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The Giver of Stars: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jojo Moyes

Narrated By: Julia Whelan

Date: October 2019

Duration: 13 hours 53 minutes




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“I’ve been a huge Jojo Moyes fan. Her characters are so compelling. . . . It’s such a great narrative about personal strength and really captures how books bring communities together.” —Reese Witherspoon

From the author of Me Before You, set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond

Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve, hoping to escape her stifling life in England.  But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically.

The leader, and soon Alice's greatest ally, is Margery, a smart-talking, self-sufficient woman who's never asked a man's permission for anything. They will be joined by three other singular women who become known as the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky. 

What happens to them--and to the men they love--becomes an unforgettable drama of loyalty, justice, humanity, and passion. These heroic women refuse to be cowed by men or by convention. And though they face all kinds of dangers in a landscape that is at times breathtakingly beautiful, at others brutal, they’re committed to their job: bringing books to people who have never had any, arming them with facts that will change their lives.

Based on a true story rooted in America’s past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope and epic in its storytelling. Funny, heartbreaking, enthralling, it is destined to become a modern classic--a richly rewarding novel of women’s friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond. 



  • Sharon H.

    wonderful read, story kept the reader wanting more.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Rita

    A beautifully written novel. All the women became my heroes.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Ruth S.

    A great read. These gals were spectacular! The story line kept you moving on. I loved the end!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    I loved this story & wished it could go on forever. The narration was UNBELIEVABLE! She embodied every character so thoroughly that I think she should receive the highest honor or award for narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Kay B.

    What agreT noon. My husband and I listened to it as we drove from Texas to North Carolina and back. We both loved it. Great story.

  • LisaAT

    This is an excellent book of women that become the best of friends! The narrator was amazing and the storyline ended with me wanting a sequel!!! ... I’m waiting!!

  • Trish25

    Awesome read!! The story line is fantastic and keeps you engaged, wanting to know what is happening next!!!

  • Anonymous

    Loved the story

  • Joy C.

    LOVED this book!!! Fascinating story line, and the narrator was amazing!

  • Anonymous

    Love love love this book

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