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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,795 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Paul Evans Narrator: Barrett Whitener Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Locket Trilogy Release Date: February 2012 ISBN: 9781442353671
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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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 2/15/2014

    " This gentlman has a way of making you feell you are making the journey with him as he discovers how the human heart keeps pace. I enjoy this characters and sometimes the reality of the situations is hard to read but is important if you are to reach his points and feel the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thebarrys10 | 2/15/2014

    " This booki seemed familiar the whole time I was reading it. It's about a preacher who loses his wife and who turns against God. He goes to Utah and strikesw it rich in the gold mines. Meets another woman who melts his hardened heart, but she belongs to someone else... You'll have to read it to see what happens. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 2/12/2014

    " I really liked this book. It was a fast easy read and I love the way Richard Paul Evans writes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kasey | 1/30/2014

    " Read it after the other two in the series, I didn't realize it was part to the Locket trilogy. A bit darker than some of his other books. But it was good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Camille Robison | 1/25/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzie | 1/24/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise Cumbus | 1/22/2014

    " Slow in the beginning. During 1850's gold rush days. Shows cruelty of certain men, but ended well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cara | 1/19/2014

    " This was a quick read and a wonderful story! Very healing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 1/17/2014

    " very good. great book hankies required. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Felicia | 1/16/2014

    " Good book. I didn't love the end but I can see why it ended the way it did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy | 11/21/2013

    " I liked this as I was immediately wrapped up in the story. It was a quick read for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane Mueller | 11/19/2013

    " I read this book in less than a day. It was a wonderful story of love. I really like Richard Paul Evans books and at present have 4 checked-out to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Titi Meche | 11/13/2013

    " Sad...but in a way uplifting with hope. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danni | 8/12/2013

    " 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 Janice | 8/2/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly Weiss | 7/22/2013

    " Wonderful story of human struggle and redemption. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherami | 7/22/2013

    " It was sweet sad and hear-warming. A must read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 6/2/2013

    " 2009 #33: This was a nice love story set in the gold rush time of the old west. While it was a little predictable, it was well written and I felt for the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/15/2013

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

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

    " 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... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly Walker | 4/27/2013

    " I really enjoyed the transformation that took place in the life of thie young woman. Great analogies made "

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

    " Nowhere near as good as The Sunflower, but still worth a read if you have the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 10/6/2012

    " 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 Starlia | 9/30/2012

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Holmes | 9/27/2012

    " This was the first book I ever read in one day! and at 2am when I finished it I was crying "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 8/17/2012

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryal | 6/3/2012

    " He is a really good writer! The book made me cry but it was so well written and the story was fabulous. It is a story of forgiveness of oneself as well as others. Recommend it to everyone. "

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About the Author
Author Richard Paul EvansRichard Paul Evans is the #1 bestselling author of The Christmas Box. Each of his more than thirty novels has been a New York Times bestseller. There are more than thirty million copies of his books in print worldwide, translated into more than twenty-four languages. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Mothers Book Award, the Romantic Times Best Women’s Novel of the Year Award, the German Audience Gold Award for Romance, two Religion Communicators Council Wilbur Awards, the Washington Times Humanitarian of the Century Award and the Volunteers of America National Empathy Award. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife, Keri, and their five children. You can learn more about Richard on Facebook at Facebook.com/RPEFans, or visit his website, RichardPaulEvans.com.
About the Narrator

Barrett Whitener has been narrating audiobooks since 1992. His recordings have won several awards, including the prestigious Audie and seven Earphones Awards. AudioFile magazine has named him one of the Best Voices of the Century. He lives in Washington, DC.