A sweeping new drama from the beloved, best-selling author of Roses.
Texas in the early 1900s, its inhabitants still traveling by horseback and barely familiar with the telephone, was on the cusp of an oil boom that, unbeknownst to its residents, would spark a period of dramatic changes and economic growth. In the midst of this transformative time in Southern history, two unforgettable characters emerge and find their fates irrevocably intertwined: Samantha Gordon, the privileged heiress to the sprawling Las Tres Lomas cattle ranch near Fort Worth, and Nathan Holloway, a sweet-natured and charming farm boy from far north Texas. As changes sweep the rustic countryside, Samantha and Nathan's connection drives this narrative compulsively forward as they love, lose, and betray. In this grand yet intimate audiobook, Meacham once again delivers a heartfelt, big-canvas story full of surprising twists and deep emotional resonance.
©2016 Leila Meacham (P)2016 Hachette Audio
"Roses heralded as new Gone with the Wind." (USA Today)
"Reads like a high-end Thorn Birds." (The Daily Beast)
"As large, romantic, and American a tale as Texas itself." (Booklist)
Listening to books is the way I separate from the stress of being an attorney. I enjoy fiction, mystery thrillers, an occasional romance, and books about cutting edge medicine and science. I was a History major so that is always interesting too.
As I said, a very easy and delightful listen as far as the story goes. However, narrators, like good actors, should do their researched. Countless mispronunciations. No one in Texas calls Bexar County Bex-are". It's "bear." I thought I would die when they called Herefords "heer-fords". It's Hur-furds, repeatedly! Dang. If you want to write about our state, learn how Texans say things. Was there no editor on the audio production? Casey and Brian are clearly,"not from these parts."
My sister and I recently discovered Author. We have read all off her books and thoroughly enjoyed each of them. Titans was excellent, the story was great, just when you thought you knew she was going she switched it up and thickened the plot. the performance was also great, the readers held my attenton from start to finish. GET THIS BOOK! you won't regret it.
I enjoyed this tale of north central Texas during the late 1800's into the dawn of the 20th century, cattle ranches and oil on the horizon. The story is woven around two twins separated at birth. Neither knows of the existence of the other, but slowly their lives begin to intertwine. Rich characters during interesting times. The narrators missed a few pronunciations, but generally did a good job. Having two narrators helped during this long novel with two sets of characters.
Always a fan of this author! Great story with lots of interesting information on the beginnings of the oil industry. Only critism is the reader's mispronunciation of several words including certain counties in Texas.
I am sorry to say no. I would have rather read this in print because I didn't care for the narrators at times.
The story itself. The characters, their lives. The main characters are good people and I loved reading about them, kept rooting for them. It was simply a wonderful story and whenever I had to stop, I couldn't wait to get back to it.
Both narrators seemed to have trouble simply reading the words at times. They seemed very stilted, slow to pronounce the word, maybe because they were putting an accent to it, but it took me out of the flow of the story and I am always sorry when that happens as being able to listen to a great story is always such a treat. I do a great deal of hand work so listening to a book is perfect. Some of their characters sounded great, just so slow at pronunciation I noticed it. Other characters were very shrill and I was glad they didn't have that big a part in the story!
Great name as it is
This was a really great book and hope Ms. Meacham keeps them coming. I am going to read Somerset now, then Roses again. I am looking forward to both.
There are really no words to do this author justice. I started with her first book Roses and I've been her biggest fan since. Just read it. And all of her other titles. You won't be disappointed. Something for everyone!
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