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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 807
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 510
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 512

    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

    • 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 382
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 349
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 350

    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

    • Remarkable Creatures

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Parry
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 629
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 415
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 420

    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

    • 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 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    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

    • 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 266
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    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 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 150
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 62

    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 273
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 117

    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

    • The Last Runaway

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 358
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 314
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 314

    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

    • 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

    • Falling Angels

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Anne Twomey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    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

    • 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 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    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

    • Burning Bright

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • New Boy

    • Othello Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Arriving at his fourth school in six 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: $23.44

    • Remarkable Creatures

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Hattie Morahan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    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

    • Reader, I Married Him

    • By: Tracy Chevalier - editor
    • Narrated by: Laura Kirman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A collection of short stories celebrating Charlotte Brontë, published in the year of her bicentenary and stemming from the now immortal words from her great work Jane Eyre. The 21 stories in Reader, I Married Him - one of the most celebrated lines in fiction - are inspired by Jane Eyre and shaped by its perennially fascinating themes of love, compromise and self-determination.

    Regular price: $9.05

    • Burning Bright

    • By: Tracy Chevalier, Kati Nicholl - abridger
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Abridged
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    London 1792: The Kellaways move from familiar rural Dorset to the tumult of a cramped, unforgiving city. They are leaving behind a terrible loss, a blow that only a completely new life may soften. Against the backdrop of a city jittery over the increasingly bloody French Revolution, a surprising bond forms between Jem, the youngest Kellaway boy, and streetwise Londoner Maggie Butterfield. Their friendship takes a dramatic turn when they become entangled in the life of their neighbour, the printer, poet, and radical, William Blake.

    Regular price: $10.96

    • The Girl with a Pearl Earring

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Kati Nicholl, Isla Blair
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 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

    • 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 23
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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

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