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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,326 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Danielle Steel Narrator: Patrice Donnell, Lewis Arlt Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780553752410
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In my eyes she had always been old, always been mine, always been Granny Dan. But in another time, another place, there had been dancing, people, laughter, love. . . . She had had another life before she came to us, long before she came to me. . . . 

She was the cherished grandmother who sang songs in Russian, loved to roller-skate, and spoke little of her past. But when Granny Dan died, all that remained was a box wrapped in brown paper, tied with string. Inside, an old pair of satin toe shoes, a gold locket, and a stack of letters tied with ribbon. It was her legacy, her secret past, waiting to be discovered by the granddaughter who loved her but never really knew her. It was a story waiting to be told. . . . 

The year was 1902. A new century was dawning as a motherless young girl arrived at a ballet school in St. Petersburg, Russia, at the age of seven. By age seventeen, Danina Petroskova had become a great ballerina, a favorite of the Czar and Czarina, who welcomed her into the heart of the Imperial family. But events both near and far away shook the ground upon which she danced. A war, an extraordinary man, and a devastating illness altered the course of her life. And when revolution shattered Russia, Danina Petroskova was forced to make a heartbreaking choice—as the world around her was about to change forever.

Granny Dan is about the magic of history. In it, Danielle Steel reminds us how little we know of those who came before us—and how, if we could only glimpse into their early lives, and see who they once were, there is so much we would understand and learn. For in this extraordinary novel, a simple box, filled with mementos from a grandmother, offers the greatest legacy of all: an unexpected gift of a life transformed, a long-forgotten history of youth and beauty, love and dreams.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chris | 2/18/2014

    " This will be the last Danielle Steele book I ever intend to read. She's so one dimensional. There's so much more she could do with her plot and characters and she wastes all of it on trite writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leanne | 2/12/2014

    " I enjoy an author who proves their talent with no cussing & good morals. Danielle Steel is the opposite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dee Schwinn | 1/28/2014

    " I like Steel's books when she relates them to history. These characters were well developed and the reader really gets into the lives of Nicolai and Daniana. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicki Wood | 1/26/2014

    " I know, I know..Danielle Steel?!?!?! But this was one of the more entertaining and engaging books I have read recently. I was happily surprised by how much I liked the characters and how engaged I was by the story line. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danthony74 | 1/24/2014

    " This book made me realize that the older members of my family had a life as a young person that perhaps the rest of us didn't understand. I am more respectful of their past. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 1/23/2014

    " Very quick read. It started out in the present, took us back to the past and then back to the present again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marynelson321 | 1/21/2014

    " My ABSOLUTE FAVORITE! I cried with this one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darlene | 1/20/2014

    " the guy is too old "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Norah | 1/9/2014

    " one of my first novels that I've read of danielle steel's collection, and well as a first experience it was enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha Capps | 1/3/2014

    " This is one of my all time favorite books.....has been a while since I have read it so I am not going to give it a review other than I remember I loved it at the time I read it as a teenager. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Choukeir | 12/21/2013

    " Beautiful story. So beautiful I could read it again and again and again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 11/24/2013

    " Nice story. Just goes to prove even your close family can surprise you "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 11/14/2013

    " This book had a little more "meat" to it than her usual fare. She has become predictable in her writing but this one gave a little more. There were some insights into the world of a Russian ballerina prior to the Cold War. A fast and easy read and enoyable anyway. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marsha | 11/13/2013

    " Book I've had on my shelf for a few years now - great love story about a ballet dancer and her doctor in Russia during the Revolution "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayla | 11/4/2013

    " Great book. Really loved reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mu'az | 10/28/2013

    " the first book i read by Danielle Steel "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly Von | 8/29/2013

    " Loved it! Took place in Russia during WWII. What a romance with a surprise ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa Brassard | 5/12/2013

    " interesting book, almost like the story of anastasia. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittany | 3/31/2013

    " A wonderful story that makes you realize how little you actually know about the people in your life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy napier | 12/30/2012

    " This book was a really good read. A quick read too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 sandra | 11/9/2012

    " This book very touchy from D.S and romance "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Faith Noelle Smith | 6/11/2012

    " i loved the book it had a awsome hock and i am happy to report/say i give the book 4 1/2 stars "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tracey L. | 3/5/2012

    " Danielle Steel cannot write. While she sometimes has good storylines, her superficial and hackneyed storytelling manner is more akin to an average person summarizing a book rather than an author actually writing one. Her ongoing popularity astounds me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlene Abdilla Muscat | 2/19/2012

    " An epic love story with a sad ending. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Granny | 1/21/2012

    " Boring, glamorizes infidelity. Quit reading half way through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsey Reyes | 12/27/2011

    " A woman going through her deceased grandmother's belongings finds love letters that give her a beautiful, yet at times tragic, view of her grandmother's amazing life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 9/5/2011

    " Grandparents are wise with time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheri | 7/24/2011

    " I definitely liked it better than the other two Steel books I've read, but the writing style still is not a favorite of mine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittany | 5/25/2011

    " A wonderful story that makes you realize how little you actually know about the people in your life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexa | 5/15/2011

    " This was a book that you knew easily what was coming next and I didnt like that much but I loved the fact this was an easy read as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 5/6/2011

    " An enjoyable read. One of my favorites from Danielle Steel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dianne | 3/21/2011

    " This book is clearly amazing! I really loved the plot and I think the story about Granny Dan was indeed compelling. Once again, Danielle Steel has caught my heart w/ this book. I won't easily forget this story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yanurisa | 3/15/2011

    " ini buku daniel steel yang pertama saya baca. sebelumnya saya berfikir buku daniel steel selalu tebal dan membosankan. tapi untuk yang satu ini i'm amaze. rentetan sejarah yang jelas dan terlihat tidak dibuat-buat. konflik yang tidak berlebihan i like this book a lot "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Faith | 1/8/2011

    " i loved the book it had a awsome hock and i am happy to report/say i give the book 4 1/2 stars "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mellissa | 12/31/2010

    " Heartwarming, heartbreaking tale of love, ballet, family, and sacrifice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mu'az | 12/24/2010

    " the first book i read by Danielle Steel
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 10/28/2010

    " Loved It!!! I was a little nervous to read this because it was a Danielle Steel book. I do not like any of her books but this one is totally different. What an amazing job she did of telling this story!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherryl | 10/23/2010

    " It was a typical Danielle Steel but I still enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tami | 10/22/2010

    " This book is not the typical Danielle Steel romance. I loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 9/3/2010

    " This is one of my all time favorite books.....has been a while since I have read it so I am not going to give it a review other than I remember I loved it at the time I read it as a teenager. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra | 9/1/2010

    " In no way am I a fan of Danielle Steel but I couldn't pass up the story of a ballerina and a famous man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 June | 7/16/2010

    " A different kind of Danielle Steele read "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tracey | 7/11/2010

    " Danielle Steel cannot write. While she sometimes has good storylines, her superficial and hackneyed storytelling manner is more akin to an average person summarizing a book rather than an author actually writing one. Her ongoing popularity astounds me. "

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Author Danielle Steel

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over six hundred million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include: Big Girl, Southern Lights, Matters of the Heart, One Day at a Time, A Good Woman, Rogue, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death.