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The Immigrants | [Howard Fast]

The Immigrants

This is a love story of great beauty and great tenderness, the kind of love story that entangles the listener in the lives of the characters, so that after the story is over, one continues to live with those characters. And fortunately, the listener will not have to say farewell to these characters, since it is the first in a series that will tell the story of three Californian families over the course of the 20th century.
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Publisher's Summary

This is a love story of great beauty and great tenderness, the kind of love story that entangles the listener in the lives of the characters, so that after the story is over, one continues to live with those characters. And fortunately, the listener will not have to say farewell to these characters. The Immigrants is complete in itself, an absorbing novel of high adventure, romance, joy and tragedy. But it is also the first in a series that will tell the story of three Californian families over the course of the 20th century.

©1982 Howard Fast; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Glynis 11-27-14
    Glynis 11-27-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Narration style kills the story."
    Would you try another book from Howard Fast and/or full cast?

    I would try another book from Howard Fast, but would not listen to another full cast book narration.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Howard Fast? Why or why not?

    I believe there was a good story under all the poor narration. I went back several times to "try again", but eventually gave up and didn't finish the book.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narration style made it incredibly hard to follow the story. Sometimes I couldn't understand what was being said, or the context was lost because of the back and forth of voices.


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    gmmacnair macnair3 05-23-14
    gmmacnair macnair3 05-23-14 Member Since 2013
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    "good story if you can get by with the narration"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    It is a very good family saga. It takes your through the San Francisco earthquake up past the stock market crash... good and interesting


    What did you like best about this story?

    good strong story that makes you want to listen


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of full cast?

    anyone


    Was The Immigrants worth the listening time?

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    PAR-TEE 06-01-13
    PAR-TEE 06-01-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Enjoyable story..."

    I almost gave up on this book early on because the narration in the very beginning was corny... The Italian accent was overboard, but as the book went on both the story and narration got better. Bottom line if you enjoy multi-generational sagas, you will enjoy this love story. Not the same caliber as the Fall of Giants, but an interesting page turner that sucks you into the characters... Recommended...

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    "Tedious story badly read"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I cannot think of anyone who would enjoy this performance of the story


    Has The Immigrants put you off other books in this genre?

    The problem is not with the genre. It is with this particular example of it.


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of full cast?

    ANYONE who could put some life and animation into it


    What character would you cut from The Immigrants?

    The story is so badly told it is hard to differentiate between the characters


    Any additional comments?

    This definitely rates in the bottom 5% of any audiobook I've listened to.

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