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    • At the Edge of the Orchard

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Liza Ross
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 88

    Ohio, 1838: James and Sadie Goodenough have settled in the Black Swamp, planting apple trees to claim the land as their own. As fever picks off their children, husband and wife take solace in separate comforts. Fifteen years later their youngest son, Robert, is drifting through gold rush California. When he finds steady work for a plant collector, peace seems finally to be within reach. But the past is never really past, and one day Robert is forced to confront the brutal reason he left behind everything he loved.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another brilliant book by Tracey Chevalier

    • By G. Rance on 10-04-16

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Remarkable Creatures

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Hattie Morahan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    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
    • favourite audible book so far, highly recommended

    • By Elizabeth on 15-05-11

    Regular price: £18.49

    • Girl with a Pearl Earring

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Hattie Morahan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful.

    • By Tracy on 07-04-13

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Falling Angels

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Eve Matheson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    January 1901, the day after Queen Victoria's death, two families visit neighouring graves in a London cemetery. The Waterhouses revere the late Queen and cling to Victorian traditions; the Colemans look forward to a more modern society. To their mutual distaste, however, the families are inextricably linked when their daughters become friends behind the tombstones.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great audio

    • By Stephanie Jane on 29-11-11

    Regular price: £17.19

    • The Last Runaway

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 209
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bad accents!

    • By Matt Watson-Power on 21-05-13

    Regular price: £17.19

    • New Boy

    • Othello Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Manipulation in a primary school.

    • By timothy on 30-07-17

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Girl with a Pearl Earring

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Kati Nicholl, Isla Blair
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • girl with the pearl earing

    • By Nicola on 09-10-09

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Lady and the Unicorn

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Cornelius Garrett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • well researched - I'm a tapestry weaver myself!

    • By Emmajo on 14-07-14

    Regular price: £13.49

    • Reader, I Married Him

    • By: Tracy Chevalier - editor
    • Narrated by: Laura Kirman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Mixed Bag

    • By M. Price on 24-06-16

    Regular price: £8.49

    • La dernière fugitive

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Jungers, Sarah Stern
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Quand Honor Bright se décide à franchir l'Atlantique pour accompagner sa sœur au cœur de l'Ohio, elle pense pouvoir recréer auprès d'une nouvelle communauté le calme de son existence de jeune quaker : broderie, prière, silence. Mais l'Amérique de 1850 est aussi périlleuse qu'enchanteresse. Honor découvre bientôt l'existence d'un "chemin de fer clandestin", réseau de routes secrètes tracées par les esclaves pour rejoindre les terres libres du Canada. Elle fait alors la connaissance de personnages hauts en couleur.

    Regular price: £18.59

    • The Virgin Blue

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    This is the compelling story of two women, born centuries apart, and the ancestral legacy that binds them. Ella Turner tries hard to fit into the small, close-knit community of the French town that she has moved to. She even changes her name back to Tournier, and knocks the rust off her high-school French. However, isolated and lonely, she is drawn to investigate her Tournier ancestry, with heart-wrenching results.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Performance very uninspiring

    • By el'chen on 27-08-14

    Regular price: £18.49

    • Burning Bright

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Cornelius Garrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    London, 1792: The Kellaways move from familiar rural Dorset to the tumult of a cramped, unforgiving city. 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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Carol on 13-06-14

    Regular price: £18.49

    • Burning Bright

    • By: Tracy Chevalier, Kati Nicholl - abridger
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    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: £8.49

    • Remarkable Creatures

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Sarah Le Fevre
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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
    • Engaging social and scientific historic story.

    • By Debra K on 07-05-16

    Regular price: £8.49

    • Falling Angels

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Kati Nicholl, Isla Blair
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    January 1901, the day after Queen Victoria's death. Two families visit neighbouring graves in a fashionable London cemetery. One is decorated with a sentimental angel, the other with an elaborate urn. The Waterhouses revere the late Queen and cling to Victorian traditions, while the Colemans look forward to a more modern society. To their mutual distaste, the families are inextricably linked when their daughters become friends behind the tombstones. And worse still, befriend the gravedigger's muddy son.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • La jeune fille à la perle

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Isabelle Carré
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Nous sommes en 1664, à Delft aux Pays-Bas. Griet a 16 ans. Sa famille n'a jamais été riche, mais depuis peu, elle est tombée dans la pauvreté. Le père, qui fabriquait des carreaux de faïence, est devenu aveugle après l'explosion d'un four et il n'a plus de travail. Alors, c'est décidé, Griet sera servante, placée chez un peintre dont on parle beaucoup à Delft ; Johannes Vermeer. Elle va y découvrir un milieu hostile, harcelée par une épouse acariâtre, une enfant fourbe et méchante, une servante hargneuse.

    Regular price: £14.69

    • Prodigieuses créatures

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Danièle Lebrun, Julie-Marie Parmentier
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Dans les années 1810, à Lyme Regis, sur la côte du Dorset battue par les vents, Mary Anning découvre ses premiers fossiles et se passionne pour ces "prodigieuses créatures" dont l'existence remet en question toutes les théories sur la création du monde. Très vite, la jeune fille issue d'un milieu modeste se heurte aux préjugés de la communauté scientifique, exclusivement composée d'hommes, qui la cantonne dans un rôle de figuration. Mary Anning va trouver heureusement en Elizabeth Philpot, une vieille fille intelligente et acerbe, une alliée inattendue.

    Regular price: £18.59

    • Zwei bemerkenswerte Frauen

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Rike Schmid, Eva Mattes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Elizabeth Philpot ist eine junge Frau aus besseren Kreisen, deren Familienerbe nicht zu einem standesgemäßen Leben in London reicht...

    Regular price: £14.29

    • La ragazza con l'orecchino di perla

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Isabella Ragonese
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    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: £10.89

    • Die englische Freundin

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Susanne Schroeder
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Die junge Quäkerin Honor verlässt 1850 aus Liebeskummer ihre Heimat, um in Amerika ein neues Leben zu beginnen. Doch schon kurz nach ihrer Ankunft wird sie von einer harten Realität eingeholt, die Frage der Sklaverei spaltet die Nation. Zu ihrer einzigen Vertrauten wird die temperamentvolle Belle. Dass sich ausgerechnet der Sklavenjäger Donovan für Honor interessiert, bringt sie in eine schwierige Lage, und sie muss sich zwischen schönen Worten und mutigem Handeln entscheiden.

    Regular price: £18.19

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