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Extended Audio Sample The Lady and the Unicorn (Unabridged), by Tracy Chevalier
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (19,299 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tracy Chevalier Narrator: Robert Blumenfeld and Terry Donnelly Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Bewitching art experts and enthusiasts alike for centuries, the Lady and the Unicorn tapestries hang today in the Cluny Museum in Paris.

In each, an elegant lady and a unicorn stand or sit on an island of grass surrounded by a rich background of animals and flowers. Little is known about them except that they were woven toward the end of the 15th century and bear the coat of arms of a wealthy family from Lyons.

Tracy Chevalier takes readers back to the tapestries' creation, giving life to the men who designed and made them, as well as the wives, daughters, and servants who exercised subtle (and not so subtle) influences over their men. Like the many different strands of wool and silk that were woven together into one cloth, the lives and fates of these people entwine in complex patterns, crisscrossing as they seek desires sensual and spiritual, temporal and eternal.

An extraordinary story exquisitely told, Tracy Chevalier's The Lady and the Unicorn weaves history and fiction into a beautiful, timeless, and intriguing literary tapestry that rivals in grace and grandeur the masterpiece that inspired it. 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 Miriam | 2/17/2014

    " I have a collection of books given to me and this is one of them. It is pretty good. I seem to be interested in books about the earlier centuries.It was a really good book. But the ending left much to be desired. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Andi | 2/13/2014

    " I loved the glimpse into tapestry-making in the Middle Ages that this book offered, but I didn't feel at all invested in the characters. Chevalier jumped to a new character's perspective each chapter, and it was a short novel. I understand why she might "weave" the novel together that way, but I have to say that I enjoyed Girl with a Pearl Earring and its characters a lot more. If you liked The Lady and the Unicorn, you might also like The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Artfullyoung1 | 2/11/2014

    " This was a very good read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Pam Jessen | 2/7/2014

    " This book was a little... bawdier?... than the other Tracy Chevalier books I've read, but it kept me very interested. I read it in about a day (whereas her other books, while I've enjoyed them, have taken me much longer to finish.) She told the story in first person from many different characters, and really did a nice job with it. "

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