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    • The Madonnas of Leningrad

    • By: Debra Dean
    • Narrated by: Yelena Shmulenson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 138

    Bit by bit, the ravages of age are eroding Marina's grip on the everyday. An elderly Russian woman now living in America, she cannot hold on to fresh memories - the details of her grown children's lives, the approaching wedding of her grandchild - yet her distant past is miraculously preserved in her mind's eye. Vivid images of her youth in war-torn Leningrad arise unbidden, carrying her back to the terrible fall of 1941, when she was a tour guide at the Hermitage Museum and the German army's approach signaled the beginning of what would be a long, torturous siege on the city.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Audio Is Not The Best Platform For This Book

    • By Daryl on 03-26-14

    Regular price: $21.67

    • The Mirrored World

    • A Novel
    • By: Debra Dean
    • Narrated by: Yelena Shmulenson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Born to a Russian family of lower nobility, Xenia, an eccentric dreamer who cares little for social conventions, falls in love with Andrei, a charismatic soldier and singer in the Empress's Imperial choir. Though husband and wife adore each other, their happiness is overshadowed by the absurd demands of life at the royal court and by Xenia's growing obsession with having a child - a desperate need that is at last fulfilled with the birth of her daughter. But then a tragic vision comes true, and a shattered Xenia descends into grief, undergoing a profound transformation that alters the course of her life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect voice for this story

    • By Crystal Ockenfuss on 06-07-13

    Regular price: $21.67