Winona, the oldest, knew early on that she could never get it. An overweight dreamer and reader, she didn't exhibit the kinds of talents and strengths her father valued.
Vivi Anne, the youngest, had those things. And it was Vivi Anne who only ever saw a glimmer of their father's approval.
When Vivi Anne makes a fateful decision to follow her heart, rather than take the route of a dutiful daughter, events are set in motion that will test the love and loyalties of the Grey sisters.
With breathtaking pace and penetrating insight, Kristin Hannah's True Colors is a novel about sisters, vengeance, rivalry, betrayal - and ultimately, what it truly means to be a family.
©2009 Kristin Hannah; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I strongly agree with other reviewers that this book is poorly narrated. While Kristin Hannah is a SUPERB author, Sandra Burr totally took a wonderful story and BUTCHERED it !!! I have well over 100 downloads from Audible and for the most part have enjoyed all of them, but if given the chance again, I wouldn't pay $1.00 for it ! In the past Susan Ericksen has narrated some of Ms. Hannah's books and I so wish she had done this one!!! Some of the adult characters have "baby-like" voices, and it's hard to imagine an adult in them.. DO NOT BUY IT !!! This download comes in 2 parts, and half-way thru part 1, I abandoned it !!!
I couldn't make it very far in this book...the narrator's voice drove me crazy, especially when in the voice of Winona. I also found the characters and plot very predictable and stereotypical. I've read this author in the past but won't do so again, and will definitely avoid the narrator!
This was a little long and predictable but it was an enjoyable story and I loved following the lives of the individual sisters. Definitely a good lesson here when you see how the lives of the three sisters changes over the years. Well worth the time spent listening!
The reviews said it was great so I thought I'd try it. This is one of the simplest books I've half-way listened to (I quit about half-way through part 1.). It's so silly and one-sided and the narrator's voice for the oldest sister makes her sound like a whiney, baby chipmunk. If you like a book with some kind of substance and plot, pass on this one.
Another great book by Kristin Hannah. I am a big fan and this book had me crying, laughing and yelling, sometimes all at the same time. The relationships between the sisters is very real. The emotions at times are raw and I was so disappointed at the turn of events, that I almost stopped listening, but the characters were so intriguing that I had to continue. I am glad that I did. The narrator did a good job with the voices and I was able to easily tell the characters apart. When I completed the audiobook, I felt like I knew them all and grew with them over the time period of 15 or so years. Good story.
A well written and heart touching book. Thoroughly enjoyed it, while the theme of false imprisonment was tough. Read very ably by Sandra Burr.
I thoroughly enjoyed The Nightingale. It was an excellent book all around. So I tried True Colors from Kristin Hannah and after 7 attempts to get into it I have put it to rest never to try again.
Writing style was OK but the story with the three lead sisters is quite boring and very predictable as the youngest flirts with her sexuality and the oldest is jealous. I felt like I was back in junior high school. Trying to be alluring but couldn't be less so.
Going for Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance.
None worth the money or time.
Again, this authors Nightingale was outstanding. What happened here I don't know.
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