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3.68 out of 53.68 out of 53.68 out of 53.68 out of 53.68 out of 5 3.68 (44 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Paul Evans Narrator: Richard Thomas Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Locket Trilogy Release Date: September 1999 ISBN: 9780743519274
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When I started to write The Looking Glass, I intended to create a story about the healing power of hope and love. But as this story developed, a message began to emerge that I had not foreseen, a message about the distorted mirror in which we view ourselves, binding ourselves with shackles of self-doubt and fear.
The Looking Glass is aptly named, for it is about seeing the reality of ourselves: to see a true reflection of who we are.
It is the story of Hunter Bell, a Presbyterian minister turned gambler, and the founder of a gold camp named Bethel. (Which you may remember was Esther's hometown in The Locket.) He is running from the bitter memories of his past, his ministry, and ultimately, from his God.
Venturing into a blizzard to chase away wolves drawn close to his cabin by hunger, Hunter finds a beautiful young woman in the snow, wounded by the wolves and half dead with the cold. Her name is Quaye McGandley, and she is an Irish woman sold into marital slavery to a brutal husband who then brought her to America against her will. As Hunter nurses her back to health, he finds that his tender ministrations to Quaye have opened his heart to his greatest fear -- that he might love again.
It is my hope that you, and those with whom you share my audiobook, might through its message better see the divinity within yourself and the reality of who you are worthy of love, gentleness, and grace. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This ‘story of redemption’ will undoubtedly find its audience.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Evans whips up the sort of dramatic intensity he has perfected, and which his legions of fans seem to love.” 

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean Haberman | 2/18/2014

    " Our book club is reading this trilogy by Richard Evans. This is the second book. It is a quick, enjoyable read that takes place during the gold rush in the 1850s. Hunter Bell, a Presbyterian minister, runs away from God and his troubles and immerses himself in the rough world of gold mining and gambling. He distances himself from any true feeling, until he meets Quaye, the abused wife of Jak. It's a little sappy at times. But the message is clear - everyone is worthy of love, gentleness, and grace through God. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tanya Loosle | 2/15/2014

    " Just picked this one up yesterday because a student left it in my classroom. It's a quick, classic Richard Paul Evans: heavy on a moral lesson but quick, easy, and fairly entertaining reading. I didn't find it too profound, but pleasant enough to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emilie | 2/7/2014

    " it's an adult romance, and even though i'm only 13, i loved it! "

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

    " Wonderful book. Loved it. Richard Paul Evans continues to reign as my favorite author, hands-down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 2/4/2014

    " Wow! I love Richard Paul Evans' books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 2/4/2014

    " This one ended a little differently than I thought it would, surprising but very good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Louise | 1/23/2014

    " A beautiful sad story of faith, hope and love. Hunter Bell, a former preacher who gave up on God and his religion after losing his wife in childbirth. He meets Quaye and the story that unfolds will bring you to tears. I'd like to read more of Richard Paul Evans' books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzie | 1/20/2014

    " Purely a "fluff" book but it's nice to read something for fun now & then. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Whitney | 12/1/2013

    " I found this book at the D.I. and I thought it was going to be a dorky read but it was I was wrong! I loved the historical fiction plot,characters, and the whole gold-rush era! The ending was different than I planned but I still loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jodi | 11/29/2013

    " Quick read and good message. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachael | 11/23/2013

    " I just wish the ending was better...I am such a hopeless romantic "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen Bing | 11/14/2013

    " This was an interesting story based back in the 1800's but was a really good read as you see a woman try to survive in a mans world- it didn't end quite how I wanted it to...but still a beautiful ending in the end!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 11/7/2013

    " Not as great as the Locket...jumped around too much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Camille Robison | 9/25/2013

    " Quick read. Typical of this author. Just ok for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Starlia | 9/11/2013

    " It's an okay book. To much romance for my taste. (lol) And, I didn't like the ending. Totally relying upon "if it be God's will" I may try "The Christmas box" next. -- maybe. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 DeRonda | 7/15/2013

    " Have enjoyed all that I have read by this author thus far, in varying degrees. but none have disappointed. About to begin my fourth by RPE... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claudia Harrington | 5/25/2013

    " I loved this book love story, but the author since to always kill his main characters. But overall it was a good read and a fast read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/18/2013

    " Good book. The ending not quite what I was hoping for but still a good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 1/20/2013

    " very good. great book hankies required. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wayne | 9/20/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peg | 7/2/2012

    " I'm entering all our book club selection -- this one was OK but I couldn't finish it. It bounces all over the place and trying to make a preacher out of the gambler never came off and the woman in the book was too unbelievable for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 3/28/2012

    " So I started this book last night, and finished it this afternoon. It was a super easy read, and kept my interest. I probably would have rated it higher had I not just finished The Time Travelers Wife, as I liked that book even more. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 L | 2/10/2012

    " I didn't finished the book as I lost interest on the plot and story. I may try to read it again during the holiday season. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danni | 1/30/2012

    " I liked the locket better. This was ok, but it was kind of a western. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 9/23/2011

    " I think this is the best of all of his books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 7/6/2011

    " Wild West adventure and romance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah Szajner | 5/28/2011

    " This book truned out to be really good. At first I was a little bored with it and it took me a while to get into it. As I got deeper into the book though I didn't want it to end! Richard Paul Evans is a great author! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 5/10/2011

    " Evans' books are always very moving. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 4/22/2011

    " Wow! I love Richard Paul Evans' books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachael | 3/4/2011

    " I just wish the ending was better...I am such a hopeless romantic "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 2/21/2011

    " I think this is the best of all of his books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 2/7/2011

    " Good read. Book Summary: From the bestselling author of The Christmas Box comes the magical story of two people who come together to make each other whole. circa 1847 to 1850's Ireland and USA. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 1/11/2011

    " Great idea for a story. Wish is would have been better but I still liked it. (Lame review, sorry) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 DeRonda | 1/4/2011

    " Have enjoyed all that I have read by this author thus far, in varying degrees. but none have disappointed. About to begin my fourth by RPE... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claudia | 12/28/2010

    " good until the short, predictable ending. was kind of disappointed with the end, to be honest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryn | 12/4/2010

    " My favorite from this author so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 10/14/2010

    " very good. great book hankies required. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorna | 10/1/2010

    " Another moving Richard Paul Evans book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 9/28/2010

    " I liked this book. It has a bit of history, some poetry, and an interesting story. It is a quick enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 9/16/2010

    " This book truned out to be really good. At first I was a little bored with it and it took me a while to get into it. As I got deeper into the book though I didn't want it to end! Richard Paul Evans is a great author! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 9/15/2010

    " Wonderful story of human struggle and redemption. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claudia | 9/10/2010

    " I loved this book love story, but the author since to always kill his main characters. But overall it was a good read and a fast read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Desi | 7/31/2010

    " Overall, it's a pretty good story. Normally I don't like bittersweet or sad stories but the author ends it very well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 7/18/2010

    " A story about an Irish woman whose husband abused her and she escaped to mountian during snowstorm. A man with a haunting past found her near his home and he rescused her. Their love between begins to blossom with all danger around them. "

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About the Author
Author Richard Paul Evans

Richard Paul Evans is the #1 bestselling author of The Christmas Box. Each of his more than twenty novels has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list; there are more than seventeen million copies of his books in print. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages, and several have been international bestsellers. He is the winner of the American Mothers Book Award, two first place Storytelling World Awards for his children’s books, and the Romantic Times Best Women’s Novel of the Year Award. Evans received the Washington Times Humanitarian of the Century Award and the Volunteers of America National Empathy Award for his work helping abused children. He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and their five children.

About the Narrator

Richard Thomas, a film and television actor, is best known for his role as John-Boy Walton on the CBS television series, The Waltons. His performance earned him a Primetime Emmy, as well as two Golden Globe nominations. Also an audiobook narrator, he has read numerous books, including John Grisham’s Theodore Boone series.