The Book of Lost Friends: A Novel Audiobook, by Lisa Wingate Play Audiobook Sample

The Book of Lost Friends: A Novel Audiobook

The Book of Lost Friends: A Novel Audiobook, by Lisa Wingate Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Bahni Turpin, Dominic Hoffman, Robin Miles, Lisa Flanagan, Sullivan Jones, Sophie Amoss, Lisa Wingate, various narrators Publisher: Random House Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 10.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 7.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: April 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780593213261

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

36

Longest Chapter Length:

49:26 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

32 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

25:10 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

32

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Publisher Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a dramatic historical novel of three young women searching for family amid the destruction of the post–Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital connection to her students’ lives. “An absorbing historical . . . enthralling.”—Library Journal Bestselling author Lisa Wingate brings to life startling stories from actual “Lost Friends” advertisements that appeared in Southern newspapers after the Civil War, as newly freed slaves desperately searched for loved ones who had been sold away. Louisiana, 1875: In the tumultuous era of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest: Hannie, a freed slave; Lavinia, the pampered heir to a now destitute plantation; and Juneau Jane, Lavinia’s Creole half sister. Each carries private wounds and powerful secrets as they head for Texas, following roads rife with vigilantes and soldiers still fighting a war lost a decade before. For Lavinia and Juneau Jane, the journey is one of stolen inheritance and financial desperation, but for Hannie, torn from her mother and siblings before slavery’s end, the pilgrimage west reignites an agonizing question: Could her long-lost family still be out there? Beyond the swamps lie the limitless frontiers of Texas and, improbably, hope. Louisiana, 1987: For first-year teacher Benedetta Silva, a subsidized job at a poor rural school seems like the ticket to canceling her hefty student debt—until she lands in a tiny, out-of-step Mississippi River town. Augustine, Louisiana, is suspicious of new ideas and new people, and Benny can scarcely comprehend the lives of her poverty-stricken students. But amid the gnarled live oaks and run-down plantation homes lie the century-old history of three young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything.

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"Amazing story and truly amazing narration. This story weaves together the past and present in a beautiful way- Teaching pride in our past and humility in our present. The narrators were gifted performers. "

— 6elle (5 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “Emphasizing throughout that stories matter and should never go untold, Wingate has written an absorbing historical for many readers.”

    — Library Journal

Awards

  • New York Times bestseller
  • An Audible Pick of Listeners' Favorites of the Month

The Book of Lost Friends Listener Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Andrew, 4/26/2022
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    — Kathleen Fuller, 10/2/2021

About Lisa Wingate

Lisa Wingate is the author of over thirty books, including the New York Times bestsellers Before We Were Yours and The Book of Lost Friends. Her award-winning works have been selected for state and community One Book reads throughout the country. She is a winner of the Southern Book Prize, a two-time ACFW Carol Award winner, a Christy Award nominee, and an Oklahoma Book Award finalist. She is a former journalist and an inspirational speaker.

About the Narrators

Bahni Turpin, winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and several prestigious Audie Awards for her narrations, was named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine in 2019. Publishers Weekly magazine named her Narrator of the Year for 2016. She is an ensemble member of the Cornerstone Theater Company in Los Angeles. She has guest starred in many television series, including NYPD Blue, Law & Order, Six Feet Under, Cold Case, What about Brian, and The Comeback. Film credits include Brokedown Palace, Crossroads, and Daughters of the Dust. She is also a member of the recording cast of The Help, which won numerous awards.

Dominic Hoffman, winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards for narration, is a Los Angeles–based actor of stage, screen, and television. He has appeared in such television shows as The Shield, NYPD Blue, and The Jamie Foxx Show. He attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art as well as the American Conservatory Theater.

Robin Miles, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration, an Audie Award for directing, and many Earphones Awards. Her film and television acting credits include The Last Days of Disco, Primary Colors, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order, New York Undercover, National Geographic’s Tales from the Wild, All My Children, and One Life to Live. She regularly gives seminars to members of SAG and AFTRA actors’ unions, and in 2005 she started Narration Arts Workshop in New York City, offering audiobook recording classes and coaching. She holds a BA degree in theater studies from Yale University, an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, and a certificate from the British American Drama Academy in England.

Megan Tusing is an actress, known for The Beginning and the End, The Share, and Odd Jobs. She has a bachelor’s degree in theatre from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Sullivan Jones is a voice talent and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator.

Sophie Amoss is a voice talent and Earphones Award–winning narrator.

Leon Nixon is a professional actor, playwright, and filmmaker. A Los Angeles native, he has performed in short films, web series, and on stage in dramatic and comedic roles. He is also an improviser and part of the group that appears in the Guinness Book of World Records for Longest Continuous Improv Show.