The Miniaturist

The Miniaturist

Audiobook CD - 2014
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On a brisk autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt. But her new home, while splendorous, is not welcoming. Johannes is kind yet distant, always locked in his study or at his warehouse office, leaving Nella alone with his sister, the sharp-tongued and forbidding Marin. But Nella's world changes when Johannes presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift.
"Must List Pick: Grade A-."--Entertainment Weekly
"Starred Review"--Kirkus
Publisher: [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers, 2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780062376442
Branch Call Number: UCD FICTION BURTON
Characteristics: 11 sound discs (795 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Porter, Davina

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SolvayGirl
Aug 25, 2018

I had avoided reading this because of mixed reviews I'd read until I saw that it was going to be a PBS Masterpiece offering. So, I thought I'd give it a try.

Nearly 14 hours later (I listened to the audio version) I'm sad to say I agree with the mixed reviews. It was an interesting premise but had many unlikeable characters, too many loose ends that were not resolved—it almost felt like a sequel was in the making—and the big mystery was never fully explained. I give it a resounding meh.

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jandt_mcmurray thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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