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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (12,546 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tracy Chevalier Narrator: Anne Twomey Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2002 ISBN: 9781598871593
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An elegant novel from the author of Girl with a Pearl Earring. As the Victorian period gives way to a more forward-thinking era, the lives of two English families are intertwined, both in life and death, by the friendship of their young daughters, w Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirsty Darbyshire | 2/20/2014

    " I listened to this as an audiobook and enjoyed the narration which skips between quite a number of different characters. Fab story about two girls growing up in the early years of the 20th century from families with quite different views on the world. One of those books I didn't want to end. I can guess what Maude and Lavinia (and their grave digging friend Simon too) did next but would like to know all the subtleties of their lives after the book finished. A very enjoyable listen indeed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen Payne | 2/18/2014

    " Falling Angels is set in Victorian times and very interesting. It wasn't an easy book to read, but I am glad I plowed through it and read it till the end. Interesting! His other book, Girl With the Pearl Earring was a more interesting read, but Falling Angels held it's own with the setting of Victorian times and the death of Queen Victoria and the customs of "proper mourning". "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mallory | 2/17/2014

    " bad, awful characters and an uninteresting story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kiddo | 2/8/2014

    " Beautiful. A genuine page turner for image and character-enchanted people. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laurine | 1/28/2014

    " maybe 2 1/2 stars "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianne | 1/16/2014

    " A look at he Victorian way of death. Couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruchi Goel | 1/15/2014

    " The best book by TC....made me want to travel through France pronto "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 1/15/2014

    " Historical fiction about suffragettes in London and the challenges and sacrifices made. Very interesting and touching. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ana | 12/8/2013

    " Learned a lot (sounds boring, but not at all!). I'm addicted to this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Peake | 12/8/2013

    " I'm not a big reader of Womens Rights but gee this book in darn good. Loved all the children and all the tradition of Victorian Funerals. Again I really loved the working ladies in the kitchen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marija (Conquistador) | 12/1/2013

    " Not bad but not my type of book... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorna | 11/9/2013

    " I liked it well enough but not very substantial. Quite amusing and a good period piece but really short chapters as it was written from several individuals personal perspective. Got a feeling I might have already read it andd then forgotten which s not a good thing or I have heard it on radio!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Reuel | 11/8/2013

    " Historical fiction set in Victorian England, includes info on the 19thc Cemetery Movement. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 10/16/2013

    " Loved it! Have read several other books by the same author but enjoyed this one so much that I read it again 6 months later. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 9/20/2013

    " Set in turn of the century, with women's suffrage movement as a storyline. This book has good character development and offers multiple perspectives, mainly from two families. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacie | 5/2/2013

    " This was my first Tracy Chevallier book and I thought it was well written. It had lots of history and let you in on what life was life in Victorian England. At the same time it offered a simple familial tale "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 3/4/2013

    " Was dissappointed with this book, maybe I am being too harsh since I am such a big fan of Girl with a Pearl Earring. Also a little dark. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathe Ford | 9/29/2012

    " as good as the pearl earring. intersting dynamics in the family, would like to read a sequel to see what ultimately happens to the charactors in the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl in CC NV | 12/22/2011

    " I'm honestly not a fan of historical fiction, but I will read anything this woman writes. I don't know exactly why. I don't think it's the romance - even though some of these do seem, at times, a not-too-big step up from 'bodice rippers.' Comments welcome! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janna | 12/5/2011

    " I like the varying perspectives in this book. Chevalier does a good job of presenting everyone's points of view. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Issi | 9/26/2011

    " I liked this book, but not as much as The Girl with the Pearl Earring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lkelley | 9/16/2011

    " The book was fair. The story was good but I suppose I feel like it never really went anywhere. I didn't see the point to all of it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Holly N | 7/16/2011

    " Not my favorite as it can get quite depressing. She has written better works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Justice | 6/29/2011

    " Creepy 1900s England, people who revere death more than life, and suffragettes. Pretty great multiple perspective story telling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 5/4/2011

    " Liked the way she presented the characters. Always learn a bit about everyday life during the period/place Chevalier writes in. Excellent story. Want to read more by this author (have already read Girl with a Pearl Earring - one of my favorites!) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 4/27/2011

    " Just started. It's historical fiction by the author of "Girl With A Pearl Earring" which I read a long time ago for a book club and liked it very much.

    This is a good book. The time period is the new century -- 1900 to 1910. A good period piece. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 4/24/2011

    " I very much enjoyed this book and how it progressed, did not want to put it down. Interesting the way she interwove the characters of the Coleman and Waterhouse families. Very good read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cindy | 4/17/2011

    " Weird. Didn't care for this. Two girls, hanging around a cemetary become friends. They have messed up families. What did anyone learn here? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ana | 4/7/2011

    " Learned a lot (sounds boring, but not at all!). I'm addicted to this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kiddo | 4/4/2011

    " Beautiful. A genuine page turner for image and character-enchanted people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 4/2/2011

    " nice to be back at Highgate Cemetary, and to stroll amongst the angels and urns...and now i know the proper way to dress in 1908 england for a funeral, and how long one mourns.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggy | 3/27/2011

    " This is a well researched book! If you enjoy historical fiction all of Ms. Chevalier books should be on your shelf! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauren | 3/25/2011

    " Exploration of the Victorian obession with mourning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maren | 3/24/2011

    " This was a fascinating portrait of a particular time and place from an interesting perspective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lizzy | 3/18/2011

    " Another Good book,
    In The Cemetry
    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathe | 3/7/2011

    " This book was a disappointment when you compare it to her best book The Girl with the Pearl Earring. "

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About the Author
Author Tracy Chevalier

Tracy Chevalier is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels, including Girl with a Pearl Earring, which has been translated into thirty-nine languages and made into an Oscar-nominated film, as well as several other novels.

About the Narrator

Anne Twomey is an accomplished actress of both stage and screen. Her Broadway credits include Orpheus Descending with Vanessa Redgrave, To Grandmother’s House We Go, and Nuts, for which she received a Tony nomination and a Theatre World Award. Her many television appearances include guest roles on Seinfeld, Law & Order: SVU, Spin City, and the Christopher Reeves’ movie-of-the-week Rear Window. She has also appeared in the films Picture Perfect and Orpheus Descending. Her audiobook narrations have won her five AudioFile Earphones Awards.