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The Quilter's Apprentice Audiobook

The Quilter's Apprentice: Elm Creek Quilts, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

An engaging tale full of warmth and wisdom, The Quilter’s Apprentice is the first novel in best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini’s Elm Creek Quilts series. Sarah McClure takes a job helping elderly Sylvia Compson prepare her family estate for sale. Sylvia, a master quilter, agrees to share the tricks of the trade with Sarah. As the two women grow close, Sylvia shares her family’s tragic past, compelling Sarah to look at her own life more closely.

©1999 Jennifer Chiaverini (P)2004 Recorded Books

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    Plainfield317 Indianapolis, Indiana 04-29-16
    Plainfield317 Indianapolis, Indiana 04-29-16 Member Since 2015

    50 something female, not a bibliophile by any stretch of the imagination. Don't have time to sit. I love history and biographies.

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    "Liked it enough tongs on to the next"

    Nothing earth shattering but found it entertaining. I am a quilter so I think that helped hold my interest.

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    Randy 02-29-16
    Randy 02-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Quilter's Delights"

    great story with descriptions of the entire quilting process, styles, block names and the community built by quilters. Delightful.

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    Cheryl 01-05-16
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    "Great Series!"

    Ii have enjoyed the entire Elm Creek. Quilts Serires. I am going back and reading the entire series again. Fell in love with the characters, their lives, hopes and dreams. Enjoyed the quilts they made. I am working on quilts inspired by theirs. Would love to attend quilt camp for real. I believe the creative impulse is God given and God-inspired. Glory!

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    52 weeks, 52 books 09-04-15
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    This was a nice story written in nice words. The characters were all nice. The words were plain and easy to understand. Everything was clear. I've read more scintillating pieces by 12 year olds.

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    Maggie Leander, TX, United States 08-05-15
    Maggie Leander, TX, United States 08-05-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Great read"

    Liked the story, loved the quilt history. Characters were engaging and interesting.
    I am interested in downloading another book.

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    "great story"

    I really enjoyed the story and the narrator. the characters and content were well put together

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    Allison Arbuckle, CA, United States 03-02-15
    Allison Arbuckle, CA, United States 03-02-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved it!! Can't wait for the next!"

    This was a great read! Loved the characters, the splash of quilting technique and unraveling of the story. I couldn't get to the end fast enough!

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    Jeannie 02-01-15
    Jeannie 02-01-15
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    "Great Book!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Quilter's Apprentice the most enjoyable?

    The storyline.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The old womens' stories that tied the book together.


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

    I do not like one reader trying to change to meet all the characters voices. I did like her enthusiasm.


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

    The memories of a quilting Lady.


    Any additional comments?

    This series seems to start slowly, then builds.

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    Tsunamimaw 10-31-14
    Tsunamimaw 10-31-14
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    "Loved it!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Quilter's Apprentice to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read the print edition but I worked on a quilt top while reading the audio version. Love this aspect of audio book reading.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sylvia Compson. She was very believable and related very human emotion in her stories. She was a well written character with depth and personality.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene was when Sylvia and Agnes met again as sisters.


    Any additional comments?

    The book encouraged me as a novice quilter to try different techniques and continue with the Elm Creek series.

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    Della Lee Americas 07-21-14
    Della Lee Americas 07-21-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Natural, wholesome (but not corny), enjoyable read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Sure. It moves along with realistic action, so there is never a dull page. The reader can feel at peace knowing that the story will be kind to their emotions and imagination.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters are regular people making small as well as big mistakes that speak to a reader.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the two women, who had been sisters-in-law, met again after decades of bad feelings.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the quilter background story that runs throughout. In fact it inspired me to sign up for a beginner quilting class.

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