The Giver of Stars

Version: Unabridged
Author: Jojo Moyes
Narrator: Julia Whelan
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Contemporary Women
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
Published In: October 2019
# of Units: 11 CDs
Length: 12 hours
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“I’ve been a huge Jojo Moyes fan. Her characters are so compelling. . . It’s such a great narrative about personal strength and really captures how books bring communities together.” –Reese Witherspoon

From the author of Me Before You, set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond.

Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England.  But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically.

The leader, and soon Alice's greatest ally, is Margery, a smart-talking, self-sufficient woman who's never asked a man's permission for anything. They will be joined by three other singular women who become known as the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky. 

What happens to them--and to the men they love--becomes an unforgettable drama of loyalty, justice, humanity and passion. These heroic women refuse to be cowed by men or by convention. And though they face all kinds of dangers in a landscape that is at times breathtakingly beautiful, at others brutal, they’re committed to their job: bringing books to people who have never had any, arming them with facts that will change their lives.

Based on a true story rooted in America’s past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope and epic in its storytelling. Funny, heartbreaking, enthralling, it is destined to become a modern classic--a richly rewarding novel of women’s friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond. 


Reviews (19)

Written by Cathy C. on January 23rd, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Loved this book.


Written by Kim P. on January 21st, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Amazing read, kept me wanting more. Loved these brave women. The narration was excellent!

Written by Beverly H. on January 21st, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Enjoyed it,


Written by Anonymous on January 15th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great story. It kept my interest throughout. Narration was excellent.

Written by Lise S. on January 14th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Very good, just not as outstanding as some of hers

Written by Rachelle S. on January 14th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

highly recommend this book ....I didn't want to stop listening....would make a great movie too .....loved it!


Written by Sharon H. on January 7th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

wonderful read, story kept the reader wanting more.


Written by Tara M. on January 7th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I am almost finished with this book and I am so sad. This is great . The narrator does a great job with voice variation and pace. The story is well written and heartfelt. The women are courageous and brave and I could not recommend this book more!!!


Written by Ruth S. on December 29th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

A great read. These gals were spectacular! The story line kept you moving on. I loved the end!

Written by Anonymous on December 26th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I loved this story & wished it could go on forever. The narration was UNBELIEVABLE! She embodied every character so thoroughly that I think she should receive the highest honor or award for narration.

Author Details

Author Details

Moyes, Jojo

Jojo Moyes is a British novelist and journalist. She is one of only a few authors to have twice won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists' Association and has been translated into eleven different languages.