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    • Remarkable Creatures

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Hattie Morahan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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
    • Beautiful story.

    • By Angus M Brown on 20-01-2019

    Non-member price: $28.10

    • Girl with a Pearl Earring

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Hattie Morahan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    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
    • Intriguing story

    • By Paddington on 21-06-2018

    Non-member price: $24.97

    • The Last Runaway

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Remarkable story

    • By Paddington on 24-07-2018

    Non-member price: $25.76

    • New Boy

    • Othello Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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.

    Non-member price: $34.34

    • The Virgin Blue

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    Non-member price: $28.10

    • 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 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    Non-member price: $10.47

    • The Lady and the Unicorn

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Cornelius Garrett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    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.

    Non-member price: $21.06

    • Burning Bright

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Cornelius Garrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Non-member price: $28.10

    • At the Edge of the Orchard

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Liza Ross
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Non-member price: $29.34

    • Falling Angels

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Eve Matheson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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. And worse...

    Non-member price: $26.84

    • 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 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Non-member price: $13.26

    • La ragazza con l'orecchino di perla

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Isabella Ragonese
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    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".

    Non-member price: $16.97

    • Remarkable Creatures

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Sarah Le Fevre
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    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.

    Non-member price: $12.72

    • La jeune fille à la perle

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Isabelle Carré
    • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    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.

    Non-member price: $22.90

    • La dernière fugitive

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Jungers, Sarah Stern
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
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    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.

    Non-member price: $29.01

    • Prodigieuses créatures

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Danièle Lebrun, Julie-Marie Parmentier
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
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    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.

    Non-member price: $29.01

    • Zwei bemerkenswerte Frauen

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

    Non-member price: $23.31

    • Die englische Freundin

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Susanne Schroeder
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Non-member price: $28.83

    • Falling Angels

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Kati Nicholl, Isla Blair
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    Non-member price: $10.47

    • The Lady and the Unicorn

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Kati Nicholl, Isla Blair
    • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
    • Abridged
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    The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries are a set of six medieval tapestries. Beautiful, intricate, and expertly made, they are also mysterious in their origin and meaning.

    Non-member price: $10.91

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