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    • Ecstasy

    • A Novel
    • By: Mary Sharratt
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Gustav Klimt gave Alma her first kiss. Gustav Mahler fell in love with her at first sight and proposed only a few weeks later. Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius abandoned all reason to pursue her. But who was this woman who brought these eminent men to their knees? In Ecstasy, Mary Sharratt answers that question. Coming of age in the midst of a creative and cultural whirlwind, Alma Schindler yearned to make her mark as a composer. But when Alma lost her heart to the great composer Gustav Mahler, he demanded that she give up music.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Really Hated the Singing

    • By Carolyn on 08-23-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Illuminations

    • A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen
    • By: Mary Sharratt
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 88

    Skillfully interweaving historical fact with psychological insight and vivid imagination, Sharratt's redemptive novel brings to life one of the most extraordinary women of the Middle Ages: Hildegard von Bingen, Benedictine abbess, visionary, and polymath. Offered to the Church at the age of eight, Hildegard was entombed in a small room where she was expected to live out her days in silent submission as the handmaiden of a renowned but disturbed young nun, Jutta von Sponheim.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't stop listening

    • By Frieda on 03-30-13

    Regular price: $22.04

    • Daughters of the Witching Hill

    • By: Mary Sharratt
    • Narrated by: Terry Donnelly
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 95

    Bess Southerns, an impoverished widow, lives with her children in a crumbling old tower in Pendle Forest. Drawing on Catholic ritual, medicinal herbs, and guidance from her spirit-friend Tibb, Bess heals the sick and foretells the future in exchange for food and drink. As she ages, she instructs her best friend, Anne, and her granddaughter, Alizon, in her craft. Anne ultimately turns to dark magic, while Alizon struggles to accept the power she has inherited and dreams of a simpler life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating

    • By nursebettyknitting on 11-08-13

    Regular price: $22.46

    • Vanishing Point

    • By: Mary Sharratt
    • Narrated by: Terry Donnelly
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In the tradition of Philippa Gregorys smart, transporting fiction comes this tale of dark suspense, love, and betrayal, featuring two star-crossed sisters, one lost and the other searching.Bright and inquisitive, Hannah Powers was raised by a father who treated her as if she were his son. While her beautiful and reckless sister, May, pushes the limits of propriety in their small English town, Hannah harbors her own secret: their father has given her an education forbidden to women.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What a twist...

    • By Caroline D. Hayes on 07-23-15

    Regular price: $22.46

    • The Dark Lady's Mask

    • By: Mary Sharratt
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Aemilia Bassano Lanier is beautiful and accomplished, but her societal conformity ends there. She frequently cross-dresses to escape her loveless marriage and gain freedoms only men enjoy, but a chance encounter with a ragged, little-known poet named Shakespeare changes everything. They leave plague-ridden London for Italy, where they begin secretly writing comedies. Their Italian idyll, though, cannot last, and their collaborative affair comes to a devastating end.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Farfetched but lovely

    • By Alan Weinstein on 09-30-16

    Regular price: $34.99