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The Gift

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Danielle Steel

Narrated By: Ron McLarty

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: July 2000

Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes


On a June day, a young woman in a summer dress steps off a Chicago-bound bus into a small midwestern town. She doesn't intend to stay. She is just passing through. Yet her stopping here has a reason and it is part of a story that you will never forget.

The time is the 1950s, when life was simpler, people still believed in dreams, and family was, very nearly, everything. The place is a small midwestern town with a high school and a downtown, a skating pond and a movie house. And on a tree-lined street in the heartland of America, an extraordinary set of events begins to unfold. And gradually what seems serendipitous is tinged with purpose. A happy home is shattered by a child's senseless death. A loving marriage starts to unravel. And a stranger arrives—a young woman who will touch many lives before she moves on. She and a young man will meet and fall in love. Their love, so innocent and full of hope, helps to restore a family's dreams. And all of their lives will be changed forever by the precious gift she leaves them.

The Gift, Danielle Steel's thirty-third best-selling work, is a magical story told with stunning simplicity and power. It reveals a relationship so moving it will take your breath away. And it tells a haunting and beautiful truth about the unpredictability—and the wonder—of life.


  • Anonymous

    a lovely very well written book kept me very interested for a very long time great feel good factor

  • Ann Hadley

    A bit syrupy even for Danielle Steel but worth a listen with some comfort food if you're in the mood!!

  • Tammy Henson

    This was a nice feel good story. Typical Steele. It has a mixture of heartbreak, lost and found happiness, tinged with a lesson in morality and the reader is left knowing that eventually all things can turn-out right. A nice warm book for long commutes.


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