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Roses Audiobook

Roses: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Spanning the 20th century, the story of Roses takes place in a small East Texas town against the backdrop of the powerful timber and cotton industries, industries controlled by the scions of the town's founding families.

Cotton tycoon Mary Toliver and timber magnate Percy Warwick should have married but unwisely did not, and now must deal with the deceit, secrets, and tragedies of their choice and the loss of what might have been - not just for themselves but for their children, and children's children.

With expert, unabashed, big-canvas storytelling, Roses covers a hundred years, three generations of Texans, and the explosive combination of passion for work and longing for love.

©2010 Leila Meacham; (P)2010 Random House

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    Rozette Seabrook, TX, United States 03-22-10
    Rozette Seabrook, TX, United States 03-22-10 Member Since 2013
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    "Scarlett O'hara meet Mary Toliver"

    Leila Meacham, in my opinion, is one of the best writers I have ever read. The complexity of her characters is beautiful and the story a story full of depth.

    I couldn't put the book down or should I say take the ear bud out. Truly an amazing book. Even my husband enjoyed listening to it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sheri 07-05-10
    Sheri 07-05-10 Member Since 2016
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    "A Modern Gone with the Wind"

    I like to get an audio book thats long in hours and worth the listen and that's what you'll get with Roses. The narration is soothing, with great southern accents and yet well done character voices. The main characters were very believable and I found myself thinking about them until I could get back to my ipod. Overall a very enthralling historical, family "mystery" romance.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Janet Kentucky 10-23-15
    Janet Kentucky 10-23-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A Great Book"
    Where does Roses rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very high. I really enjoyed this storyline.


    What does Coleen Marlo bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She puts so much expression into her characters making the listener feel as if they are actually in the moment.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. I travel a lot and I love listening to books on audio while driving. I do not like sitting still to read or even listen; I like listening while on the move. I can start and stop at my convenience, and I can do a short rewind or go back to the beginning of a chapter.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Happy quilter 06-20-15 Member Since 2014

    DS fan

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    "Good old fashioned read"

    A moving story that spans generations and tells of the complications of life. Very enjoyable!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Donald 10-23-14
    Donald 10-23-14
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    "surprisingly good"
    Where does Roses rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    this is a very interesting story, no boring spots


    What did you like best about this story?

    I likes the unpredictable interaction of the characters, it kept my interest


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

    no, but it was enjoyable


    If you could rename Roses, what would you call it?

    the price of justice


    Any additional comments?

    this is the first book of three, which was not disclosed, the middle book is not available on audible. try it, not War and Peace, but very good

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christine G. California 06-15-14
    Christine G. California 06-15-14 Member Since 2016

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    "Wonderful Southern Fiction"
    Would you listen to Roses again? Why?

    Yes, and I already have. As soon as I finished it I wanted to start from the beginning to hear the story again once I knew the full details.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mary and Ollie, Both leaped out of the stereo for me. I didn't care much for Percy.


    Which character – as performed by Coleen Marlo – was your favorite?

    Mary, by far. I felt her voice matched the character flawlessly.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but it was far too long to do so.


    Any additional comments?

    I had previously listened to Tumbleweeds, and have always enjoyed Southern fiction in general. I liked Roses much more, it was less predictable and more rich in it's storytelling. I especially enjoyed that the book spanned such a large scale of time and included a lot of historical details. Well researched, well written, beautifully narrated. 5 Stars from me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Chipley, FL, United States 04-29-13
    Carol Chipley, FL, United States 04-29-13 Member Since 2013
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    "best book I have listened to yet."
    Would you listen to Roses again? Why?

    yes I would listen to Roses again and have recommended this book to my friends and they have listened and agreed


    What did you like best about this story?

    the twists and turns


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when Percy received the painting. I cried


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes but was unable to due to the length


    Any additional comments?

    I just purchased Tumbleweeds and I hope it is half the book that Roses was.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pris 08-22-12
    Pris 08-22-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Gone with the Wind meets Dallas"

    I really liked this novel with its family drama and likable, well developed characers. And, although it was somewhat of a soap opera, it was an enjoyable listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Betsy Spicewood, TX, United States 07-03-10
    Betsy Spicewood, TX, United States 07-03-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Very Gripping Didn't Want it to end!"

    I listened to this on the way to and back of my daughters wedding in East Texas in my great grandparents home. So I am partial to that part of the state and country. I loved the characters and the book. It was sad and tragic, but I couldn't stop listening.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Yates East Windsor, NJ, United States 05-18-10
    Yates East Windsor, NJ, United States 05-18-10
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    "Roses was a sweet success!"

    Although this book is not brand new, I had somehow not seen it until now. I am so glad that I did not miss it! I love novels that have history! I would be so glad to read other things from this author!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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