Year of Wonders

Year of Wonders

[a Novel of the Plague]

Downloadable Audiobook - 2010
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When the plague visits an isolated village in the English countryside, a housemaid named Anna Frith emerges as an unlikely heroine and healer. Through Anna's eyes we follow the story of the fateful year of 1666, as she and her fellow villagers endure a self-imposed quarantine to keep the disease from spreading...
Publisher: Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2010.
ISBN: 9781441754530
1441754539
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Blackstone Audio, Inc
Summary: When the plague visits an isolated village in the English countryside, a housemaid named Anna Frith emerges as an unlikely heroine and healer. Through Anna's eyes we follow the story of the fateful year of 1666, as she and her fellow villagers endure a self-imposed quarantine to keep the disease from spreading...

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INVS
May 24, 2018

Geraldine Brooks is a wonderful writer, a terrible speaker. Read the book instead of listening to this awful reading.

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valjo_
Feb 07, 2017

Such a fascinating story about life during the time of the plague. I loved that the author reads it herself in the language of the year 1666. I do not think another reader would have done better.

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genepy
Nov 24, 2014

Mrs Brooks put all the misery of the world into this this book with her pen and with her voice : why couldn't she
let a professional narrator do the audio version ? her dreadful performance ruins her work .

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susanelo
May 19, 2014

Unrelieved misery. Just when you think events can't get any worse, they do. The reader had a very unappealing voice. Having said that, I stuck with it till the bitter end, so it must have had something to say for itself but make sure you're in the right mood for this one!

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maxymaxdog
Jan 13, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I lived in Sheffield for 15 years and often visted the Peak District and the villages cited in the book. Such a fascinating story and the author read it so well. I loved her soft spoken way of reading.

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IV27HUjg
Dec 12, 2012

I've read this book twice, even went to Eams in the Peak District Derbyshire,North England, which was a bit difficult to get to without a car. I love this writer & the subject. The village is so interesting, the church yards where so many of the victims are buried. This may be fictional, but it so closely follows the actual events. Brooks is a wonderful writer - also one about her years in the middle East - her husband Tony Horwitz is a great writer also.

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stgleam
Dec 01, 2012

Very good story, loved the descriptions of life during the time of plague. Geraldine Brooks as a narrator was a little hard to get used to at first but her emotion and passion really came through the characters.

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Jonna99
May 11, 2011

I just loved this book. Geraldine Brooks writes beautiful prose, and I never got bored. I was captivated by the main characters, and the strategies of the villagers to survive.

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