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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (10,750 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sara Donati Narrator: Jayne Atkinson Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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When Elizabeth Middleton leaves England to join her father at the edge of the New York wilderness, she does so with a strong will and an unwavering purpose: to teach school to children of all races - black, white, and Native American. It is December of 1792 when she arrives in a cold climate unlike any she has ever experienced. And she meets a man different from any she has ever encountered - a white man dressed like a native. His name is Nathaniel Bonner, also known to the Mohawk people as Between-Two-Lives. Elizabeth defies her father and shatters convention, but her ultimate destiny, here in the heart of the wilderness, lies in the odyssey to come: trials of faith and flesh, and passion born amid Nathaniel's own secrets and divided soul. 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 Minerva | 2/6/2014

    " History of upstate New York, pioneers, Six Nations Indians "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 2/5/2014

    " An English spinster arrives in 1792 upstate NY to an early settlement her father, a judge, established. She, headstrong, intelligent and independent, crosses paths with an equally headstrong, intelligent and aloof white man who lives with the local tribe. Beautifully written but with inconsistent character voices - one character speaks using words like ain't and another speaking eloquently. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Virginia Brouns harrison | 1/25/2014

    " I enjoyed reading this book, especially since I live in the region where it takes place and have Scottish ancestors who spent time here with the Mohawk. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tamsin | 1/15/2014

    " This was a great adventure! Love the historical fiction from early american life... this kept me turning pages all the way to the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 1/11/2014

    " If you like Gabaldon, I think you will like this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jasmine | 12/28/2013

    " "Into the Wilderness" is definitely a 'girly' book. The author took characters from the story "Last of the Mohicans" and incorporated then into her story with her own characters. It is packed full of drama and also has a bit of comedy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia Just | 12/26/2013

    " LOVED this novel. I miss them all. I want to go back!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rima Jean | 12/7/2013

    " Think Outlander, just not quite as good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Regina | 10/24/2013

    " This was a fun and relaxing read. It is a historical fiction novel taking place in New York right after the American Revolutin. I enjoyed the characters and was captivated by the story. I likely will read the sequel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen Rutherford | 8/24/2013

    " Loving this book. I'm so glad this one is a series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Y-Von | 7/15/2013

    " **my all time favourite read ever**! Not just this book but the entire series! I started reading them over 10 years ago and they still till this day feel like a part of my literature life! These books are family! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Housknecht | 4/8/2013

    " I loved this book...right up my alley. Historical fiction very similar to Last of the Mohicans. Good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Randi | 1/20/2013

    " It's definitely no "Outlander," but the book was well written and entertaining. Definitely worth the time it took to read the book and enticing enough that I'm willing to invest in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry Tschann Skelton | 12/5/2012

    " I loved this entire series! I even bought it so I can read it again . . . something I rarely do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 11/10/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book and will continue to read the others in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shea | 9/3/2012

    " This is the first book in the series I read when I was waiting for the next Outlander book to come out. Sara Donati and Diana Gabaldon know eachother and Claire shows up briefly in one of these books (I believe this one). This is another good series of historical fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 8/3/2012

    " I loved the relationships in this book. I am a huge fan of The Outlander series and this book reminded me of that series. I can't wait to read the next one! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aly | 11/16/2011

    " Good grief. I think this must be the closest I've ever come to reading a romance novel, and I'm not a fan. Add to that the fact that the book was really long, and that the heroine's sensibilities struck me as far too modern for her to be a product of 1700's England. Not so good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicola | 11/1/2011

    " If you liked "Last of the Mohicans" you'll love this book as it carries on with Hawkeye's family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 10/28/2011

    " These Sara Donati books are awesome, should also be read in order of the series. Early American historical novels. Excellent reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emilymarie | 10/16/2011

    " This story beat out Pastora as my favorite book of all time. I felt as if I was a member of the Bonner family- at least I wish I was a member of their clan. Such a remarkable family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marti | 9/25/2011

    " This is an entertaining historical romance, reminiscent of Diana Gabaldon's books of Claire and Jamie in 18th century New England wilderness. Claire, Jamie, and Ian even make a small cameo in the book and several of the reviews on the cover of the book are from Diana Gabaldon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 5/13/2011

    " By far one of the best books, I've ever read. If you enjoy historical romance the story of the Bonner family is one not to be missed. This is the first book in the Wilderness series and my favorite because of the wonderful love story of Nathanial and Elizabeth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natelli | 5/13/2011

    " loved it!!! this is a continuation of the last of the mohicans and that is one of my favorite movies. This book is full of adventure and has an awesome love story. it is a huge book and I read in a week and. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rasheedah | 5/5/2011

    " This book is amazing, a masterpiece. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leigh | 4/23/2011

    " based in the Lake George, NY area- a romeo and juliet kind of love story between a man brought up by the natives and an english immigrant "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 4/17/2011

    " I was looking for something comparable to the Outlander Series. It is a great book to follow what I thought couldn’t be followed. Outlander Series is still my all-time favorite, but Into the Wilderness is a close second. "

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

    " I read this and the rest in the series years ago. Turns out one more has been published so I'm re-reading and enjoying. Reminds me of the Outlander series, very good, but not as good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 4/3/2011

    " One of the best books I have read. Great character development. By the time I finished the series, the characters became my friends. I hated to see this book end.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 4/2/2011

    " This is a fabulous book with a robust story and great historical details - all packaged up with a great love story! I cannot wait to read the next in the series. This style is very reminiscent of the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon (one of my favorites). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 3/31/2011

    " This is the second book in a series. They are taken to Scotland against their will. The main characters shine even though the story gets too bogged down by description at times when reading. these are worth reading for historical value. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 3/30/2011

    " I couldn't decide between four or five but I would think about this book when I wasn't reading it so I think it pushes it to a five. Great audio book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy | 3/14/2011

    " I'm sort of embarrassed to have read this, even though the story was so good, because the love scenes were, well, intense. Reader beware! ;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geri | 3/11/2011

    " Loved it. Ready for the next one. Hint, Hint. "

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About the Author
Author Sara Donati

Sara Donati, pen name of Rosina Lippi, is the internationally bestselling author of the Wilderness series, which includes Into the Wilderness, Dawn on a Distant Shore, Lake in the Clouds, Fire along the Sky, Queen of Swords, and The Endless Forest. The Gilded Hour follows the story of the descendants of the characters from the Wilderness series. She lives with her family and various pets in an area between the Cascade Mountains and Puget Sound.

About the Narrator

Jayne Atkinson was born in Bournemouth, UK, though her family relocated to the US in her early life. She graduated from Northwestern University in 1981 with a BA in Communications before attending Yale Drama School. Her Broadway credits also include The Rainmaker (Tony nomination), Our Town, Enchanted April (Tony nomination, Drama Desk nomination; Outer Critics Circle Award) and Blithe Spirit. She has also appeared off-Broadway in a number of productions, including The Art of Success (Drama Desk nomination) and The Skriker (Drama Desk nomination). On television she is known for her guest appearances on the hit series The X-Files, Law and Order, Gossip Girl, and White Collar. Most recently, she has had roles in the series Secretary of State and the Netfilix original series House of Cards. She is married to actor Michel Gill, whom she met during a 1989 production of The Heiress at Long Wharf Theatre. Together they have one son.