Finding Grace: A Novel Audiobook, by Janis Thomas Play Audiobook Sample

Finding Grace: A Novel Audiobook

Finding Grace: A Novel Audiobook, by Janis Thomas Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Suzanne Toren, Elise Arsenault, Jesse Vilinsky, Stacey Glemboski Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: April 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781799918431

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

81

Longest Chapter Length:

20:58 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

01:25 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

08:06 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

1

Publisher Description

A young girl is in terrible danger … but can they reach her in time?

Somebody’s coming for you

California: Twelve-year-old Melanie has been in foster care her whole life, moving from home to home—unloved and unwanted. And although she has found relative contentment with her current foster parents, Melanie harbors a secret that, if discovered, would blow her world apart. Someone talks to Melanie, a presence no one else can see or hear, and this presence has a message for her: something bad is about to happen.

New York: After years of battling with her troubled, unpredictable mother, Louise has managed to find peace in her solitary existence. Until the day Grace crashes back into her life and entreats Louise to help her save a child from imminent danger. Unwilling to get caught up in her mother’s madness, Louise resists. But she realizes the only way to be rid of Grace once and for all is to play along.

Louise and Grace set off across America in search of Melanie, driven by Grace’s firm belief that they have to get there before the bad thing happens. To do that, Louise must first come to understand and trust her mother. But after a lifetime of pain and dysfunction, can the two finally heal old wounds in order to save one young girl?

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“I loved how this story was told from the multiple viewpoints of the many characters. It showed excellently how we all interpret the same situation differently. I had a hard time putting the book down, and with such short chapters, it made it easy to think I could read at least one more. There are some broken people here, but also lots of redemption. I loved the supernatural element, which didn’t overpower the characters or plot. Very well done.”

— Seattle Book Review (5 stars) 

Quotes

  • “Compelling and redemptive, Finding Grace captured my heart from the first page and never let go.”

    — Suzanne Redfearn, #1 Amazon bestselling author
  • “Finding Grace is a compelling psychological suspense drama about the ties that bind and the forgiveness that lives within us all. A truly unique and captivating read!”

    — Wendy Walker, bestselling author of All Is Not Forgotten
  • “[An] engrossing paranormal thriller…Thomas keeps the reader guessing what’s going on as she shifts between the perspectives of Louise, Grace, and Melanie en route to the touching, bittersweet ending…Those who value character-driven suspense will be rewarded.”

    — Publishers Weekly
  • “An authentically creepy tale.”

    — Kirkus Reviews
  • “Thomas builds suspense and slowly provides explanations as her novel progresses. Four talented narrators—Stacey Glemboski, Elise Arsenault, Jesse Vilinsky, and Suzanne Toren—take turns telling the story, and they all do a wonderful job with their characterizations. Recommended for listeners of suspense fiction and stories involving family dynamics.”

    — Library Journal (audio review)

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About Janis Thomas

Janis Thomas is the author of bestselling domestic suspense novels What Remains True and All That’s Left of Me, as well as three critically acclaimed humorous women’s fiction novels, Something New, Sweet Nothings, and Say Never. Janis is a popular workshop leader and speaker and a passionate writing advocate. When she isn’t writing or fulfilling her PTA duties, she loves to spend time with her family, sing with her sister, play tennis, and throw lavish dinner parties with outrageous menus. She lives in Southern California with her terrific husband, amazing teenagers, and two crazy dogs.

About the Narrators

Suzanne Toren, award-winning narrator, has over thirty years of experience in narration. She was named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine in 2019. She has won the American Foundation for the Blind’s Scourby Award for Narrator of the Year, AudioFile magazine named her the 2009 Best Voice in Nonfiction & Culture, and she is the recipient of multiple Earphones Awards. She performs on and off Broadway and in regional theaters and has appeared on Law & Order and in various soap operas.

Elise Arsenault is a classically trained actor, singer, and voice-over artist. She has worked throughout the country with various regional theaters, including Merrimack Rep, Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Ivoryton Playhouse, Imagination Stage, and the Discovery Theater at the Smithsonian Institute. She holds a BA from George Mason University.

Caitlin Kelly, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a seasoned voice-over artist with experience in Japan and the United States. She has a BFA in drama and studied musical theater at the Collaborative Arts Project 21, an off-Broadway theater company and musical theater training conservatory. She got started in voice-over work in 2009 while living in Japan where she toured with Disney’s World of English and World Family Club as a performer and a puppeteer.

Stacey Glemboski is a seasoned voice artist and audiobook narrator of many books in the science fiction and young adult fiction genres.