Gemma Doyle

3 books in series
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A Great and Terrible Beauty Publisher's Summary

It's 1895, and after the suicide of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence, a proper boarding school in England. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and prone to visions of the future that have an uncomfortable habit of coming true, Gemma's reception there is a chilly one. To make things worse, she's been followed by a mysterious young Indian man, a man sent to watch her. But why? What is her destiny? And what will her entanglement with Spence's most powerful girls, and their foray into the spiritual world, lead to?
©2003 Libba Bray (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
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  • Book 1

    • A Great and Terrible Beauty

    • By: Libba Bray
    • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 648
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 429
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 427

    It's 1895, and after the suicide of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence, a proper boarding school in England. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and prone to visions of the future that have an uncomfortable habit of coming true, Gemma's reception there is a chilly one.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More Details, please!

    • By Beverly on 02-04-06

    Regular price: $23.93

  • Book 2

    • Rebel Angels

    • By: Libba Bray
    • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey
    • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 418
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 283
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287

    Ah, Christmas! Gemma Doyle is looking forward to a holiday from Spence Academy, spending time with her friends in the city, attending ritzy balls, and on a somber note, tending to her ailing father. As she prepares to ring in the New Year, 1896, a handsome young man, Lord Denby, has set his sights on Gemma, or so it seems. Yet amidst the distractions of London, Gemma's visions intensify, visions of three girls dressed in white, to whom something horrific has happened, something only the realms can explain.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful

    • By Jennifer on 01-14-09

    Regular price: $39.93

  • Book 3

    • The Sweet Far Thing

    • By: Libba Bray
    • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey
    • Length: 20 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 398
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272

    It has been a year of change since Gemma Doyle arrived at the foreboding Spence Academy. Her mother murdered, her father a laudanum addict, Gemma has relied on an unsuspected strength to turn catty schoolgirls into loyal friends, and has discovered an ability to travel to an enchanted world called the realms, where dark magic runs wild.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absoulute Perfection!!!

    • By Felicity Fairchild on 08-02-09

    Regular price: $39.93