We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
Runaway Quilt Audiobook

Runaway Quilt

Regular Price:$31.60
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

In this intriguing novel, master quilter Sylvia Compson comes across an heirloom quilt that muddles her heritage. She's always believed her ancestors were active in the Underground Railroad - but perhaps she's been mistaken.

©2002 Jennifer Claverini; (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC

What the Critics Say

"Chiaverini manages to impart a healthy dollop of history in a folksy style, while raising moral questions in a suspenseful narrative." (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.4 (336 )
5 star
 (204)
4 star
 (91)
3 star
 (27)
2 star
 (12)
1 star
 (2)
Overall
4.5 (257 )
5 star
 (168)
4 star
 (62)
3 star
 (15)
2 star
 (9)
1 star
 (3)
Story
4.5 (257 )
5 star
 (172)
4 star
 (61)
3 star
 (18)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (2)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Ruth Demar PHOENIX, AZ, US 06-14-17
    Ruth Demar PHOENIX, AZ, US 06-14-17 Member Since 2013
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved it"

    I love historical fiction and quilting. I'm from PA.
    The story of Joanna was heartbreaking but I look forward to reading more of her story in other books. Sylvia reminds me of my favorite aunt.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    MK Mahoney Maine 04-30-17
    MK Mahoney Maine 04-30-17

    MK Mahoney

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "a great Percival war historical fiction read"

    Loved it; couldn't put it down. The author captures a great story intertwined with run away slaves

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Angie 02-15-17
    Angie 02-15-17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    72
    9
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Different from the others in the series."
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Runaway Quilt?

    The memoir that was found - it had me on the edge of my seat - really intense story.


    If you could take any character from Runaway Quilt out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Sylvia. She is strong, steadfast and a bit stuck in her ways. She reminds me of many of my elders. I love that these stories are set in rural Pennsylvania where 99% of my relatives still live. There is a nice connection there.


    Any additional comments?

    A real surprise is the mention of Santa Cruz in several of the stories. I live near Santa Cruz of all places and then the connection to rural PA where the rest of our relatives still live. What an incredible coincidence, it really brought the story "home" for me. The one downside of this book was the way the narrator "read" the memoir. It was not great, more like someone reading to a child. It did not have a "voice" that fit the story and I found it irritating for 3/4 of the memoir reading. Towards the end it seemed to shift to a voice that matched the writer. All in all, this story was really compelling, I loved the historical links!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    NanaMitchell 12-16-16 Member Since 2012

    NanaMitchell

    HELPFUL VOTES
    19
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    45
    25
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I m entranced!"

    Since book 1 of the series I have been absorbed into the lives of the Elm Creek Quilters. Women and their men who have flaws and quirks but learn and grow. Stubborn, grudging, obstinate,loving, accepting, forgiving, strong and courageous women! I want to be an Elm Creek Quilter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ladyek 02-09-16
    Ladyek 02-09-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "My favorite one yet"

    What a wonderful story. I'm so sad it's over. I wish I would have paced myself with listening to this one. Can't wait to listen to the next one

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    IrishSadie 11-04-15
    IrishSadie 11-04-15 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Best one yet!!!"

    The story was riveting! As always, the narration was perfect! Can't wait to start the next one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 07-05-15

    Kindle Commuter

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "To many questions"

    When Sylvia realized that she didn't know who was her direct blood related ancestor. The boys were raised as twins and the secret was not disclosed. What happened to all their descendants? We know a little about Sylvia 's branch what happened to the other branches?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sue 05-26-15
    Sue 05-26-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    55
    12
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Great Series"

    I love these books.They draw you into the characters lives and you want to know what is next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    MRSJA 04-07-15
    MRSJA 04-07-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Family tree mystery"

    Love how the author interweaves stories of Sylvia's ancestors into current plot of Elm Creek Quilters. Good depiction of pre-civil war era.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Deborah SOUTH HERO, VT, United States 03-18-15
    Deborah SOUTH HERO, VT, United States 03-18-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    87
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Runaway Quilt to be better than the print version?

    Overall I am really enjoying this series. I am learning how to quilt myself and these stories have sparked that interest even more. Can't wait to get started on the next one.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sylvia is still my favorite character. I admire her determination and resolve. Looking forward to her next step with Andrew.


    Have you listened to any of Christina Moore’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes I have. Christina has many voices that make her books "come alive" for me.


    If you could take any character from Runaway Quilt out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I would love take take Sylvia out to dinner to hear some of her stories in person.


    Any additional comments?

    My only comment is this novel was a little slow getting into the story line, but did change to become extremely interesting and once again hard to put down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.