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Anita Shreve

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  • Testimony: A Novel | Anita Shreve

    Testimony: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Anita Shreve
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff, Eve Bianco, Ellen Archer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (319)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (161)

    At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape. A Pandora's box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voices - those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in the scandal - that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment.

    Robert says: "Required Reading"
  • The Pilot's Wife: A Novel | Anita Shreve

    The Pilot's Wife: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Anita Shreve
    • Narrated By Melanie Griffith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (84)

    Until now, Kathryn Lyons's life has been peaceful if unextraordinary: a satisfying job teaching high school in the New England mill town of her childhood; a picture-perfect home by the ocean; a precocious, independent-minded fifteen-year-old daughter; and a happy marriage whose occasional dull passages she attributes to the unavoidable deadening of time.

    sproatlaked says: "Riveting"
  • Stella Bain | Anita Shreve

    Stella Bain

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Anita Shreve
    • Narrated By Hope Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (118)

    When an American woman, Stella Bain, is found suffering from severe shell shock in an exclusive garden in London, surgeon August Bridge and his wife selflessly agree to take her in. A gesture of goodwill turns into something more as Bridge quickly develops a clinical interest in his houseguest. Stella had been working as a nurse's aide near the front, but she can't remember anything prior to four months earlier when she was found wounded on a French battlefield.

    Ray Stewart says: "Not the Best Anita Shreve Novel"
  • The Last Time They Met | Anita Shreve

    The Last Time They Met

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Anita Shreve
    • Narrated By Blair Brown
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (19)

    At a literary festival in Toronto, Linda Fallon encounters the man who was once at the center of her life: Thomas Janes, the famous poet. Since last seeing him, she has married, given birth, and been widowed. Thomas' appearance rocks Linda, raises questions she had long abandoned, and inspires new dreams.

    reasonable critic says: "Author Scammed the Readers/Listeners"
  • All He Ever Wanted | Anita Shreve

    All He Ever Wanted

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Anita Shreve
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (25)

    A man escaping from a hotel fire glimpses a woman standing beneath a tree. He approaches her and sets in motion a series of events that will change his life forever. Years later, traveling from New England to Florida by train, he reflects on his obsession with this unknown and ultimately unknowable woman, his courtship of her, his marriage to her, and the unforgivable act that ripped their family apart.

    Meri Hayos says: "Why bother?"
  • Rescue: A Novel | Anita Shreve

    Rescue: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Anita Shreve
    • Narrated By Dennis Holland
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (31)

    A rookie paramedic pulls a young woman alive from her totaled car, a first rescue that begins a lifelong tangle of love and wreckage. Sheila Arsenault is a gorgeous enigma--streetwise and tough-talking, with haunted eyes, fierce desires, and a never-look-back determination. Peter Webster, as straight an arrow as they come, falls for her instantly and entirely. Soon Sheila and Peter are embroiled in an intense love affair, married, and parents to a baby daughter.

    Pamela Harvey says: ""Rescue""
  • Sea Glass | Anita Shreve

    Sea Glass

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Anita Shreve
    • Narrated By Judith Ann Gantly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Honora and Sexton are just settling into their new marriage, and have just bought their beloved New Hampshire house, when the economy crashes and everything in their world changes. Anita Shreve presents a "literary novel of the caliber and craft of Edith Wharton or Henry James," says the Baltimore Sun.

    Deneen says: "A pleasant surprise!"
  • A Wedding in December: A Novel | Anita Shreve

    A Wedding in December: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Anita Shreve
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (22)

    At an inn in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, seven former schoolmates gather for a wedding. Nora, the owner of the inn, has recently had to reinvent her life following the death of her husband. Avery, who still hears echoes from a horrific event at Kidd Academy 26 years ago, has made a life for himself in Toronto with his wife and two sons.

    Judith says: "A Story Without Substance"
  • The Lives of Stella Bain | Anita Shreve

    The Lives of Stella Bain

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Anita Shreve
    • Narrated By Penelope Rawlins
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (2)

    When an American woman, Stella Bain, is found suffering from severe shell shock in a London garden, surgeon August Bridge and his wife selflessly agree to take her in. However, Bridge quickly develops a clinical interest in his houseguest. Stella had been working as a nurse's aide near the front, but she can't remember anything prior to four months earlier when she was found wounded on a French battlefield.

  • Body Surfing: A Novel | Anita Shreve

    Body Surfing: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Anita Shreve
    • Narrated By Lolita Davidovich
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    At the age of 29, Sydney has already been once divorced and once widowed. Trying to regain her footing, she has answered an ad to tutor the daughter of a well-to-do couple as they spend the summer in their oceanfront New Hampshire cottage. But when the Edwards' two grown sons arrive at the beach house, Sydney finds herself caught up in a destructive web of old tensions and bitter divisions. As the brothers vie for her affections, the fragile existence Sydney has rebuilt for herself is threatened.

    Pamela Harvey says: "Boring? Not!"
  • Light on Snow | Anita Shreve

    Light on Snow

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Anita Shreve
    • Narrated By Alyson Silverman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (37)

    The events of a December afternoon, during which a father and his daughter find an abandoned infant in the snow, forever alter the 11-year-old girl's understanding of the world and the adults who inhabit it: a father who has taken great pains to remove himself from society in order to put an unthinkable tragedy behind him; a young woman who must live with the consequences of the terrible choices she has made; and a detective whose cleverness is exceeded only by his sense of justice.

    Tiffany sweet says: "Intriguing Story and Characters"
  • A Change in Altitude: A Novel | Anita Shreve

    A Change in Altitude: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Anita Shreve
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman, Emma Walton Hamilton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (16)

    Twenty-eight-year-old Geraldine travels to Kenya with her new husband James with the intent of staying a year. In a dizzying multicultural city, she struggles to maintain her balance as well as her sense of self. Her marriage, and her understanding of the world, are shaken to the core.

    Justin says: "aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!"
  • Testimony: A Novel | Anita Shreve

    Testimony: A Novel

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Anita Shreve
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape. A Pandora's box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voices--those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in the scandal--that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment.

    Sabina says: "Good one"
  • Light on Snow | Anita Shreve

    Light on Snow

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Anita Shreve
    • Narrated By Alyson Silverman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (143)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (33)

    Snowshoeing over crusted snow in the woods near their home, 12-year-old Nicky Dillon and her father come upon something shocking. There, in the pristine winter scene, an abandoned baby wails, its survival made possible only by the coincidence of their having chosen this path for their late afternoon outing.

    Emmy says: "This narrator was perfect."
  • Rescue | Anita Shreve

    Rescue

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Anita Shreve
    • Narrated By Laurence Bouvard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Is love always worth saving no matter what the cost? Peter Webster, a rookie paramedic, pulls a young woman from her wrecked car. Sheila Arsenault is a gorgeous enigma - streetwise and tough-talking, with haunted eyes and fierce desires. Soon Sheila and Peter are embroiled in an intense love affair. Eighteen years later and Peter is raising their teenage daughter, Rowan, alone. But Rowan is veering off course and Peter fears for her future. He seeks out the only person who may be able to help her...

    Judith says: "Disappointing"
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