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The Quilter's Apprentice Audiobook

The Quilter's Apprentice: Elm Creek Quilts, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

An engaging tale full of warmth and wisdom, The Quilter’s Apprentice is the first novel in best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini’s Elm Creek Quilts series. Sarah McClure takes a job helping elderly Sylvia Compson prepare her family estate for sale. Sylvia, a master quilter, agrees to share the tricks of the trade with Sarah. As the two women grow close, Sylvia shares her family’s tragic past, compelling Sarah to look at her own life more closely.

©1999 Jennifer Chiaverini (P)2004 Recorded Books

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    Les Raymond 01-08-17
    Les Raymond 01-08-17
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    "Very enjoyable reading"

    I got caught up in the characters lives and stories and although not a quilter myself found it very interesting and I might not mind doing a quilt someday! The only reservation I have is the fact that the author chose to use any foul language at all. Not much mind you and it didn't spoil the story for me but it certainly didn't add to it or make it more authentic. I don't know any listeners or readers who, after finishing a book will say, "well that book just didn't have enough foul language in it for me to enjoy it". But I do know a lot of readers like myself who prefer to have none at all.

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    Becky PALL MALL, TENNESSEE, United States 06-12-17
    Becky PALL MALL, TENNESSEE, United States 06-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Just ok"

    No exceptional moments in this story,
    I would keep playing back because I would keep falling asleep!
    Won't be continuing this series.

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    Charisma Erickson 04-23-17 Member Since 2017
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    "This is my favorite book and story by far."

    Beautifully written, and beautifully told. I was sad when it was over. I wanted more.

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    Stacy Edell 04-17-17
    Stacy Edell 04-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "An easy listening book to take my mind off traffic"
    Where does The Quilter's Apprentice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Good - I like the reader, she has some different inflection for the characters.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sarah, the story is mostly from her point of view. I can relate to her.


    What about Christina Moore’s performance did you like?

    I can tell which character she is reading for, although she is natural, not forced accents or voices.


    If you could take any character from The Quilter's Apprentice out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Sarah - she seems around my age and would love to talk about quilting!


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    Louise V 02-18-17
    Louise V 02-18-17 Member Since 2010

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    "Stitches of delight ......."

    This book was delightful. Interesting stories woven in along with quilting techniques. The reader was skillful in reading just the right pausing and inflection!

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    Loy 01-24-17
    Loy 01-24-17

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    "Enjoyed the first in this series"

    I have listened to several of the quilt books by this author and have enjoyed them all

    I was happy to listen to the first one and she now the elm creek manor started.

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    Nanciann Nowlen 01-24-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Gentle development of characters"

    This was a lovely quilt companion book as I started another. Thank you.
    Not a mystery, but loving and delightful. Good pieces of history and some block description.

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    Paranormal Pam 01-09-17

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    "Fantastic Story"

    Great characters. Wonderful backstory seamlessly woven into the main story. The plot pushed the reader from page to page to see how the current day story and backstory turned out. I'm buying book 2 right after I click submit on this review!

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    Mike 01-08-17
    Mike 01-08-17
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    "wow"

    I wasn't sure what to expect, but this was one of the best books I've listened to in a very long time.
    My usual books are mysteries and thrillers, but this had enough twists & turns to keep me listening; as well as information about one of my favorite things: quilting that I didn't know.
    The characters were fully developed and interesting, an intriguing storyline, and the performance was fantastic!
    I will definitely look for more from both the narrator and the author.

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    Clay Handy 12-30-16
    Clay Handy 12-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Heartwarming"

    This heartwarming and sometimes heart wrenching story was delightful. It has made me look more closely at my own life.

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