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A Land Remembered | [Patrick D. Smith]

A Land Remembered

In this best-selling novel, Patrick D. Smith tells the story of three generations of the MacIveys, a Florida family who battle the hardships of the frontier to rise from a dirt-poor Cracker life to the wealth and standing of real estate tycoons. The story opens in 1858, when Tobias MacIvey arrives in the Florida wilderness to start a new life, and ends in 1968 with Solomon MacIvey, who realizes that the land has been exploited far beyond human need.
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Patrick D. Smith here tells the story of three generations of the MacIveys, a Florida family who battle the hardships of the frontier to rise from a dirt-poor Cracker life to the wealth and standing of real estate tycoons. The story opens in 1858, when Tobias MacIvey arrives in the Florida wilderness to start a new life, and ends in 1968 with Solomon MacIvey, who realizes that the land has been exploited far beyond human need. Between is a sweeping story rich in Florida history.

A best-selling novel of Florida historical fiction, A Land Remembered was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and received the state’s highest literary award from the Florida Historical Society, the 1986 Tebeau Prize for the Most Outstanding Florida Historical novel.

©1984 Patrick D. Smith (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Michael Easley, SC, United States 07-03-14
    Michael Easley, SC, United States 07-03-14 Member Since 2012

    Actually, it is Jennifer, not Michael. I enjoy a variety of books but am drawn to romantic historical fiction with a Christian message.

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    "The more you have, the more you want"

    I took a chance and got this book in a BOGO deal and it is fabulous. This historical fiction novel takes place from the around the1860s until the 1960s. Over the century, you follow three generations of the McIvey men. This story has humor, history and emotion. Beware, there are a few tear-jerking moments, but overall it has a good message. I also felt the ending was a little abrupt. Otherwise great!

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    Charles Tallahassee, FL, United States 11-27-13
    Charles Tallahassee, FL, United States 11-27-13 Member Since 2011
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    "A Great Story and Performance"
    What did you love best about A Land Remembered?

    The story was linear and very easy to follow during casual listening times, such as during a long automobile drive. The use of historically accurate colorings throughout the timeline of the story turned it into a sort of quasi-history lesson also.

    Mr. Guidall is one of the best narrators I cold imagine for a story like this.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tobias was a great pioneer that exemplified the spirit of early Florida. Enough of his value system came through in the story to build the character without becoming preachy.


    Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I am currently listening to another of Mr. Guidall's readings, but this was my first.


    Who was the most memorable character of A Land Remembered and why?

    "Skillet" the African American slave who first became family, then broke out with a family of his own. His was a rare 19th century success story for a former slave.


    Any additional comments?

    This story provides a glimpse into a more esoteric aspect of American history. Not necessary typical of the deep south, but certainly a story of the strong pioneering spirit that created a civilization out of swamps and badlands unlike any other part of the nation.

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    lyl nashville, tn, United States 08-03-13
    lyl nashville, tn, United States 08-03-13 Member Since 2011
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    "5 Stars doesn't do this book justice!"

    There are too few books on the history of early pioneer life in many areas of the United States. Florida is one of those areas. This book is a real gem. Great descriptions of daily life, geographical surroundings and the commercial development of the state. I loved every word! And George Guidall is the absolute best narrator. I don't even hear him, I just see, in my mind, the pictures he is painting with the words. Have one negative thing to say, ''what do you read after finishing a 5+ book''?!

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    Claudia BONITA SPRINGS, FL, United States 07-31-13
    Claudia BONITA SPRINGS, FL, United States 07-31-13 Member Since 2012
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    "The most famous Florida novel"
    What made the experience of listening to A Land Remembered the most enjoyable?

    George Guidall reading Land Remembered is an experience not to be missed. In our library we do book discussions of Land Remembered every few years and everybody likes the book. The most recent one was a month ago which had 30 attendees and everyone raved about the book....not a dissenter among them. One local professional Florida storyteller tells me that there never would have been a romance the likes of which keep the Seminoles in the story. We didn't care. This is a book to give new Florida arrivals to learn a little bit about the history of Florida of the last 150 years.


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    Carlos Miami, FL, United States 07-29-13
    Carlos Miami, FL, United States 07-29-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Amazing Book!"
    What did you love best about A Land Remembered?

    THis is truly a captivating book that takes you on a memorable journey! Definitely a classic that can be read or listened to every few years!


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    Great performance by Narrator.


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    Candy Dawson Orlando, Florida United States 03-11-13
    Candy Dawson Orlando, Florida United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Engrossing and Emotional"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Land Remembered to be better than the print version?

    The audio version gives added depth and emotion to the story. The narrator did an outstanding job of diversifying the voices and conveying the intensity throughout.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Land Remembered?

    The reunion of Zech and Tawanda where he meets his son, Toby.


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

    Tobias


    If you could take any character from A Land Remembered out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Emma because she was such a supportive, giving person whose own inner emotions I'd like to explore.


    Any additional comments?

    As a native Floridian I couldn't believe I had missed this book. My husband and I listened as we drove around the state. We had an appointment in West Palm but got off the Turnpike and went along the northern rim and the eastern edge of Lake Okeechobee just as we were hearing about Sol turning that land into farmland. We had smelled the orange blossoms all through central Florida and found ourselves transported back in time. Then the spell was broken by the massive developments as we drove into Wellington. Progress or pollution? A sense of pride in my cracker forebears and an abiding pensiveness have stayed with me. This was an amazing shared experience for my husband and me and we have been recommending the audio book to everyone we know.

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    LaMar Lakeland, FL, United States 01-14-13
    LaMar Lakeland, FL, United States 01-14-13
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    "The Lonesome Dove of Florida"
    Where does A Land Remembered rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    As a Florida resident, this was a wonderfully enchanting book. For better or worse it will give you a adventuresome new perspective of Florida and its history.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Land Remembered?

    The mosquito hatch and the attacks on the herd.


    Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not that I am aware of.


    Who was the most memorable character of A Land Remembered and why?

    All the men, but Tobias MacIvey set the tone for the entire family and their desire to be anchored to the land.


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    Jack St Petersburg, FL, United States 11-08-12
    Jack St Petersburg, FL, United States 11-08-12 Member Since 2011

    Blind Vietnam veteran. Antique weapons collector. Outdoor enthusiast. Florida State University graduate with Business major. Owner of home health agency. registered nurse.

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    "A Great Read in the style of HAWAII"

    I laughed. I cried. I gaped in wonder and awe at a pristine jungle that was Florida and the home of the Seminoles.
    I grew up in the area described. I was thrilled to re-live the adventures of this fictitious family in a real life world.
    Read it. Story telling at its best.

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    Natasha BONIFAY, FLORIDA, United States 09-06-12
    Natasha BONIFAY, FLORIDA, United States 09-06-12 Member Since 2011
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    "ALL time favorite!"

    I have read this book years ago, and really enjoyed listening to it with my husband on our long road trips. The narrator was perfect for this book, and made the listen even better. This is a great fictional story about Florida history, with real events and places we all know woven in. Once again, this is an all time favorite...so glad to find it on audible!

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    Brenda Jacksonville, NC, USA 06-24-12
    Brenda Jacksonville, NC, USA 06-24-12 Member Since 2009
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Land Remembered to be better than the print version?

    The best Audible book in a very long time. Worth every credit I had. I would have given it a 10 Star if I could. George Guidall makes it worth while. He is wonderful, the best.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    Everything he does is great. He can make a bad book good. BUT this book is wonderful.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Just the story. History, struggles for a new life and to better the next generation, the family pride and the Love of family.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth every cent or credit you have.

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