The Glassblower Trilogy
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  • 1
    The Glassblower: The Glassblower Trilogy, Book 1 | Petra Durst-Benning, Samuel Willcocks (translator)

    The Glassblower: The Glassblower Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Petra Durst-Benning, Samuel Willcocks (translator)
    • Narrated By Kristin Watson Heintz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In the village of Lauscha in Germany, things have been done the same way for centuries. The men blow the glass, and the women decorate and pack it. But when Joost Steinmann passes away unexpectedly one September night, his three daughters must learn to fend for themselves. While feisty Johanna takes a practical approach to looking for work, Ruth follows her heart, aiming to catch the eye of a handsome young villager.

    Boring, Boring. I listened to the 1st five hours.

    Something was lost in the translation. This book just never took off. I finally decided to just stop torturing myself. I have listened to some really ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 15 2015 by Mary (Coleman, Texas USA)
  • 2
    The American Lady: The Glassblower Trilogy | Petra Durst-Benning

    The American Lady: The Glassblower Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Petra Durst-Benning
    • Narrated By Kristin Watson Heintz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Tempestuous and beautiful Wanda Miles, daughter of Ruth and Stephen Miles (or so she thinks), aspires to more than the life of a debutante, but the trouble is she doesn't know precisely what she wants. Then her aunt Marie, the family's renowned glassblower, arrives from Lauscha, Germany, and Wanda decides that learning about her ancestry may hold the key to her future. When Marie accidentally reveals a long-held secret about Wanda's parents, Wanda goes to Lauscha to unravel the truth.

    Second in Series, Historical Tale of Glassblowers

    From Germany to New York, it seems as though Ruth, one of the three sisters from Lauscha, Germany of the famous Steinmann glassblowing family, has for..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 19 2015 by Debbie (Toney, Alabama)
  • 3
    The Paradise of Glass: The Glassblower Trilogy, Book 3 | Petra Durst-Benning, Samuel Willcocks - translator

    The Paradise of Glass: The Glassblower Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Petra Durst-Benning, Samuel Willcocks - translator
    • Narrated By Kristin Watson Heintz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Johanna, the oldest of the three Steinmann sisters, has successfully managed the family glassblowing business since her father's death, and her sister Marie's artistic gifts have made their wares unexpectedly famous. But now the livelihood of the town of Lauscha, Germany - known around the world as the "paradise of glass" - is in danger. The local glassworks is about to be sold, and rumor has it the buyer wants to make changes that will challenge glassblowing tradition.

    Good book, bad narrator

    I did not like this narrator. She sounded absolutely giddy while describing a rape scene! The characters are supposed to be strong women, but they are..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 01 2016 by Nannette ()