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    • The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

    • A Novel
    • By: Dominic Smith
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,385
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,259
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,256

    In 1631, Sara de Vos is admitted as a master painter to the Guild of St. Luke's in Holland, the first woman to be so recognized. Three hundred years later, only one work attributed to de Vos is known to remain - a haunting winter scene, At the Edge of a Wood, which hangs over the bed of a wealthy descendant of the original owner. An Australian grad student, Ellie Shipley, struggling to stay afloat in New York, agrees to paint a forgery of the landscape, a decision that will haunt her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This Story Definitely NOT a Forgery!

    • By KarKinz on 05-13-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre

    • By: Dominic Smith
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    In this luminous novel, Dominic Smith reinvents the life of one of photography's founding fathers. In 1839, Louis Daguerre's invention took the world by storm. A decade later, he is sinking deep into delusions brought on by exposure to mercury, the very agent that allowed his daguerreotype process. Believing the world will end within one year, he creates his "Doomsday List", 10 items he must photograph before the final day. It includes a woman he has always loved but has not seen in half a century.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By wjgcz on 12-20-07

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

    • By: Dominic Smith
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    This is what we long for: the profound pleasure of being swept into vivid new worlds, worlds peopled by characters so intriguing and real that we can't shake them, even long after the story's told. In this extraordinary audiobook, The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, Dominic Smith brilliantly bridges the historical and the contemporary, tracking a collision course between a rare landscape by a female Dutch painter of the Golden Age, an inheritor of the work in 1950s Manhattan, and a celebrated Australian art historian who painted a forgery of it in her youth.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Distracting appauling "Australian" accent.

    • By Caroline on 11-12-16

    Regular price: $37.30

    • The Bird and the Elephant: Philosophy for Young Minds

    • By: Dominic Smith
    • Narrated by: Dominic Smith
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The Bird and the Elephant is a poetic philosophical journey that starts with a chance encounter between and a bird and (that's right, you guessed it!) an elephant. Join their journey as they step through the jungle talking their way through 10 philosophical subjects.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Beautiful Miscellaneous

    • By: Dominic Smith
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Nathan Nelson is just above average in everything he does. However, his father, a renowned physicist, pursuing his quest to uncover his son's latent gifts, sends Nathan to whiz-kid summer camps. By the time Nathan is 17, hopes for a late-blooming prodigy seem dashed. But then a tragic accident and ensuing coma leave Nathan with an altered mind that allows him to memorize vast amounts of information.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Ugh... goes nowhere... terribly boring

    • By anthony on 08-10-16

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Das letzte Bild der Sara de Vos

    • By: Dominic Smith
    • Narrated by: Elisabeth Günther
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Abridged
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    Sara de Vos ist 1631 die erste Malerin, die in die Meistergilde in Amsterdam aufgenommen wird. Dreihundert Jahre später ist nur eines ihrer Gemälde erhalten geblieben. Das Bild hängt bei einem New Yorker Anwalt. Ohne böse Absicht kopiert eine junge Künstlerin das Bild. Doch die Kopie wird in Umlauf gebracht, mit erschütternden Konsequenzen. Jahrzehnte später treffen beide Bilder, die Fälscherin und der Anwalt noch einmal aufeinander.

    Regular price: $12.49