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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,796 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Paul Evans Narrator: Richard Thoma Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Locket Trilogy Release Date:
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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!


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.” 


  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Jessica | 2/5/2014

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

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