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Beth

I am a voracious reader with fairly eclectic taste. I like both fiction and non-fiction, biography, history and current events. I like well written mysteries and suspense and I love 19th and 20th century classical literature as well as modern fiction. My favorite author is Philip Roth but I also love Trollope, Hardy, Jonathan Franzen, Jane Austen and Edith Wharton. My favorite biographer is Robert Caro.

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  • A Great and Terrible Beauty

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Libba Bray
    • Narrated By Josephine Bailey
    Overall
    (322)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (127)

    It's 1895, and after the suicide of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence, a proper boarding school in England. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and prone to visions of the future that have an uncomfortable habit of coming true, Gemma's reception there is a chilly one.

    Beverly says: "More Details, please!"
    "Excellent audiobook for adolescent girls"
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    I listened to this audiobook on a long trip with my daughter. Each of us really enjoyed both the narration and the story. It was a little unusual in that it has some aspects of a historical romance and some of a more fantasy-type book, but the mixture works and helped us to pass a very enjoyable long journey in the car.

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