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The Paradise of Glass Audiobook

The Paradise of Glass: The Glassblower Trilogy, Book 3

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Johanna, the oldest of the three Steinmann sisters, has successfully managed the family glassblowing business since her father's death, and her sister Marie's artistic gifts have made their wares unexpectedly famous. But now the livelihood of the town of Lauscha, Germany - known around the world as the "paradise of glass" - is in danger. The local glassworks is about to be sold, and rumor has it the buyer wants to make changes that will challenge glassblowing tradition.

Wanda, the daughter of the middle Steinmann sister, is freshly arrived from America and engaged to an ambitious local glassblower. Yet as soon as the bold young woman learns of the impending sale, she decides to do as her mother and aunts did - cast aside her expected role in order to save the day. With the help of a handsome bank clerk, she will take a daring risk with the villagers' hard-earned money. Just like glass, though, love and commerce are fragile, and what begins as their last hope may just end in shattered dreams.

©2006 Petra Durst-Benning. Translation copyright © 2015 Samuel Willcocks. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • Nannette
    1/10/16
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    "Good book, bad narrator"

    I did not like this narrator. She sounded absolutely giddy while describing a rape scene! The characters are supposed to be strong women, but they are portrayed with childlike voices.

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  • Cindi
    27/09/16
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    "perfect ending to book 2!"

    This book pick picks up where book 2 finished, so read book 2 first. I was happy to be surprised by the story.

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  • Amazon Customer
    freeport, pa United States
    18/07/16
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    "enjoyed very much"

    enjoyed the story very much was surprised to find out there really is a town in Germany called lauscha I love it when that happens although whoever translated it into English could have used more German words such as a beer garden rather than bar narrator was enjoyable to listen to but the idea of a woman taking over in the ways this fictional Tale portrays probably would not have happened at that time but it is a story and a good one

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  • Katherine F. Malcom
    28/06/16
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    "The Paradise of Glass"
    What disappointed you about The Paradise of Glass?

    I can't do this. Again the vernacular and story are just too unrealistic for the time period. I'm returning the book unfinished.


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  • Mexi Dad
    23/06/16
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    "Great read"

    Love every minute of it. The characters were very well developed, and the story well written.

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  • Kristen W.
    ALLEN PARK, MI, United States
    17/06/16
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    "Sweet, enjoyable story."

    I very much enjoyed this ending, it wrapped everything up nicely. It began with a dark twist and was really well-flushed out.

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  • jack dale
    6/06/16
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    "t h e grasshopper trilogy"

    It is not often that you can find stories that do not have the f word and others to mar . This is very well written. I l o over all the books of this trilogy.

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  • Amazon Customer
    26/05/16
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    "loved it!!!"

    loved the etire series!. The history was so interesting and well written. it was easy to imagine life at the time the book was written about.

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  • James L Gleeson
    5/05/16
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    "The Glassblowler Trilogy"

    The story was excellent, I was totally drawn in. The narration was superb great read

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  • Gayvonne R. Flory
    23/02/16
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    "Awful narrator"

    The story was good enough though not as good as the first two books.
    The narrators voice was so irritatingly whaaahhh whaaahhh sing song I had to stop listening from time to time and go back to it later.

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  • Diane Enticott
    19/08/16
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    "brilliant trilogy"

    well written and read. it's a must buy and I will definitely and will recommend this trilogy.

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