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O'Hara's Choice: A Novel | [Leon Uris]

O'Hara's Choice: A Novel

Two decades after the Civil War, first-generation Irish-American Zachary O'Hara, son of a legendary Marine and a force of a man in his own right, finds himself playing a critical role as the very existence of the Marine Corps is being decided. If he can help persuade the Secretary of the Navy that the Marines will be crucial to America's security in years to come, all the while hefting a heavy, secret weight in his heart, he'll save the Corps and make his career.
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Two decades after the Civil War, first-generation Irish-American Zachary O'Hara, son of a legendary Marine and a force of a man in his own right, finds himself playing a critical role as the very existence of the Marine Corps is being decided. If he can help persuade the Secretary of the Navy that the Marines will be crucial to America's security in years to come, all the while hefting a heavy, secret weight in his heart, he'll save the Corps and make his career.

But there's an obstacle in his path that this warrior hadn't planned on. Amanda Blanton Kerr, the daughter of a ruthless industrialist, is on a mission of her own; passionate, obstinate, and whip-smart, she's an heiress poised to blaze a trail for all women.

O'Hara's Choice is the story of the inevitable collision of these two handsome, fighting spirits, in which getting their souls' desires could jeopardize everything they, and their parents before them, scraped and struggled to achieve.

©2003 Leon Uris; (P)2003 HarperCollins Publishers

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    KEN B 03-28-07
    KEN B 03-28-07 Member Since 2002
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    "O'Hara's Choie"

    This paticular book is great. It is especially excellent for those that want to know about the "Old Corps". The story does remind me of Web Griffin. Many interconnecting people - well woven. Kept me interested.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel 02-12-14
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    What did you like best about O'Hara's Choice? What did you like least?

    The dialog was trite, it was to much like a television screenplay then a novel.


    If you’ve listened to books by Leon Uris before, how does this one compare?

    This is the first audiobook from this author; I have read most of this authors' books from Exodus to Chesapeake, He was an inspirational writer: I emphsize the word "was". Compared to Texas this was a disaster.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I have heard better narration from audiobooks by Jim Butcher, Dean Koontz, Terry Pratchett and others. I have library of over two hundred plus in number and this was one of the worst I have listened to.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No, if it were a television mini-series I might watch it.


    Any additional comments?

    I have listened to it on three separate occasions and I wish that I had purchased something else from my wish list. I am a retired educator and Anthropologist, reading his earlier books gave me the inspiration to become an Archaeologist: I am glad this was not the first book I had read by Uris, if it had been, I would have become a Stockbroker.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Scott 02-01-13
    Scott 02-01-13

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    The book was a bit disjointed and superficial (unlike so many other Leon Uris books which I have really enjoyed.) My biggest complaints, however, were with the recording: 1)some sections seemed to be spliced in out of order--making things quite confusing and 2) on several occasions, I could hear someone laughing in the background.

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    "Excellent Storytelling"

    I read, the old fashioned way, one of Leon Uris' books, many years ago. Since then nothing really caught my interest. I was looking for a book that would keep me entertained - I listen to books on my way to and from work. There was just something about the blurb for this book that intrigued me enough to want to give it a try. I am really glad that I did.

    A book about the early years of the US Marine Corps would not normally excite me, but the combination of a good story, well written and a satisfying rendition of the story has made me glad that I took this title.

    I don't claim that anyone else will like it, but I have enjoyed it immensely. Thank you, Audible, you have rekindled my interest in Leon Uris, I will have to try some more of his books. Just a pity that you don't seem to have any other of his books. Ah well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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