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The Victory Garden

Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (90 ratings)
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Our favorite moments from The Victory Garden

I find my life in the countryside so sadly lacking...
I can’t even tell my best friend the truth...
He was the most handsome man she had ever seen…
The life expectancy of a pilot in the Royal Flying Corps is…

  • The Victory Garden
  • I find my life in the countryside so sadly lacking...
  • The Victory Garden
  • I can’t even tell my best friend the truth...
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  • He was the most handsome man she had ever seen…
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  • The life expectancy of a pilot in the Royal Flying Corps is…

Rhys Bowen long ago proved her ability to develop interesting, complex characters and intriguing mysteries.

- Anne, Audible listener, commenting on The Tuscan Child
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About the Author

Rhys Bowen's awe-inspiring career began in audio. When she was just 22 years old, Bowen marched into the office of the head of BBC drama and handed him a script she’d written. After he told her they were going to produce it, she never looked back. Originally from Bath, England, Bowen now lives in San Francisco. While she has built her reputation on numerous best-selling children’s books and young adult novels, her writing is now devoted to several award-winning mystery series and a growing number of stand alone historical fiction novels set during World War II. Her books have won Agatha and Anthony Awards.

About the Narrator

Narrator of over 325 audiobooks, Saskia Maarleveld is listed as one of Audiofile Magazine’s ‘Best Voices’ of 2015, 2016 and 2018. In 2018 she received an Audie nomination for ‘Best Female Narrator’ and won a SOVAS Award for ‘Best Fiction Narration’. Raised in New Zealand and France, now living in New York, Saskia switches seamlessly between accents, often heard narrating in British, Australian and countess others, in addition to her American accent.

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Lovely WW1 Story

narrated eloquently. Sweetly written , a journey that showcases the strength of the female bond, resourcefulness out of necessity and the plight of women and men during WW1. I enjoyed the herb garden buts immensely.

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Neatly tied up, but good!

I love these novels by Rhys Bowen. Very involving, not too many characters, and satisfying.

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I loved this book!

I loved the story and the way the characters were interwoven. I learned about herbs.

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Story was all over the place

This tale went from one story line to another and did not make sense. I kept hoping it would improve, but was disappointed. Definitely not the author’s best.

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Harmless and predictable

Certainly an easy listen; however, every bit of the plot was predictable. No surprises. And, really, no reason to care about any of the characters beyond a casual acquaintance. the narration saved it.

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  • Patricia Sloan
  • 02-15-19

A Beautiful Love Story.

The Victory Garden is an exciting book, it pulls at the heartstrings, the story line is excellent, and the readers performance the same.