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Linda

LANSING, IL, USA

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  • Dream When You're Feeling Blue: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Berg
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Berg
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    As the novel opens, Kitty and Louise Heaney say good-bye to their boyfriends Julian and Michael, who are going to fight overseas. On the domestic front, meat is rationed, children participate in metal drives, and Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller play songs that offer hope and lift spirits. And now the Heaney sisters sit at their kitchen table every evening to write letters.

    Christine says: "Couldn't Stop Listening"
    "Not too satisfying"
    Overall

    I'm a fan of Elizabeth Berg, and even attended a book-signing for this novel. While I love her other books, this one was not as satisfying. I was distracted by the constant over-use of brandnames, imagery, catch phrases, etc. meant to conjure up nostalgic memories, no doubt, in a more "mature" reader. I guess this book has its audience, but I'm more moved by her other works that deal with women her (and my) age.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Forsyte Saga

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By Fred Williams
    Overall
    (258)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (76)

    The three novels that make up The Forsyte Saga chronicle the ebbing social power of the commercial upper-middle class Forsyte family through three generations, beginning in Victorian London during the 1880s and ending in the early 1920s. Galsworthy's masterly narrative examines not only their fortunes but also the wider developments within society, particularly the changing position of women.

    Kay in DC says: "A delight"
    "At the top of my list"
    Overall

    I loved this story! And Fred Williams' narration was perfection - in keeping with the tone of the characters and the times.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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