Shadows Over Paradise by Isabel Wolff audiobook

Shadows Over Paradise: A Novel

By Isabel Wolff
Read by Susan Duerden and Wanda McCaddon

Tantor Audio 9780345533180

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200039258

  • ISBN: 9798200039241

  • ISBN: 9798200039265

Runtime: 10.61 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Jenni Clark is a ghostwriter. She loves to immerse herself in other people's stories—a respite from her own life and from a relationship that appears to be nearing its end. Jenni's latest assignment takes her to a coastal hamlet in England, where she has agreed to pen the memoir of an elderly farm owner named Klara. Jenni assumes the project will be easy: a quiet, ordinary tale of a life well lived.
But Klara's story is far from quiet. She recounts the tale of a family torn apart by World War II and of disgraceful acts committed against a community in the Japanese prison camps on the Pacific island paradise of Java. As harrowing details emerge and stunning truths come to light, Jenni is compelled to confront a secret she's spent a lifetime burying.
Weaving together the lives of two very different women, Isabel Wolff has created a captivating novel of love, loss, and hope that reaches across generations.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Both narrators provide fully realized personalities and settings. AudioFile
“Beautifully written…an outstanding book club selection . . . If you liked Jamie Ford’s novels [then] you’ll like Shadows over Paradise.” Huntington News (Boston)
“Shifting focus from the present to the past with ease…[Isabel] Wolff’s latest will please fans of women’s stories that include a realistic depiction of life during wartime and the ability to overcome adversity.” Library Journal
“An excellent choice for fans of Sarah Jio and Kate Morton.” Booklist
“Susan Duerden and Wanda McCaddon narrate this portrait of two women who live in vastly different time periods… Duerden’s soft, whispery voice hints at things intimate, hidden, important in Jenni’s world…McCaddon is masterful as Klara and has a perfect accent for each new person described in the camps as well as a tone that reveals his or her terror. Both narrators provide fully realized personalities and settings—from to the horrific details of life in the camps to Jenni’s contemporary trauma and the friendship that ultimately develops between the two women.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Isabel Wolff

Author Bio: Isabel Wolff

Isabel Wolff was born in Warwickshire and studied English at Cambridge. She is the author of ten bestselling novels, including Ghostwritten, Rescuing Rose, and The Very Picture of You, and she has been published in twenty-nine languages. Isabel previously worked as a producer and reporter for the BBC. She lives with her family in London.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 10.61
Audience: Adult
Language: English