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    • In the Days of Rain

    • A Daughter, a Father, a Cult
    • By: Rebecca Stott
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Stott
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Rebecca Stott both adored and feared her father, Roger Stott, a high-ranking minister in the Brighton, England, branch of the Exclusive Brethren, a separatist fundamentalist Christian sect. A man of contradictions, he preached that the Brethren should shun the outside world, which was ruled by Satan, yet he kept a radio in the trunk of his car and read Shakespeare and Yeats.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Story about being duped and finding healing...

    • By Farmwife68 on 08-04-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Darwin's Ghosts

    • The Secret History of Evolution
    • By: Rebecca Stott
    • Narrated by: Jean Gilpin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
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      4 out of 5 stars 50
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      4 out of 5 stars 50

    Christmas, 1859. Just one month after the publication of On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin received an unsettling letter. He had expected criticism; in fact, letters were arriving daily, most expressing outrage and accusations of heresy. But this letter was different. It accused him of failing to acknowledge his predecessors, of taking credit for a theory that had already been discovered by others. Darwin realized that he had made an error in omitting any mention of his intellectual forebears.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Well narrated, fascinating topic, poorly written

    • By Geneticist on 01-14-13

    Regular price: $28.00

    • In the Days of Rain

    • By: Rebecca Stott
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Stott
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    As Rebecca Stott's father lay dying, he begged her to help him write the memoir he had been struggling with for years. He wanted to tell the story of their family, who, for generations, had all been members of a fundamentalist Christian sect. Yet each time he reached a certain point, he became tangled in a thicket of painful memories and could not go on. The sect were a closed community who believed the world is ruled by Satan: nonsect books were banned, women were made to wear headscarves and those who disobeyed the rules were punished.

    Regular price: $12.78

    • Ghostwalk

    • By: Rebecca Stott
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A Cambridge historian is found drowned, clutching a glass prism in her hand. The book she was writing about Isaac Newton's involvement with alchemy remains unfinished. When her son, Cameron, asks his former lover, Lydia Brooke, to ghostwrite the missing final chapters of his mother's book, Lydia agrees and moves into Elizabeth's house. Soon Lydia discovers that the violence that has fallen across present-day Cambridge may have its origins in the troubling evidence that Elizabeth's research has unearthed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not your average mystery

    • By Charlotte Araki on 01-14-17

    Regular price: $21.27

    • The Coral Thief

    • A Novel
    • By: Rebecca Stott
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39
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      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Upon his arrival in Paris, where he has come to study anatomy, Daniel Connor, a young medical student from Edinburgh, finds that his letters of introduction and precious coral specimens have been stolen by the beautiful woman with whom he shared a stagecoach. But when he begins searching for his lost items - and the alluring woman who stole them - Daniel is thrust into a tumultuous, underground world of philosopher thieves obsessed with the emerging theories of evolution.

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Ghostwalk

    • By: Rebecca Stott
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 198
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35

    A Cambridge historian is found drowned, clutching a glass prism in her hand. The book she was writing about Isaac Newton's involvement with alchemy remains unfinished. When her son, Cameron, asks his former lover, Lydia Brooke, to ghostwrite the missing final chapters of his mother's book, Lydia agrees and moves into Elizabeth's house. Soon Lydia discovers that the violence that has fallen across present-day Cambridge may have its origins in the troubling evidence that Elizabeth's research has unearthed.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • More of a stroll

    • By txkimmers on 05-29-07

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Darwin's Ghosts

    • In Search of the First Evolutionists
    • By: Rebecca Stott
    • Narrated by: Lisa Renee Pitts
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Christmas, 1859. Just one month after the publication of On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin received an unsettling letter. He had expected criticism; in fact, letters were arriving daily, most expressing outrage and accusations of heresy. But this letter was different. It accused him of failing to acknowledge his predecessors, of taking credit for a theory that had already been discovered by others. Darwin realized that he had made an error in omitting from Origin of Species any mention of his intellectual forebears.

    Regular price: $24.95