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The Giver of Stars: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jojo Moyes

Narrated By: Julia Whelan

Date: October 2019

Duration: 13 hours 53 minutes

Summary:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER |  A REESE WITHERSPOON X HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK

“A great narrative about personal strength and really captures how books bring communities together.” —Reese Witherspoon

From the author of The Last Letter from Your Lover, soon to be a major motion picture on Netflix, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond in Depression-era America


Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve, hoping to escape her stifling life in England.  But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically.

The leader, and soon Alice's greatest ally, is Margery, a smart-talking, self-sufficient woman who's never asked a man's permission for anything. They will be joined by three other singular women who become known as the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky. 

What happens to them--and to the men they love--becomes an unforgettable drama of loyalty, justice, humanity, and passion. These heroic women refuse to be cowed by men or by convention. And though they face all kinds of dangers in a landscape that is at times breathtakingly beautiful, at others brutal, they’re committed to their job: bringing books to people who have never had any, arming them with facts that will change their lives.

Based on a true story rooted in America’s past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope and epic in its storytelling. Funny, heartbreaking, enthralling, it is destined to become a modern classic--a richly rewarding novel of women’s friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond.

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  • Sharon H.

    wonderful read, story kept the reader wanting more.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Ruth S.

    A great read. These gals were spectacular! The story line kept you moving on. I loved the end!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    I loved this story & wished it could go on forever. The narration was UNBELIEVABLE! She embodied every character so thoroughly that I think she should receive the highest honor or award for narration.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Trish25

    Awesome read!! The story line is fantastic and keeps you engaged, wanting to know what is happening next!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Joy C.

    LOVED this book!!! Fascinating story line, and the narrator was amazing!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    It was okay. Nothing overly exciting; sloooow build. To me it felt a bit like ‘Where the crawdads sing’ meets ‘The Great Alone’ (with a library setting). The narration was terrific!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    More than half this book was slow and boring. I get she wants to develop these characters but it went on too long. I barely made it thru to the interesting parts and even then it wasn't that Intersting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Elizabeth D.

    Fairly predictable and a bit melodramatic.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Rita

    A beautifully written novel. All the women became my heroes.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Linda D.

    I’m not quite sure what the title has to do with the content of the book but that’s what made me buy it. The book itself is an easy read/listen and I enjoyed it. So much of our history is left untold because certain men saw no need to tell the contributions of women. In this story there are very good men and some not so good men. I’d give the book itself a 4 star rating just because it was written well and it was enjoyable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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