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  • The Lady and the Lionheart

  • By: Joanne Bischof
  • Narrated by: Gail Shalan, Joel Clarkson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 45

Raised amid the fame and mystique of the Big Top, Charlie Lionheart holds the audience in the palm of his hand. But while his act captivates thousands, it's away from the spotlight where his true heart lies. Here, he humbly cares for his pride of lions as if they were his brothers, a skill of bravery and strength that has prepared him for his most challenging feat yet - freeing an orphaned infant from the dark bondage of a sideshow. It is a trade so costly that it requires his life in exchange for hers, leaving him tarnished by the price of that choice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved listening to this tale with two narrators!

  • By Britt98 on 04-13-19

Stunning

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

Reviewed: 09-07-17

Loved this beautiful tale! Charlie Lionheart stole my heart! Rich, vibrant story telling. One that will forever stay with you.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • This Quiet Sky: A Novella

  • By: Joanne Bischof
  • Narrated by: Gail Shalan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

There is nothing extraordinary about Tucker O’Shay’s dreams. Go to college. Become president. Fall in love. And pretend like he has enough time to get it all done. Sixteen-year-old Sarah Miller doesn’t expect anything out of the ordinary when she begins her first day at the one-room-school house in her new hometown of Rocky Knob. But when she meets seventeen-year-old Tucker O’Shay she finds herself swept up in a friendship that changes the way she sees the world and a love that changes her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Amazing!! A Must Read!!

  • By Micaela Wood on 03-01-15

Deeply Moved!

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

Reviewed: 12-09-14

Where does This Quiet Sky: A Novella rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This was one of the best narrations I have listened to. It ranks at the top with Sissy Spacek reading To Kill a Mockingbird. Gail Shalen's narration embodied Sarah to a "T".

What did you like best about this story?

Identifying with the characters. Feeling present in the story. The ability of the author to tackle a tough subject with such grace and hope.

What does Gail Shalan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She caught the essence of Sarah. She paced it so beautifully. It made me hungry to pick up the novella and let her read it aloud to me as I followed along.

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

Absolutely

Any additional comments?

I have listened to this and will re-listen to this again and again. I was very impressed with the narrator chosen as it is important to me that the voice fleshes out the character. This narration achieved this perfectly!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful