• A Thousand Voices

  • Tending Roses, Book 5
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Tanis Parenteau
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (632 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Adopted at 13, Dell Jordan was loved, mentored, and encouraged to pursue her passion for music. Now, at 20, after a year abroad with a traveling symphony, a scholarship to Julliard is within reach. But underneath Dell's smoothly polished surface lurk mysteries from the past. Why did her mother abandon her? Who was her father? Are there faces somewhere that look like hers - blood relatives she's never met?

Determined to find answers, Dell sets off on a secret journey into Oklahoma's Kiamichi Mountains, drawn by the only remaining link to her origins - a father's Native American name on her birth certificate. In the voices of her Choctaw ancestors, she'll discover the keys to a future unlike anything she could have imagined.

©2018 Lisa Wingate (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Wingate gives her readers a tender and compassionate conclusion to her Tending Roses stories, tying together the spiritual threads that connect all her characters and leaving the reader filled with hope." (Booklist)

 

"Wingate paints a riveting picture of the Choctaw Nation as one woman searches for the family she never knew. Heartfelt and revealing." (RT Book Reviews)

"With a voice as authentic and finely penned as any I have read, the author tells a tale that is both achingly sad and quietly triumphant.... A skillfully crafted book filled with the language of poets and the heart - simply, yet beautifully told." (Armchair Interviews)

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Wingate Wins Again

I am so fortunate to have found author Lisa Wingate. I did not start with the Tending Roses series when I first read Lisa's books, I started with Before We Were Yours, but I quickly latched onto the Tending Roses series.

Narration by Tanis Parenteau is perfect. She truly captured the emotion of Lisa's written words. Excellent performance.

IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE TENDING ROSES SERIES, DO NOT START WITH THIS BOOK.

Although each book of the Tending Roses books can actually stand alone, I am glad I started with the first book (Tending Roses), which features Grandma Rose who befriends a very young girl named Dell, whose childhood NO child should ever have to go through, but, sadly, some do. My dream is of a society where there is none of that. I would like to suggest that you start with the first book and go through each book in the series.

As indicated, this is book #5. Dell is now a 20-year-old woman trying to unravel the history of her past. I do not want to say any more, as I don't want to give away the plot line, but in typical Wingate fashion, there are twists and turns and an emotional roller coaster. So hold on tight.

Congratulations to Lisa, Tanis, and the entire production team for a job well done.

I highly endorse this book and all of the books in the Tending Roses series.

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Simple story

I struggled to finish the book, I found it somewhat boring and the accents of the reader annoying. Perhaps for a young adult, it might be more fitting.

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Unfinished

Need to finish Dell’s story! She has so many unanswered questions still! Hate when all the loose ends aren’t tied up at the end is a series.

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Lovely

I truly enjoyed this final book in the “Dell” trilogy. The characters were fun and interesting, and The story wrapped up in the wonderful, introspective and satisfying way that Lisa Wingate does so well.

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Touching

As always Wingate delivered an emotional journey with unexpected turns. Although there is little in which I personally can identify with in this story, her writing evokes all the feels and leaves your mind swirling.

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Need a sequel

I did not want this book to end! We really need a sequel! The story could go on!

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Loved it!

Well written, great performance! Ms Wingate so has wonderful history filled books. Not sure why this one so spoke to me, but it did and I loved it. Well worth your time to read or listen to.

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In the end an excellent story

Although I have read all the books in this series and was excited to read this one, I found the storyline very slow at first and was ready to return the book. However, I’m glad that I stuck with it for in the end I found it to be a very interesting and enjoyable story, especially as it intertwined Native American history. The story was well written and not predictable, which kept me anticipating what was coming. I am often very critical of the way a book is narrated or the sound of a reader’s voice, but I found Tanis Parenteau‘s voice pleasing and easy to listen to, and I thought she represented the different characters well.

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fFtting End To This Series- Or is it?

Emotional end to this lovely series. Except we hear more about Shasta & her family as well more about Del's dad in the Summer Kitchen. Be sure to catch it.

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Excellent book!

I really loved this book. I found myself finding ways to spend more time in the book. Highly recommend.