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    • Ahab's Wife

    • The Star-Gazer
    • By: Sena Jeter Naslund
    • Narrated by: Maryann Plunkett
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 101

    Captain Ahab was neither my first husband nor my last. This is destined to be remembered as one of the most-recognized first sentences in literature - along with "Call me Ishmael." And Una Spenser, the transcendent hero at the center of Ahab's Wife may well become every bit as memorable as Ahab. Inspired by a brief passage in Moby Dick, Sena Jeter Naslund has created an entirely new universe - an epic-scale, enthralling, and compelling saga, spanning a full, rich, eventful, and dramatic life. In the "soprano voice" whose absence critics lamented in Moby Dick - the strong, intelligent voice of a woman whose life is dominated by the sea - Naslund tells many stories.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not

    • By Anne on 03-03-06

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Abundance

    • A Novel of Marie Antoinette
    • By: Sena Jeter Naslund
    • Narrated by: Susanna Burney
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    Marie Antoinette was a child of 14 when she was made to leave her family and country to become the wife of another child, France's 15-year-old King Louis the XVI. Far from home and suddenly thrust not only into the role of a woman and wife, but of a queen, Marie Antoinette lived an astonishing, though short, existence.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not for history fans

    • By llr on 12-09-06

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Adam & Eve

    • A Novel
    • By: Sena Jeter Naslund
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Hours before his untimely - and highly suspicious - death, world-renowned astrophysicist Thom Bergmann shares his discovery of extraterrestrial life with his wife, Lucy. Feeling that the warring world is not ready to learn of - or accept - proof of life elsewhere in the universe, Thom entrusts Lucy with his computer flash drive, which holds the keys to his secret work.

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Fountain of St. James Court; or, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman

    • A Novel
    • By: Sena Jeter Naslund
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso, Cynthia Darlow
    • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    It's midnight on St. James Court, at the heart of which is a beautiful fountain sculpture of Venus rising from the sea. Kathryn Callaghan has just finished the first draft of her novel about renowned painter Élisabeth Vigée-Le Brun, a survivor of the French Revolution who was hated for her sympathetic portraits of Marie Antoinette. Although the manuscript is complete, its author remains haunted by Élisabeth's experiences, which are revealed in Sena Jeter Naslund's ingenious novel-within-a-novel interweaved with the chronicle of a day in the life of Kathryn Callaghan.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Worst Book in 11 Years!

    • By Michelle on 07-01-14

    Regular price: $31.93