Even the most perfect lives can be shattered in an instant. In this moving, emotionally charged novel, Danielle Steel introduces listeners to an unforgettable cast of characters striving to overcome tragedy and discover the inner resources and resilience to win at life - once again.
Lily Thomas is an aspiring ski champion training for the Olympics, a young woman with her heart set on winning the gold. But in one moment, Lily's future is changed forever, her hopes for the Olympics swept away in a tragic accident.
Dr. Jessie Matthews, the neurosurgeon who operates on her that night, endures a tragedy of her own, and instantly becomes the sole support of her four young children, while her own future hangs in the balance.
Bill, Lily's father, has pinned all his hopes on his only daughter, his dreams now shattered.
Other lives will entwine themselves with theirs: Joe, a financial manager, faces a ruined career at the hand of a dishonest partner. Carole, a psychologist at Mass General, is a breast cancer survivor, her body and heart scarred by what she's been through. Teddy, with a spinal cord injury worse than Lily's, dreams of college and becoming an artist.
From the ashes of their lives, six people fight to alter the course of destiny and refuse to be defeated. When Bill builds a remarkable rehab facility for his daughter, countless lives are forever altered, and each becomes a winner.
Winners is about refusing to be beaten, no matter how insurmountable the challenge. And when Lily gets on skis again and enters the Paralympics, the battle to brave life again is won. Winners is about more than surviving; it is about courage, victory, and triumph. When all appears to be lost, the battle has just begun.
©2013 Danielle Steel (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I enjoyed this story, although it was fairly predictable, but this made it "easy" listening.
I enjoyed discovering the characters and seeing how they developed.
The final one
Both in equal amounts!
Great story and great to be able to listen to it while able to do other things.
Any other story written by Danielle steel, sad in places but always have an amazing ending
First book I've listened to so can't really comment
Yes but never have that sort of time
Will be listening to more books so thanks
"Would only ever buy this on sale"
This narrator was terrible! His attempt at a female voice was a joke. Entertaining story, but terrible writing. Story wasn't very realistic. A tragedy happens in the beginning but then afterwards literally everything is perfect? Also I think this authors favorite word is "pleased" said it at least 5 times a chapter. It was worth the cheap price I paid for since it was on sale, but I would never buy this full price.
"One of my favorites from Danielle Steele"
Liked them all and how they each needed each other at the moment they came together.
Has to be Terry. I felt so sorry for him. Wouldn't it be great if parents like his were fiction? We all know better though.
"I am not a Danielle Steel fan.. But..."
I haven't considered buying and reading a Danielle Steel book since I was in the seventh grade. All avid readers know that Steel uses the same formula, the same story- just different names and locations. I must have bought 'Winners' on some kind of Audible sale. I downloaded it to my iphone on a business trip and I found, surprisingly, that I really got into the story!
I was surprised that the story not only held my attention, but I really wanted to continue listening to it. The narration is told by different characters, and although it's non plausible and 'too good to be true,' I still essentially enjoyed the story.
We have a young promising Olympic skier who is injured and is told she would never walk again. Then we have her hard nosed father who refuses to accept his daughter's injury. The night the teen skier is brought to the hospital, there is a terrible storm and the doctor on call's husband dies in a horrific car accident. The lives of the skier, the father, and the doctor continue to collide, and they develop a heart warming relationship between the three of them.
Yes, this is typical Danielle Steel, however I do think that her writing has improved. The characters in 'Winners' were thought provoking and gritty, and I enjoyed this book so much I am considering looking for another Steel book to listen to. Any suggestions?
Great book for a long driving trip. makes the trip shorter. wish I could find more like it.
Not much action besides the beginning, and then just a story. Not bad, just not great, if you like thrill.
"very sweet story"
very sweet story. pretty good details and males you feel good. it all ties up so sweetly.
"love tthis book"
I love this book . Danielle steel is great writer. i love this book like most of her books
"Best Danielle Steel book"
I've read every Danielle Steel book ever written and I think this might be my favorite one. At least my favorite one in the past 10 years. I've listened to this one 3 or more times and I love it more each time.
A story about how a tragedy turn many people into winners. A sweet love story.
Very good, worth reading. Really enjoyed listening to it and could get into it quickly.
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