This is a truly memorable audiobook particularly for listeners who appreciate and want excellence both in writing and in narration. For many of us who have parents and grandparents (60+) who grew up in these times and have heard the stories of the Great Depression, homesteading, and wanderlust this story adds a deep dimension to our understanding of those times and comes very close to home on many occasions. For younger listerners, there is much to be gained by listening to this story. It is both historical and contemporary in its perspective family, responsibility, and true unselfishness.
A rewarding diversion
Graham who plays the solid, comfortable, self-confident male.
No, but really enjoyed the performance.
I usually go for intense, weighty stories but this was a delightful escape, easy to listen to and enjoy. The author developed a creative story line, which when coupled with Landor's performance, became a very satisfying listen.
I will cast my lot with reviewers who found Scott Brick's narration tedious and annoying. I also found the 'hate' theme overdone. I am a fan of both DeMille and Scott Brick but this is definitely not their best effort.
This is a must read/listen for anyone interested in pioneers of the Great Plains area of Canada and the US. Cather's descriptions are extremely well-written giving a great sense of place without excess wordiness. Her characters as well are developed through their deeds, actions and words without volumes of text to support them.As a result, the characters become 'real' humans, filled with loyalites,contradictions and dilemmas of everyday life. Finally, this book recalls a time when the influence of a natural landscape was most profound. Fans of prairie and pioneer history will truly enjoy this classic.
I disliked everything about this audiobook - everything! The story and the narration plodded to the point of being ridiculous and annoying. The characters lacked depth and dimensions necessary to engage the listener. This is the first time in 40 audiobooks that I gave up after 8 hours of trying to find its redeeming qualities. Obviously I do not recommend the title and I am baffled why any one else would.
This is a 'must listen' audio book for a wide range of audiences. The superb narration and a excellent story make this an outstanding production.
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