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Stories of courage during life's most difficult moments are a staple of Holocaust literature. This audiobook fits that mold. The emotional story of a teenage girl's coming of age in Italy during WWII excels on audio because of the exceptional performance of Nancy Peterson. Employing a well-paced delivery and a firm tone that bring to life the fear of Lilia and her family,... Read More
Narrator Nancy Peterson's well-modulated tones and unhurried pace set the stage for Lasky's clever, often humorous dialogue. This intriguing mystery features real-life artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her Ghost Ranch in the New Mexico desert. When O'Keeffe sets out into the early morning desert to look for bleached animal bones, what she finds instead is a murdered priest. This... Read More
Nancy Peterson's performance fills the corners of your heart as she recounts the search for three children who have run away from Grace and Lillian's small Canadian prairie orphanage. Peterson's voice holds limitless empathy for human failures and doubts as Lillian confronts her worries about setting up her own house and welcoming her father's new wife. Different voices and... Read More
Nancy Peterson's slow, clearly enunciated narration illuminates the creative world of the late Belle Epoque in Paris. Subtitled "The Paris of Picasso, Stravinsky, Proust, Renault, Marie Curie, Gertrude Stein, and Their Friends Through the Great War," this audiobook illuminates the detailed history of the intertwined lives and accomplishments of these famous personalities,... Read More
This audiobook alternates between the years 1943 and 2003. In the enthralling opening we hear of Grace's courage, faith, and triumph as she escorts 11 Jewish children from Vichy France through the Pyrenees to safety in Spain. The alternate story follows a young, pregnant widow named Addie who goes to Oregon to search for a bone marrow donor for the man who turned around her... Read More
Set in WWII-era Poland, this audiobook tells the parallel stories of two young women, Sadie and Ella. The war has hit each of them hard: Sadie is forced into the sewer to avoid Nazi persecution, and Ella is struggling to adapt to life with her cruel, Nazi-sympathizing stepmother. When their paths cross, Sadie's and Ella's lives change forever. Three narrators--Jennifer Jill... Read More
In this audiobook, Nancy Peterson captures two very different worlds: WWII Europe and contemporary America. Hanna Tillich is a German archaeologist in the 1940s, and Ember Ellis is a contemporary American who seeks an authentic wartime hero to research for her PhD thesis. As Tillich, Peterson depicts a fascinating fearless woman who rejects her allegiance to the Nazis after... Read More
This captivating array of personal and historical details of the great composer's life could not have been performed by anyone but Nancy Peterson. Reading a narrative that unfolds like a smoothly written mystery or travelogue, Peterson capture's Annik LaFarge's gentle reverence for every aspect of Chopin's life. Her lyrical pacing and phrasing, beautiful in themselves,... Read More
Narrator Nancy Peterson impeccably delivers the multiple accents required for this novel covering the years leading up to the Russian Revolution. Set in St. Petersburg, in 1903, the fictional account follows Prince Dimitri Markhov; his vindictive wife, Lara; Czar Nicholas II, and Czarina Alexandra. The plot illuminates Prince Dimitri's awakening to the filth and poverty of the... Read More
Listeners go on an emotional journey with three generations of women who are brought together by their shared interest in their Michigan family estate. In a serene and cozy style, narrator Nancy Peterson delivers the story of Hope, her Aunt Peg, and Hope's young daughter, Tink, and how they help each other heal over one summer despite family drama and secrets. While Peterson... Read More
To survive the Nazi occupation, various people hide beneath a family chapel in France during WWII. Narrator Nancy Peterson takes on the voices of both a French woman during the war and her American ancestor in contemporary times. Peterson skillfully moves between the emotions of the frightened French woman who is hiding Allies and innocents from Nazi troops to those of an... Read More
Narrator Nancy Peterson brings listeners to the idyllic Canadian prairie with this audiobook companion to the Hallmark show "When Hope Calls." Adoptee Lillian Walsh rejoices to discover that her birth sister, Grace, is alive. Peterson smoothly reunites Lillian and Grace and gives them a shared mission, helping to place other orphan children in good homes. The plight of the... Read More
Listeners are transported to the heart of the English countryside as Heather Toulson unravels long buried family secrets, including what happened to her relative Libby. The story involves three time periods as Heather discovers more about her family. Narrator Nancy Peterson helps the listener keep track of the different plotlines and protagonists with subtle characterizations,... Read More
The premise of this audiobook is a familiar one: Pampered young woman rebels against societal expectations, and trouble ensues. While the prospect of returning to Gilded Age New York City is always appealing, this audiobook fails to capture a true sense of time and place, opting instead for exaggerated drama and slow-moving narrative. All three narrators offer uneven... Read More
Nancy Peterson gives a soulful performance of this true story based on a WWII resistance group based in Belgium. Fans of literary fiction and dramatic narration will find much to admire in this volume. Helene is a teenager recruited into producing an underground copy of LE SOIR that lampoons Hitler and Nazism at great risk to all involved. Peterson displays her talent as she... Read More
Listeners follow three strong women whose stories intertwine and impact each other in the most extraordinary ways amid the backdrops of WWII Holland and modern-day Amsterdam, Uganda, and the U.S. Nancy Peterson gives a stand-out performance as she brings the wide cast of characters alive, drawing out the strong emotions in the story. In particular, Peterson's believable Dutch... Read More
With exquisite sensitivity, narrator Nancy Peterson channels the complex character of Susannah Martin, one of 14 women hanged for witchcraft during the infamous Salem witch trials. Susannah waits for months in abysmal conditions for her execution, repeatedly playing back memories of her long-ago courtship with her handsome beau. Peterson's depictions of both Susannahs--the... Read More
Narrator Nancy Peterson beautifully brings this sweet historical novel to life. In 1938 in Austria, young Max Dornbach and Annika Knopf agree to hide their Jewish friends' treasures from marauding Nazis. Eighty years later, Callie Randall discovers an antique copy of BAMBI with an unusual inscription in the children's bookstore she owns with her sister. As Peterson narrates... Read More
Nancy Peterson grippingly narrates a classic horror story in a modern setting. When Leslie Carpenter is considering a topic for her graduate thesis, she recalls a sinister nursery rhyme called "The Scottish Bride," which her grandmother told her. It's chilling to hear of Leslie's fascination and her mother's revulsion at hearing the rhyme. Intrigued once more, Leslie arranges a... Read More
Nancy Peterson gives an outstanding narration of this heartbreaking yet uplifting story. During WWII, Daniel Knight and 10-year-old Brigitte narrowly escape the Nazis after the arrest of their families. Upon journeying to England, the two are separated. More than 70 years later, the memory of Brigitte still haunts Daniel. Finding her becomes a priority as he ages, and he hires... Read More
Elizabeth Thatcher never imagined that life could be so difficult on the Canadian frontier until she was there and found it a far cry from her East Coast roots. Narrator Nancy Peterson's skilled portrayal of the characters in Oke's historical romance creates the sense of listening to a play instead of a straightforward reading. Vocal differentiation is realistic and not... Read More
In this mystery riff on PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, dastardly George Wickham has been murdered, and the handsome Mr. Darcy is the prime suspect. The plot thickens when Darcy refuses to reveal his alibi since it would compromise the lovely Miss Elizabeth Bennet. This story is enchanting, and Nancy Peterson's narration is a rare gift. Her upper-crust English accents are delicious. She... Read More
Narrator Nancy Peterson narrates this simple tale of romance. Kenadie was jilted at the altar once and has since then sworn off romance, churches, or anything remotely related to marriage. Ironically, she works at a successful company that aids people in finding love through profiling their users. Her work partner introduces her to his old college roommate, and the rest is a... Read More
Narrator Nancy Peterson captures the powerful emotions in this sublime historical novel, based on true events. Hilde Pickell was a happily married mother when her husband joined Field Marshall Rommel's 7th Panzer Brigade. Listeners will empathize with the spirited Pickell as she copes with privations, helps others, and is increasingly appalled at the changes she sees in her... Read More
Nancy Peterson's performance connects beautifully with this story about how God can help us move beyond life's mediocrity and the hopelessness that can stall our progress. Her flawless delivery--sweet but not innocent--is a wonderful vehicle for the rich imagery and positive tone of the author's writing. The 35-year-old single heroine in the parable loses her monotonous job... Read More
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