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A Lasting Impression Audiobook
A Lasting Impression
Written by: 
Tamera Alexander
Narrated by: 
Linda Stephens
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A Lasting Impression Audiobook

A Lasting Impression: A Belmont Mansion Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Tamera Alexander has won numerous awards, including the Christy Award and RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance.

Set in Nashville’s historic Belmont Mansion, A Lasting Impression is an affecting tale of romance between an aspiring artist and a man determined to rise from near ruin.

©2011 Tamera Alexander (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

“Alexander does a lovely job of representing the historical details … without letting the facts distract from a tenderly told love story.” (Publishers Weekly)

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    Sundancer 04-25-15
    Sundancer 04-25-15

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    "Save your credit"

    Don't get me wrong - the voice actor has a very pleasant voice. I just didn't enjoy listening to her read from the perspective of a 19-year-old young woman character and very little differentiation between any of the other characters. The book just seems wrong on so many levels. I don't think audible made it clear that it was an inspirational romance first off (my mistake) and there were situations that seem highly unlikely in mid-19th-century among the wealthy and affluent. Sutton spending many hours in the late day in Claire's bedroom keeping her awake after a head injury, for one. More than a big issue for me was the portrayal about the mental faculties of a 48-year-old man. They talk about him like he was 108. I found the book to be fussy and so slow, even though I was interested in the story and finding out how it ended. I still have 3 hours to go and I don't think I can stand it anymore. I buy books that I can read or listen to again and again and I won't be listening to this one again. This book is more than painful. Historical detail aside - Save your credit.

    More than an hour and a half to go and the author just portrayed a woman that can't be 50 with serious dementia. This seems to be a continuous theme throughout.

    After re-reading reviews from others, I feel certain that these people didn't actually read the book but skimmed through it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jaguar1212 03-27-16
    Jaguar1212 03-27-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Truly enjoyed this book."

    Loved the characters and the history. I can't wait to read more by this author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sara J. Black 05-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "decent. very predictable plot."

    worth a listen once. i really like the narrator from gone with the wind that's why i grabbed this one. story is ok but very predictable and then ends abruptly with no real feeling of resolution because there was never any tension because you know how it's going to end...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    C. J. Proctor Oxnard, CA USA 03-23-16
    C. J. Proctor Oxnard, CA USA 03-23-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Charming story with great narration"

    Beautifully written, unique and easy listening story with historical basis. A really fun listen enhanced by a great narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Estell 01-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Suspenseful"

    I am loving all the books by Tamera Alexander! There are so many layers of plot lines and suspense that they are much better than most historical romances!

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    Krysti Wright 11-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A delightfully spun tail of trust and forgiveness."

    I loved reading this book. it kept me riveted to find out how it would turn out to the very end. The relationships and situations were very real to life and I loved how the Author wove her dedication to God in the pages of this very worth while book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Francina 09-11-15
    Francina 09-11-15
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    "Why choose a narrator that cant capture the story?"
    What disappointed you about A Lasting Impression?

    The narrator is extremely "nagging" I am returning the book at the start of Chapter 5.When I saw the book is 17h long.. my decision was made


    What could Tamera Alexander have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The book appeared to me being an artist myself. I am sure it would have been a nice book to read.


    What didn’t you like about Linda Stephens’s performance?

    Overall performance. It seemed she stopped after every word. I am sorry to say but she sounded tired and I am driving in my car all the time listerning to audio books and I wanted to fall asleep from the beginning. I will return the book immediately


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jazzy Maryland, USA 06-12-14
    Jazzy Maryland, USA 06-12-14 Member Since 2010

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    "Good read"
    Where does A Lasting Impression rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I enjoyed it. Nice story line.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked that it was about a real place and a real person.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    WeRLoved 01-30-15
    WeRLoved 01-30-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A Little Of Everything"

    There was a little bit of everything to enjoy in this book: romance, mysteries, history, murder. I loved the story, although there was too much sensual writing for my taste. I didn't find it necessary to stir the romance, and thought it detracted from the value of the story. Still, it was worth it to me because the other parts of the storyline were very good. The narrator was talented in her voices. Although her cadence distracted me a bit. I would listen to it again, though. In fact, I might!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karin Benoni 07-12-14
    Karin Benoni 07-12-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Page turner"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Lasting Impression to be better than the print version?

    I never read the printed version, but the audio were a great read.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Lasting Impression?

    There were plenty, but most of all the forgiveness.


    What about Linda Stephens’s performance did you like?

    The feeling in her voice drawn you into the story.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A new start


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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