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The Giver of Stars

De : Jojo Moyes
Lu par : Julia Whelan
Durée : 13 h et 52 min
Catégories : Anglais - Fiction, Chick Lit
4.5 out of 5 stars (5 notations)

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Brought to you by Penguin.

The spellbinding Sunday Times best seller from the author of Me Before You.

The greatest love story is the one you least expect....

Alice is stifled, bored, and misunderstood. So when she meets wealthy and handsome American, Bennett Van Cleve, she is quickly swept off her feet.

Marrying him and moving to America seems like a great adventure - but life as a newlywed in stuffy Baileyville, Kentucky, is not at all what she hoped for.

Until, that is, she responds to a call for volunteers to start a travelling library, surprising herself by saying yes, before her husband can say no....

Led by feisty and rebellious, Margery O'Hare, this unlikely group of women travel far and wide on their mission to bring books and reading to those that need it, and Alice finally finds the freedom, friendship and love that she's been looking for.

But not everyone approves of what they are doing, especially her new father-in-law. And when the town turns against them, will their belief in each other and their work be enough?

The Giver of Stars is a mesmerising tale of female friendship, romance, and the wonder of books and reading, inspired by a remarkable true story.

©2019 Jojo Moyes (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

Critiques

"Her best book yet." (Grazia)

"Perfect for long autumn nights." (Stylist)

"Delightful. The most appealing thing is Moyes' wonderful way with romance." (The Times)

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  • Lia
  • 23/02/2020

Amazing Book and Fantasic Narration

“There is always a way out of a situation. Might be ugly. Might leave you feeling like the earth had gone and shifted under your feet. But there is always a way around.”
~Jojo Moyes, The Giver of Stars

EVERYBODY STOP WHATEVER YOU’RE DOING AND BUY THIS BOOK!! I promise you won’t regret it. The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes is the unforgettable story of a group of women that become the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky. The women are all vastly different, but the way they come together to protect each other and serve their community is incredible.

As you can probably tell, I LOVED this story. Absolutely loved it. I was immediately drawn into the beautiful descriptions of the Kentucky mountains, and by each unique character fighting to break free of the traditional expectations set upon women and create a life for themselves. I loved the lengths with which they would go to deliver books to their community, and the incredible life-changing impact that we all know that books have. The story primarily revolves around Alice, a British women brought to Kentucky by her new husband who quickly discovers the marriage to not be all she thought it would be; and Margery, a bit of an outcast from town, but the feisty leader of the Packhorse Librarians, and a women not afraid to live by her own rules. Together Margery and Alice discover what it means to truly fight for the life you want to live, and how far the bonds of friendship can sustain us.

I loved all the beautiful romances throughout the story, and the ways that each relationship developed. The second half of the book completely took me by surprise with the new plot lines that were introduced, and by the end I found myself crying with a smile on my face. That ending was SO moving. I wish this review could truly do justice to this incredible story, but I honestly can’t. The Giver of Stars quickly became one of my favorite reads of the year, and one of my favorite stories of all time. I HIGHLY recommend that everyone read or listen to it. (The audio-book is PHENOMENAL by the way...I mean, it’s Julia Whelan...need I say more?!)

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  • IsabelS
  • 15/02/2020

JoJo Moyes and Julia Whelan at their best!

I must start with the narration.
Sometimes it was difficult to comprehend that only one narrator was narrating this book.
The different character voices absolutely brilliantly done!
I loved everything about this book. The story line, the characters, the setting everything.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07/01/2020

very formulaic. Everything had an ending

This was very tie all the loose ends up kind of book. everything ends nicely, even unrealistic things

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  • Sharon de Wilzen
  • 06/12/2019

Beautiful story

Lovely story beautifully read. Such memorable characters. The audible was so engaging that I wonder if reading the book would be as captivating

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  • Wendy
  • 06/12/2019

A wonderful book

I liked it so much. The characters were interesting and the relationships intriguing. Plenty of suspense. I could have given it 6 stars!

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  • ShelleySkudowitz
  • 17/11/2019

Thank you Jojo Moyer

I couldn’t stop listening. It was beautifully written and
narrated. I cried, I smiled ( a lot) and was entranced by the friendships and countryside.

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  • Sadiyah Patel
  • 15/11/2019

Excellent read

Excellent read narrated beautifully. Evoked such a mixture of emotion, laughter, tears, sadness, anxiousness and happiness. Beautiful story, fantastic piece of literature!

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  • Gs Bruce
  • 11/11/2019

I loved everything about this book

This book has it all - strong, interesting, well-defined characters and an epic story line. All this is brought to life in a beautiful performance by Julia Whelan. I loved every line and couldn't stop listening. The Pack Horse library revolutionised the lives of so many in Kentucky and I thank the author for making us aware of their incredible bravery and achievement.

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  • Barbara Stilwell
  • 10/11/2019

A must have, must read book

From the first to the last word this is a gripping, intriguing and "can't put the book down" story. I loved it. The narrator was stunning; drawing you into the intrigue. Wonderful. Don't miss this book.

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  • Keron
  • 29/10/2019

Riveting!

What a fabulous story!!! Loved it from start to finish. An interesting bunch of characters with many twists and turns in the plot. Includes the operation & establishment of Elinor Roosevelt’s rural pack horse library in Kentucky. What amazing women! Proving my life’s motto - where there’s a woman - there’s a way!!!!

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  • BaS
  • 18/10/2019

Nicht typisch Jojo Moyes

Gut gelesen, aber mit Längen. Dabei habe ich den üblichen Stil von Jojo Moyes nicht gefunden, aber vermisst! Schlichte Konstruktion, vieles vorhersehbar. Die Geschichte über ungewöhnliche Frauenleben in den USA in den 1930er Jahren hat mich erst am Ende gepackt, sicher auch durch die gute Sprecherin.

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  • Julia
  • 30/01/2020

Definitely recommendable!

Wonderful audiobook about strong women! Gripping, exciting story. Written very emotional and sensitive. Definitely recommendable!

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  • Lucy Seiler
  • 13/11/2019

Wow! Loved it every second

I enjoyed this book very much. The story is so lovely. It emphasizes on friendship and loyalty and makes one reflect about the importance in life. I also think that the narrator/speaker did a wonderful job in getting into the different characters, bringing the book to life.

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  • Zuckerbacher
  • 08/11/2019

Wonderful!

I really loved this story. Wonderful written as well as wonderful read by the speaker. Different from Moyes other stories, but heartwarming and moving as usual.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 25/10/2019

Just great

Just great. I really loved it and can absolutely recommend it. It was aus good as all the Others books of the author