرية ....
Victor Rosset
Jun 18, 2016 Victor Rosset rated it did not like it
oh man, after 15 pages I left this book.
Aisha Al-sulaiti
Aug 03, 2013 Aisha Al-sulaiti rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013, romance
The novel flowed smoothly, but it was silly & didnt make sense.
hint: I hate romantic novels :)
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