The Resource Obedience, Jacqueline Yallop, (electronic resource)

Obedience, Jacqueline Yallop, (electronic resource)

Label
Obedience
Title
Obedience
Statement of responsibility
Jacqueline Yallop
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Language
eng
Summary
The thought of him was irresistible, a mystery. It made her feel beautiful. And, while it lasted, it gave her a glimpse of paradise. A once bustling convent in the south of France is closing, leaving behind three elderly nuns. Forced for the first time to confront the community that she betrayed decades ago, one of those nuns, Sister Bernard, struggles to reconcile her uncertain faith with the passionate, impulsive actions of her youth. The young Sister Bernard is slow-witted, dreamy, and tormented by the voice of a judgemental God. Only when one of the young Nazi soldiers starts showing her attention is she given a reprieve from God's voice. Soon she is meeting him in secret and breaking her vow of chastity with disturbing ease. Illicit love leads her into a far worse betrayal, one she fully understands only when it is too late, and a horror that endures in the memories of the villagers in the decades that follow. With an elegant, devastatingly effective style, this story of one woman's forbidden love, uncertain faith, and guilt-ridden past is told in alternating vignettes, bridging her imminent, present-day reckoning with the complex emotions behind her misdeeds of the past
Summary
In a convent in rural France only three ageing nuns remain. Cloistered within her failing faith and her failing body, Sister Bernard navigates each day through the simple markers of domesticity. But when the convent is threatened with closure, the protective bonds of piety and routine are torn away, and Sister Bernard is forced to confront herself and her past - the memories of wartime disgrace; of a German soldiers' bet giving voice to a love that deafened the heavens; of the full horror of war and motherhood, and of a furious God who began to sulk. Honest and heartbreaking, Obedience explores how the human psyche can endure and survive even the most brutal events; but more so, it is about passion, the unquenchable desire for both physical love and spiritual love, and how in yearning for one, we often betray the other.
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technical information on music
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10141090
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Yallop, Jacqueline
Dewey number
823.92
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Christine Williams
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  • Williams, Christine
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True
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  • Nuns
  • Soldiers
  • Betrayal
  • France
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adult
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Label
Obedience, Jacqueline Yallop, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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digital storage
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unknown
Control code
MWT11418372
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 30 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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Isbn
9781611746648
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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digital.
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MWT11418372
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Obedience, Jacqueline Yallop, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11418372
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (7hr., 30 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781611746648
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11418372
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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