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    • The Pilot's Wife

    • A Novel
    • By: Anita Shreve
    • Narrated by: Melanie Griffith
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 161

    Until now, Kathryn Lyons's life has been peaceful if unextraordinary: a satisfying job teaching high school in the New England mill town of her childhood; a picture-perfect home by the ocean; a precocious, independent-minded fifteen-year-old daughter; and a happy marriage whose occasional dull passages she attributes to the unavoidable deadening of time.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sorry but narrator is horrible

    • By To Much Shopping on 04-28-16

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Stars Are Fire

    • A Novel
    • By: Anita Shreve
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Elise Freeman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 646
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 580
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 579

    In October 1947, after a summer-long drought, fires break out all along the Maine coast, from Bar Harbor to Kittery, and are soon racing out of control from town to village. Five months pregnant, Grace Holland is left alone to protect her two toddlers when her husband, Gene, joins the volunteer firefighters. Along with her best friend, Rosie, and Rosie's two young children, Grace watches helplessly as their houses burn to the ground, the flames finally forcing them all into the ocean as a last resort.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Disaster Strikes In 1947

    • By Sara on 06-02-17

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Testimony

    • A Novel
    • By: Anita Shreve
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff, Eve Bianco, Ellen Archer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 544
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 369
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 374

    At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape. A Pandora's box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voices - those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in the scandal - that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Required Reading

    • By Robert on 01-27-09

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Stella Bain

    • By: Anita Shreve
    • Narrated by: Hope Davis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 153

    When an American woman, Stella Bain, is found suffering from severe shell shock in an exclusive garden in London, surgeon August Bridge and his wife selflessly agree to take her in. A gesture of goodwill turns into something more as Bridge quickly develops a clinical interest in his houseguest. Stella had been working as a nurse's aide near the front, but she can't remember anything prior to four months earlier when she was found wounded on a French battlefield.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • No more Anita Shreve for me

    • By Jeanette Finan on 01-17-14

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Last Time They Met

    • By: Anita Shreve
    • Narrated by: Lainie Cooke
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    At a literary festival, a poet named Linda Fallon meets for the first time in years a fellow poet, Thomas Janes, whose fame has grown during a decade of seclusion. This is no chance meeting. Thomas saw that Linda was scheduled to appear and chose this moment to reestablish contact with a woman he had passionately pursued years earlier. Their affair was disastrous for them both, a turning point in their lives, and the damage they did in those years still haunts them both. 

    Regular price: $19.38

    • Sea Glass

    • By: Anita Shreve
    • Narrated by: Judith Ann Gantly
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    Honora and Sexton are just settling into their new marriage, and have just bought their beloved New Hampshire house, when the economy crashes and everything in their world changes. Anita Shreve presents a "literary novel of the caliber and craft of Edith Wharton or Henry James," says the Baltimore Sun.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A pleasant surprise!

    • By Deneen on 08-09-03

    Regular price: $19.38

    • A Wedding in December

    • A Novel
    • By: Anita Shreve
    • Narrated by: Linda Emond
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38

    At an inn in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, seven former schoolmates gather for a wedding. Nora, the owner of the inn, has recently had to reinvent her life following the death of her husband. Avery, who still hears echoes from a horrific event at Kidd Academy 26 years ago, has made a life for himself in Toronto with his wife and two sons.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A Story Without Substance

    • By Judith on 10-31-05

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Rescue

    • A Novel
    • By: Anita Shreve
    • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 50

    A rookie paramedic pulls a young woman alive from her totaled car, a first rescue that begins a lifelong tangle of love and wreckage. Sheila Arsenault is a gorgeous enigma--streetwise and tough-talking, with haunted eyes, fierce desires, and a never-look-back determination. Peter Webster, as straight an arrow as they come, falls for her instantly and entirely. Soon Sheila and Peter are embroiled in an intense love affair, married, and parents to a baby daughter.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • "Rescue"

    • By Pamela Harvey on 12-02-10

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Light on Snow

    • By: Anita Shreve
    • Narrated by: Alyson Silverman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    The events of a December afternoon, during which a father and his daughter find an abandoned infant in the snow, forever alter the 11-year-old girl's understanding of the world and the adults who inhabit it: a father who has taken great pains to remove himself from society in order to put an unthinkable tragedy behind him; a young woman who must live with the consequences of the terrible choices she has made; and a detective whose cleverness is exceeded only by his sense of justice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nice, Interesting, Easy Read

    • By Marilyn on 04-22-10

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Testimony: A Novel (Booktrack Edition)

    • By: Anita Shreve
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Testimony: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience! At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape. A Pandora's box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voices - those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in the scandal - that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • At first, I thought I was listening to a movie!

    • By Margo Thompson on 09-12-18

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Last Time They Met

    • By: Anita Shreve
    • Narrated by: Blair Brown
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    At a literary festival in Toronto, Linda Fallon encounters the man who was once at the center of her life: Thomas Janes, the famous poet. Since last seeing him, she has married, given birth, and been widowed. Thomas' appearance rocks Linda, raises questions she had long abandoned, and inspires new dreams.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Author Scammed the Readers/Listeners

    • By reasonable critic on 02-01-13

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Body Surfing

    • A Novel
    • By: Anita Shreve
    • Narrated by: Lolita Davidovich
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    At the age of 29, Sydney has already been once divorced and once widowed. Trying to regain her footing, she has answered an ad to tutor the daughter of a well-to-do couple as they spend the summer in their oceanfront New Hampshire cottage. But when the Edwards' two grown sons arrive at the beach house, Sydney finds herself caught up in a destructive web of old tensions and bitter divisions. As the brothers vie for her affections, the fragile existence Sydney has rebuilt for herself is threatened.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Boring? Not!

    • By Pamela Harvey on 06-10-07

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Light on Snow

    • By: Anita Shreve
    • Narrated by: Alyson Silverman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    Snowshoeing over crusted snow in the woods near their home, 12-year-old Nicky Dillon and her father come upon something shocking. There, in the pristine winter scene, an abandoned baby wails, its survival made possible only by the coincidence of their having chosen this path for their late afternoon outing.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This narrator was perfect.

    • By Emmy on 02-16-05

    Regular price: $17.09

    • All He Ever Wanted

    • By: Anita Shreve
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    A man escaping from a hotel fire glimpses a woman standing beneath a tree. He approaches her and sets in motion a series of events that will change his life forever. Years later, traveling from New England to Florida by train, he reflects on his obsession with this unknown and ultimately unknowable woman, his courtship of her, his marriage to her, and the unforgivable act that ripped their family apart.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Why bother?

    • By Meri Hayos on 01-09-05

    Regular price: $17.09

    • A Change in Altitude

    • A Novel
    • By: Anita Shreve
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Emma Walton Hamilton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Twenty-eight-year-old Geraldine travels to Kenya with her new husband James with the intent of staying a year. In a dizzying multicultural city, she struggles to maintain her balance as well as her sense of self. Her marriage, and her understanding of the world, are shaken to the core.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

    • By Justin on 03-10-10

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Stars Are Fire

    • By: Anita Shreve
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Elise Freeman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    1947. Fires are racing along the coast of Maine after a summer-long drought, ravaging thousands of acres, causing unprecedented confusion and fear. Five months pregnant, Grace Holland is left alone to protect her two toddlers when her difficult and unpredictable husband, Gene, joins the volunteers fighting to bring the fire under control. Along with her best friend, Rosie, and Rosie's two young children, the women watch in horror as their houses go up in flames, then walk into the ocean as a last resort.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Testimony

    • A Novel
    • By: Anita Shreve
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape. A Pandora's box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voices--those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in the scandal--that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment.

    • out of 5 stars
    • Good one

    • By Sabina on 06-26-10

    Regular price: $17.09

    • The Lives of Stella Bain

    • By: Anita Shreve
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    When an American woman, Stella Bain, is found suffering from severe shell shock in a London garden, surgeon August Bridge and his wife selflessly agree to take her in. However, Bridge quickly develops a clinical interest in his houseguest. Stella had been working as a nurse's aide near the front, but she can't remember anything prior to four months earlier when she was found wounded on a French battlefield.

    Regular price: $16.73

    • Rescue

    • By: Anita Shreve
    • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Is love always worth saving no matter what the cost? Peter Webster, a rookie paramedic, pulls a young woman from her wrecked car. Sheila Arsenault is a gorgeous enigma - streetwise and tough-talking, with haunted eyes and fierce desires. Soon Sheila and Peter are embroiled in an intense love affair. Eighteen years later and Peter is raising their teenage daughter, Rowan, alone. But Rowan is veering off course and Peter fears for her future. He seeks out the only person who may be able to help her...

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Judith on 03-27-12

    Regular price: $18.58

    • The Last Time They Met

    • By: Anita Shreve
    • Narrated by: Liza Ross
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    The Last Time They Met focuses on the relationship between childhood sweethearts Linda Fallon and poet Thomas Janes. We begin in the year 2000 at a writers' festival in Toronto and are propelled backwards in time, via the politically repressive Naiobi, to the small town in Massachusetts for their school days in the 1960s. Along the way the novel delves deeply into the destructive nature of life and the need for forgiveness.

    Regular price: $22.27

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