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Runaway Quilt Audiobook

Runaway Quilt

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Publisher's Summary

In this intriguing novel, master quilter Sylvia Compson comes across an heirloom quilt that muddles her heritage. She's always believed her ancestors were active in the Underground Railroad - but perhaps she's been mistaken.

©2002 Jennifer Claverini; (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC

What the Critics Say

"Chiaverini manages to impart a healthy dollop of history in a folksy style, while raising moral questions in a suspenseful narrative." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Ladyek 02-09-16
    Ladyek 02-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "My favorite one yet"

    What a wonderful story. I'm so sad it's over. I wish I would have paced myself with listening to this one. Can't wait to listen to the next one

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    IrishSadie 11-04-15
    IrishSadie 11-04-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Best one yet!!!"

    The story was riveting! As always, the narration was perfect! Can't wait to start the next one!

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    Amazon Customer 07-05-15

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    "To many questions"

    When Sylvia realized that she didn't know who was her direct blood related ancestor. The boys were raised as twins and the secret was not disclosed. What happened to all their descendants? We know a little about Sylvia 's branch what happened to the other branches?

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    Sue 05-26-15
    Sue 05-26-15
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    "Great Series"

    I love these books.They draw you into the characters lives and you want to know what is next.

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    MRSJA 04-07-15
    MRSJA 04-07-15
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    "Family tree mystery"

    Love how the author interweaves stories of Sylvia's ancestors into current plot of Elm Creek Quilters. Good depiction of pre-civil war era.

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    Deborah SOUTH HERO, VT, United States 03-18-15
    Deborah SOUTH HERO, VT, United States 03-18-15
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    "Great Series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Runaway Quilt to be better than the print version?

    Overall I am really enjoying this series. I am learning how to quilt myself and these stories have sparked that interest even more. Can't wait to get started on the next one.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sylvia is still my favorite character. I admire her determination and resolve. Looking forward to her next step with Andrew.


    Have you listened to any of Christina Moore’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes I have. Christina has many voices that make her books "come alive" for me.


    If you could take any character from Runaway Quilt out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I would love take take Sylvia out to dinner to hear some of her stories in person.


    Any additional comments?

    My only comment is this novel was a little slow getting into the story line, but did change to become extremely interesting and once again hard to put down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mary 07-05-12
    Mary 07-05-12
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    "Intriguing mix of history and quilts"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Runaway Quilt to be better than the print version?

    This audio performance of the Runaway Quilt enhances the print version through the use of dialect and emotion in the reading.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Runaway Quilt?

    The most memorable moment in this audio was the section where the slave catchers come to the house and the runaway must quickly hide in the safe hole while they search the house, finding her baby.


    What does Christina Moore bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Christina Moore brings dialect and emotion to the story that would be more difficult with the written word.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The Runaway Quilt: History in Stitches


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Judith Richards Brush Prairie, WA 05-13-12
    Judith Richards Brush Prairie, WA 05-13-12 Listener Since 2004
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    "Excellent story and reader"
    What did you love best about Runaway Quilt?

    This book was about quilters that discover a mystery and then search for documents and quilts that will explain what happened in the pre-Civil War era. Much of the story is told by Gerta in her journal and what is found there affects the lives of the present day quilters. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and there was plenty of excitement throughout. I highly recommend this title.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Runaway Quilt?

    One of the most memorable was when Sylvia found the journal and the quilts.


    What about Christina Moore???s performance did you like?

    Christina did a wonderful job differentiating between characters and Sylvia sounded just like she should - an older skeptical woman.


    If you could rename Runaway Quilt, what would you call it?

    I don't think I would change the name. As a history buff, this title caught my attention right away.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved this and didn't want it to end. Great story and one that keeps the reader enthralled.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Candace ISLESBORO, ME, United States 05-12-12
    Candace ISLESBORO, ME, United States 05-12-12 Member Since 2011

    I live on an island off the coast of Maine. Since I installed a "doggie door" I am now retired from "Letting The Dogs In and Out"!

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    "Loved this book!"
    What made the experience of listening to Runaway Quilt the most enjoyable?

    It was like listening to two separate stories, both interesting.


    What about Christina Moore’s performance did you like?

    Good narrator


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The Runaway Quilt is a good title, I'd keep that.


    Any additional comments?

    I have recommended this book to several friends and family members. I bought a copy for someone who prefers to read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    A 04-21-12
    A 04-21-12 Member Since 2013

    No vampires. No zombies. No self-help. Find me on BookLikes. Audible Member since 2002!

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    "Do I want read more in the series??"

    I just don't know. Haven't decided.

    This one has been sitting in my wish list for a while and when some sale came up, I decided it was time to give it a try. I'm glad I did. I enjoyed the story. Although not perfectly factual in its depiction of the era, it does give us a small glimpse into the times. Actually it is two stories but the one that stuck with me was the historical portion of the tale. As far as the modern part of the story went, I felt like I had picked up a series in the middle and I didn't know the people or the back-stories. I just have to keep in mind that these are stories written for modern readers and not start yelling at every anachronism I encounter or wincing every time some modern sensibility rears its ugly head.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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