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THE NECKLACE Thirteen Women and the Experiment That Transformed Their Lives

by | Read by Pam Ward

Contemporary Culture • 5.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

Thirteen California women buy and share a beautiful diamond necklace, and each is transformed by the experience. The account follows the necklace, which they name "Jewelia" (for Julia Child), as it adorns brides, travels the world, is worn during sex, changes lives, and is loaned out far beyond its original owners. Sounds like fiction? No, it's a true story, enthusiastically read by Pam Ward. Her narration seems to evolve as the group of women bonds through their experiences with the necklace. From a gossipy delivery at the beginning, Ward morphs to a more empathetic tone as Jewelia becomes the centerpiece at fund-raisers and the subject of controversy. Ward’s mature-sounding voice is appropriate for the real-life middle-aged women who tell what Jewelia has meant to them. J.B.G. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2008]



Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audiobooks • 2008

CD ISBN 9781433246531 $19.95 • Five CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audiobooks • 2008

CS ISBN 9781433246517 $44.95 • Four cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4332-4652-4 $50.00 • Five CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781433246548 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

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