In a desperate bid to save her husband, Elizabeth bundles her infants and sets out through the snowy wilderness and across treacherous waterways on the dangerous trek to Canada. But she soon discovers that freeing her husband will take every ounce of her courage and inventiveness - and will threaten her with the loss of what she loves most: her children.
Torn apart, the Bonners must embark on yet another perilous voyage, this time all the way across the ocean to the heart of Scotland, where a destiny they could never have imagined awaits them....
©2009 Sara Donati; (P)2009 Random House
I am not usually willing to use 2 credits but this series is an exception. I loved these stories. What a story teller is Sara Donati. And Kate Reading is wonderful to listen to. She does all the voices well; male, female and even the Irish is a treat to hear when she reads it.
This is the second novel in the series of six "wilderness" novels written by the author. In order, for your reference: Into the Wilderness, Dawn on a Distant Shore, Lake in the Clouds, Fire Along the Sky, Queen of Swords, and The Endless Forest.
These novels should be read in order although each is self-contained. They do, however, refer to previous novels and its most helpful to read them in order. I strongly suggest you read them in order as that will definitely enhance your interest. It's also easier to keep track of the many characters in each novel if this is done.
All of these novels are quite lengthy, hence the cost of two credits. They're worth it. All contain highly original and fascinating stories about the Bonner family, set in rural New York during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Set on the edge of the wilderness they represent a fascinating story of the history of that period although I wouldn't limit their impact by merely thinking of them as historical novels. They should be considered literature of the highest kind.
I read all of the stories in hard copy form then purchased each of the six in unabridged form from audible.com. Long gone junkies of this series will read and listen to them again and again. I had some trouble with my iPod in listening to them and was careful to manually start or restart each of the three parts of this and the other novels at Chapter 1 of each Part. If you don't do this the audible.com recording will sometimes drop the first paragraph or two when each new part is played. This is not true simply of this series. Be careful when listening to all novels that have two or more parts. This novel has three parts of approximately 8 hours each.
I've listened to more than 200 audible.com books, primarily classic literature as that's my background. This series represents one of the best I've found in a lifetime of reading. Highly recommended. Definitely five stars.
I enjoyed this book but it seemed to drag on and on, and it bothered me that some of the things that happened to these two just seemed ridiculous. Why can't they seem to stay out of trouble? lol However, I suppose if they did then we wouldn't have a book, would we? I'm not sure I'll listen to the remainder of the series because what more could happen to them?
Loved the adventures and Elizabeth's strength!!
These guys do all seem to get into some things that nobody else would but it sure does seem like fun ( at least to read).
Highly Highly Highly recommend!!!
elisabeth and nathanal's love for each other and there children
its really hard to say i loved the whole story
i love listening to her, she brings each character alive, she is the best reader i have ever listen to
i can not chose just one but i really love elisabeth and nathanal
i thing you must read the whole series
I did not read the book but doubt it could be better than the performance given here. I completely enjoyed the book but thought the price was too high.
I enjoyed the thought that others can have a mind of thier own as well as the men.
good book but I don't know if it is twice as good as any other bood for the 2 credits. 1 credit then I'd say definently read this series, but I'd have to think about it for 2 cedits.
Once again life on the frontier with the Bonners is never dull. What an adventure with spying, prison breaks, kidnapping, pirates, and many more adventures. This book keeps you on the edge of suspense at all times. Once again the closeness and love of family and devotion take the Bonners on a merry chase. Hannah meets someone who makes a big impression on her and may open a new path for her. She also meets a young girl and finds a true friend in a strange land.
no cost too much
elizabeth , strong bone
elizabeth, strong bone
cost too much
loved every moment of this book
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