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  • People of the Book

  • A Novel
  • By: Geraldine Brooks
  • Narrated by: Edwina Wren
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,827
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,198

This ambitious, electrifying work traces the harrowing journey of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a beautifully illuminated Hebrew manuscript created in 15th-century Spain.

When it falls to Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, to conserve this priceless work, the series of tiny artifacts she discovers in its ancient binding - an insect wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair - only begin to unlock its deep mysteries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing, fabulous, wonderful!!!

  • By Yvette on 03-13-09

Skip the audio version; read the book...

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-17-09

I have never written an online review before but was encouraged to do so by my anger at the narrator for (almost) ruining such a wonderful book. Many people here have mentioned the accents--but add to this her total mispronunciation of the Hebrew. Good narrators find out how to pronounce unfamiliar words; it's not that hard to do. Brooks has written a wonderful book: Do yourself a favor: read it!

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