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Girl with a Pearl Earring

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Tracy Chevalier

Narrated By: Jenna Lamia

Publisher: HighBridge Company

Date: March 2001

Duration: 4 hours 19 minutes

Summary:

Girl with a Pearl Earring tells the story of Griet, a 16-year-old Dutch girl, who becomes a maid in the house of the painter Johannes Vermeer. Her calm and perceptive manner not only helps her in her household duties, but also attracts Vermeer's attention. He slowly draws her into the world of his paintings and ultimately has her sit for him as a model.In this richly imagined portrait of the young woman who inspired on of Vermeer's most celebrated paintings, Tracy Chevalier transports readers to a bygone time and place. History and fiction merge seamlessly in a luminous tale of artistic vision, sensual awakening, and daily life in the Netherlands of the 17th-century.

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  • Aaron Davidson

    Great story and the narrator has a clear voice and pronunciation

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Terence K.

    The book was good. I was glad it was abridged, because there were points where it was a bit slow. The narrator was very good. Easy to understand and great pronunciation.

  • Sharon J.

    Absolutely wonderful. The narrator WAS Great. I was absorbed all the way through.

  • Tannia C.

    I really like the narrative voice. It sounded so realistic

  • Anonymous

    First time reading an historical fiction. Enjoyed it!

  • Susan S

    Not a interesting book began to get a little boring at some parts

  • Dahlia Dominguez

    Wonderful story and an awesome narrator. Her portrayal of the characters brought the book to life for me!

  • Erin A

    I love historical fiction and this was such a wonderful story, I played it twice. I love the name Griet...thinking about giving my next child that name!

  • Claudine Castillo

    The pleasant story drew me, allowing me to imagine the Griet's observations of 17 century Dutch life while giving me a glimpse into the complex domestic tensions of the anachronistic household. Griet is a quietly perceptive young character read well by the narrator. However, I simply could not stand the narrator's interpretation of Vermeer - the voice is too slow-paced and throaty for my taste. All in all, a good listen that will always affect how I look at the painting.

  • Anonymous

    Another fine Chevalier novel. The narrator does get a bit monotone, but the author does a good job of creating a story behind the masterpiece. Makes one want to study the painting in more detail.

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