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    Brought to you by Penguin - the spellbinding story of love, friendship and the power of words to change the world by the international best-selling author of Me Before You.  

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

    Alice Wright doesn’t love her new American husband. 

    Nor her domineering father-in-law or the judgemental townsfolk of Baileyville, Kentucky.

    Stifled and misunderstood, she yearns for escape and finds it in defiant Margery O’Hare and the sisterhood bringing books to the isolated and vulnerable. 

    But when her father-in-law and the town turn against them, Alice fears the freedom, friendship and the new love she’s found will be lost....

    Read by Audie-award winner Julia Whelan.

    ©2019 Jojo Moyes (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

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    "Her best novel yet. Julian Whelan [is] the perfect reader." (The Times)

    "Utterly enchanting." (Mail on Sunday)

    "Epic." (David Nicholls, best-selling author of One Day)

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    Wow !

    Amazing story by Jojo Moyes and equally amazing performance by Julia Whelan. The story took my breath away, swept me off my feet, couldn’t stop listening. Empowering in an unusual way.

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    A beautiful read and listen

    I loved this book from the first to the last page - it has done what books do best, send you to a different time, a different place, makes you feel the characters emotions - the language and descriptions are beautiful, the story never loses pace and I just loved the down to earth matter of fact, everyday life one of this story. The narrator was perfect and very gifted for the different accents and parts. It made my journeys to work pass by quickly and most pleasantly - one to buy to now have as hard copy

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    great

    great story about girlpower and love in the 19-thirties. great narrator who nailed the different American and English accents. I highly recommend!

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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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    • Angel Flukes
    • 06/10/2020

    Best book I’ve listened to in 2020

    I LOVED this book so much, some parts you laugh, you cry, you feel fearful, it’s just a true-to-life emotional rollercoaster and I loved it. It would make an award-stealing movie 100% it was epic. Can’t wait to read more from JoJo Moyes. Can’t recommend it enough.

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    • Anonymous User
    • 27/08/2020

    5 Stars plus!!!!

    beautifully narrated, heart warming tale of wobderful friendships, empowered women in a small country town in 30's America.

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    • Anonymous User
    • 20/05/2021

    Refreshingly dramatic, perfectly told, well delivered!

    A very intriguing read. Jojo takes us through a time that is hard to imagine. She immerses us into the remote landscapes of Kentucky at a time when life was so very difficult for the have-note, women and people of colour. It’s hilarious in many ways, whilst still emotionally riveting. Fantastic use of quotes from great literary works. The love story between woman and nature, woman and animal, woman to woman, woman and child - so well articulated. The characters well represented. I loved, hated, loathed, and empathized with every one.I felt like I lived there. A very well delivered performance. Perfect Intonation, appropriate accents and channeling of emotion. Kudos. A great bookclub read with many themes to be explored and discussed. Thank you.

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    • Anonymous User
    • 09/04/2021

    Tinas Review

    Loved this book. Beautifully written and read. The reader took me into the forests of Kentucky.

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    • Wayne Phillips
    • 07/12/2020

    Simply amazing

    Another amazing story of women forging their way against all odds, to rewrite their own destinies.

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    • Andrea
    • 14/11/2020

    A Really Engaging Story beautifully told

    I’ve read several of Jojo Moyes books and definitely enjoyed this one the best so far. A bit of history which I knew nothing about with a great storyline woven around it ticked all the boxes for me. The narrator was great too and perfect for the book. I would highly recommend this book.

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    • Luisa Portocarrero
    • 05/10/2020

    You will cry, laugh and fall in love!

    I love how Jojo Moyes describes everything so well that makes you “see” the characters and surroundings.
    If you are looking for a juman sensitive story, this is your book!

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    • Murray
    • 26/09/2020

    Excellent story. Great reader.

    This is the best book I have read for a long time. Great story. Edge of the seat right to the end.

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    • Shonti
    • 07/08/2020

    Great great story

    I loved the narrator, who was able to give such a strong sense of the individual characters. The storytelling by Jo Jo Moyes was enthralling and kept me fascinated. It is a book I would highly recommend.

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    • KerstinR
    • 08/04/2020

    Kann man sich ein solches Leben als Frau noch vorstellen?

    In einer ruhigen Erzählweise stellt uns Jojo Moyes ein unglaubliches geschichtliches Projekt vor. Anhand von zwei Hauptcharakteren tauchen wir in eine Zeit ein, wo Frauen sich in einer Männerdominierten Welt behaupten müssen. Es erscheint so unwirklich und doch kam bei mir die Frage auf: hat sich alles wirklich verändert? Oder brauchen wir auch heute als Frauen immer noch den Mut aus Konventionen auszubrechen?

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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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    • Amelie Poulain
    • 07/06/2020

    Spitze Sprecherin!

    Julia Whelan - hervorragende Leserin! Sie machte die Geschichte, anregender und unterhaltsamer. Immer wieder wenn ich bei Audiobücher J. Whelan als Leserin sehe, nehme ich das Buch gerne mit.

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    • Bellissima
    • 19/04/2020

    Fürchterlicher Akzent

    Ich habe mich wahnsinnig auf das Buch gefreut, doch die Sprecherin hat eine so fürchterlichen amerikanischen Akzent, dass ich nach 30 min zugemacht habe. Schade.

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    • Anastasia Oreshkina
    • 18/03/2020

    Best narrator ever!

    Julia Whelan is a genius, and that's not even an exaggeration. Just beautiful. I am going to check out all the books read by her. I really like the book itself as well, one of the best by JoJo Moyes in my opinion.

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    • LG
    • 28/01/2021

    Toll!

    Eins meine Lieblingsbücher. Die Geschichte ist sehr spannend so dass ich es schon mehrmals gehört habe. Julia Whelan macht ihre Arbeit einfach super. Der Britische Akzent von Alice klingt wie Musik für meine Ohren😊.

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    • Lena L.
    • 26/09/2020

    Epic

    It such a great book on its own, but Julia Whelan made it alive. Breathtaking.

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    • Egypt
    • 12/09/2020

    Spannende Geschichte über Frauen in USA

    Die Geschichte über eine Bibliothek in Kentucky, die von Frauen auf Pferden bedient wird, ist spannend aufgebaut. Siie reiten zu den verschiedenen Höfen und versorgen die Menschen dort mit Büchern.
    Ich finde es gut zu zeigen, dass es immer Frauen gibt, die sich den äußeren Lebensumständen entgegenstellen und sich nicht einschüchten lassen. Das hat mir an dem Buch sehr gefallen.
    Wie rückständig die USA damals war, das solte man sich vor Augen führen.
    Die Story hat das alles sehr schön eingebaut.
    Ich habe das Buch (Hörbuch) sehr genossen!

    Leider finde ich, dass der Titel des Buchs komplett irreführend ist und überhaupt nicht zu dem Buch passt! Das gibt es leider bei sehr vielen Büchern. Ich werde ihn bestimmt vergessen und kann das Buch dann auch niemand empfehen, wenn ich den Titel nicht mehr weiß!

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    • FAP
    • 31/03/2020

    Different but a great read

    Loved it. Old fashioned but in a nice way, and appropriate to the time setting. Beautifully narrated (nice voice!)

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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!