The Book of Lost Fragrances

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The Book of Lost Fragrances

Format:  CD/Spoken Word,

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Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Publish Date: Feb 2013

ISBN-13: 9781455869411

ISBN-10: 1455869414

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Jac L?Etoile has always been haunted by visions of the past, her earliest memories infused with the exotic scents that she grew up with as the heir to a storied French perfume company. These worsened after her mother's suicide until she finally found a doctor who helped her, teaching her to explore the mythological symbolism in her visions and thus lessen their painful impact. This ability led Jac to a wildly successful career as a mythologist, television personality and author. When her brother, Robbie ? who's taken over the House of L?Etoile from their father ? contacts Jac about a remarkable discovery in the family archives, she's skeptical. But when Robbie goes missing before he can share the secret ? leaving a dead body in his wake ? Jac is plunged into a world she thought she?d left behind. Traveling back to Paris to investigate Robbie's disappearance, Jac discovers that the secret is a mysterious scent developed in Cleopatra's time. Could the rumors swirling be true? Can this ancient perfume hold the power to unlock the ability to remember past lives and conclusively prove reincarnation? If this possession has the power to change the world, then it's not only worth living for . . . it's worth killing for, too. The Book of Lost Fragrances fuses history, passion and suspense in an intoxicating web that moves from Cleopatra's Egypt and the terrors of revolutionary France to Tibet's battle with China and the glamour of modern-day Paris. This marvelous, spellbinding novel mixes the sensory allure of Perfume with the heartbreaking beauty of The Time Traveler's Wife, coming to life as richly as our most wildly imagined dreams.

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Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publish Date: Feb 2013
ISBN-13: 9781455869411
ISBN-10: 1455869414
Format: CD/Spoken Word
Number of Pages: 0
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.55
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.25 x 5.75 x 1.25

About the author

Biography of Gigante, Phil

Phil Gigante has narrated over 70 audiobooks including Audie Award winner The Dark Highlander, Savage Season, and The Defector. He is also an actor, director and producer with over 20 years experience in theatre, film, television, and radio. Based in Chicago for many years, he is currently the artistic director of Gigantic Productions and Little Giant Children's Theatre.

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Review by Library Journal (2011-12-01)

The existence of an ancient fragrance from Cleopatra's perfumery rumored to induce memories of past lives has been a family legend of the historic perfume House of L'Etoile for generations. Unlike her brother, Robbie, pragmatic Jac L'Etoile has never believed in its existence. When Robbie discovers ancient Egyptian pottery shards in the family archives, he turns to Jac's former lover, archaeologist Griffin North, to help him re-create the lost scent.

Their success would threaten the Chinese government, which has long suppressed the Tibetan belief in reincarnation. Also vying for control of this memory tool is Malachai Samuels of the Phoenix Foundation, a reincarnation research institute. When Robbie and the pottery fragments disappear, Jac, accompanied by Griffin, embarks on a mission through the catacombs of Paris in search of her missing brother.

Verdict: Rose's fourth volume in the Reincarnationist series (The Reincarnationist; The Memoirist; The Hypnotist) smoothly blends historical events, compelling characters, and international intrigue into an absorbing and thrilling ride through the centuries.

[See Prepub Alert, 9/23/11; Atria's Great Mystery 12-City Bus Tour.-Ed.] - Joy Gunn, Henderson Libs., NV

(c). Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Book description

Jac L’Etoile has always been haunted by visions of the past, her earliest memories infused with the exotic scents that she grew up with as the heir to a storied French perfume company. These worsened after her mother’s suicide until she finally found a doctor who helped her, teaching her to explore the mythological symbolism in her visions and thus lessen their painful impact. This ability led Jac to a wildly successful career as a mythologist, television personality and author.

When her brother, Robbie — who’s taken over the House of L’Etoile from their father — contacts Jac about a remarkable discovery in the family archives, she’s skeptical. But when Robbie goes missing before he can share the secret — leaving a dead body in his wake — Jac is plunged into a world she thought she’d left behind. Traveling back to Paris to investigate Robbie’s disappearance, Jac discovers that the secret is a mysterious scent developed in Cleopatra’s time.

Could the rumors swirling be true? Can this ancient perfume hold the power to unlock the ability to remember past lives and conclusively prove reincarnation? If this possession has the power to change the world, then it’s not only worth living for... it’s worth killing for, too. The Book of Lost Fragrances fuses history, passion and suspense in an intoxicating web that moves from Cleopatra’s Egypt and the terrors of revolutionary France to Tibet’s battle with China and the glamour of modern-day Paris. This marvelous, spellbinding novel mixes the sensory allure of Perfume with the heartbreaking beauty of The Time Traveler’s Wife, coming to life as richly as our most wildly imagined dreams.

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