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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 4,399
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,023
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,011

    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
    • Great book, not so great narrator

    • By just4now on 11-15-17

    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 2,135
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,933
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,926

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Don't expext the movie story!

    • By JEAN9 on 09-25-14

    Regular price: $18.85

    • 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 3,320
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,031
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,033

    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 1,852
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,579
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,575

    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

    • 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 1,466
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,330
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,327

    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 554
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 464
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 460

    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

    • Faithful

    • A Novel
    • By: Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Amber Tamblyn
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 872
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 793
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 784

    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 Red Garden

    • By: Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Nancy Travis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 265
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 196

    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

    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    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 R on 09-26-18

    Regular price: $9.44

    • The World That We Knew

    • A Novel
    • By: Alice Hoffman
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    In Berlin, at the time when the world changed forever, Hanni Kohn knows she has to send her 12-year-old daughter away to save her from the Nazi regime. Turning to an old woman who is familiar with Jewish magic, she finds her way to the daughter of a rabbi who creates a Golem, a mystical Jewish creature sworn to protect Hanni’s precious daughter Lea. Lea’s journey with the Golem to France is fraught with danger and raw emotion.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Nightbird

    • By: Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 86

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this Alice Hoffman novel!

    • By Anonymous User on 07-25-17

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Here on Earth

    • By: Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 130

    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

    • Seventh Heaven

    • By: Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    Nora Silk doesn't really fit in on Hemlock Street, where every house looks the same. She's divorced. She wears a charm bracelet and high heels and red toreador pants. And the way she raises her kids is a scandal. But as time passes, the neighbors start having second thoughts about Nora. The women's apprehension evolves into admiration. The men's lust evolves into awe. The children are drawn to her in ways they can't explain.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Changing Times

    • By RueRue on 02-05-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Turtle Moon

    • By: Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    Turtle Moon transports the listener to Verity, Florida, a place where anything can happen during the month of May, when migrating sea turtles come to town, mistaking the glow of the streetlights for the moon. A young single mother is murdered in her apartment and her baby is gone. Keith, a 12-year-old boy in the same apartment building also disappears. In pursuit of the baby, the boy and the killer, are Keith's divorced mother and a cop who himself was once considered the meanest boy in town.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An enchanting story

    • By A.J. on 05-09-11

    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 140
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 126

    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

    • 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 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 140

    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

    • The River King

    • By: Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    For more than a century, the small town of Haddan, Massachusetts, has been divided, as if by a line drawn down the center of Main Street, separating those born and bred in the village from those who attend the prestigious Haddan School. But one October night, an inexplicable death thrusts the two worlds together, and the town's divided history is revealed in all its complexity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book is on my own personal Top 10 List....

    • By Tracy L. Walters on 04-26-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Illumination Night

    • By: Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 471
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 410
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 410

    Illumination Night follows the lives of a young blond giant who is as beautiful as he is frightening; an old woman at the end of her life whose last mission is to save her granddaughter's soul; a family torn apart by a wife's fears and a husband's unrealized desires; and the high school girl who comes to Martha's Vineyard against her will, who steals husbands and cars, and who will bring everyone together in a web of yearning, sin, and ultimate redemption.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Didn't like the characters but....

    • By Tobi on 09-20-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Ice Queen: A Novel

    • Booktrack Edition
    • By: Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Nancy Travis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Be careful what you wish for. A woman who was touched by tragedy as a child now lives a quiet life, keeping other people at a cool distance. She even believes she wants it that way. Then one day, she utters an idle wish and, while standing in her house, is struck by lightning. But instead of ending her life, this cataclysmic event sparks a strange and powerful 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

    • By Lisa on 02-21-19

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Fortune's Daughter

    • By: Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Carrington McDuffie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45

    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

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