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Janice P. Swan

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  • Tuscan Rose

  • By: Belinda Alexandra
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 947
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 823
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 825

A mysterious stranger known as 'The Wolf' leaves an infant with the sisters of Santo Spirito. A tiny silver key hidden in her wrappings is the only clue to the child's identity and so begins a story as intriguing and beautiful as the city of Florence itself. Belinda Alexandra's new novel, Tuscan Rose, is set in Italy during the time of Mussolini. This richly woven tale of passion, love, longing, witchcraft and magic promises to be everything her readers love and more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Such a beautiful listen....

  • By A. Renea on 09-21-13

Enthralled!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-18-17

Enjoyed this story from beginning to end! The performance by the reader was excellent! Constantly had my headphones in over my awake hours!

  • Yasmeena's Choice

  • A True Story of War, Rape, Courage and Survival
  • By: Jean Sasson
  • Narrated by: Parisa Johnston
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

This is the true story of Yasmeena, a bright and beautiful young Lebanese woman who was imprisoned in Kuwait during the first Gulf War. Yasmeena's shocking journey is a tale of the madness of war, of the sexual brutality unleashed by chaos, and of one woman’s courage to stand in danger’s way to aid her fellow sufferers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected.

  • By Kelleefornia on 03-13-15

Kept me rivited

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-26-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would. It is an eyeopener to the difference in the lifestyle between the east and west in order that we could have open discussion about the story and what women from the east face.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main character of the story - she used her head to survive. It was interesting how the comparison was made between the two females in the story.

Which character – as performed by Parisa Johnston – was your favorite?

Yasmeena

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

Even though Yaseema was given a lot of freedom, there were still cultural restrictions which would have made her an outcast should her family have known that she was a victim of rape. So sad.

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