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Norman

Vero Beach, FL, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • In Sunlight and in Shadow

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Mark Helprin
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (72)

    New York in 1947 glows with postwar energy. Harry Copeland, an elite paratrooper who fought behind enemy lines in Europe, returns home to run the family business. In a single, magical encounter on the Staten Island ferry, the young singer and heiress Catherine Thomas Hale falls for him instantly but too late to prevent her engagement to a much older man. Harry and Catherine pursue one another in a romance played out in postwar America’s Broadway theaters, Long Island mansions, and the haunts of gangsters.

    Leslie says: "Great Insomnia Listening"
    "When a book is too " beautifully written"
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    While the overall story is interesting, I found that the author's style became more and more ponderous, pompous and irritating, as in, " look at me , aren't I writing beautifully?". The book is far too long, and has too many, unnecessary plot diversions. As a result the reader's voice and inflections become monotonous and drowsy.

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