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Winners: A Novel | [Danielle Steel]

Winners: A Novel

Even the most perfect lives can be shattered in an instant. In this moving, emotionally charged novel, Danielle Steel introduces listeners to an unforgettable cast of characters striving to overcome tragedy and discover the inner resources and resilience to win at life - once again.
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Publisher's Summary

Even the most perfect lives can be shattered in an instant. In this moving, emotionally charged novel, Danielle Steel introduces listeners to an unforgettable cast of characters striving to overcome tragedy and discover the inner resources and resilience to win at life - once again.

Lily Thomas is an aspiring ski champion training for the Olympics, a young woman with her heart set on winning the gold. But in one moment, Lily's future is changed forever, her hopes for the Olympics swept away in a tragic accident.

Dr. Jessie Matthews, the neurosurgeon who operates on her that night, endures a tragedy of her own, and instantly becomes the sole support of her four young children, while her own future hangs in the balance.

Bill, Lily's father, has pinned all his hopes on his only daughter, his dreams now shattered.

Other lives will entwine themselves with theirs: Joe, a financial manager, faces a ruined career at the hand of a dishonest partner. Carole, a psychologist at Mass General, is a breast cancer survivor, her body and heart scarred by what she's been through. Teddy, with a spinal cord injury worse than Lily's, dreams of college and becoming an artist.

From the ashes of their lives, six people fight to alter the course of destiny and refuse to be defeated. When Bill builds a remarkable rehab facility for his daughter, countless lives are forever altered, and each becomes a winner.

Winners is about refusing to be beaten, no matter how insurmountable the challenge. And when Lily gets on skis again and enters the Paralympics, the battle to brave life again is won. Winners is about more than surviving; it is about courage, victory, and triumph. When all appears to be lost, the battle has just begun.

©2013 Danielle Steel (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Katie D. 07-16-15
    Katie D. 07-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Would only ever buy this on sale"

    This narrator was terrible! His attempt at a female voice was a joke. Entertaining story, but terrible writing. Story wasn't very realistic. A tragedy happens in the beginning but then afterwards literally everything is perfect? Also I think this authors favorite word is "pleased" said it at least 5 times a chapter. It was worth the cheap price I paid for since it was on sale, but I would never buy this full price.

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    Penelope Ellenton, FL, United States 04-13-14
    Penelope Ellenton, FL, United States 04-13-14 Member Since 2014
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    "One of my favorites from Danielle Steele"
    If you could sum up Winners in three words, what would they be?

    Heartwarming, inspiring


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Liked them all and how they each needed each other at the moment they came together.


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

    Has to be Terry. I felt so sorry for him. Wouldn't it be great if parents like his were fiction? We all know better though.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca Kingsport, TN 07-27-15
    Rebecca Kingsport, TN 07-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "In the end of all life experiences We are all win."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Winners to be better than the print version?

    Yes, for busy people that don't have the time to sit and focus for long periods of time on one thing, the audio version is the way to go, You don't realize how much you are on the move until you have finished a great book of long hours of entertainment.


    What other book might you compare Winners to and why?

    None, all of her books share a different plot and meaning. They all have held my interest.


    Which character – as performed by Dan John Miller – was your favorite?

    All


    If you could rename Winners, what would you call it?

    We all Are Winners, the Positive outlook on life


    Any additional comments?

    Great attention holder

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    Amanda 07-24-15
    Amanda 07-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great read"

    I Loved this book! Great read! Inspirational. This book leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy inside

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    TanaAndrea 07-22-15
    TanaAndrea 07-22-15
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    "Tragedy and triumph,!"

    a wonderful book about overcoming heartaches and never giving up on yourself or other people

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    Janet PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA, United States 07-21-15
    Janet PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA, United States 07-21-15 Member Since 2011
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    "So saccharine my teeth hurt!"

    Bought this on sale, thinking I'd give D. Steele a try. Felt like I was watching a 70's movie of the week. A little too predictable and overly sweet. It was okay, but I won't listen to another of hers.

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    Bea plano, TX, United States 07-19-15
    Bea plano, TX, United States 07-19-15 Member Since 2010

    Love audible books

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    "Awesome!!"

    Very motivating and encouraging
    I loved the story . Very touching 😍
    The narrator was very clear and engaging

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    Susan James 07-16-15
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    Ok, so now I get the mixed reviews. I liked the book, but it was kinda cheesy and predictable. Sometimes it is good to have just an overall uplifting feel good story. But if that is not what you are in the mood for, listen to something else. I finished it in 2 days and generally enjoyed the story. Some interesting topics I am unfamiliar with, so that kept my attention.

    The narrator was good with narrating the plot in his normal voice, but was not great with the women. Most annoying was Lily because he made her sound like a whiny, dumb 6 year old instead of a teenager. Really annoying.

    Overall, I generally enjoyed listening to the story and would probably recommend it to someone who is not cynical and who is in the mood for simple and uplifting and turn lemons into lemonade. Have to say I'm glad it was on sale and I had a coupon.

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    Marilyn 04-24-15
    Marilyn 04-24-15
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    "Great read once again!"

    I always enjoy Danielle's books and this was no exception. very good and interesting storyline. I didn't want to put it down!

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    Evylen Kendrick 03-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    Him reading in different voices wasn't the preferred method for me. The story line was nice though. Thank you again

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    This was my 1st audio book and really enjoyed it. Always been a fan and wasn't disappointed in the story.

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  • Saz
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    "Really good"
    Where does Winners rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I enjoyed this story, although it was fairly predictable, but this made it "easy" listening.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed discovering the characters and seeing how they developed.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The final one


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both in equal amounts!


    Any additional comments?

    Really good.

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  • Lorraine
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    "winners by Danielle steel"
    If you could sum up Winners in three words, what would they be?

    Great story and great to be able to listen to it while able to do other things.


    What other book might you compare Winners to, and why?

    Any other story written by Danielle steel, sad in places but always have an amazing ending


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    First book I've listened to so can't really comment


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes but never have that sort of time


    Any additional comments?

    Will be listening to more books so thanks

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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