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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (525 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dorothy Gilman Narrator: Ruth Ann Phimister Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“They’re going to kill me soon,” begins the note Amelia discovers in an antique hurdy-gurdy. From that moment on, the shy young woman finds herself doing all kinds of things she never thought possible. Between newfound intimacies and a risky journey into the past, Amelia comes to see herself in a whole new light.

The scrawled note drives Amelia to find out what happened to the person who wrote it, identified only as “Hannah.” Who was Hannah? Was she really murdered? Amelia’s investigation leads her to dizzying new heights of romance and danger. Like a tightrope walker, she must not look down—especially when she finds herself in situations uncannily similar to those Hannah faced just before her murder.

Like the Mrs. Pollifax mysteries for which Dorothy Gilman is famous, The Tightrope Walker features a spirited and unpretentious heroine and an intriguing mystery, enhanced by colorful settings and characters. Ruth Ann Phimister’s skillful narration adds a personal dimension, making you care about Amelia and the fascinating and dangerous people she meets.

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  • “Amelia’s a disarming narrator, and everything moves along with free-form jauntiness.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cindy | 1/28/2014

    " Great adventure. I liked the idea of owing an antique shop and the mystery of the Hurdy Gurdy was great. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Debi | 1/27/2014

    " Good, light read. Kept my interest but not as good as the Mrs. Pollifax series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jennifer | 1/26/2014

    " I did really enjoy this novel. Good, solid characters. Good story. But I just couldn't give it 5 starts because I looked at some of the other books I gave 5 stars to and couldn't say that this one was as good as those. Plus, I know what Dorothy Gilman is capable of. Her Mrs. Polifax character is absolutley superb! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sarah | 1/10/2014

    " Amelia finds a note in a hurdy-gurdy and traces the owner to her mysterious death. I love this book, and I love the book within the book. I'm enchanted by Amelia and I adore Joe. It's a rare book that's alternately charming and heart-wrenching and chilling. I read it first a very long time ago, and all my rereads are wrapped in the reader I used to be, and I can't imagine not loving it. "

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