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    • The Rules of Magic

    • By: Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,683
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,370
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,360

    For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man. Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the '60s, when the whole world is about to change, Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Darkly Fun and Bitterweet

    • By Mel on 11-17-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Practical Magic

    • By: Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,802
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,627
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,622

    When the beautiful and precocious sisters Sally and Gillian Owens are orphaned at a young age, they are taken to a small Massachusetts town to be raised by their eccentric aunts, who happen to dwell in the darkest, eeriest house in town. As they become more aware of their aunts' mysterious and sometimes frightening powers - and as their own powers begin to surface - the sisters grow determined to escape their strange upbringing by blending into "normal" society.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good Book, Weird Narration

    • By Jane on 10-26-17

    Regular price: $18.85

    • Skylight Confessions: A Novel

    • Booktrack Edition
    • By: Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Mare Winningham
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    On the night her father dies, Arlyn - a dreamy believer in destiny and love - is certain the man she is meant to be with will walk into her life. But fate seems to be playing a trick when cool, practical, and deliberate John Moody knocks on her door to ask for directions. Their difficult marriage leads them and their children to a house made of glass in the Connecticut countryside, to the avenues of Manhattan, and to the blue waters of Long Island Sound, all in a search for family and identity.  

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Marriage of Opposites

    • By: Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Gloria Reuben, Tina Benko, Santino Fontana, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,028
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,762
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,763

    Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. Rachel's mother, a pillar of their small refugee community of Jews who escaped the Inquisition, has never forgiven her daughter for being a difficult girl who refuses to live by the rules. Growing up, Rachel's salvation is their maid Adelle's belief in her strengths and her deep, lifelong friendship with Jestine, Adelle's daughter. But Rachel's life is not her own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magical!

    • By TV on 09-27-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Dovekeepers

    • A Novel
    • By: Alice Hoffman, Heather Lind
    • Narrated by: Aya Cash, Jessica Hecht, Tovah Feldshuh
    • Length: 19 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,784
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,522
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,518

    Over five years in the writing, Alice Hoffman’s most ambitious and mesmerizing work ever, a triumph of imagination and research set in ancient Israel. The author of such iconic bestsellers as Illumination Night, Practical Magic, Fortune’s Daughter, and Oprah’s Book Club selection Here on Earth, Alice Hoffman is one of the most popular and memorable writers of her generation. Now, in The Dovekeepers, Hoffman delivers her most masterful work yet - one that draws on her passion for mythology, magic, and archaeology and her inimitable understanding of women.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Draining story - but beautifully written/told

    • By Kate on 10-14-11

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Faerie Knitting

    • 14 Tales of Love and Magic
    • By: Alice Hoffman, Lisa Hoffman
    • Narrated by: January LaVoy
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Featuring 14 original fairy tales, Faerie Knitting is an entrancing collection of stories of love and loss, trust and perseverance. Seamlessly woven into the plot of each tale is a magical garment or accessory inspired by the bravery and self-reliance of the tale’s heroine and brought to life through an imaginative and bespoke knit pattern. From the "Blue Heron Shawl" and the "Love Never Ending Cowl", to the "Three Wishes Mittens" and "Amulet Necklace", each project is as wearable as it is magical. Faerie Knitting is a rare gift for creators - and lovers - of magic. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Half the book so I can only give half my opinion :(

    • By Lisa Rametta on 09-26-18

    Regular price: $9.44

    • The Museum of Extraordinary Things

    • A Novel
    • By: Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Judith Light, Grace Gummer, Zach Appelman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,415
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,282
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,279

    Coney Island: Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the impresario behind The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a boardwalk freak show that amazes and stimulates the crowds. An exceptional swimmer, Coralie appears as the Mermaid in her father's "museum", alongside performers like the Wolfman, the Butterfly Girl, and a 100-year-old turtle. One night Coralie stumbles upon a striking young man photographing moonlit trees in the woods off the Hudson River.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating historical fiction+Hoffman interview!

    • By mendolynne on 06-04-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Probable Future

    • By: Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 524
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 438
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 435

    Women of the Sparrow family have unusual gifts. Elinor can detect falsehood. Her daughter, Jenny, can see people's dreams when they sleep. Granddaughter Stella has a mental window to the future - a future that she might not want to see.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice, gentle story for when you feel bad.

    • By Anonymous User on 05-28-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Nightbird

    • By: Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    Twig lives in Sidwell, where people whisper that fairy tales are real. After all, her town is rumored to hide a monster. And 200 years ago, a witch placed a curse on Twig's family that was meant to last forever. But this summer, everything will change when the red moon rises. It's time to break the spell.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It was a great book.

    • By Hollie Perlmutter on 07-25-18

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Faithful

    • A Novel
    • By: Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Amber Tamblyn
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 835
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 759
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 750

    Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend's future is destroyed in an accident while Shelby walks away with the burden of guilt. What happens when a life is turned inside out? When love is something so distant it may as well be a star in the sky? Faithful is the story of a survivor filled with emotion, from dark suffering to true happiness - a moving portrait of a young woman finding her way in the modern world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Story of Healing

    • By Brenda Barnes on 12-05-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Story Sisters

    • A Novel
    • By: Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Nancy Travis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 203
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 129

    The Story Sisters charts the lives of three sisters, Elv, Claire, and Meg. Each has a fate she must meet alone: one on a country road, one in the streets of Paris, and one in the corridors of her own imagination. Inhabiting their world are a charismatic man who cannot tell the truth, a neighbor who is not who he appears to be, a clumsy boy in Paris who falls in love and stays there, a detective who finds his heart's desire, and a demon who will not let go.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The tragic story....

    • By Glori-Read on 08-06-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Skylight Confessions

    • A Novel
    • By: Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Mare Winningham
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    On the night her father dies, Arlyn is certain that the man she is meant to be with will walk into her life, but fate seems to be playing a trick when John Moody knocks on her door to ask for directions. Cool, practical, and deliberate, John is dreamy Arlyn's polar opposite. Yet the two are drawn powerfully together even when it is clear they are bound to bring each other grief.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I really enjoyed this book

    • By Kmb on 03-30-07

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Practical Magic

    • By: Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Cherry Jones
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    The best-selling author of Second Nature, Illumination Night and Turtle Moon now offers her most fascinating and tantalizingly accomplished novel yet -- a winning tale that amply confirms Alice Hoffman's reputation not only as a genius of the vivid scene and unforgettable character but as one of America's most captivating storytellers.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged = Disservice to Book

    • By Nepenthe11 on 09-08-10

    Regular price: $13.27

    • Blue Diary

    • By: Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    When Ethan Ford fails to show up for work on a brilliant summer morning, none of his neighbors would guess that, for more than 13 years, he has been running from his past. His true nature has been locked away, as hidden as his real identity. But sometimes locks spring open, and the devastating truths of Ethan Ford's history shatter the small-town peace of Monroe, affecting family and friends alike.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Medetation on consequences of secrets revealed

    • By Lora S. on 10-13-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Red Garden

    • By: Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Nancy Travis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 242
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 176

    From the town’s founder, a brave young woman from England who has no fear of blizzards or bears, to the young man who runs away to New York City, the characters in The Red Garden are extraordinary and vivid: a young wounded Civil War soldier who is saved by a neighbor, a woman who meets a fiercely human historical character, a poet who falls in love with a blind man, a mysterious traveler who comes to town in the year when summer never arrives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing book - I listened twice!

    • By Rachelle on 03-19-11

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Ice Queen

    • By: Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Nancy Travis
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    Be careful what you wish for. A small town librarian lives a quiet life without much excitement. One day, she mutters an idle wish and, while standing in her house, is struck by lightning. But instead of ending her life, this cataclysmic event sparks it into a new beginning. She goes in search of Lazarus Jones, a fellow survivor who was struck dead, then simply got up and walked away. Perhaps this stranger who has seen death face to face can teach her to live without fear.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Ice Queen (Unabridged)

    • By Mark on 06-03-05

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Fortune's Daughter

    • By: Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Carrington McDuffie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42

    This fierce and beautiful story charts the histories of two women: Rae, young, unmarried, and far from home, awaits the birth of her first child. Lila, a fortune-teller with no interest in the future, lost her own daughter more than a quarter of a century earlier in New York. When these two women meet in Southern California, it's earthquake weather - the time when unexpected things happen.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I Think I Like You, Alice Hoffman

    • By Jan on 07-05-14

    Regular price: $21.68

    • Here on Earth

    • By: Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 121

    March Murray, along with her 15-year-old daughter, Gwen, returns to the small Massachusetts town where she grew up to attend the funeral of Judith Dale, the beloved housekeeper who raised her. After nearly 20 years of living in California, March is thrust into the world of her past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Authentic well written and engaging

    • By Charmaine on 12-19-12

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Blackbird House

    • By: Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated by: John Lee, Xe Sands, Amy Rubinate, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 112

    In a rare and gorgeous departure, beloved novelist Alice Hoffman weaves a web of tales, all set in Blackbird House. This small farm on the outer reaches of Cape Cod is a place that is as bewitching and alive as the characters we meet. These interconnected narratives are as intelligent as they are haunting, as luminous as they are unusual. Inside Blackbird House more than a dozen men and women learn how love transforms us and how it is the one lasting element in our lives.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • short stories

    • By Kristina on 08-10-17

    Regular price: $21.68

    • Incantation

    • By: Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    Estrella deMadrigal thought she knew herself: daughter, granddaughter, sister, dearest friend, beloved. She is Star in the Night Sky, Truth in the Darkness. But truth is rare and precious in this cruel and unforgiving century in Spain, when Jews who refused conversion to Christianity risked everything - love, life, family, faith. Then a startling discovery shakes Estrella's world to the core.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really Enjoyed

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-26-08

    Regular price: $13.96

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