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    • On Sunset

    • A Memoir
    • By: Kathryn Harrison
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 3

    Kathryn Harrison always understood that her family was beyond eccentric - they'd breached the bounds of the unconventional. She was largely raised by her grandparents in an outsized Tudor confection of a house on the periphery of Bel Air, which she thought of as "Sunset", her kingdom of the imagination, inhabited by the past and its numberless artifacts. True wandering Jews, her grandparents had arrived in Los Angeles in the '40s after dramatic, globetrotting lives. Kathryn Harrison grew up in an almost mythical realm of their letters and artifacts and stories.

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Joan of Arc

    • A Life Transfigured
    • By: Kathryn Harrison
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 56
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      4 out of 5 stars 49
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      4 out of 5 stars 50

    The profoundly inspiring and fully documented saga of Joan of Arc, the young peasant girl whose "voices" moved her to rally the French nation and a reluctant king against British invaders in 1428, has fascinated artistic figures as diverse as William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Voltaire, George Bernard Shaw, Bertolt Brecht, Carl Dreyer, and Robert Bresson. Was she a divinely inspired saint? A schizophrenic? A demonically possessed heretic, as her persecutors and captors tried to prove?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Where Biography and Legend Collide

    • By Troy on 12-23-14

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Saint Therese of Lisieux

    • By: Kathryn Harrison
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    St. Therese of Lisieux, largely unknown when she died in a Carmelite convent at the age of 24, became, through her posthumously published autobiography, one of the world's most influential religious figures. No less a luminary than Andre Gide modeled one of his characters after her in his novel Strait is the Gate.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Memoir of a Child Saint

    • By History Buff on 10-05-06

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Enchantments

    • A Novel
    • By: Kathryn Harrison
    • Narrated by: Julia Emelin, Rustam Kasymov
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 31
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      3 out of 5 stars 27

    St. Petersburg, 1917. After Rasputin’s body is pulled from the icy waters of the Neva River, his eighteen-year-old daughter, Masha, is sent to live at the imperial palace with Tsar Nikolay and his family - including the headstrong Prince Alyosha. Desperately hoping that Masha has inherited Rasputin’s miraculous healing powers, Tsarina Alexandra asks her to tend to Aloysha, who suffers from hemophilia, a blood disease that keeps the boy confined to his sickbed, lest a simple scrape or bump prove fatal.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Non-Native English Speaker? Really?

    • By P. Swafford on 05-25-14

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Poison

    • By: Kathryn Harrison
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    In this richly textured historical novel, best-selling author Kathryn Harrison spins a mesmerizing tale of forbidden passion and terrifying superstition in 17th-century Spain. As the Spanish Inquisition conducts its ruthless reign of terror, the lives of two women—one, the free spirited daughter of a poor silk farmer; the other, the French princess doomed to marry the deformed King of Spain—unravel like the cocoons of silkworms. A nationally-acclaimed writer of exquisite talents, Kathryn Harrison will leave you breathless.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • By Kathy on 07-27-11

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Seal Wife

    • By: Kathryn Harrison
    • Narrated by: Fred Stella
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    In 1915, Bigelow is sent to establish a weather observatory in Anchorage, Alaska, and finds that nothing has prepared him for the loneliness of a railroad town of over 2,000 men and only a handful of women, of winter nights 20 long. And nothing can protect him from obsession-both with a woman, who seems in her silence and mystery to possess the power to destroy his life forever.

    Regular price: $17.47