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Amazing Grace

Narrated by: Tom Dheere
Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
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On a warm May night in San Francisco, the Ritz-Carlton ballroom shimmers with crystal and silver as a glittering, celebrity-studded crowd gathers for a charity dinner dance. The evening is perfect - until, just minutes before midnight, the room begins to sway. Glass shatters. And as the lights go out, people begin to scream....

In the earthquake's aftermath, the lives of four strangers will converge. Sarah Sloane, the beautiful wife of a financial whiz, watches her perfect world fall to pieces. Grammy-winning singer Melanie Free, the event's headliner, comes to a turning point in her life and career. Photographer Everett Carson, a former war correspondent whose personal demons have demoted him to covering society parties, finds new purpose amid the carnage and Sister Maggie Kent, a nun who normally works in jeans and high-tops with the homeless, searches through the rubble - and knows instantly that there is much work to be done.

As the city staggers back to life, a chain reaction of extraordinary events will touch each of the survivors. For Sarah, it begins with the discovery of a crime and a betrayal, then a strength she never knew she had. For Melanie, volunteering at a refugee camp will open new worlds of possibility. And Everett will be shaken by the unlikely relationship he forges with Maggie, who helps him rebuild his shattered life - and upends her own in the process.

But as a year passes, and the anniversary of the earthquake approaches, more surprises are in store - as each discovers the unexpected gifts in a tragedy's wake and the amazing grace of new beginnings.

©2007 Danielle Steel (P)2007 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • C Ohana
  • 13-11-2008

too nice

The first part of the book was good and the plot seemed interesting. The second half of the book was too "nice" to the point of being predictable and boring. It can be refreshing to have good morals or nice characters in a book, but not at the expense of having a plot. I used enjoy her books, but this is the first one I have read in years, and I doubt I will spend any money on any more of her books.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-09-2008

Amazing Grace

Typical Danelle Steele but will hold your interest and is easily listening.

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  • Sandra
  • 06-11-2010

Amazingly Boring

I could not wait for this book to end. I think I may have enjoyed Amazing Grace is I was a 12 year old. I was so bored.

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  • Renee Kelley
  • 03-04-2020

Amazing Grace

This story had three going on at one time. The one about the young girl was juvenile and bored me. The other two series were just ok. I didn’t care for the short stories.

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  • Laura Peters
  • 08-04-2019

Love it

Love it. I want to listen to it all the time. I really enjoy this author.

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  • Bea
  • 16-09-2018

Amazing Grace


This story started out with a very nice couple who had a very good life wanting for nothing. The story starts with the wife preparing a fund raiser. There are many other people who become involved in the story after a terrible earthquake hits i especially enjoyed the nun's part in this story.

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  • DUDE
  • 07-06-2017

sorry but narrator boring as well as the story

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very boring story, elaborating more on the married couple rather than the nun and writer,..

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ive returned several of Danielle steel books. this one going back... so I'm switching authors.

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  • Joann Holmes
  • 17-04-2017

best narrator and great story!!

I love all of Danielle steel but this one was awesome!!! this is the best narrator I have heard..

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  • Tyler
  • 10-11-2016

Review Amazing Grace

This was a good book just not one of her best. It is worth a read though!

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  • Rakel
  • 13-08-2016

great book

Amazing Grace is a great book. Ilove it Danielle stel writes many great books.
The story line os great

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  • GK
  • 17-02-2009

Disappointing Read

This must be Danielle Steel's worst novel. It's purely black and white and nothing inbetween. Kitschy and sentimental! The narrator's naive rendition doesn't help either.