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To Whisper Her Name Audiobook

To Whisper Her Name

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Publisher's Summary

Olivia Aberdeen, destitute widow of a murdered carpetbagger, gratefully accepts an invitation from 'Aunt' Elizabeth Harding, mistress of Belle Meade Plantation and the dearest friend of Olivia’s late mother. Expecting to be the Harding's housekeeper, Olivia is disillusioned once again when she learns the real reason why Elizabeth's husband, Confederate General William Giles Harding, agreed to her coming. Caring for an ill Aunt Elizabeth, Olivia is caught off guard by her feelings for Ridley Adam Cooper, a southern-born son who - unbeknownst to her and everyone else - fought for the Union.

Determined to learn "the gift" that Belle Meade's head horse trainer, Bob Green, possesses, Ridley is a man desperate to end the war still raging inside him while harboring secrets that threaten his life. As Ridley seeks to make peace within himself for "betraying" the South he loved, Olivia is determined to never be betrayed again....

Set within the remarkable history of Nashville's historic Belle Meade Plantation comes a story about enslavement and freedom, arrogance and humility, and the power of love to heal even the deepest of wounds.

©2012 Tamera Alexander (P)2012 Zondervan

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  • Davida
    BUFFALO, NY, United States
    30/12/13
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    "Excellent!"

    This book was excellent!! I truly loved the story and was excited and it was nice to be able to go online and see pictures of the real place. It was wonderful.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • 🇺🇸💟DARA
    South Carolina, USA
    03/04/13
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    "Wonderful Book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book is such a wonderful story. It takes place just after the Civil war and touches on the struggles and victories during that time. It kept my interest throughout and was very touching at times. If you like a good wholesome story this is for you. I loved it!!


    Which character – as performed by Tavia Gilbert – was your favorite?

    Tavia Gilbert did an excellent job with all the voices.


    22 of 25 people found this review helpful
  • Undeniably classic
    LANDISVILLE, PA, United States
    07/05/14
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    "Excellent Historical fiction"
    What did you love best about To Whisper Her Name?

    I liked the development of the characters and really felt like I knew them and loved them.


    What does Tavia Gilbert bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Excellent reader, voice change excellent


    Any additional comments?

    This was classified as unabridged, however, I found it difficult to understand the story at first because the prologue had not been recorded. The prologue was essential for the foundation of the entire story and so its absence was keenly missed. Fortunately, I also own the book on Kindle, so when the story seemed to be missing something, I checked out my kindle book and that was how I found that the prologue had not been recorded.

    14 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Ro
    12/01/15
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    "Great book"

    This book exceeded my expectations.

    It really got me thinking. I fell in love with all the characters and the story drew me in.

    The historical context for me was quite fascinating and Tamera wove the story quite skillfully.

    It's also a clean romance. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical inspirational romances.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    08/08/17
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    "Not believable /historically accurate"

    I choose historical fictions cause I like some truth to the stories. It was hard to enjoy it when so many inaccuracies with how the south would have been so soon after the Civil War. Just not realistic, even those against slavery would still have treated them as servants not equals. People may not like it but if you're going to write a book post Civil War it should be accurate.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • E. Anderson
    Utah
    22/09/16
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    "Absoluetly Fantasic Clean Romance"

    I loved this book! Finally a romance novel that has character development, depth, passion, growth, believability, no foul language, and no gratuitous sex scenes. In fact no sex scenes at all, very PG, which really works for me. There was actual romance, love, passion, morals, and honor. It wasn't just two people lusting after each other and calling it love. The narrator was amazing with all the voices; she was truly excellent. The depth of the characters was fantastic as well and so refreshing. This was a book I stayed up late listening to unable to put it down. I would highly recommend the book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lavonne
    Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
    08/01/13
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    "Descriptions defy pictures!"
    What made the experience of listening to To Whisper Her Name the most enjoyable?

    Just waiting for Olivia's next experience as she grew into the beautiful young woman we all knew she could be. And the boundless details of those experiences. I was right there with her cheering her along.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of To Whisper Her Name?

    The first kiss Olivia and Ridley experienced. It made me think back to my sweet husband's kiss when we were just sweethearts in high school. And then the hours of those wonderful kisses when we were reunited after 44 years of absense married to someone else, now deceased.


    Have you listened to any of Tavia Gilbert’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't heard any of Tavia's performances before, but I'll be looking for them!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It certainly was!


    Any additional comments?

    Keep up the good work!

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Lia
    Sutton, Australia
    14/02/13
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    "Found the Romance Lacking"

    This is the first novel I've read by Tamera Alexander, and I'm starting to think that she won't make my top list of Historical Romance authors. There are MANY things going for this novel: the depth and beauty of the setting, the side characters are well fleshed out and endearing, and the parallel Alexander makes between Ridley's work with a mare and his pursuit of Olivia is brilliant.
    And yet---I found myself eagerly reading for the romantic scenes I was hoping for: a deep and revealing conversation about Olivia's past marriage (didn't happen), a rescue during a dangerous situation (no rescue, and actually, any "dangerous" situation in the book is quickly dealt with little consequence)....just MORE. I wanted MORE out of their conversations. It felt like the romance piece was being ushered along to speed up Olivia's obligatory mourning period for her first husband. Therefore, weeks go by without her seeing Ridley, and when they finally interact, it isn't very exciting!
    All in all, days later I am still thinking about the Belle Meade plantation and the characters. I just wish the romance had been more satisfying.
    Those who don't like any sex scenes in a romantic book then this one is for you

    22 of 30 people found this review helpful
  • Carrie Fancett Pagels
    VA, United States
    09/03/13
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    "A Full Lush Story"

    I listened to this over a period of about ten days. This is a long book, longer than some of Tamera's other books. Her fans will love this book which is part of the new Belmont series. A great listen. Lovely romance.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Lonnie Miles
    04/02/13
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    "Very well written book"
    Would you listen to To Whisper Her Name again? Why?

    Yes. Tamera Alexander is a very good author and the reader did a supurb job.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The suspense of secrets being kept from others.


    What about Tavia Gilbert’s performance did you like?

    Tavia Gilbert does very well at different characters voices.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No extreme reactions but the book was very enjoyable and captivating.


    5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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