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Amazing Grace Audiobook

Amazing Grace

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Publisher's Summary

On a warm May night in San Francisco, the Ritz-Carlton ballroom shimmers with crystal and silver as a glittering, celebrity-studded crowd gathers for a charity dinner dance. The evening is perfect - until, just minutes before midnight, the room begins to sway. Glass shatters. And as the lights go out, people begin to scream....

In the earthquake's aftermath, the lives of four strangers will converge. Sarah Sloane, the beautiful wife of a financial whiz, watches her perfect world fall to pieces. Grammy-winning singer Melanie Free, the event's headliner, comes to a turning point in her life and career. Photographer Everett Carson, a former war correspondent whose personal demons have demoted him to covering society parties, finds new purpose amid the carnage and Sister Maggie Kent, a nun who normally works in jeans and high-tops with the homeless, searches through the rubble - and knows instantly that there is much work to be done.

As the city staggers back to life, a chain reaction of extraordinary events will touch each of the survivors. For Sarah, it begins with the discovery of a crime and a betrayal, then a strength she never knew she had. For Melanie, volunteering at a refugee camp will open new worlds of possibility. And Everett will be shaken by the unlikely relationship he forges with Maggie, who helps him rebuild his shattered life - and upends her own in the process.

But as a year passes, and the anniversary of the earthquake approaches, more surprises are in store - as each discovers the unexpected gifts in a tragedy's wake and the amazing grace of new beginnings.

©2007 Danielle Steel; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    C Ohana 11-13-08
    C Ohana 11-13-08
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    "too nice"

    The first part of the book was good and the plot seemed interesting. The second half of the book was too "nice" to the point of being predictable and boring. It can be refreshing to have good morals or nice characters in a book, but not at the expense of having a plot. I used enjoy her books, but this is the first one I have read in years, and I doubt I will spend any money on any more of her books.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 09-18-08
    09-18-08 Listener Since 2008
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    "Amazing Grace"

    Typical Danelle Steele but will hold your interest and is easily listening.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra Sierra Madre, CA, United States 11-06-10
    Sandra Sierra Madre, CA, United States 11-06-10
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    "Amazingly Boring"

    I could not wait for this book to end. I think I may have enjoyed Amazing Grace is I was a 12 year old. I was so bored.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    DUDE 06-07-17
    DUDE 06-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "sorry but narrator boring as well as the story"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    very boring story, elaborating more on the married couple rather than the nun and writer,..


    Has Amazing Grace turned you off from other books in this genre?

    ive returned several of Danielle steel books. this one going back... so I'm switching authors.


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    Joann Holmes 04-17-17
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    "best narrator and great story!!"

    I love all of Danielle steel but this one was awesome!!! this is the best narrator I have heard..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tyler 11-10-16
    Tyler 11-10-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Review Amazing Grace"

    This was a good book just not one of her best. It is worth a read though!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rakel Reykjavik, Iceland 08-13-16
    Rakel Reykjavik, Iceland 08-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great book"

    Amazing Grace is a great book. Ilove it Danielle stel writes many great books.
    The story line os great

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sally 08-08-16
    Sally 08-08-16
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    "Not what I expected."

    I have always been a fan of Danielle Steel but this particular book had me struggling to finish. It felt very two dimensional. While the characters seemed "nice", I really never found myself attached or invested.
    Additionally, while I find writing this critique difficult, I would be remiss in not mentioning the narrator. He was inconsistent in his voices (sometimes they had accents sometimes not) he also ended most of his sentences in a downward, sad inflection. This trait may have also contributed to the disconnect with the characters.
    All this said, this will not deter me from purchasing another Danielle Steel book. As I said, I am a fan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie W. Rayl Myrtle Beach, S.C., US 06-09-16
    Debbie W. Rayl Myrtle Beach, S.C., US 06-09-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book, terrible narrator"
    What would have made Amazing Grace better?

    A different narrator, sounded like a third grader reading


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He read haltingly, no animation, no emphasis, very deadpan, sounded like a child reading something in class


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the book, so I powered through, but would never buy another one with this narrator knowingly. He ruined what could have been a wonderful reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Leesburg, Fl United States 12-27-15
    Patricia Leesburg, Fl United States 12-27-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Not up to Danielle's standards"

    The story line was ok but I thought the narrator was awful. I normally enjoy Danielle's books but will return this one.

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    2/17/09
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    "Disappointing Read"

    This must be Danielle Steel's worst novel. It's purely black and white and nothing inbetween. Kitschy and sentimental! The narrator's naive rendition doesn't help either.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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