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The Giver of Stars

A Novel
Auteur(s): Jojo Moyes
Narrateur(s): Julia Whelan
Durée: 13 h et 52 min
Catégories: Littérature, Historique
4.5 out of 5 stars (145 évaluations)

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A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK

“I’ve been a huge Jojo Moyes fan. Her characters are so compelling.... It’s such a great narrative about personal strength and really captures how books bring communities together.” (Reese Witherspoon)

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER!

From the author of Me Before You, the perfect holiday gift for booklovers, set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond, from the author of Me Before You

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.

Soon to be a major motion picture!

©2019 Jojo Moyes (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Ce que les critiques en disent

"The Giver of Stars is a richly rewarding exploration of the depths of friendship, good men willing to stand up to bad and adult love. Moyes celebrates the power of reading in a terrific book that only reinforces that message." (USA Today)

"Though she made her mark writing contemporary romance, Moyes proves just as adept at historical fiction.... The Giver of Stars is a celebration of love, but also of reading, of knowledge, of female friendship, of the beauty of our most rural corners and our enduring American grit: the kind of true grit that can be found in the hills of Kentucky and on the pages of this inspiring book." (The Washington Post)

"[A] dramatic, sweeping story.... As well as creating wonderful strong characters, Jojo Moyes has an incredible eye for historical detail - I really felt as though I was riding over those Kentucky mountains with those women." (Sophie Kinsella for Bustle)

"With characters so real they feel like dear friends and a compelling storyline, this is a beautiful, special novel. I loved it and didn’t want it to end!" (Liane Moriarty, number-one New York Times best-selling author of Big Little Lies)

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Loved it!

Absolutely loved this book. I never write reviews for books and this one I had to.

The Narrator gets all the voices down perfectly so you can follow along no problem at all when there is conversation going on.

The story itself was very good, no major “on the edge of my seat” parts but I found it very engaging the entire time.

I definitely recommend this listen, by far one of the best books I’ve had on audible in a long time!

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What can I say?

I loved this book. It was well presented and a very interesting story. It had a bit of everything humour sadness , bulling, hope, love, and how goodness trumps over evil. A great read.

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Great narration, Fantastic job with different voices.

Loved the story. A great example of the resilience of women, their ability to seek kindness , and their connection to one another.

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Loved this book

Did not want this book to end. Loved the relationship between the women. Looking forward to the movie.

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loved it

oh how I enjoyed this book. it was so captivating and the characters were impossible not to love.

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Gripping ... at a snail’s pace

The story kept us enthralled but moved along soooooo slowly. Excellently narrated, the accents were impeccable.

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Absolutely glued from start to finish!

Performance: It is absolutely amazing that only one voice actress told this entire story. The accents were perfect, she switched between voices seamlessly, and each had a distinct character without being overdone. There was no difficulty in telling who was talking. At some of the tumultuous peaks of the story, with many events happening quickly and voices changing constantly, I was very impressed that the scenes progressed so naturally.

Story: I suppose this was a slow burn, but I felt so compelled by the characters and glued to the story that I made it through this book in record time. I listened to it on a flight recently, kept my headphones on all the way to my car, and then realized I had been sitting in the airport parking lot for thirty minutes because I was so engrossed in the story. I loved it so much that I've ordered hard copies for family members for Christmas.

Overall: I think I've said this in previous reviews, but this is my NEW all time favourite on Audible!

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Wow! I would recommend this book to anyone.

I loved this book. I couldn’t stop listening, but at the same time didn’t want it to end. I laughed out loud, I cried, I got mad.. this book has it all. The narrator was exceptional. Love love loved this book!

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Loved it!

Couldn't stop listening. It was a great story, Fantastic character development, the writer made me feel like they were my own friends. Narrator was wonderful. My new favorite book.

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  • Sue
  • 2019-11-21

Excellent

Best book in such a long time. Excellent story, very well written. Loved the narrator! Highly recommended!

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  • Barbara N.
  • 2019-10-25

Beautiful book / excellent narrator

One of best books I’ve listened to since Where The Crawdads Sing!!
Couldn’t put it down. The narration was awesome as was the beautiful story of the WPA Pack Horse Librarians.
Highly recommend.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-10-25

About time!

I loved Me Before You and some of Moyes other books weren’t quite up my alley, but this one was really something to listen to.

Julia’s narration was superb, boasting a full cast of various genders, ages, and accents.
Loved how the story played out, and Marjorie kinda fires up your inner “ you tell ‘em girl!” inside us all.
Sometimes you read ( listen to) a bunch of “ meh” books and you just need one book to make you think there are still good writers out there.
Glad this was a worthwhile credit used:)

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  • Elizabeth
  • 2019-10-13

JoJo Moyes does not disappoint!

I only “read” audio and I’m fussy. I loved this book. This historical fiction from the mid-30’s in the Kentucky mountains is well researched, with rich characters. I so enjoyed all the librarians and how they grew from both their work and the relationships they developed with each other. I am going to miss the two main characters.
There is a lot packed into this book. I couldn’t put it down. And excellent narration.

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  • Jamamama
  • Nashville, TN, United States
  • 2019-10-25

Coal books and women

I loved this story about Eastern Ky. I drove with my aunt and her bookmobile ( modern version of this story) to isolated settlements in this same area. It was a great story, beautifully told with a satisfactory ending.

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  • Diana
  • 2019-10-15

Read it first

I loved this book. I have lived in the Appalachian mountains my entire life. How did I not know about this? This would make a great book club feature.

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  • ROBIN
  • 2019-10-15

My favorite book this year!

This story and it's characters grabbed my interest from the very beginning.
I knew half way through that I didn't want it to end, and that I would miss these people. I am not usually a big fan of historical fiction, but this book was outstanding! I also love that the pack horse library was a real thing.
I highly recommend this one, regardless of your typical genre.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-10-20

Ladies and books!!!

I just loved this story. I listened to this on my audible and I just loved the accents. The story had me from the beginning. I laughed, cried and was so angry while listening to the story. The commitment these women had to the library and to town people was so wonderful. The unusual friendship that bloomed between 5 women was so special and made you fall in love with their world and what they were trying to achieve. Was sad when the story ended.

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  • Meg M
  • 2019-10-21

Women's Historic Packhorse Library

This wonderful story is rich with beautiful scenery, horses, women's rights and women's friendships. A captivating story that I didn't want to end.

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  • Gayle Owens
  • 2019-10-11

Superb

Excellent writing with witty dialogue and superb plot development. The narration was outstanding. I highly recommend this story.

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  • Lynn Jenkins
  • Madison, WI, US
  • 2019-10-16

Another winner

Did not want this book to end. I am finished listening however and feel so enriched by this wonderful story. The premise of the book is based on the true story of women working against immense odds to venture out in remote areas of Kentucky on horseback, delivering reading material to women and families who would not otherwise have access to them. Such beautiful character development and warm stories of these women finding success and acceptance. Truly a wonderful book. Thank you Ms. Moyes. Please get cracking on your next book?

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