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Download The Joys of Love Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (495 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Madeleine L’Engle Narrator: Maggie-Meg Ree Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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During the summer of 1946, 20-year-old Elizabeth is doing what she has dreamed of since she was a little girl: working in the theater. Elizabeth is passionate about her work and determined to learn all she can at the summer theater company on the sea where she is an apprentice actress.

She's never felt so alive. And soon she finds another passion: Kurt Canitz, the dashing young director of the company, who is the first man Elizabeth's ever kissed who has really meant something to her. Then Elizabeth's perfect summer is profoundly shaken when Kurt turns out not to be the kind of man she thought he was.

Moving and romantic, this coming-of-age story was written during the 1940s. As revealed in an introduction by the author's granddaughter, Léna Roy, the protagonist, Elizabeth, is close to an autobiographical portrait of L'Engle herself as a young woman - vibrant, vulnerable, and yearning for love and all that life has to offer. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rachel | 2/18/2014

    " Really enjoyed it. A nice, leisurely read. I felt like, perhaps, I was seeing a glimpse of Madeleine L'Engle's life as a young woman: and I really enjoyed the forward by her grandaughter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ari | 1/16/2014

    " I read this as apart of my challenge, and it was pretty good. Like another reader said, I believed that it ended very abruptly. And, I am little confused on the ending because of it. But, I guess that's the way she wanted it. So in case you decide to read this, yes it does end like that. There is no more to it.=D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Antoinette | 12/11/2013

    " I thought the book was really good and cute. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Katie | 12/1/2013

    " Madeleine L'Engle is just my favorite person in the world. I'm on a mission to read all her books, and this one didn't disappoint. "

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