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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (553 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pam Lewis Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9781611202427
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A Young Wife follows the unforgettable journey of Minke Van Aisma across three continents - from a life of opulence in Amsterdam during the 1900s, to rough living on the Argentine coast, to fighting poverty as an immigrant in New York City. She is forced to leave behind a kidnapped son in Argentina, but sets upon the arduous task of struggling to find the child and taking revenge on the people who orchestrated his abduction. This tale of love, betrayal, and redemption is a journey that no reader will forget.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carly Thompson | 2/19/2014

    " Sometimes I read good reviews of a book and when I don't like it, I wonder what I missed. I can understand why some people might like this book but I am not one of them. I found the main character Minke to be stupid rather than naive and unsympathetic rather than a character I wanted to root for. The plot twists (her husband is a drug maker, her baby is stolen but it turns out the husband sold him for money) were unbelievable and preposterous rather than surprising. The supporting characters veered toward flat portrayals of good or evil. I did like the setting - rural Netherlands and then the pampas of Argentina (two places I haven't read about before) but found the plot too Lifetime moviesque and Minke too annoying for a heroine. Can definitely be skipped. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 2/19/2014

    " Loved this book! It was based on the author's grandmother's life and it was just a great story from beginning to end. I REALLY enjoyed this! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 2/11/2014

    " So Far I find this book to be very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 1/28/2014

    " 4 star book here. There was some heartwrenching parts, keep me on the edge of my seat parts, and then the could not go to bed until I knew how it all ended - part. I won this book and am very glad that I did, not knowing if this is a book that my library will purchase. The book itself has a lot of whirlwind action, all taking place within about three years. Minke is summoned to nurse a sick distant relative - who dies not long after. Within days she is married to her boss (the husband of the deceased) and heading off to Argentina. Minke is really quite naive in the beginning and left to be that way until she starts standing her ground. She has quite the head on her shoulders and comes into her own in a great way. Our Minke is not one to give up, even when her young son is stolen she does not give in. When she is betrayed and all seems to be lost - that is when she shines. Minke finds her focus and strives on. I like how she changes through the story, we know she is easy going but has a tough side and a stand up for what she believes is right - we see this when she smacks around the daughter of the house. Then we see how it saves her in the end when she raises herself and her children up out of the muck her husband made for them in America. On to the next!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terryann | 11/23/2013

    " i loved the main character and the power she created for herself. the book wasn't very realistic, but was a great read anyway. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela Wood | 11/2/2013

    " I finished this book last night after our power went off. It was a good book. I read on the back where the author got the idea from her grandmothers life. I almost gave up reading when the baby Zaf was kidnapped. Thankfully I didn't and the outcome was good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 8/27/2013

    " This is a good entertaining book with some twists that were unpredictable and exciting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/18/2013

    " I was disappointed with the writing in this book. It was certainly not great literature and really seemed quite juvenile. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly Lynch | 2/2/2013

    " I thought it was pretty good until the end. Things wrapped up a little too neatly for my taste but it was a good story. It' supposed to be based on the author's Grandmother's life but it might have been better if she'd made it a biography instead of a novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole Lemke | 10/27/2012

    " Quick & easy read. Reminded me a bit of the Wives of Henry Oases. Maybe too tied together & too few characters but pretty good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Richards | 10/3/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book. Lots of twists and turns and some major surprises. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Ahronian | 6/16/2012

    " I wasn't sure about this one when I picked it up, but it held my interest throughout. LOVED the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyndra | 6/10/2012

    " Actually a pleasant surprise. Kept my attention the whole way through. I rooted the whole time for the heroine. She is likable. The plot is a little bit predictable but still keeps the pages turning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine Tarbox | 11/6/2011

    " Wonderful story that I read in 2 days. I was sorry to finish this book. Very discriptive and captivating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 10/25/2011

    " The story of Minka is loosely based on events in her grandmother's life. From Amsterdam to Argentina and finally to New York Minke van Aisma's life is a journey of consequences and survival in the 1900's. "

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About the Narrator

Carrington MacDuffie is a voice actor and recording artist who has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, received numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has been a frequent finalist for the Audie Award, including for her original audiobook, Many Things Invisible. Alongside her narration work, she has released a new album of original songs, Only an Angel.