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    • The Hiding Place

    • By: Corrie ten Boom, John Sherrill, Elizabeth Sherrill
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3,534
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,169
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,176

    At one time, Corrie ten Boom would have laughed at the idea that she had a story to tell. For the first 50 years of her life, nothing out of the ordinary ever happened to her. She was a spinster watchmaker living contentedly with her sister and their elderly father in the tiny house over their shop in Haarlem. Their uneventful days, as regulated as their own watches, revolved around their abiding love for one another. But with the Nazi invasion and occupation of Holland, everything changed....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspirational

    • By Gma Cat on 09-19-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey

    • The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle
    • By: The Countess of Carnarvon
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 593
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 531
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 524

    Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the real-life inspiration and setting for Julian Fellowes's Emmy Award-winning PBS series, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants: Lady Almina, the fifth Countess of Carnarvon. Drawing on a rich store of materials from the archives of Highclere Castle, including diaries, letters, and photographs, the current Lady Carnarvon has written a transporting story of this fabled home on the brink of war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating

    • By jill on 12-09-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Seamstress

    • By: Sara Tuvel Bernstein, Louise Loots Thornton, Marlene Bernstein Samuels
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,455
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,332
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,324

    Told with the same old-fashioned narrative power as the novels of Herman Wouk, The Seamstress is the true story of Seren (Sara) Tuvel Bernstein and her survival during wartime. This powerful eyewitness account of survival, told with power and grace, will stay with listeners for years to come.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Overcome with Emotion

    • By Meryl on 05-16-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Rose

    • My Life in Service to Lady Astor
    • By: Rosina Harrison
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    In 1928, Rosina Harrison arrived at the illustrious household of the Astor family to take up her new position as personal maid to the infamously temperamental Lady Nancy Astor, who sat in Parliament, entertained royalty, and traveled the world. "She's not a lady as you would understand a lady" was the butler's ominous warning. But what no one expected was that the iron-willed Lady Astor was about to meet her match in the no-nonsense, whip-smart girl from the country.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Winston Churchill was right about the poison...

    • By Teaque on 04-11-14
    • My Life in Service to Lady Astor
    • By: Rosina Harrison
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 12-10-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 174 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Something Beautiful for God

    • By: Malcolm Muggeridge
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon, Leonard Muggeridge
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    This is the work that introduced Mother Teresa of Calcutta to the Western world. Malcolm Muggeridge paints a profound and moving portrait of a lady whose love for Christ and the needy has deeply impacted many a life - including the author’s. “For me,” says Muggeridge, "Mother Teresa of Calcutta embodies Christian love in action. Her face shines with the love of Christ on which her whole life is centered, and her words carry that message to a world which never needed it so much."

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Story of an amazing woman, must read.

    • By Annie on 08-14-16

    Regular price: $16.06

    • Appetite for Life

    • The Biography of Julia Child
    • By: Noel Riley Fitch
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 23 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    Her name is synonymous with the art of cooking. Yet few know the richly varied private life of the legendary Julia Child. Go beyond the kitchen to discover a truly American icon in Appetite for Life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If You Think You Know Julia Child, You Don't ...

    • By Robert R. on 08-17-12

    Regular price: $34.97

    • Lives Like Loaded Guns

    • Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds
    • By: Lyndall Gordon
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    In 1882, Emily Dickinson's brother Austin began a passionate love affair with Mabel Todd, a young Amherst faculty wife, setting in motion a series of events that would forever change the lives of the Dickinson family. The feud that erupted as a result has continued for over a century. Lyndall Gordon, an award-winning biographer, tells the riveting story of the Dickinsons and reveals Emily to be a very different woman from the pale, lovelorn recluse that exists in the popular imagination.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Take the Subtitle Literally

    • By Cariola on 12-04-10

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Contested Will

    • Who Wrote Shakespeare?
    • By: James Shapiro
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    For nearly two centuries, the authorship of William Shakespeare's plays has been challenged by writers and artists as diverse as Sigmund Freud, Mark Twain, Henry James, Helen Keller, Orson Welles, Malcolm X, and Sir Derek Jacobi. How could a young man from rural Warwickshire, lacking a university education, write some of the greatest works in the English language?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Somewhat Surprised and very pleased

    • By Geoff in NY on 04-10-10

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Tramp for the Lord

    • By: Corrie ten Boom
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 206

    After her release from a concentration camp, Corrie ten Boom set out to become what she called a “tramp for the Lord,” traveling around the world at the direction of God and proclaiming his message everywhere. Throughout her life-long experiences, she learned a few lessons in God’s great classroom, which she here shares with listeners. Corrie introduces us to her former prison guard, who asks her for forgiveness; a war-crippled lawyer with a soul as twisted and deformed as his limbs; and more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book to inspire you

    • By teachermice on 03-11-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Picasso: Creator and Destroyer

    • By: Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 19 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    This landmark biography penetrates the barriers of legend to bring to full and intimate life a man whose burning passions - for painting, women, and ideas - were matched by a compulsion to invent reality in his life no less than in his art. Here is the tragic story of a man who, from his teenage passion for a gypsy boy to the chilling bitterness and betrayals of his old age, was unable to love and was driven to dominate and humiliate the women - and men - who fell under his hypnotic spell.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Biased, Subjective and Unsubstantiated.

    • By Terry Masters on 06-18-14

    Regular price: $25.17

    • The Duchess

    • By: Amanda Foreman
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Lady Georgiana Spencer was the great-great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, and was nearly as famous in her day. In 1774 Georgiana achieved immediate celebrity by marrying William Cavendish, fifth Duke of Devonshire, one of England's richest and most influential aristocrats. She became the queen of fashionable society and founder of the most important political salon of her time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating Biography with Outstanding Narration

    • By Johanna on 05-15-16

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ

    • By: Anne Catherine Emmerich
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 37

    Anne Catherine Emmerich was born in Germany in 1774. As a child she believed that angels, saints, and the Holy Family visited and talked with her as she worked in the fields. At twenty-four, she had her first mystic vision of the sufferings of Christ, accompanied by stigmata and bleeding as if from the crown of thorns. At twenty-nine, she became an Augustinian nun and continued to have visions and stigmata. In her visions, she recounted scenes from the life of Christ, which she seemed to have witnessed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A humbling listening experience

    • By N L Jesch on 04-14-05

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Audrey Hepburn

    • A Biography
    • By: Warren G. Harris
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Beginning with her harsh childhood in Nazi-occupied Holland, Warren Harris chronicles Audrey Hepburn's meteoric rise to Hollywood stardom: her chance encounter with Colette that led to the lead role in the Broadway version of Gigi, and her first starring role in Roman Holiday, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Hepburn played opposite the top leading men, worked for the best directors, and picked from a wide range of roles.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Lisa on 12-09-18

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Eva Peron

    • By: Nicholas Fraser, Marysa Navarro
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    The story begins in a dusty village lost in the Argentine pampas, where a girl, born out of wedlock, scrambles her way to the capital city by the time she is 15. It ends with the embalmed corpse of Eva Perõn being hidden away by nervous politicians for fear that if the working people of Argentina knew where it was buried, it would inspire them to revolution. 

    Regular price: $24.95

    • John Bunyan

    • His Life, Times and Work
    • By: John Brown
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    A traveling tinker, John Bunyan accepted long imprisonment rather than give up preaching the Gospel. He explained the life of the Spirit in language the common people could understand and in pictures that stuck in the mind. When he wrote Pilgrim's Progress, his fame spread rapidly, and within 50 years of his death, the book was reputed to be in most English homes. John Brown's biography of John Bunyan remains the standard, despite the lapse of over 100 years since it was first published. The author was one of Bunyan's successors as minister of the church in Bedford.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By 2884 on 05-17-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Dorothy L. Sayers

    • A Careless Rage for Life
    • By: David Coomes
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Known to millions as the creator of Lord Peter Wimsey and the best-selling author of a dozen detective novels, Dorothy Leigh Sayers was in reality a complex woman - moved, she said, by “a careless rage for life.” It is this complex Sayers, brilliant student, controversial apologist, witty, bawdy, intolerant of fools - he woman “terrified of emotion” - who is revealed in this new biography.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent biography, occasional audio issues

    • By Targuman on 02-28-19

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Mozart

    • By: Marcia Davenport
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    For Marcia Davenport, the research and writing of Mozart was truly a labor of love, during which she retraced every journey he made, saw every dwelling (then extant) in which he had ever lived, every theatre where his works were first performed, and every library and museum where his manuscripts were then to be seen. In this eloquent work of historical reconstruction, Davenport lets her characters tell their own stories.

    Regular price: $18.80

    • The Invisible Woman

    • The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens
    • By: Claire Tomalin
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    Charles Dickens and Nelly Ternan met in 1857; she was 18, a hard-working actress performing in his production of The Frozen Deep, and he was 45, the most lionized writer in England. Out of their meeting came a love affair that lasted 13 years and destroyed Dickens's marriage while effacing Nelly Ternan from the public record.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Jean on 01-21-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Vincent van Gogh

    • A Biography
    • By: Julius Meier-Graefe
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    The lives of many famous artists have been shrouded in mystery and conjecture, but none have been more controversial than the life of Vincent van Gogh. Remembered for his swirling brushstrokes and burning colors, Vincent van Gogh is today one of the best-known painters. Though his career as a painter spanned less than ten years, he produced a body of work that remains one of the most enduring in all of modern art. In his lifetime, however, he received little recognition. Today his paintings sell for countless millions, yet during his lifetime, van Gogh managed to sell just one painting.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • More Poetry Than Biography...

    • By Douglas on 05-20-13

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Twelve Caesars

    • By: Michael Grant
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The personalities of the Twelve Caesars of ancient Rome - Julius Caesar and the first 11 Roman emperors who followed him - have profoundly impressed themselves upon the world. They bore the perilous responsibility of governing an empire comparable in its gigantic magnitude and diversity to the United States and the Soviet Union of the 1980s. It is a matter of perennial concern to investigate how the potentates who wield such vast might, and the men who advise them, cope with their task.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding!!!!

    • By Lloyd Chappell on 11-14-18

    Regular price: $24.95

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