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4.22 out of 54.22 out of 54.22 out of 54.22 out of 54.22 out of 5 4.22 (18 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Beverly Donofrio Narrator: Christina Moore Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2015 ISBN: 9781461810070
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Entering her fortieth year, Beverly Donofrio, a “lapsed Catholic,” inexplicably begins collecting Virgin Mary memorabilia at yard sales. Soon, immersing herself in a spiritual quest, she makes a pilgrimage to the holy city of Medjugorje. There, she learns that Mary comes into a person’s life only when pride steps out and receives a bonus: hope. In Looking for Mary, Donofrio offers the universal story about a woman who—in a quest for the Blessed Mother—finds herself.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Norma | 2/14/2014

    " I really enjoyed this story and would read it again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anita | 2/13/2014

    " I enjoyed this book. I am unsure of how factual the information in the book is (esp. the historical facts), but reading about a mother's own search for the Blessed Mother was thought-provoking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 1/19/2014

    " I enjoyed this book. The author was very honest about her life never sugar coating anything she had done. It was a quick read but interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julianna | 1/1/2014

    " I need to read this again. I adore this book. I am ready to read it again. Fun, important, inspiring, silly, I mean, c'mon, look who wrote it!!!! Love it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison | 12/31/2013

    " I loved the parts where she describes her pilgrimage and the various times that Mary tried to reach her. However, there were parts of the book that I felt dragged. I understand that she needed to reveal some of the not-so-nice times in her life to explain why she needed this spiritual awakening, but I felt that sometimes she lingered there a little too long. This is an interesting read for anyone who has fallen away from the Catholic faith and is beginning his/her own reacclimation with Jesus or Mary. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen Slone | 12/28/2013

    " I enjoyed this book very much but it definitely is not an accurate portrayal of the Catholic faith. Donofrio says she doesn't like Jesus but she's trying to, for Mary's sake. Mary always leads us to Jesus, though, and our veneration of her must always be a veneration of Christ Himself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherri Hare | 11/29/2013

    " Love this book; funny and moving account of one woman's spiritual journey. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evie | 10/13/2013

    " jumps around a little - ends abruptly...but enjoyable "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/3/2013

    " Again, my Mary phase. "

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

    " I feel like this book found me. I have always had love for Mary, more so since my son was born. and I love to read about miracles! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanne Zydallis | 3/26/2013

    " This book was awesome. I've read it seven times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 11/14/2012

    " If I could reread one book this year, this would be it. It made me love Mary in a new way. And this author was so willing to be vulnerable and share her life with us. Great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 7/19/2012

    " I loved this book. Mary has always been my "mother." I know the power of her power and the love that she gives to all who believe. This book may change many hearts to open to love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 5/16/2012

    " I can't tell you how much I adored this book! Amazing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Therese Thompson | 4/23/2012

    " easy, lighthearted, read...didn't expect much in the area of spiritual growth, but was pleasantly surprised! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hope | 11/26/2011

    " A woman's spiritual quest. Wise, honest, poignant. One of the best in the genre in my opinion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy Aiello | 11/26/2011

    " I had a similar conversion experience so this was like hearing my own story read back to me. A cynic's take on a great leap of faith, interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancie | 10/9/2011

    " I read this for book club..enjoyed it more than I thought I would! It has renewed my love of Mary! "

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About the Author
Author Beverly Donofrio

Beverly Donofrio’s first memoir, Riding in Cars with Boys, has been translated into sixteen languages and made into a popular motion picture. Her second memoir, Looking for Mary, began as a documentary on NPR and was chosen as a Discover Book at Barnes & Noble. She lived for four years as a lay Carmelite at Nada Hermitage in Colorado, where she began her third memoir, Astonished. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University.

About the Narrator

Christina Moore is an actress and award-winning audiobook narrator who has garnered fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she is best known for her roles in the television series That ’70s Show, Hawthorne, and 90210. She is a founding member of Bitches Funny, an all-female sketch group that has performed in New York City and Los Angeles for the past five years.