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Honor Thyself | [Danielle Steel]

Honor Thyself

Carole Barber has come to Paris to find herself after a lifetime in the spotlight. A legend of film and stage, Carole has set a standard of beauty and grace, devoting herself to her family and causes around the world. But on this cool November evening, a fiery instant of terror shatters hundreds of lives - and leaves Carole alone, unconscious, and unidentified in a Paris emergency room.

Honor Thyself creates an unforgettable portrait of a public figure whose hopes, fears, and heartbreaks are as real as our own. Her courageous journey inspires us all.

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Publisher's Summary

Carole Barber has come to Paris, with its rain-slicked slate roofs and winding streets, to work on her novel - and to find herself after a lifetime in the spotlight. A legend of film and stage, Carole has set a standard of beauty and grace, devoting herself to her family and causes around the world. But on this cool November evening, as her taxi speeds into a tunnel just past the Louvre, a fiery instant of terror shatters hundreds of lives - and leaves Carole alone, unconscious, and unidentified in a Paris emergency room.

At the Ritz, they wonder where their famous, incognito guest has gone. From California to London, Carole's friends and family begin to make inquiries. Then comes a moment of shock as they realize that Carole is far from home and fighting for her life.

In the days that follow, the paparazzi swarm. A mysterious stranger, a man famous in his own realm, quietly visits the hospital to see the woman he once loved and never forgot. Carole's two grown children rush to her bedside, waiting and praying - until the miraculous begins to happen...But as a woman whom the whole world knows slowly awakens, she knows nothing of herself. Every detail must be pieced back together - from a childhood in rural Mississippi to the early days of her career, from the unintentional hurt inflicted on her daughter to a 15-year-old secret love affair that went tragically wrong.

But for Carole, an extraordinary opportunity has arisen in a life-threatening crisis: a second chance to count her blessings, heal wounded hearts, recapture lost love...and to live a life that will truly honor others - beginning with herself.

A tale of survival and dignity, of small miracles and big surprises, Honor Thyself creates an unforgettable portrait of a public figure whose hopes, fears, and heartbreaks are as real as our own. Her courageous journey inspires us all.

©2008 Danielle Steel; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio

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    Mary Tylertown, MS, USA 05-29-08
    Mary Tylertown, MS, USA 05-29-08 Member Since 2006
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    "Awesome"

    I just wish you knew what happened in the future. It was a cliff hanger. Maybe a sequel will come out.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Annette bloomington, IL, United States 08-25-15
    Annette bloomington, IL, United States 08-25-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A little too predictable"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would have made the story line more complicated. It was very predictable.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    A good spy mystery.


    What about Kyf Brewer’s performance did you like?

    He did a good job, but would have preferred a female's voice for the female parts.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 08-01-15
    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 08-01-15 Member Since 2001
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    Any additional comments?

    Honor Thyself is 9.5 hours of listening, read by Kyf Brewer.

    Repeating myself a bit with other Danielle Steel book reviews …. but if you’re a fan, you’ll understand from where I speak :-). Danielle Steel is one of the most prolific writers in America today. As a reader, you either love her or hate her, there really is no in-between, and she has legions of fans. If you are ever in the mood for sweet romance, meaning a teenaged girl can read the book, pick up a Danielle Steel novel. It’s easy to become absorbed, the stories are not gray-matter growth material; they aren’t intended to be. Danielle Steel is a die-hard romantic, and directs her talents to that end, pretty much exclusively.

    Most stories involve a strong female lead, as does Honor Thyself. The lead surrounds herself with unique, and sometimes quirky, characters and the trials and tribulations of each traverse the pages. A typical, Danielle Steelesque, satisfying conclusion. The books often speak to personal familial relationships and issues, as does Honor Thyself.

    I’m pretty simple when it comes to critique of a narrator. If I don’t have to re-wind to determine who-is-talking-to-who, I’m good. Ergo, Brewer does a nice reading, a decent production.

    Did I say ‘boy gets girl’? Pretty much! Beach reading paradise? Sorry if my review is redundant, similar to other Danielle Steel books. But, hey … the books are a bit redundant, too. Enjoy … if you like Danielle Steel beach reads.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pat 07-24-15
    Pat 07-24-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Boring!"

    No plot. Unless u find 20 chapters waiting for something to happen interesting. Just a lot of treble.

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    Terry Krupski 07-23-15
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    "Awesome story"

    Danielle's book was great. First I heard on audio & the audio was awesome

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    cynthia luciano 07-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Worst book! Everyother chapter sounded the same"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    NOTHING! I was very disappointed


    What was most disappointing about Danielle Steel’s story?

    How the character kept repeating from one chapter to the next.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kyf Brewer?

    Anyone, all the characters sounded the same except for the French man


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No very disappointed


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    Donna Delta, BC, Canada 04-11-11
    Donna Delta, BC, Canada 04-11-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Not Steel's best"

    I enjoy Danielle Steel's novels as a diversion from hectic living and an easy read. Honor Thyself is minimally intriguing and even more predictable than her other novels. I was disappointed but listened to the entire book hoping the plot would thicken,but alas, it did not.

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    Anna Sandwich, IL, USA 06-18-08
    Anna Sandwich, IL, USA 06-18-08 Member Since 2013
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    "Disappointed"

    I thought this was the worst Danielle Steel book yet. It was totally predictable and the story line was incredibly boring.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "Far fetched but feel good."

    I listen to all of Danielle Steel's novels so I am used to the formula.
    This story is one of her average plots. It is slow, comfortable, and doesn't really go anywhere.
    Regular fans will Know that there is usually a crisis point midway, and a couple of possible outcomes.
    Honor Thyself is not one of these.
    The central character has a traumatic and life-threatening brain injury and yet soon bounces back, with ease. It's laughable but it's Danielle!
    She has written far better novels than this one but it did the trick and took me away from reality for a few hours.
    The Excellent narrator helped.

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