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Author: W. Somerset Maugham Narrator: Davina Porter Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2015 ISBN: 9781461811398
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Set in the time of the infamous Spanish Inquisition, Catalina is a novel both richly historical and affectingly human. Two eminent persons, natives of the city, were arriving after an absence of many years, and great doings had been arranged in their honor. In the Lady Chapel of the church a crippled girl prayed to the Blessed Virgin whose day it was, too. No greater things were planned for the girl, Catalina, but greater things awaited her.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Felisa | 11/18/2013

    " This book is absolutely terrible. It hasn't even a shadow of the wit one finds in his great works. Maugham must have been broke. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 9/19/2013

    " Le style de Maugham est incomparable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 8/10/2013

    " Such controlled, simple brilliant writing. Just started and already a 'can not put down' read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caitlin | 8/9/2013

    " Not a typical Maugham and I didn't care for it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lysergius | 6/21/2013

    " I started this twice, but once I got into it - it really rolled along. An entertaining tale of miracles and the advent of self-knowledge. I think I would agree that if there is a God he has to have a sense of humour! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 12/16/2012

    " Books from this era certainly have a distinct flavor. I think I like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/17/2012

    " A little off Maugham's beaten path but a good read anyway. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita | 9/1/2012

    " A very interesting historical novel, a departure for Maugham but very well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Talkingtowalls | 8/9/2012

    " I can't remember exactly why now, but I know I laughed my head off at the end of this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valley | 4/2/2012

    " Spain, 17th Century, dry humor. Virgin Mary promises a crippled girl can be cured but it's clear by whom. Three men try, surprising results. "

About the Author

William Somerset Maugham (1874–1965) was born in Paris, the son of a British embassy official, and grew up in England. He studied medicine and officially qualified as a doctor before turning to writing. One of the twentieth century’s most popular novelists as well as a celebrated playwright, critic, and short-story writer, he also served as a secret agent for the British during World War I.

About the Narrator

Davina Porter has been enthralling listeners for over twenty-five years with her ability to mine the psychological depths of the characters she reads and bring them convincingly to life. In 2006, she won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Female Narration and in 2004 for Best Inspirational Literature Narration. She has been honored as an AudioFile Golden Voice and has won nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she has appeared on stage at the Vineyard Playhouse and the Square One Theater, among others.