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    • Girl with a Pearl Earring

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 793
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 496
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 498

    After earning a graduate degree in creative writing from the University of East Anglia, Tracy Chevalier was immediately recognized for her literary talent. In Girl with a Pearl Earring, she recreates the 17th-century world of Johannes Vermeer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Masterpiece

    • By Elizabeth on 11-05-06

    Regular price: $18.70

    • Remarkable Creatures

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Parry
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 620
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 408
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 413

    From the moment she's struck by lightening as a baby, it is clear that Mary Anning is marked for greatness. On the windswept, fossil-strewn beaches of the English coast, she learns that she has "the eye"-and finds what no one else can see. When Mary uncovers an unusual fossilized skeleton in the cliffs near her home, she sets the religious fathers on edge, the townspeople to vicious gossip, and the scientific world alight.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Book!

    • By Griffin on 02-01-10

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Last Runaway

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 355
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 311
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 311

    In best-selling author Tracy Chevalier’s newest historical saga, she introduces Honor Bright, a modest English Quaker who moves to Ohio in 1850, only to find herself alienated and alone in a strange land. Sick from the moment she leaves England, and fleeing personal disappointment, she is forced by family tragedy to rely on strangers in a harsh, unfamiliar landscape. Nineteenth-century America is practical, precarious, and unsentimental, and scarred by the continuing injustice of slavery. In her new home Honor discovers that principles count for little, even within a religious community meant to be committed to human equality.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Easy listening, no great depth

    • By Sarah Kate on 03-23-13

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Girl with a Pearl Earring

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 262
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    History and fiction merge seamlessly in Tracy Chevalier's luminous novel about artistic vision and sensual awakening. Through the eyes of 16-year-old Griet, the world of 1660s Holland comes dazzlingly alive in this richly imagined portrait of the young woman who inspired one of Vermeer's most celebrated paintings.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enthralling Historical Fiction

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-10-03

    Regular price: $18.87

    • The Lady and the Unicorn

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld, Terry Donnelly
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 113

    Bewitching art experts and enthusiasts alike for centuries, the Lady and the Unicorn tapestries hang today in the Cluny Museum in Paris.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Audiobook!

    • By Lovin' life and winding down on 07-12-05

    Regular price: $28.00

    • At the Edge of the Orchard

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber, Mark Bramhall, Kirby Heyborne, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 380
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 347
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 348

    It's 1838. James and Sadie Goodenough have settled where their wagon got stuck - in the muddy, stagnant swamps of northwest Ohio. They and their five children work relentlessly to tame their patch of land, buying saplings from a local tree man known as John Appleseed so they can cultivate the 50 apple trees required to stake their claim on the property. But the orchard they plant sows the seeds of a long battle.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The performance was superb

    • By cheryl retired bookseller on 05-30-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • New Boy

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Arriving at his fifth school in as many years, diplomat's son Osei Kokote knows he needs an ally if he is to survive his first day - so he's lucky to hit it off with Dee, the most popular girl in school. But one student can't stand to witness this budding relationship: Ian decides to destroy the friendship between the black boy and the golden girl. By the end of the day, the school and its key players - teachers and pupils alike - will never be the same again.

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Reader, I Married Him

    • Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre
    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Tracy Chevalier - introduction, Laura Kirman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Part of a remarkable family that produced three acclaimed female writers at a time in 19th-century Britain when few women wrote and fewer were published, Charlotte Brontë has been a great source of inspiration to writers, especially women, ever since. Now, in Reader, I Married Him, 20 of today's most celebrated woman authors have spun original stories using Jane Eyre as a springboard.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful and sad and everything

    • By Adrianna Prejna on 10-03-16

    Regular price: $21.67

    • The Virgin Blue

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Janine Carter, Gigi Marceau Clarke
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Meet Ella Turner and Isabelle du Moulin, two women born centuries apart, yet bound by a fateful family legacy. When Ella and her husband move to a small town in France, Ella hopes to brush up on her French, qualify to practice as a midwife, and start a family, but a peculiar dream of the color blue propels her on a quest to uncover her family's French ancestry.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • excellent listening, mediocre story

    • By Beth on 10-02-03

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Burning Bright

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37

    A poor family moves to 18th-century London, where the father has been offered a job as a carpenter for a circus. His children befriend a young girl who introduces them to the great city. Their neighbor is none other than the real-life poet, William Blake.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • No Moment of Pure Sublimity

    • By Aaron Elliott on 05-26-07

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Falling Angels

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Anne Twomey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    An elegant, original, and compelling novel, set against a gaslit backdrop of social and political turbulence in early 20th-century London, Falling Angels draws a picture of family life that exposes the prejudices and flaws of a changing time. Chevalier ( Girl with a Pearl Earring) "shows imaginative skill in two neatly accomplished surprises, and the denouement packs an emotional wallop," says Publishers Weekly.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Haunting Historical

    • By KB on 03-18-03

    Regular price: $25.87

    • The Great War

    • Stories Inspired by Items from the First World War
    • By: David Almond, John Boyne, Tracy Chevalier, and others
    • Narrated by: Nico Evers-Swindell, JD Jackson, Gerard Doyle, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    A toy soldier. A butter dish. A compass. Mundane objects, perhaps, but to the remarkable authors in this collection, artifacts such as these have inspired stories that go to the heart of the human experience of World War I. Each author was invited to choose an object that had a connection to the war - a writing kit for David Almond, a helmet for Michael Morpurgo - and use it as the inspiration for an original short story.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Definitely thought provoking stories about events that should not be forgotten.

    • By Carrie Arnold on 09-26-15

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Girl with a Pearl Earring

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Hattie Morahan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    An international bestseller with over two million copies sold, this is a story of an artist's desire for beauty and the ultimate corruption of innocence. 17th Century Holland. When Griet becomes a maid in the household of Johannes Vermeer in the town of Delft, she thinks she knows her role: housework, laundry and the care of his six children.

    Regular price: $17.05

    • La ragazza con l'orecchino di perla

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Isabella Ragonese
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Quando nel 2000 Tracy Chevalier pubblica il suo secondo romanzo, La ragazza con l'orecchino di perla, non è ancora una star della letteratura internazionale, la scrittrice in grado di "donare il soffio della vita al romanzo storico", come avrebbe scritto più tardi "The Independent".

    Regular price: $11.59

    • The Girl with a Pearl Earring

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Kati Nicholl, Isla Blair
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Griet, the young daughter of a tile maker in 17th-century Holland, obtains her first job, as a servant in Vermeer's household. Tracy Chevalier shows us through Griet's eyes the complicated family, the society of the small town of Delft, and life with an obsessive genius. Griet loves being drawn into his artistic life, and leaving her former drudgery, but the cost to her own survival may be high.

    Regular price: $7.22

    • La jeune fille à la perle

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Isabelle Carré
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
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    Nous sommes en 1664, à Delft aux Pays-Bas. Griet a 16 ans. Sa famille n'a jamais été riche, mais depuis peu, elle est tombée dans la pauvreté. Le père, qui fabriquait des carreaux de faïence, est devenu aveugle après l'explosion d'un four et il n'a plus de travail. Alors, c'est décidé, Griet sera servante, placée chez un peintre dont on parle beaucoup à Delft ; Johannes Vermeer. Elle va y découvrir un milieu hostile, harcelée par une épouse acariâtre, une enfant fourbe et méchante, une servante hargneuse.

    Regular price: $15.63

    • La dernière fugitive

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Jungers, Sarah Stern
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Quand Honor Bright se décide à franchir l'Atlantique pour accompagner sa sœur au cœur de l'Ohio, elle pense pouvoir recréer auprès d'une nouvelle communauté le calme de son existence de jeune quaker : broderie, prière, silence. Mais l'Amérique de 1850 est aussi périlleuse qu'enchanteresse. Honor découvre bientôt l'existence d'un "chemin de fer clandestin", réseau de routes secrètes tracées par les esclaves pour rejoindre les terres libres du Canada. Elle fait alors la connaissance de personnages hauts en couleur.

    Regular price: $19.81

    • Die englische Freundin

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Susanne Schroeder
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Die junge Quäkerin Honor verlässt 1850 aus Liebeskummer ihre Heimat, um in Amerika ein neues Leben zu beginnen. Doch schon kurz nach ihrer Ankunft wird sie von einer harten Realität eingeholt, die Frage der Sklaverei spaltet die Nation. Zu ihrer einzigen Vertrauten wird die temperamentvolle Belle. Dass sich ausgerechnet der Sklavenjäger Donovan für Honor interessiert, bringt sie in eine schwierige Lage, und sie muss sich zwischen schönen Worten und mutigem Handeln entscheiden.

    Regular price: $18.75

    • HiBrow: World Book Night 2012

    • By: Rupert Everett, Martina Cole, Colin Salmon, and others
    • Narrated by: Rupert Everett, Martina Cole, Colin Salmon, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
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    A celebration of adult literature and reading. The whole book industry, including booksellers, librarians and publishers, were invited come together and pick out their favourite titles to be included the final list of 25 books by authors from the UK and Ireland. The final list included fiction, poetry and memoirs, among others. There were some best sellers, some classics and some lesser known.  

    Regular price: $4.36

    • Prodigieuses créatures

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Danièle Lebrun, Julie-Marie Parmentier
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Dans les années 1810, à Lyme Regis, sur la côte du Dorset battue par les vents, Mary Anning découvre ses premiers fossiles et se passionne pour ces "prodigieuses créatures" dont l'existence remet en question toutes les théories sur la création du monde. Très vite, la jeune fille issue d'un milieu modeste se heurte aux préjugés de la communauté scientifique, exclusivement composée d'hommes, qui la cantonne dans un rôle de figuration. Mary Anning va trouver heureusement en Elizabeth Philpot, une vieille fille intelligente et acerbe, une alliée inattendue.

    Regular price: $19.81

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