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    • The Last Runaway

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 393
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 346
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 346

    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: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 839
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 538
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 541

    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: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 651
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 430
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 435

    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

    • 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 393
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 358
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 359

    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

    • William Shakespeare's Othello Retold: A Novel
    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • terrible ending

    • By Lmeast Slacka on 04-10-19

    Regular price: $24.50

    • 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 272
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    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

    • A Single Thread

    • A Novel
    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    In 1932, after the Great War took both her beloved brother and her fiancé, Violet Speedwell has become a "surplus woman", one of a generation doomed to a life of spinsterhood after the war killed so many young men. Yet Violet cannot reconcile herself to a life spent caring for her grieving, embittered mother. After countless meals of boiled eggs and dry toast, she saves enough to move out of her mother's place and into the town of Winchester, home to one of England's grandest cathedrals. There, Violet is drawn into a society of broderers - women who embroider kneelers for the Cathedral, carrying on a centuries-long tradition of bringing comfort to worshipers.

    Regular price: $28.00

    • 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 154
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    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

    • 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 276
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 120

    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

    • Falling Angels

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Anne Twomey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    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 Last Runaway

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Laurel Lefkow reads the stunning new novel from the bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring. When modest Quaker Honor Bright sails from Bristol with her sister, she is fleeing heartache for a new life in America, far from home. But tragedy leaves her alone and vulnerable, torn between two worlds and dependent on the kindness of strangers. Life in 1850s Ohio is precarious and unsentimental. The sun is too hot, the thunderstorms too violent, the snow too deep. The roads are spattered with mud and spit. The woods are home to skunks and porcupines and raccoons.

    Regular price: $17.76

    • 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 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    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 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    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

    • Burning Bright

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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

    • 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 12
    • 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

    • A Single Thread

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the globally best-selling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring. It is 1932, and the losses of the First World War are still keenly felt. Violet Speedwell, mourning for both her fiancé and her brother and regarded by society as a ‘surplus woman’ unlikely to marry, resolves to escape her suffocating mother and strike out alone. A new life awaits her in Winchester. Yes, it is one of draughty boarding-houses and sidelong glances at her naked ring finger from younger colleagues; but it is also a life gleaming with independence and opportunity.  

    Regular price: $15.26

    • 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 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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

    • Remarkable Creatures

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Hattie Morahan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    From the moment she’s struck by lightning as a baby, it is clear Mary Anning is marked for greatness. When she uncovers unknown dinosaur fossils in the cliffs near her home, she sets the scientific world alight, challenging ideas about the world’s creation and stimulating debate over our origins. In an arena dominated by men, however, Mary is soon reduced to a serving role, facing prejudice from the academic community, vicious gossip from neighbours, and the heartbreak of forbidden love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful stuff

    • By Monica Raven on 03-09-11

    Regular price: $20.17

    • The Lady and the Unicorn

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Cornelius Garrett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Jean Le Viste, a 15th-century nobleman close to the King, hires an ambitious artist to design six tapestries celebrating his rising status at Court. A talented miniaturist, Nicolas des Innocents overcomes his surprise at being offered this commission when he catches sight of his patron's sumptuous daughter, Claude. His pursuit of her pulls him unwittingly into the web of fragile relationships between husband and wife, parents and children, lovers and servants.

    Regular price: $14.38

    • 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

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